Outsourcing Tank Truck Logistics for Optimal Results

Chemical manufacturers and suppliers around the world face a sea of choices when it comes to shipping carriers. Rather than reading countless lists and guides of all the things you can do to navigate your carrier options, why not let the experts take care of it for you?

By outsourcing your tank truck logistics to the right partner, you achieve faster route optimization, more efficient service for your customers, and more value for your time and money. In this blog, we’re looking at the support structures and benefits that come from outsourcing tank truck logistics to the right provider.

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7 Ways to Control Transportation Spend

For chemical logistics practitioners, 2020 is proving to be an especially interesting year for managing transportation spend, performance, and market capacity. The global challenges introduced by the spread of COVID-19, including shutdowns, workplace adjustments, and political and social tensions, demand that logistics experts are more flexible and knowledgeable than ever before. With the right global chemical logistics strategies, the right 4PL partner can find effective solutions that keep your shipping lanes fully functional without breaking the bank.

In this blog, we’re exploring 7 ways chemical logistics practitioners can keep their transportation spend under control. 

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Rail transport service update: Norfolk Southern & BNSF

As the fallout from COVID-19 continues to dominate the transportation landscape, CLX Logistics remains focused on the health and well being of our employees while maintaining full operational support to our customers. Our employees continue to operate from home with a limited number of employees voluntarily working in the office now that Southeastern Pennsylvania has moved to a yellow phase. Utilizing our technological capabilities and state-of-the-art systems we continue to be able to focus all of our attention on monitoring supply chains and effectively keeping all shipments moving as needed.

As detailed last month, our Rail Fleet Management and Operations department in the Global Transport division has continued to find success in the new work environment. With rail transportation volumes remaining steady in comparison to other modes of transportation, we have seen little change in how we operate.

We remain in constant contact with customers and railroads to stay up to date on the latest information available and sharing it with you here. Today’s entry covers updates for two more large rail operators in North America: Norfolk Southern and BNSF.

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5 Best Practices for Chemical Logistics Success in Times of Crisis

For chemical manufacturers, knowing what you don’t know about your transportation process can be your greatest asset. With every US state and many countries around the world implementing work and travel restrictions, it’s more vital than ever to minimize unknowns and gain complete control over your shipping process, essential data, and your decision points.

Chemical companies have to partner with third-party logistics providers that can develop customized programs tailored to their industry.

We’ve identified 5 best practices for chemical logistics success with some updates for 2020. Learn about these best practices, and then get expert tips for putting them into action.

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Take Control of Your Logistics Spending With CLX Gravity™

Do you ever wish for a better picture of exactly how much you’re spending on transportation?

With so many disparate systems, it takes a serious commitment of time and effort to get all your data sources and reporting tools working in concert. To maximize the continual optimization of your spend, you need a single analytics platform that improves transportation visibility by combining data from all your various internal systems and transportation management system.

In this blog, we look at how CLX Gravity™ makes transportation spending more transparent for your company with clear, actionable insights.

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Rail Transport Service Update: CN Railway & Union Pacific – 5/18/2020

At CLX Logistics, the health of our employees remains our top focus. Our dedicated team is in full operation under our Business Continuity Plan to provide our customers with complete support throughout this unprecedented time. Leveraging our technological capabilities and state-of-the-art systems, all of our employees are working from home without missing a beat in any mode of transport.

Our Rail Fleet Management and Operations department in the Global Transport division has been particularly successful amidst current challenges, as all major rail lines continue to operate fluidly. Rail transportation volumes haven’t been impacted as severely as other modes of transportation, but there are some decreases in usage due to the shutdown of many nonessential manufacturers and industries.

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New Case Study: Journey Towards Continuous Improvement

Logistics, transportation, and supply chain management plans and strategies can always be updated to suit the ever-changing needs of your organization, your partners, and your suppliers. CLX Logistics was selected by a global chemical Company to implement continuous transportation improvement projects domestically and internationally.

Our Case Study: Journey Towards Continuous Improvement takes a closer look at how our analysts use best practice experience in analytics and continuous improvement to drive real change in logistics performance with our client.

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CLX Logistics Offers Priority Discounted Shipping for Medical Device Manufacturers

Despite the challenges we’re all facing with the ongoing spread of COVID-19, CLX Logistics continues to adapt our operational and business capabilities to serve the needs of our clients worldwide.

CLX Logistics is committed to assisting clients immediately with full-service transportation and logistics capabilities, including:

  • International Freight Forwarding
  • Customs Clearance / FDA Compliance
  • Air Freight
  • Domestic Trucking and Last-Mile Delivery

At this time, our priority is the safe transportation of medical devices and equipment. Discounted rates are now available to medical device and equipment manufacturers.

High-priority shipments include:

  • Medical Supplies
  • Sanitizing Agents and Food-Grade Solvents
  • Ventilating Equipment
  • Pharmaceuticals

Contact us at MedicalAid@clxlogistics.com to discuss your immediate transportation needs.

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How to Ensure Your Global Supply Chain Is Completely Optimized

by Neal Rothchild, International Sales Manager

A global supply chain is the process that facilitates the flow of raw materials and finished goods from one point on the map to another. This includes supplier product of inventory planning, availability, transportation, and total spend.  Sounds straightforward, but it’s not always simple.

Foreign governments, regulatory agencies, and world events greatly influence the flow of the global supply chain.  Supply and demand also plays a pivotal role.  Most recently, tariffs, trade agreements and now pandemics, are dominating the world of global trade.

These factors, as we are now seeing in real-time, are having consequence in supply chain performance. Fortunately, professional global supply chain management specialists are available to help supply chains of any scope and size overcome these challenges.

In this article, we’re looking at the benefits of working with a dedicated global supply chain management specialist for your international logistics and transportation needs.

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Coronavirus – Important Update from CLX Logistics

On behalf of the CLX Logistics team, we wanted to proactively reach out to you and let you know about the Continuity Policies & Procedures that CLX is implementing as it relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  CLX is focused on the safety of our employees and ensuring our customers are well supported through this time.

CLX Logistics continues to monitor the situation closely, should there be a need for CLX offices to close as a result of COVID-19, we have several systems and processes in place to ensure we are able to provide our customers with uninterrupted service.  For starters, CLX staff are equipped with laptops and tablets, and CLX maintains a robust VPN that will allow staff to work remotely. Additionally, our phone systems are configured to allow for call forwarding, so staff will be reachable during normal business hours.

Updates will be made public via email, social media and the CLXLogistics.com website as they are available.  Should you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact CLX Logistics at info@CLXLogistics.com or 1.800.288.4851

It is our privilege to serve you and thank you for your trust. We remain committed to doing our very best to care for your business, our team members, and the community during this evolving situation.

Respectfully,

David Vieira
Chief Executive Officer
CLX Logistics, LLC