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Supply Chain for Liquids

Out of the Box Approaches to Liquid Logistics, 1st Edition

By Wally Klatch

CRC Press

480 pages | 44 B/W Illus.

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Supply Chain for Liquids: Out of the Box Approaches to Liquid Logistics provides a thorough analysis of liquid logistics, a crucial but often overlooked business issue. It covers a broad range of topics including the business, operational, and technical aspects of the Supply Chain for Liquidsâ model, allowing readers to leverage the inherent properties of liquids toward business success. This volume details an approach that is justified based on both business and social/environmental value, offering a groundbreaking "how-to" guide for revolutionizing logistical operations and increasing competitive advantage. It challenges traditional thinking, enabling businesses to identify new ways to maximize efficiency and profit.


"Supply Chain for Liquids is fun to read. Wally draws from his extensive liquid-products experience, as both practitioner and consultant, to entertain the reader with amazing stories while instructing the reader on the practicalities that maximize the financial return in a liquid-products business. Every supply chain network uses some form of liquids, and many supply chain networks are true hybrids, planning and controlling equal proportions of discrete and liquid products. Wally's point of view is so fresh that it is fair to say that this book offers something worth learning for every supply chain professional."

--William T. Walker, CFPIM, CIRM, from the Preface

Table of Contents

Current Liquid-Logistics Techniques

Upstream/Source Liquid Practices

Business-to-Business Practices

Business-to-Consumer Practices

Process-Engineering Practices

Summary of Lessons Learned from Current Liquid-Logistics


Supply Chain and Supply Chain for Liquids

Definitions and Terminology

Key Drivers of Supply Chain versus Supply Chain for Liquids

Why Supply Chain for Liquids?

Supply Chain for Liquids and Process Industries

The Liquid Lens

Logistics Characteristics of Liquid Products

All Parts of the System Work Together

Finding New Opportunities through the Liquid Lens

Wider Impact of Supply Chain for Liquids

Potential Leaks in a Supply Chain for Liquids System

Simplify - Snatch Simplicity from the Jaws of Complexity

Liquids: A Primer

Industry and Product Applications of Supply Chain

for Liquids

Industry Applications

B2C (Business to Consumer) Applications

Nonliquid Applications of Supply Chain for Liquids

Cross-Fertilizing Supply Chain for Liquids Applications

Operational Configurations of Supply Chain and

Supply Chain for Liquids

Supply Chain

Adapted Supply Chain

Supply Chain for Liquids

Optimal Supply Chain for Liquids

Case Study: Worldwide Liquids

Producer Activities and the Supply Chain for Liquids


Product Demand Visibility

Customer Behavior Visibility

Efficiencies in the Production Process

Additional Producer Benefits

Protecting Your Position

Participatory CRM and the Voice of the Customer

Product Security

The Process Defines the Product


Mini-Tank Storage System at the Distribution Center

Tank System on the Truck

Distribution Planning and Execution

Information System

Extended-Distance/Extended-Complexity Supply Chain for Liquids

European/Asian Supply Chain for Liquids Issues

Additional Distributor Operational Issues


Business Perspective

Technical Perspective

A Supply Chain for Liquids World

Supply Chain for Liquids as an Internet-Purchasing Enabler

Special Operational Considerations of Supply Chain

for Liquids

Batch Control

Pressurization and Gas Blankets

Reverse Flow/Reverse Logistics

Liquid Seeding

Cleaning Methods and Systems

Managing the Supply Chain for Liquids

Designing the Supply Chain for Liquids

Implementing/Transitioning to Supply Chain for Liquids

Maintaining a Supply Chain for Liquids System

A Day in the Life of a Supply Chain for Liquids Company

RFID for Liquids


Complementary Supply Chains/Complementary Supply Chains

for Liquids

Points of Integration - Supply Chain for Liquids and ERP Systems

Outsourcing Supply Chain for Liquids Functionality

Obstructions to Supply Chain for Liquids Implementation

Business Benefits of Supply Chain for Liquids


Financial/Cost Savings


Achieving OSCFL Status

Supply Chain for Liquids Metrics

Supply Chain for Liquids Society

Supply Chain for Liquids for Discrete Products


About the Series

Resource Management

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying