1st Edition

Supply Chain for Liquids
Out of the Box Approaches to Liquid Logistics




ISBN 9780849328534
Published May 27, 2005 by CRC Press
480 Pages 44 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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
Techniques

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
Packaging
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

Distribution
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

Customer/User
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
CPVR
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
Marketing/Strategy
Financial/Cost Savings
Environment
Achieving OSCFL Status
Supply Chain for Liquids Metrics
Supply Chain for Liquids Society

Supply Chain for Liquids for Discrete Products
Conclusion

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"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