How to Safely Handle Chemicals!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide! Chemicals article 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. Indeed, there are various elements that one has to know when it comes to the storage and handling of chemical products. Know your chemicals. Indeed not all chemicals are similar. Chemical Storage.

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. If current trends continue, global chemical markets are expected to grow an average three percent in the next 20 years. However, rising global competition and challenging customer demands are forcing chemical manufacturers to prioritize operational excellence.

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26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

As warehouses embrace technology to optimize the supply chain and reduce fulfillment costs , many companies are considering making the move to an automated warehouse. That said, there are many factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse. To help you prepare for the transition, we reached out to a panel of warehouse pros and asked them to answer this question: “What’s the #1 factor to consider when moving to an automated warehouse?”

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone. Joe Lynch and Jeremy Thone discuss the 3PL basics: the 11 transportation services provided by 3rd party logistics providers. BrokerWare is a transportation management system (TMS) for Non-Asset Based Freight Brokers.

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The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 11 transportation service offerings. The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. I wrote a similar overview for warehousing: The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings. Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transport ais a vital part of international commerce.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide for Managers & Executives to Know

Cerasis

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work. If you’re a warehouse manager, failing to control these risks can lead to high employee turnover, decreased productivity, legal issues, and, at worst, injury or fatality. The Importance of Warehouse Safety.

7 Steps To Manage Your Chemical Inventory With Software

EMERGE App

If you’re dealing with chemicals in your business, you have an obligation to store and transport these chemicals safely. Also, you need to comply with various government laws and regulations that include keeping a proper record of hazardous chemicals. Here, we’ll cover how you can use off-the-shelf inventory management software to manage your chemical inventory. Hazardous Chemical Storage Laws Around the World. Add Your Chemical Products.

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Alexa Heads to the Warehouse (WSJ – sub. Trimble Acquires Brazil-Based Veltec to Expand its Global Portfolio of Transportation Solutions. Warehouse Space Growing Tighter on Rising E-Commerce Demands (WSJ – sub. So if you can provide warehousing, transportation and/or material handling equipment to support disaster relief efforts, I encourage you to contact ALAN. Alexa in the Warehouse.

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

Transplace

Of those surveyed: 81% use Transplace’s Transportation Management System (TMS). Logistics leaders in our survey also shared how the changes in revenue affect their supply chain: Impacts on warehouse space. Business - Transportation Miscellaneous 3PL automotive business priorities chemical coronavirus COVID-19 CPG customer demand industrial inventory logistics manufacturing packaging retail shipping supply chain technology telecommunting transportation

Guide to warehouse robots: types of warehouse robots, uses, navigation & more

6 River Systems

More warehouses are adopting robotics technology than ever before. The warehouse robotics market was valued at $2.28 There are several types of warehouse robots offering varying functionality, allowing warehouses to select robotics solutions that aid with various processes. Warehouse operators should understand the available options to implement the right technologies to suit the warehouse’s needs. Warehouse robots in the 0.5

Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

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. Today, there are an estimated 4,000 robotic warehouses in existence worldwide, according to analysts from ABI Research, who estimated that number will increase to 50,000 by 2025 due to an influx of more than 4 million RPA units.

Using Managed Analytics to Build a Next-Generation Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

The advent of transportation management systems (TMS) in the 1990s introduced near-infinite metrics and data points into the supply chain yet brought with it more questions than answers: How do we centralize the data? In its simplest form, managed analytics combines transportation data, along with several other databases, into a central data warehouse and applies a sophisticated set of analytical tools and algorithms. How well is my transportation routing guide performance?

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

Avenues of transport are declining as major cargo airlines, like Cathay Pacific , drastically reduce flights to mainland China and Hong Kong. A recent online survey conducted b y MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics aimed to understand how companies are reacting to the Coronavirus outbreak. Demand simulations can highlight strategic warehous e , plant and supplier locations and test the robustness of strategies under different growth expectations.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Oracle Announces New Releases of Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management. TMW Systems Announces New Products, Features that Enable Transportation Businesses to ‘Make the Most of Now’ HighJump Announces Brewers’ Edge. New Infinea® X from Infinite Peripherals® Expedites Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain Operations. Speaking of TMS, Oracle announced the release of Oracle Transportation Management 6.4

This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

New Capabilities from JDA Create Transportation Resiliency – Enabling Shippers to Balance Service and Cost Pressures. Latest Versions of SAP® Transportation Management, SAP Extended Warehouse Management and SAP Event Management Now Available. Norbert Dentressangle serves customers in retail, food and beverage, manufacturing, chemicals, agriculture, e-commerce and high tech.

Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

A cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain for perishable food products, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals in order to maintain their quality and increase their shelf-life. Refrigerated transport is a form of climate-controlled transportation which is designed to maintain a cool or frozen temperature, depending on the product being transported. Refrigerated trucks, sometimes called “reefers” are the most commonly used refrigerated transport.

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Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

Anyone with a factory and adjacent warehouse in a free trade zone is more or less forced to open an extra warehouse outside of the free trade zone in order to distribute within China. From there the pushchairs are shipped to local DCs in China, Japan and South Korea for crossdocking and transport to retailers. The DC handles the chemical analysis equipment which Foss manufactures 80 kilometres down the road in Suzhou. ‘We’ve

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Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

A cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain for perishable food products, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals in order to maintain their quality and increase their shelf-life. Refrigerated transport is a form of climate-controlled transportation which is designed to maintain a cool or frozen temperature, depending on the product being transported. Refrigerated trucks, sometimes called “reefers” are the most commonly used refrigerated transport.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

transportation capacity, with Jason Seidl , Managing Director at Cowen and Company, leading the conversation. Moving on to 3PL news, Transplace announced this week that it has acquired Logistics Management Solutions (LMS) , “a non-asset-based third party logistics provider with particular strength in the chemical and industrial manufacturing sectors.” I’m off to a CSCMP New England Roundtable Executive Breakfast to discuss (what else!)

Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

A cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain for perishable food products, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals in order to maintain their quality and increase their shelf-life. Refrigerated transport is a form of climate-controlled transportation which is designed to maintain a cool or frozen temperature, depending on the product being transported. Refrigerated trucks, sometimes called “reefers” are the most commonly used refrigerated transport.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

This week, for example, Elemica (a Talking Logistics sponsor) announced “the completion of a successful blockchain pilot project between leading global chemical manufacturers as part of an innovation initiative testing new technologies that will redefine B2B processes and support digital transformation.” In the pilot, two large global chemical companies facilitate document and data transfer of invoices, purchase orders, delivery tenders and proof-of-delivery posts.

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IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

This regulation will see the largest reduction in the Sulphur content of the transportation fuel under taken at any time in the history. The burning of this fuel in ships are main engines, boilers and generator engines and produces exhaust containing Sulphur oxide (SOX) which then reacts with water, oxygen and other chemical to form Sulphuric acid n secondary inorganic aerosols. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

He is an industrial engineer with a diploma in transportation and logistics from the University of Applied Sciences in Bremerhaven. In our analysis BASF outperformed their chemical industry peers while driving improvement at a 60% level when compared to the peer group. This trend was characteristic of the chemical industry. BASF is at the upper end of the improvement spectrum for the chemical industry. BASF creates chemistry.

This Week in Logistics News (January 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Ocado to wheel out C3PO-style robot to lend a hand at warehouses (The Guardian). Chemical Suppliers Recognize Financial Rewards of Digitization Efforts with Trading Partners (Elemica). Moving on to transportation news, Transplace announced that Frank McGuigan has been named chief executive officer, while previous CEO Tom Sanderson has transitioned to the role of executive chairman and will serve on Transplace’s board of directors. What can I do if I have writer’s block?

Cold Chain WMS: Using WMS to Boost Cold Chain Efficiency & Safety

Veridian Solutions

The value of cold storage warehouses affects numerous industries beyond refrigerated and frozen food industries, says Lorie King Rogers of Modern Materials Handling magazine. Industries using cold chains include pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, high-tech electronics, and even cleaning and industrial chemicals. Additional benefits of this approach include increased safety through better predictive maintenance of cold warehouse assets, such as refrigeration units.

This Week in Logistics News (December 10-14, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Labor Groups Call for Better Warehouse Working Conditions in New Jersey (WSJ – sub. Amazon will start penalizing sellers who ship unsafe packages to its warehouses, like leaky chemicals and unmarked aerosols (CNBC). As reported by Bloomberg, “Theresa May’s government has told supermarkets to keep as much stock as possible in warehouses around the country in case the U.K. Why can’t I be you?

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition. Eliminate Before You Automate : Automation is critical to large, efficient warehouse operations.

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Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

While there are many types of visibility (see Figure 1), the most common use case is either sourcing or transportation visibility. When they built the project, they did not realize that they did not have access to daily data daily for their third-party warehouses and contract manufacturing locations. I was luck enough to get to take this class twice, and it was one of the most profound courses that I took in chemical engineering school. We finished dinner.

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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. So when the warehouse team threatened to unionize, I transferred into a distribution, warehouse environment. Warehouse Management and Transportation Management were in their infancy. Stage 2: All about Transportation.

How To Know If Supply Chain Careers Are Right for You?

Supply Chain Opz

However, these questions lead us to believe that many career changers are not serious about supply chain management, for example, - I got a degree in chemical engineering, has work experience in maintenance division but I do some logistical jobs, can I get supply chain jobs? Another strange question on social network, " If I want to work in related supply chain careers, do I have to work in warehouse? I don't want to work in the warehouse ".

7 Ways to Boost Warehouse Productivity

EazyStock

The road to that outcome leads through the warehouse. Warehouses and distribution centers are where many of the fundamental exchanges of commerce take place. That’s why many companies spend millions or more optimizing every aspect of their warehouses to operate with fine-tuned efficiency. If your warehouses are a little sluggish, though, it doesn’t mean you have to tear them all down and start from scratch.

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Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Transport network disruption. The slowdown had a final price tag of $770 million for Washington business alone—the sum of net delinquent shipments and additional costs such as warehousing and truck idling fees. This inventory glut crowded warehouses, eventually forcing companies to cut back on their new orders to clear out their backed-up storage facilities.

This Week in Logistics News (April 2-6, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Aging US warehouses unfit to handle Amazon and e-commerce boom (CNBC). China shot back 11 hours later with a list of proposed duties on $50 billion of American imports, including soybeans, aircraft, cars, beef and chemicals.”. ” Speaking of antiquated warehouses, and related to disruption, CNBC reports that “the average age of a U.S. warehouse is 34 years, according to a survey by real estate services firm CBRE. It’s 32 degrees this morning.

Types of Risks Impacting Supply Chains in 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

To look at what risks will affect the supply chain in 2018, Rob Savitsky of AIR Worldwide ( a member of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Supply Chain Exchange program), wrote a blog for MIT discussing three broad categories of supply chain risk. He points to the late summer Gap warehouse fire in Fishkill, New York, which destroyed 30% of Gap’s total warehouse space and disrupted more than 10% of Gap’s orders.