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He recommends a "holistic approach" to warehousing:
"Intelligent loading and optimized routing."
He also thinks robotic trucking isn't too far away. "Robotic loading and unloading is already here. The robots will
work side by side with humans, and they are fairly inexpensive and easy to justify," Nof said. "The only thing that is
stopping autonomous trucks is social. It could take 30 years
to put the regulations in place."
In the meantime, Sean O'Donnell, president of Datacor,
which devised and sells Chempax, believes that moving data
management closer to the warehouse could increase productivity for the lubricants industry.
"If you put the data collection in the warehouse, products can be barcoded, scanned and the inventory updated
without a delay," he said. "If the stuff comes in on Monday,
the paper reaches the offices by Tuesday and it isn't touched
until Friday, that delay can cause inaccuracies."
Barcoding is just coming to some lubricant companies
now because the cost has plummeted, O'Donnell said.

"It used to be that it was very expensive to buy the barcode
readers and to create a network that didn't have dead spots.
Now it is cheap to put Wi-Fi in your warehouse, and that
has increased adoption."
He particularly likes the idea of integrating a barcode
reader into the forklift, so the driver knows immediately
where the product being moved is located. And O'Donnell
thinks the idea of using technology to invoice automatically
once a load leaves the truck makes a lot of sense, although
he said he doesn't know of any lubricant company that is
doing it.
But in the end, he said, it all comes down to volume and
resources. "Lots of ILMA members only have a couple of
guys in the warehouse, so the investment in technologies is
way higher than the savings they are going to get by reducing manpower. You can't fire one guy, because the other guy
is going to be sick and go on vacation."
Phipps is a veteran business journalist based in Michigan.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings March 2018

LETTER FROM THE CEO
INSIDE ILMA
WHAT’S COMING UP
INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
In the Know
International Insight
Market Report
IS A JOINT VENTURE THE ANSWER?
WHERE’S YOUR INVENTORY?
SPEAKING YOUR LANGUAGE
BUSINESS HUB
COUNSEL COMPOUND
WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
IN NETWORK
Member Connections
Cross Connections
PORTRAIT
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 1
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 2
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - INSIDE ILMA
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 5
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 6
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 7
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 9
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - WHAT’S COMING UP
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - In the Know
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - International Insight
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - Market Report
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - IS A JOINT VENTURE THE ANSWER?
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - WHERE’S YOUR INVENTORY?
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - SPEAKING YOUR LANGUAGE
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - BUSINESS HUB
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - COUNSEL COMPOUND
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - Member Connections
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - Cross Connections
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - PORTRAIT
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