Chemical companies are struggling to cope with increased compliance requirements and with the right level of control and risk management in, mostly, multi-national, multi-business unit group structures. We have been observing a continuous shift of volumes with many of our customers, be it production shift away from established markets or a rapidly changing supplier base.

Flexibility

This requires a flexibility that stands in contrast to the size of the average chemical company – being very asset-intensive – and the increasing compliance requirements, for example regarding safety measures or CO2 requirements.

Cost efficiency

On top of that, many of our customers operate in special segments and require very specific, sometimes scarce, logistics equipment to transport, store and handle goods.

For CAMELOT, the key answers to those challenges are

Strategic network design

Supply chain segmentation and strategic network design to incorporate flexibility by design in the logistics footprint

Integration with partners

Determination of horizontal and vertical integration concepts with partners, service providers, and even competitors

Technology advancement

Technology advancement by selecting state-of-the-art planning and execution software, i.e. transportation management systems, to manage scarce resources most effectively

Digitalization – even though often a misused buzzword – is definitely changing chemical logistics. New technologies allow to change business models and do logistics processes completely different, as the availability of new technologies has exploded in the last years.
Andreas Gmür, Partner Logistics