Chemicals/Energy Case Studies


Long-Term Transportation Management Partnership Saves Client Millions

Challenge: Wide transportation footprint; Different ERP systems across multiple platforms; Gaps in existing transportation network; Maintain core competency of steel-making/processing; Maintain quality/safety culture; Consolidating transportation metric source data[more]

Coatings Leader Achieves End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility with OMP Plus

Challenge: A global leader in specialty coatings was going through a multi-system migration and decided to select a state-of-the-art global end-to-end planning and scheduling platform including truck load building. This platform needed to cover 17 production sites, over 200 warehouses, fully integrate with their SAP landscape and support daily use by over 200 global users.[more]

How Do You Track Your Outside Carrier?

Challenge: Spending two to three hours daily making as many as 60 check calls to 30 drivers was limiting the time company could spend working with customers and generating new business.[more]

Oil & Gas Giant Uses Technology to Gain Efficiency, Avoid Reconciliation

Challenge: A large oil and gas corporation required a U.S. Customs broker to facilitate the clearance of 60,000 annual entries via rail and truck from Canada to the U.S. The company's complex supply chain included 12 different scenarios involving multiple locations, carriers, commodities, processes, and technology platforms. The customer sought a partner who would reduce manual entry processes, ensure Customs compliance, and streamline communication flow.[more]

Billion Dollar Revenues, Seven Factories, One Powerful Planning System

Challenge: Seven factories, seven different scheduling systems with no SAP integration. That was the challenge facing one of the world's largest manufacturers of powder coatings. The company suffered high inventory levels, sub-optimal utilization of plants, and inconsistent service levels.[more]

Global TMS Delivers Savings through Harmonization of Systems and Practices

Challenge: Our client was looking for a single, centralized solution to harmonize their transportation planning and execution processes. With business operating units in US, Europe, China and Brazil, they had been using different, customized software solutions to manage fragmented transportation practices at each and realized they were hemorrhaging costs on transportation spend, freight bill settlement, operational overhead, and IT support.[more]

Chemical Manufacturer Gains Visibility with Acsis Serialization and Partner Management

Challenge: A major chemical manufacturer was rolling out a new product across multiple geographies. This product was highly susceptible to both counterfeiting and diversion, and if used incorrectly could cause harm to the user as well as pose an environmental safety hazard.[more]

Floating Warehouse & Inventory Visibility Improves Customer Service in China

Challenge: A major chemicals company manufactures product in Brazil and ships globally, with its largest market in China. It takes 27 days on ship to deliver to China. Customers in China didn't want to wait 27 days to receive goods. The company didn't want to set up a DC in Asia.[more]

Landstar Powers Up for Energy Equipment Company

Challenge: A major Energy Equipment OEM was looking for a logistics company that shared their vision of quality, excellence, and customer satisfaction. The OEM needed a North American Tier 1 logistics provider that could improve the logistics management of their domestic Nuclear Power Plant projects.[more]

26 Independent Energy Facilities Consolidate Procurement Process With Vinimaya

Challenge: A large industrial & manufacturing organization that delivers goods and services to the U.S. Department of Energy was looking to unify a collection of de-centralized procurement processes & systems spread across 26 facilities, each using a different process, supplier community and back-end system - including Ariba, PeopleSoft/Oracle, and SAP. The organization needed to gracefully tie these systems together in order to streamline supplier data management, consolidate supplier rates for goods and services and maximize savings.[more]

Weber Takes Worry Out of Fulfillment for Large Ink Company

Challenge: A multi-billion dollar supplier of inks and colorants needed a logistics partner to service its customers in the Western U.S. Since a portion of the company's products are flammable and combustible, they sought a California 3PL that could ensure compliance with California's chemical storage and shipment regulations.[more]

Managing a Seasonal Hazardous Material Surge

Challenge: Dunavant Logistics Group (DLG) was engaged to build domestic truckload capacity for a $2 billion chemical manufacturer client. A seasonal volume spike required DLG to increase capacity for hazardous materials (HAZMAT) freight. Additionally, all shipments were going to locations in Texas, a state with an imbalance in inbound supply and outbound demand.[more]

Chemical Manufacturer Turns Fragmented Enterprise into Global Success Story

Challenge: The client's European operations location-by-location logistics was diminishing cost-savings and overall performance. Management developed four objectives: to obtain transportation cost-savings, to provide a supplier base for growth, to improve data capture for financial analysis, and to upgrade transparency and on-time delivery. The client turned to the experts at Odyssey Logistics & Technology (OL&T).[more]

Delivering solutions that energize business

Challenge: Headquartered in Spain, our client is a global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution, and installation of products and services for renewable energy technology. When they needed a centralized fulfillment center and management system to optimize service and parts replacement in the Midwest, they called on Pilot's proven logistics expertise.[more]

Specialty Chemical Manufacturer Optimizes Supply Chain Operations across Four Continents

Challenge: A specialty chemical manufacturer with seasonal market demand was struggling with limited visibility to its global operations. The company needed to integrate many different ERP systems and add advanced planning tools to improve planning, forecasting and scheduling capabilities and increase visibility to complex demand patterns.[more]

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