Chemistry & Life Sciences

Additional Link Relieves Pressure on the Supply Chain

07.05.2014 -

Complexity management and standardization

A. Neddermann: With dynamic development, increasing complexity and growing demands of the European markets, the supply chain continues to come under pressure. This is a result of information bottlenecks, reduced availability of raw materials at the right place and time, financial requirements for warehouses, short-term changes in production and consequently in inventory planning, besides already existing difficulties such as environmental disasters, political unrest, increasing legal constraints, as well as lacking or undeveloped infrastructures.

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie - as leading European distributor for specialty chemicals, e.g., in the areas of life science or CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers) products - provides options as interfaces between manufacturers, the processing industry and 3PL service providers. As an additionally operating link in the chain, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie stores materials from globally operating suppliers for customers and as a result relieves the pressure in the supply chain. Outstanding, flexible distribution processes and direct control of suitable logistics companies through connection to the ERP (enterprise resource planning) system ensure a needs-based provision in the European market.

The standardization of all processes that can be integrated creates room for accepting the special demands of customers, materials and conditions and for reaping the economic benefits in the communication and collaboration with all parties involved. In the future, a uniform, transparent flow of information and controlled stock planning by means of forecasts in a purposefully networked environment and available know-how will be able to address the growing complexity. Currently Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, with collaboration based on partnership with all parties concerned, is already well-positioned for this.