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Hurricane Recovery Webinars

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families and businesses that have been impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Know that we at CLX Logistics are ready to help your businesses and your customers safely return to normal operations as quickly as possible.

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Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, understanding how your company’s procurement strategy and results compare with industry peers is critical. Whether you need to inform management that your performance is superior or has improved or identify opportunities in the procurement process to drive additional economic value – there is no better time to benchmark and bid your carrier rates than now.

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How to Capture Full Divestiture Value with a 3PL

Mike Challman for Talking Logistics
A divestiture is a major transition that impacts all areas of a business, including supply chain reliability and efficiency. Today, shippers face increased regulations, unstable market conditions and capacity concerns that make it near impossible for a newly divested company to achieve all of its goals without the expertise and support of a third-party logistics (3PL) provider.

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Supply Chain Visibility: A Precursor to Insight and Optimization

Cosmas Hoefnagels for Talking Logistics
As digitization continues to modify the global supply chain landscape, its unprecedented data sources and solutions will lead to not only the demise of disparate information systems, but to the rise of true, end-to-end, supply chain visibility. For suppliers and mid- to large-sized companies, supply chain visibility serves as the foundation for strategic decisions and tactical improvements across the entire transportation network.

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A Truth About Global Transportation: It Happens Locally

Mike Skinner for Logistics Viewpoints
When companies increase focus and concentration on core capabilities to improve their service offerings and increase shareholder value, divestitures can often result. A major transition that impacts all areas of a business, including supply chain reliability and efficiency, divestitures have the potential to be positive or negative. You decide.

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Divestitures: 3 Ways to Navigate Your Supply Chain During Transitions

By: Mike Challman for Logistics Viewpoints
When companies increase focus and concentration on core capabilities to improve their service offerings and increase shareholder value, divestitures can often result. A major transition that impacts all areas of a business, including supply chain reliability and efficiency, divestitures have the potential to be positive or negative. You decide.

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Moving Up the Global Transportation Maturity Curve

Mike Skinner for Talking Logistics


Experts Unfold Top Supply Chain Technology to Watch

Mike Skinner, Vice President, CLX Logistics Technologies for SupplyChainOpz.com
Without question, one of the most significant game changing technologies in the past 12 months and looking forward at the next 18 months is TMS – to which you say “big deal” and I say, “true plug-and-play (SaaS/Cloud) global TMS integrated with global trade and customs execution”. Consider the following – all in one integrated solution:

  • full functionality SaaS TMS operational in large scale in all major global regions
  • a fully integrated global network of carriers across all modes
  • seamless integration to global trade compliance
  • automated customs documentation and filing; and
  • all of this deployed via a SaaS/Cloud solution

80+% of your global carriers and freight forwarders are already in the network. Customs filing is already integrated with 90% of the countries you are shipping to. All of your denied party lists are already loaded for screening. This is true plug-and-play global TMS plus global trade and customs.
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Best Practices for Freight Rate Procurement in today’s Market Webinar

Presented by Mike Challman, CLX Logistics, VP, North American Operations


Getting Smart on Transportation: The Role of Market Intelligence in Procurement and Continuous Improvement

By: Mike Challman, VP, NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS at CLX


Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

By: Raimond van Kampen, Vice President of International Logistics at CLX
As increased globalization and mobile workforces continue to create opportunities for international business, it is more important than ever to realize the need for seamless global trade. Of course, international shipping is a complex service with countless moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity and legal considerations – all which can lead to a reliable and cost-effective shipment when tended to properly.
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Don’t Let Them Underfund Your Transportation Technology Implementation

By: Mike Skinner, Vice President of CLX Logistics
Let’s face it, IT (the information technology department) is either the enabler or the gate-keeper for all-too-many of our good ideas. Unfortunately, when it comes to prioritizing IT budgets and resourcing, Logistics all too often takes a back seat to Finance, Sales, Customer Service and Manufacturing – i.e. everybody else.
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3 Reasons Why Intermodal Transportation is an Attractive Alternative to Long-Haul Trucking

By: Stephen Hamilton Jr. for Logistics Viewpoints
Stephen Hamilton Jr., Managing Director of ChemLogix Global, discusses the shortage of drivers in the trucking industry and how intermodal  shipping can help offset the shortage and increased cost. In this article for Logistics Viewpoints, Stephen Hamilton Jr. provides 3 advantages to intermodal shipping.
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5 Best Practices in Chemical Logistics and How to Implement Them

By: Mike Challman for Logistics Viewpoints
Mike Challman, VP North American Operations, discusses the importance of chemical companies having control over their shipping process, the data and the decisions points. In this article for Logistics Viewpoints, Challman provides 5 key practices that yield chemical logistics success and how chemical companies can implement them.
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Inbound Freight Plan Can Deliver Savings

By: Mike Challman for Market Outlook Logistics
While most companies have made great progress in their outbound supply chain, better management of incoming logistics can lead to exponential gains.
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Are You Paying Too Much for Transportation? Benchmark Carrier Activities to Find Out

By: Mike Challman for Inbound Logistics
If you haven’t reviewed your carrier activity in the past 12 to 18 months, there’s a good chance your transportation costs are more than what you’ve planned, higher than the rates listed in your routing guide, and, quite possibly, higher than competitive market rates.
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Ensuring Regulatory Compliance on Domestic Import of Goods

Importing goods can be a complicated business. This white paper outlines specific custom requirements and responsibilities pertaining to the import of goods at U.S. borders, best corporate practices and the benefits of using third-party logistics to ensure import compliance and optimization of internal logistics.
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The Value of Logistic Managed Services

This white paper takes a look at the transportation challenges faced by chemical companies and the value of managed services offered by third-party logistics providers in maintaining a competitive edge in the market.
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Transportation Benchmarking – Europe

LHC Consulting recently concluded the 2012 edition of its Full Truck Load Chemical Liquid Bulk Benchmark study. This annual study compares the contracted freight rates of chemical shippers for liquid bulk transport on a pan-European basis. The benchmark is executed on city-to-city level and accounts for differences in transport specifications including mode of transport, equipment type and product classification. The companies participating in this year’s study together spend approximately €420 million on chemical liquid bulk freight on an annual basis.
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Opinion: 7 Questions to Reveal a True Logistics Pro

By: Mike Challman for Transport Topics
Mike Challman, VP North American Operations, discusses the importance of chemical companies having control over their shipping process, the data and the decisions points. In this article for Logistics Viewpoints, Challman provides 5 key practices that yield chemical logistics success and how chemical companies can implement them.
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Transportation Solutions for the Fracking Industry

Hydraulic fracturing – fracking – to harvest natural gas and petroleum reserves from shale is a booming business. According to a report by IHS Global Insight published in December 2011, fracking is forecast to contribute $118 billion toward U.S. economic growth over the next four years. But as industry growth soars, so do the logistical challenges of doing business. Fortunately, ChemLogix offers cost-effective solutions for overcoming these challenges which improve supply chain visibility, create efficiencies and benefit your bottom line.
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Transforming Trade-offs for Specialty Chemical Business

A business unit (The Company) of a $500 million North American based specialty chemicals producer was having no trouble meeting market requirements for service performance, yet were challenged by periodic, intense sales runs. While the operations groups typically worked, with success, on operational metrics for the first 10 weeks of the quarter, these sprints, along with tension between supply chain functions (sales, sourcing, etc.) over conflicting views of service and financial priorities, took their toll.
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Commodity Chemical Swaps and Exchanges

Companies in process industries—specifically, producers of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, as well as other refined products—have historically implemented product Swaps and Exchanges (S&E) to cut costs, improve customer service and overall logistics performance. This solution brief discusses how chemical and polymer companies can begin implementing swaps and exchanges to drive operational savings in excess of 20% of a logistics budget.
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Transportation Management Systems – The Time Has Come

With the increased use of technology to follow shipments in transit, it is no longer a novelty for our orders to be tracked from the time we place them to the moment they are delivered. In fact, we might even be surprised when this level of visibility is not available. This white paper discusses why visibility into the transportation process is an imperative for all industries including the chemical.
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Must Chemical Companies Outsource Logistics to Save Money?

As chemical companies look for ways to reduce logistics costs, many are increasingly considering outsourcing as a means to save money. This white
paper weighs outsourcing versus the decision to build upon a company’s own experienced personnel and proven processes.
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Reducing Cost-to-Serve with Transportation Management Outsource Solutions

When Pilot Chemical Company (http://www.pilotchemical.com), a global chemical company producing specialty chemicals primarily for the household and industrial detergent and personal care industries, began experiencing high “cost-to-serve” issues in 2006 with its vendors and customers, the company realized it needed to get a better handle on its freight costs and activities.
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Inbound Intermodal Service to Mexico

Over the past 15 years since NAFTA liberalized trade between the United States and Mexico, over the road (OTR) trucking has become the most popular — and most challenging — method of moving raw materials into Mexico. This solution brief discusses how Chemlogix’ Inbond service addresses those challenges.
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Meeting the Network Optimization Challenge

To ensure the optimal operation of sourcing, manufacturing and distribution, chemical companies must constantly evaluate economic trade-offs vs. constraints. Through Supply Chain Network Optimization, chemical producers can streamline their supply chains to optimize service, contribution and asset return. The following white paper provides some insight into the processes and benefits associated with Supply Chain Network Optimization as well as answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this powerful optimization tool.
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Freight Payment & Audit Solution for Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry

Akzo Nobel is one of the world’s leading industrial companies with 60,000 employees operating in more than 80 countries. As a supplier of a huge range of paints, coatings, and specialty chemicals, Akzo is well familiar with the challenges associated with product transportation. This case study highlights how ChemLogix was able to help Akzo to streamline payment processes, reduce costs and errors and improve carrier relationships with a freight payment and audit solution.
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The Time Has Come

Visibility into the transportation process is now affordable and soon to be expected.
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Outpacing Capacity: “Dynamic Changes” In Transportation Continue To Challenge Chemical Supply Chains

Featuring Mike Challman, VP, North American Operations

The global recession of 2009 created many drastic changes in North America’s transportation industry. For chemical shippers, trends now point to shrinking carrier capacity, fewer rail cars, new government regulations and tightened competition from other shippers. Mike Challman discusses capacity concerns with Chemical Shippers magazine.
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Delivering Solutions for a Complex Industry

Featuring Mike Skinner, Vice President

Managing Risk and Reward in the Chemical Supply Chain. Chemical Manufacturers – and the third-party logistics partners that serve them – tackle enormous challenges to keep the $770-billion industry moving. Mike Skinner discusses the capacity issues faced by chemical logistics and the importance of technology as a solution.
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Chemical Logistics: Making the Transition

As the economy drives change, chemical players adapt. This Inbound Logistics’ Chemical Logistics Supplement features insights by key industry executives from CLX Logistics: Stephen Hamilton, CEO; Ed Hildebrandt, Senior VP of Business Development; and Mike Skinner, VP of CLX Technologies.
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Chemical Industry Addresses Logistics Issues

The Chemical Logistics industry is plagued with more complicated logistics issues than any other industry. CLX Logistics’ executive team explains how CLX Logistics can solve these industry problems. Featuring Stephen Hamilton, CEO; Mike Skinner, VP of CLX Technologies; and Ken Vrtis, VP of Sales.
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