Why chemical companies need prescriptive analytics for S&OP

AIMMS

The chemical industry is facing some powerful changes that are directly impacting revenues and margins. This means chemical companies need to be adept at managing costs and profitability. There’s a lot of flux in the chemical industry.

Process Chemicals – A Complex Supply Chain in Motion

Logility

On a recent road trip to retrieve my daughter from college I drove past a handful for chemical manufacturing plants of various types. Viewing a chemical manufacturing plant from a distance everything seems so peaceful and static.

Process Chemicals — A Complex Supply Chain in Motion

Logility

On a recent road trip to retrieve my daughter from college I drove past a handful for chemical manufacturing plants of various types. Viewing a chemical manufacturing plant from a distance everything seems so peaceful and static.

Chemical Manufacturing: A High-Speed, Volatile Supply Chain

Loftware

Chemical producers must stay agile and responsive. Supply Chain Chemical Track & Traceability Logistics

Strategic Planning is Critical to Dow Chemical’s Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Without careful advance planning, logistics personnel can never hope to effectively manage logistics operations when they are stuck with a suboptimal supply chain network. Chemical Industry Supply Chain Network Design Dow Chemical Port of New Orleans stratetgic planningWhen it comes to bulk shipments of commodities, strategic planning is even more important than day to day operations.

A “Must Read” for Chemical Supply Chain Success

Loftware

What are some of your top-of-mind concerns in the Chemical supply chain? But did you know labeling can also have a significant impact on the success or failure of your extended supply chain? Supply Chain GHS Chemical

Keep up with Chemical labeling regulations

Loftware

While it's essential that chemical manufacturers keep up with all relevant labeling laws, the process isn't easy. Supply Chain GHS Regulatory ChemicalAfter all, the regulations in this field are always changing.

How to Safely Handle Chemical Products!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Guest blog written for Supply Chain Game Changer by Carla Sanz. Every time I am asked about how to handle and transport chemical products I answer that it is all about being well-informed. 1- Know your chemicals. Indeed not all chemicals are similar. Subscribe Here!

The Opportunities of Digitalization in Chemical Logistics

Talking Logistics

The typical distribution process in the chemical industry looks mostly like this: The chemical producer distributes goods from various locations to a large number of customers, using different forwarders depending on the company’s diverse transportation requirements. The digitalization of management and information processes in logistics opens up groundbreaking opportunities for companies in the chemical industry.

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire for 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

I feel that topic of supply chain management is analogous to the downward cycle of the news channels. What Drives Supply Chain Excellence? I analyze supply chain management. They lack of a standard definition for supply chain excellence adds to the confusion.

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

Time For A Supply Chain Check-Up? When a company contacts me to help them with their supply chain, the pain is usually a gap in customer service. To complete a supply chain diagnostic, I take these four steps: Step One. Supply chains are not the same.

Good Timing: Best Practices for the Chemical Industry

Loftware

The chemical industry is drastically evolving with a shifted focus to customer demands as companies look to revamp antiquated business processes while developing contingency plans to deal with ongoing cyber security threats. Supply Chain Chemical SAP

Solving planning challenges in manufacturing liquid chemicals

DELMIA Quintiq

The chemical manufacturing industry has shown impressive growth over the past 25 years. Since the 80s, the global chemical industry has grown by seven percent annually. The storage and manufacturing of liquid chemicals is an intricate process.

Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

In a study conducted by Accenture in 2015 of chemical companies, results showed that 94 percent expect to boost their investment in digital capabilities in the next three years to embrace a competitive advantage. Supply chain operating networks are real game changers.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Forty years ago as a chemical engineering student, I learned the tedious craft of chemical plant design. Getting good at factory design is a merit badge of sorts for the chemical engineer. Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management.

Seven Strategic Components for a Proactive Process Chemical Supply Chain

Logility

Process chemical manufacturers face complex supply chain challenges including dealing with hazardous and perishable ingredients whose characteristics (potency, color, composition, etc.) Add to these factors razor-thin margins, SKU-proliferation, globalization, long lead times to increase capacity, and products that tend to be heavy and expensive to move and you start to understand the complexities involved with running an efficient process chemical supply chain.

Upstream Unconventional Oil and the Chemicals Used in Drilling: A Supply Chain in Need of Improvement

Logistics Viewpoints

In producing oil, chemicals are injected into the ground to increase flow. The amount of chemical treatment is tied to the oil and gas production rates; treatments need to be adjusted as production rates vary. In many situations production treatment chemicals represent the second highest […]. Business Intelligence Chemical Industry Inventory Management Mobile Technologies Procurement/Sourcing Unconventional Oil includes shale oil and oil from tar sands.

Key Ingredients to Formulating a Winning Supply Chain Strategy in the Process Chemical Industry

Logility

Process manufacturers face a highly complex supply chain challenge. There are several key ingredients in formulating a winning process manufacturing supply chain. Aligning and integrating key performance metrics across the extended supply chain can be difficult.

L’Oréal: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

At the Supply Chain Global Summit 2018 , Francois discussed the impact of digitalization, Industry 4.0, and L’Oréal’s approach to business that has allowed the company to continuously rank as a Supply Chains to Admire winner for four consecutive years.

Why Extend Chemical Labeling Outside Your Four Walls?

Loftware

For years companies in the chemical industry have struggled with how they integrate partners like distributors and tollers into their processes. Many manufacturers still package and ship the chemical labels right to the partner or they pay to have the labels printed for the third party by an outside vendor. Supply Chain GHS Chemical

What are supply chain professionals using to make network decisions? 

AIMMS

We recently created a quiz to help supply chain professionals answer this question. Our goal was to help you identify potential improvement opportunities by answering a few questions and get a temperature check on the current landscape of network design solutions.

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

Social media awash with pictures of supply chain professionals attending the Lady Gaga event at SAP’s Sapphire, celebrating with drinks at the Gartner event, or rocking to the ZZ Top performance at JDA’s Icon conference trumpeted excitement. Shortening Supply Chains.

L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

In the process of compiling the Supply Chains to Admire report for last year’s Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , the research team at Supply Chain Insights calculated the rate of supply chain improvement of companies by industry for the period of 2006-2013 and 2009-2013.

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire 2015

Supply Chain Shaman

Tomorrow, I present the Supply Chains To Admire 2015 Analysis at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. The theme is “Imagine the Supply Chain of 2025.” Today, supply chain excellence is easier to say than define.

The Chemical Supply Chain: 3 Things Learned from This Year’s LogiChem Conference

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The Chemical Supply Chain: 3 Things Learned from This Year’s LogiChem Conference. The panels and presenters at LogiChem USA displayed an expertise in chemical supply chains seen nowhere else. I was joined by Paul Lord of Gartner Supply Chain Research.

Demand for Basic and Specialty Chemicals Continues to Grow

Material Handling & Logistics

Following growth throughout 2018, the chemical industry is expected to see continued healthy demand for basic chemicals throughout this year, with most specialty segments predicted to benefit from growing demand as well, especially in construction markets.

BASF Uses Real-time Visibility to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

Logistics Viewpoints

According to Bill Wehrle, the Director of Supply Chain for isocyanates and inorganics in BASF’s Monomers strategic business unit, the journey that BASF has been on to improve their supply chain’s reliability started eight years ago. The post BASF Uses Real-time Visibility to Drive Supply Chain Excellence appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Chemical Industry Supply Chain Visibility BASF Descartes MacroPoint supply chain visibility

Live Webinar: Don’t Let Chemical Labeling Hurt Global Sales

Loftware

companies had to comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) for the classification and labeling of chemicals, which mandated, among other things, a new label format with signal words, pictograms, red triangles, etc. While many companies struggled with the new rules at the time, it’s safe to say that GHS labeling is now readily accepted as a key part of managing a safer, more efficient supply chain. Supply Chain GHS Regulatory Labeling

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last two decades the company successfully leveraged global scale to define supply chain leadership. With 12,000 supply chain employees operating in 80 countries with 2400 storage facilities, supply chain excellence and innovation are the foundation of corporate performance.

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. With changing product profiles, short life cycles, constraints with downstream suppliers, and changing markets, being good at supply chain planning matters.

Yowza! A Nine-Step Decision Process to Help Guide Supply Chain Planning Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

<Bear with me… > Here I share a nine-step process in an attempt to help companies unravel the process for buying supply chain planning software. Let’s face a hard fact: the supply chain planning market is a mess. Supply Chain Analytics.

Six Ways to Leverage Chemical Labeling To Increase Safety and Supply Chain Efficiencies

Material Handling & Logistics

How can you leverage innovations in enterprise barcode labeling to help your chemical company succeed in a highly regulated, highly competitive global marketplace? MH&L Wire Global Supply Chain Warehousing NewsGreg Wimble.

Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

Sustained marketplace success and effective supply chain management go hand-in-hand. In fact, 62% of logistics, supply chain, and transportation executives say their companies are undergoing profound supply chain transformation , according to a 2019 report from Forbes Insights.

Bridging the Gap Between Supply Chain Design and Planning

Talking Logistics

From demand shifts and evolving customer preferences, to new product introductions and sales strategies, volatility creates a continuously moving target for supply chain managers. Even in top performing supply chains analytics platforms can have a measurable impact.

The World’s Oldest Supply Chain Analyst Report

Talking Logistics

Construction workers in the Seaport District found what experts believe is the world’s oldest supply chain analyst report. The author is unknown, but based on a preliminary translation, the report’s subject matter is very familiar to supply chain professionals today.

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A New Red Wagon?

Supply Chain Shaman

There are seismic shifts occurring between industries in value chains. Last week, I spent time with large chemical companies engrossed in this discussion. Sitting four and five-levels back in the value chain, and largely stuck in performance, there is a new discussion.

What About the Supply Chain Index?

Supply Chain Shaman

SAP touts “best-run companies” while the Accenture ads claim “ high-performance supply chains.” I am a nomad, searching for a good definition of supply chain excellence. It is for this reason that we started the work on the Supply Chain Index.