Week of April 18, 2022
Linking supply chain news with dangerous goods compliance
Supply chain issues continue to be a major challenge for businesses across most industries. Along with those problems comes an increased focus on solutions – from automation and collaboration to inventory management and transportation mode shifts.
Let’s examine some recent industry news.
SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS
- Driving Supply Chain Automation: Automation can be particularly useful in helping organizations gain efficiencies and fill gaps when short staffed or up again supply constraints that impact productivity.
- Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges with AI: What Large Manufacturers Need to Know: The supply chain has always been complex and hard to manage, but the Covid-19 pandemic made everything incomparably harder as it brought unprecedented challenges.
- Collaboration, Clarity, Compliance: A Guide to Supplier Resilience: Supply chain executives are increasingly investing in resilience measures, although many manufacturers report that balancing operational efficiency, costs and resilience is like walking a tightrope.
- The Supply Chain Crunch Requires Co-Ordinated Solutions: Global shortages during the pandemic are down to long-term weaknesses that must be urgently addressed.
- Your Package was Delivered on Time? You’ve Got this Supply Chain Workaround to Thank: Manufacturers, retailers and distributors have increasingly turned to air cargo planes to transport products — a more expensive, but faster and more reliable alternative to trucks, trains and ocean vessels bogged down by pandemic-related problems.
- 5 Supply Chain Collaboration Essentials to Mitigate Disruptions: Supplier problems will cause a cascade of problems up and down the value stream, leading to supply order delays that cause inventory shortages, production disruptions, missed shipments and lost revenue.
- Consider the compliance factor. New systems, processes and partners will affect your compliance operations and cannot be overlooked. Changing your DG compliance processes may be necessary – both to ensure compliance for every shipment but also to support broader enterprise investments or initiatives. For example, implementing warehouse technology while relying on manual processes for DG compliance will hinder your organization’s overall automation efforts.
- Take a holistic approach. Organizations cannot afford to have an incomplete and siloed view of compliance, which touches all areas of the supply chain. Understand the role of compliance in your operations and identify any existing gaps that put your supply chain at risk. Then identify what DG-specific solutions and process changes are needed to address short-term and long-term needs.
- Compliance is easier than you may think. The good news is that DG management improvements are easier than you might think. Your organization likely already has the product and shipping information and the workforce it needs. Investing in DG technology, and then integrating it into your other systems and processes, will further enhance your automation and compliance efforts and ultimately allow you to reduce operating costs while maintaining supply chain integrity and protecting your employees, customers and business.
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