Chemical logistics has always been a sensitive area that is dependent on very different influences - and therefore susceptible to fluctuations and instability. This is particularly evident at the present time with increased delivery difficulties due to the Covid 19 pandemic. But there are also other challenges that affect the entire supply chain. Read here to find out what influencing factors in chemical logistics you should be aware of and which trends are important.
The demand for custom processing is constantly increasing in the chemical industry. The reasons for this are growing customer requirements and a highly complex international market with constantly changing regulations. However, challenges such as a shortage of skilled workers, savings or digitalisation requirements also promote the acceptance of contract processing. Chemical and oil companies with innovative strength and a future-oriented approach are focusing their resources on core areas and outsourcing certain services - for some time now also increasingly the production of new developments. The advantages of this and what makes qualified custom processing companies strategic partners are explained in this article.
When looking for a new or additional supplier for hydrocarbon products, the chemical industry should not only focus on quality, reliability and flexibility. The prospective business partner must also manufacture and deliver in compliance with the legislation, because only in this way can reliable and timely products be expected. The following article provides an overview of the important obligations in the supply chain for hydrocarbon products.
Good supply chain management is essential to ensure the successful operation of companies and their customers. Even the smallest fluctuations in the delivery process, changes in transport routes or delayed coordination processes can lead to delays of time-critical products. Reliability and on-time deliveries play an important role, especially for the chemical industry, which is largely a supplier itself. For many buyers, this is a reason to take a closer look at their suppliers for future business cooperation and to check whether they are able to meet all requirements of the supply chain.
Companies in the Oil and Gas as well as Petrochemical industries are facing many challenges today. The fulfilment of legal requirements, compliance with industrial standards and the increasingly stringent quality specifications of customers often require a great deal of effort and are reflected in rising production costs, among other things. This might explain a growing demand for custom processing. Haltermann Carless' production plant in Harwich, UK, focuses on tailor-made customer solutions and is ideally equipped for custom processing.
Modern supply chain management today is digital. It is the only way to effectively plan and control value chains. This is particularly important for chemical logistics: Intelligent analysis and tracking tools ensure optimum transparency in the tracking of sensitive goods and maximum reliability in planning.
Queueing times during loading and unloading at the loading stations are a frequent problem for many manufacturing companies but also for logistics companies. Planning and punctuality play a decisive role in transport and delivery. In the chemical industry, too, information deficits at loading companies and forwarders are often the main reason for long waiting times on site. Read more about Time Slot Management and how it can help to improve loading processes and thus contribute to the efficiency of the supply chain, also in chemical logistics.