Topic Transport ORTEC

Contamination in logistics

What is Contamination in Logistics?

When put together during transport, some products may contaminate other products, resulting in health and safety risks. Avoiding cross-product contamination and the resulting health/safety risks can be a challenge in transportation planning.

Why avoid Contamination in Logistics?

An example of health and safety threatening contamination is where two chemicals that are prone to evaporation and that may be harmless individually, may result in a poisonous or potentially explosive combination when their vapors are mixed during transport.

How to avoid Contamination in Logistics?

Products can be segregated using separate distribution cases, separate pallets/roll pallets/dollies/slip sheets, and separate vehicles. Considering the various requirements during load building and transportation planning is challenging and time consuming. Optimization software can include the applicable rules and restrictions as constraints to consider when doing the planning. Companies are not only assured that rules to avoid contamination during transport are followed, but also that the quantity of goods loaded is maximized.

What are the results of avoiding Contamination in Logistics?

By using optimization software, contamination can be avoided by applying rules and restrictions as well as the constraints when planning, resulting in the assurance that rules to avoid contamination during transport are being followed and that the quantity of goods loaded is maximized.

Why contact ORTEC to avoid Contamination in Logitics?

ORTEC has integrated all kind of industry specific contamination rules in their advanced planning solutions and implemented in various market segments like oil, gas, chemicals and animal feed.