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Quality Management in Reverse Logistics: A Broad Look on Quality Issues and Their Interaction with Closed-Loop Supply Chains | The Daily Executive

Yiannis Nikolaidis, "Quality Management in Reverse Logistics: A Broad Look on Quality Issues and Their Interaction with Closed-Loop Supply Chains" 2013 | (Quality Management in Reverse Logistics: A Broad Look on Quality Issues and Their Interaction...
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Supply chain transparency "a reality" in 2014 - just-style.com

Supply chain transparency "a reality" in 2014 - just-style.com | Space saving in the Supply chain | Scoop.it
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Supply chain transparency "a reality" in 2014
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Transparency will become a reality for the global supply chain in 2014, according to a new report.
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10 supply chain initiatives for 2014 - Daily Local News

10 supply chain initiatives for 2014 - Daily Local News | Space saving in the Supply chain | Scoop.it
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10 supply chain initiatives for 2014. By Staff Report. Posted: 01/14/14, 2:01 PM EST |.
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How End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility Delivers Happier Customers and More ... - Business 2 Community

How End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility Delivers Happier Customers and More ... - Business 2 Community | Space saving in the Supply chain | Scoop.it
How End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility Delivers Happier Customers and More ...
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What Could 3D Printing Mean for the Supply Chain? - Supply Chain 24/7

What Could 3D Printing Mean for the Supply Chain? - Supply Chain 24/7 | Space saving in the Supply chain | Scoop.it
My predictions may be right, or they may be wrong, but one thing I think all will agree on is that 3D printing will make the supply chain more complex and more difficult to manage.
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Movement of Hazardous liquids in the Supply Chain

Movement of Hazardous liquids in the Supply Chain | Space saving in the Supply chain | Scoop.it
Milford IBC's insight:

In today’s world of global manufacturing, both inbound and outbound logistics are key ingredients to achieving a productive and profitable business.

 

The movement of hazardous liquids has traditionally been an expensive operation. Moving product over vast distances in many cases makes the return of the Intermediate Bulk Container ( IBC) either too costly or involves complex washing processes making it economically unviable to return IBC’s when they have only completed a single trip.

 

Due to this ‘’One trip’’ scenario, when faced with the transportation of Hazardous liquids, most companies will look at their IBC as a necessary and mostly, costly solution for product movement.

 

Over many years the hazardous goods industry has been looking at alternatives to the traditional one trip units. Either rigid returnable units, usually made from expensive metals, or where the quantity of product shipped warrants it, tanker alternatives. Obviously both of these solutions have the negative effect of adding additional weight due to their traditional construction methods.

 

Additionally by continuing to use rigid tanks the ongoing issue of cost and difficulty associated with the cleaning of those units cannot be under estimated. The need to remove all chemical residues from the IBC before return trips, (as is required in some cases), further exacerbates the costs associated with the logistics operation.

 

Coupled with the inefficiencies of return freights costs, the impact on your carbon footprint is significant.

 

Milford IBC a designer and manufacturer of both dry goods and liquid IBC’s for more than 30 years has recently entered the market with its own solution to these concerns. Cognisant of the issues being faced with both manufacturers and end users, Milford IBC has introduced a UN certified model to its market leading range of foldable 1000 litre IBC’s.

 

The approach that Milford IBC took in tackling the issues being faced was to first spend time talking to customers to identify the shortcomings in existing IBC options and then to look at possible solutions to the problems currently being experienced

 

A clear brief quickly identified that to be successful the Milford solution had to:-

 

Fold for return trip

Require no expensive cleaning

Meet and pass UN testing

 

First and foremost was the issue of UN certification. This independently conducted testing involves a rigorous testing program to ensure that the final design of the IBC is capable of safely carrying a range of hazardous liquids.

 

Testing of IBC’s to achieve UN certification involves a barrage of drop, stack, and pressure testing to extraordinary levels to ensure that the design can not only meet minimum safe working requirements, it must exceed what would be expected to happen in any “normal” operating environment.

 

 

 

 

 

Early into the design and testing phase of the Milford solution it soon became apparent why the Dangerous/Hazardous Goods industry does not have access to a wide choice of folding UN certified IBC units. Although it seems that they would be the obvious solution to the identified problems of hazardous liquid logistics, the testing levels which must be achieved are in most cases a barrier to most IBC manufacturers.

 

After several years of design and testing, the Milford Qubit UN finally received its accreditation certificate in December 2013 and is truly a “game changer” for hazardous liquid logistics.

 

Now that the Milford IBC folding solution is available what are the benefits over traditional ‘’One trip units’’

 

With the use of an approved internal liner to hold the contents, once the IBC has been emptied the liner can simply be disposed of. This option removes the added expense of cleaning, and also the need to transport the IBC to a cleaning plant, benefiting in a reduction in your carbon footprint, which helps to increase the savings in the supply chain.

 

Due to the Qubit UN’s ability to fold, once emptied it can simply be folded and stacked in preparation for the return journey. In the same space that two rigid units would occupy on a truck, the Qubit UN can be stacked 6 high. As well as providing significant return transport efficiency, the storage footprint within the manufacturing/filling/warehousing facilities is also greatly reduced.

 

The Milford Qubit UN has been designed with a true 1200x 1000mm footprint so is compatible with most materials handling equipment.

 

The life cycle of the Milford Qubit UN, as with all of the Qubit range of IBC’s offers the strength of steel with the benefits of plastic, so the user has the confidence that the Milford product will last for many years in a hazardous liquids environment.

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Exel White Paper Identifies Need for Resilience and Reinvented Supply Chain in ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Exel White Paper Identifies Need for Resilience and Reinvented Supply Chain in ... - PR Newswire (press release) | Space saving in the Supply chain | Scoop.it
Exel White Paper Identifies Need for Resilience and Reinvented Supply Chain in ...
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Supply Chain's Naughty or Nice List for 2013 | Planning ...

Supply Chain's Naughty or Nice List for 2013 | Planning ... | Space saving in the Supply chain | Scoop.it
Companies are increasingly driving better supply chain performance by leveraging innovations that empower partners and customers so the whole supply chain ends up on the nice list.
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Manufacturers ready supply chains for growth - Supply Chain Standard

The Guardian Manufacturers ready supply chains for growth Supply Chain Standard Companies across the UK manufacturing supply chain are putting in place the plans necessary to enable them to meet an increase in orders in 2014, a study by accountants...
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State fines Bulk Petroleum for storage tank violations - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

State fines Bulk Petroleum for storage tank violations - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Space saving in the Supply chain | Scoop.it
State fines Bulk Petroleum for storage tank violations
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4 ways to make your supply chain more dynamic, resilient ...

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These tips will give companies speed, responsiveness and competitive advantage when they face market volatility.
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Reverse Logistics in the Supply Chain

Interview with Milford IBC UK Sales Manager at recent trade show. Explains the benefits of using folding containers in the supply chain.
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How to become a master of business logistics - The Guardian

How to become a master of business logistics - The Guardian | Space saving in the Supply chain | Scoop.it
How to become a master of business logistics
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"The challenge of logistics on the sales side is about scale. It is expensive to ship in small quantities.

Via Mercor
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India Reverse Logistics Market Analysis

India Reverse Logistics Market AnalysisJan 16, 2014 (Menafn - M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --Reverse logistics has been an important issue among industrie (#business India Reverse Logistics Market Analysis http://t.co/sjdbmlZuVX)...
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Reverse Logistics witihn Online RetailGoogle Panda SEO & Tools | Google Panda SEO & Tools

Reverse Logistics witihn Online RetailGoogle Panda SEO & Tools | Google Panda SEO & Tools | Space saving in the Supply chain | Scoop.it
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The Hidden Perils of Supply Chain Innovation

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Outsourcing, lean manufacturing and just-in-time inventory are proven cost cutters. But they can stretch global supply chains to a breaking point. (RT @DnBUS: How #lean do you want your #supplychain to be?
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Supply Chain Predictions for 2014 - Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives

Supply Chain Predictions for 2014 - Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives | Space saving in the Supply chain | Scoop.it
This is the time of year analysts and pundits make predictions for the following year. So here are my top five predictions.
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Seven steps for building a successful sales process - The Globe and Mail

Seven steps for building a successful sales process - The Globe and Mail | Space saving in the Supply chain | Scoop.it
Seven steps for building a successful sales process
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Mock calls are a great way to practice your pitch and refine the logistics of a sale. Establish qualifying criteria. Qualifying criteria are a list of ...
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Respect Your Supply Chain | Risk Management

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Even after major flooding in Thailand shut down nearly 1,000 factories and impacted global production, many companies still don't understand the extent of their supply chain exposure, said FM Global. According to the report ...
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Is supply chain innovation flying over your head? | Canadian ...

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In the aftermath of Jeff Bezos' appearance on “60 Minutes,” in which he got consumers dreaming about their Amazon packages flying right up to their doorsteps, there have been many pundits and experts jumping in to ...
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A great Sunday read on the food-to-table supply chain - The Province (blog)

A great Sunday read on the food-to-table supply chain The Province (blog) “Consumers crave fresh, local food, and local farmers are eager to fill the demand,” the article says, “but a distribution bottleneck is strangling the supply chain–farmers'...
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Supply Chain News: Highlights from the 18th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study ... - Supply Chain Digest

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Supply Chain News: Highlights from the 18th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study ...
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The Need for Efficient Reverse Logistics | Go By Truck Global News

The Need for Efficient Reverse Logistics | Go By Truck Global News | Space saving in the Supply chain | Scoop.it
Customers' returns are the ugly step-sisters of the logistics chain—the presence always looming in the background only grudgingly acknowledged.
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Supply Chain Sustainability: Too Important to be Left to Procurement Staff - CSRwire.com (press release) (blog)

Supply Chain Sustainability: Too Important to be Left to Procurement Staff - CSRwire.com (press release) (blog) | Space saving in the Supply chain | Scoop.it
Supply Chain Sustainability: Too Important to be Left to Procurement Staff CSRwire.com (press release) (blog) When horsemeat is added to beef somewhere on its tortuous journey through Europe, Tesco has to take out full page newspaper adverts to...
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Supply Chain Managers Told to Prepare for Demand Surge in 2014 - Supply Chain Management Review

Supply Chain Managers Told to Prepare for Demand Surge in 2014 - Supply Chain Management Review | Space saving in the Supply chain | Scoop.it
Supply Chain Managers Told to Prepare for Demand Surge in 2014
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Improved economic fundamentals will drive an acceleration in 2014 growth, said IHS Global Insight economists.
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