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Make supply chain disruptions less disruptive—with Dangerous Goods automation

Make supply chain disruptions less disruptive—with Dangerous Goods automation

The global supply chain has seen enough disruptions over the last couple of years to last a lifetime. A worldwide pandemic. Labor shortages. Material shortages. Unstoppable eCommerce demand. A container ship wedged across the Suez Canal for weeks. A war in Europe. Massive fuel cost increases. And don’t look now, but labor conflicts, severe weather

ShipERP customers get real-time UN code validation with DGIS integration

How many different materials go into a modern, high-end sports car? A few hundred? Maybe a thousand? Actually, it’s orders of magnitude larger than that—10,000, 20,000 or more. Let’s say ten percent of those are classified as Dangerous Goods. There’s probably a lot of overlap, but you’re probably talking about several hundred different UN numbers,

How to grow your hazmat shipping operation during a labor shortage

There’s a new crisis adding to the list of challenges frustrating supply chain organizations during the worst public health crisis in generations—a labor shortage. In the U.S., manufacturers are desperate to fill hundreds of thousands of jobs, and finding the right talent to fill those jobs is 36% harder than it was in 2018. For

DGIS Challenge

How hazmat shipping automation helps you find hidden demand (and revenue).

Can you really grow your operation’s revenue by simply automating with hazmat software? That’s the basis of our new DGIS Challenge page, where you can feed numbers from your operation into our simple calculator to see how our Dangerous Goods Information System can help you execute more hazmat shipments every day. And more shipments equals

Why Dangerous Goods technology alone can’t improve your performance

Think about the early 1900s, when engine-powered trucks started to replace horse-drawn wagons. Now that was a supply chain revolution! But buying a truck didn’t automatically vault a business into a new level of productivity. Operators had to train their teams on new skills such as truck driving and engine repair. They had to overhaul

Shipping hazmat from a home office? Here’s how to make it work.

Admit it: You used to take hallway conversations for granted. As a supply chain professional, how many times have you had a question about something and just walked down the hall and gotten an answer within minutes? These days, getting that same answer might require a chat, an email or a dreaded video call that

What is master data, and why is it so important for hazmat transport?

What exactly are you shipping? Simple question, right? Not at all. It turns out a lot of shippers don’t know exactly what they’re shipping, and that lack of knowledge has a profound ripple effect on the entire supply chain. I’m talking here about master data—complete, detailed information about a product’s components, makeup, dimensions and origins.