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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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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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.
Continue reading “Rail Transport Service Update: CN Railway & Union Pacific – 5/18/2020”
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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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
Contact us at MedicalAid@clxlogistics.com to discuss your immediate transportation needs.
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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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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.
Chief Executive Officer
CLX Logistics, LLC
As the world becomes more interconnected than ever, companies will need to adopt effective international logistics and supply chain strategies. But shipping internationally is an entirely different beast compared to domestic shipping. International logistics services involve shipping cargo through a variety of mediums between countries without the cargo being directly affected at any point in its journey. CLX Logistics has forged solid partnerships around the globe to offer unprecedented safety, speed, and dependability for our planning and logistics solutions for international trade.
In this blog, we’re taking a closer look at the key elements of logistics in international trade and supply chain management.
Continue reading “Exploring the Intricacies of Logistics in International Trade”
There are a lot of questions about the U.S. economy right now, as different trade and tariff bills are proposed, and laws are set in motion. The most recent data from the Institute for Supply Chain Management, show that manufacturing production, including chemical manufacturing, is slowing down. The Purchasing Managers’ Index is currently at 52.1%, which is slightly down from what it was in April.
As this number nears closer to 50, red flags of a possible recession are beginning to raise. It’s important at times like this, for manufacturers and supply chain executives alike, to understand the factors that are impacting production—because we’ve seen this before: when the winds change, companies either prevail as leaders or fail as laggards. So, in this blog, we’ll discuss the factors contributing to slowed manufacturing production and their impact on transportation and logistics.
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year 2018 was challenging for shippers in all industries, including chemical, due
to capacity constraints in the marketplace that inflated costs. The convergence
of high costs, limited capacity, emphasis on timely delivery and demand for greater
supply chain visibility, made it a problematic year for shippers and carriers
alike. So, what happens after a year like that?
Continue reading “5 transportation Procurement & Benchmarking Trends to Keep Costs Down in 2019”