Week of August 31th 2020
Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance
Supply chain risk and challenges continue to increase, especially in the dangerous goods industry. This makes understanding how recent regulatory changes, supply chain trends and technology innovations impact your business and what steps are needed moving forward.
To help companies keep a pulse on technology trends impacting business and the movement of dangerous goods throughout the supply chain, Labelmaster has launched “Supply Chain Moves,” a bi-weekly report linking the latest technology news to dangerous goods compliance.
Let’s examine the recent supply chain technology and industry news.
- Shouldn’t You Have More Confidence in Your Hazmat Supply Chain Partners?: Organizations depend on partners throughout their supply chains. Unfortunately, many hazmat pros have little confidence in their partners.
- 5 Benefits of Having an IoT-Enhanced Supply Chain: As the world of commerce gets smarter, the logistics industry will increasingly rely on IoT devices to maintain the agile and data-driven approach that today’s businesses require.
- The Most Hype-Worthy AI Trends of 2020, According to Gartner: Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2020 report included a host of AI technologies with different functionalities that will dramatically transform industries.
- What Real-Time Visibility Means Across the Supply Chain Ecosystem: Real-time visibility is the No. 1 item on shippers’ and supply chain managers’ tech wish list.
- 6 Signs Your Supply Chain Risk Just Shot Up: Risk levels are not steady states. Here are six indications that the danger posed by your supply chain is headed in the wrong direction.
- Communication is Key to Supply Chain Management Success: Central to today’s purchasing trends is a slick and effective supply chain process, and seamless mobile coverage plays a fundamental role.
- C.H. Robinson Opens Door Further to Real-Time Pricing, Capacity Assurance Tools: C.H. Robinson has added integrations with 19 TMS/ERP systems to its Navisphere platform, giving customers easy access to real-time pricing and capacity assurance tools.
- TMS: Everybody’s Favorite New Partner: Transportation management systems have never been more popular among other technology vendors and logistics service providers.
- Closing the IT-Gap: Cost-Effective Ways to Manage Logistics Technology: The annual Third-Party Logistics Study analyzes the gap in what customers deem necessary in the IT capabilities of services providers compared to their satisfaction with current capabilities.
Technology & Dangerous Goods Compliance
This year’s Dangerous Goods Symposium begins next week, giving supply chain and business professionals the opportunity to hear about the latest hazmat updates, trends and best practices from the world’s leading trainers, shippers and regulators.
The new virtual Symposium is also now part of the DG Exchange—the dangerous goods industry’s first digital community. Visit the 2020 Symposium/Events tab and register for the sessions that most interest you.
In the meantime, here’s a quick preview of some upcoming sessions you won’t want to miss.
- Compliance vs Competence – Do You Know What You Don’t Know?: Jade Eldrige, advisor EHS – hazards & controls, Suncor, will discuss the essentials to understanding compliance and competency. Attendees will learn how both play important roles in your overall training program, cover fundamental concepts of competency as well as understand the components necessary to design/maintain a competency program. September 11, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
- Lithium Battery Week: This week-long event will feature some of the top lithium battery experts in the world hosting sessions on shipping lithium batteries by air, undeclared batteries in e-commerce, new requirement for the test summary and more. The week will wrap up with all 7 speakers coming together to answer attendee questions live. September 14 – 18, times vary.
- Regulatory Sessions: In two regulatory update sessions, representatives from USPS, PHMSA, IATA and CIQUIME will provide updates to the regulations from their respective agencies and how they will impact the global dangerous goods supply chain.
- Explosives: Ben Barrett, president, DG Advisor, LLC, will have an in-depth conversation on explosives. His session will explain concepts in explosives testing and classification to people who aren’t experts—demystifying the whole process. September 29, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
Have questions about dangerous goods transport? Call the Labelmaster Regulatory Hotline at 1.800.621.5808.
Labelmaster’s Dangerous Goods Information System (DGIS) is the leading SaaS solution to help companies more efficiently and accurately manage their Dangerous Goods shipments. DGIS validates your Dangerous Goods shipment data against the latest regulations, ensuring a more efficient supply chain and reducing friction found in Dangerous Goods shipments. DGIS is a certified partner/validation solution with ERP, transportation and warehouse management systems.