Supply Chain Moves: Week of August 7th, 2023


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Week of August 7th, 2023

Linking supply chain news with dangerous goods compliance

The supply chain has evolved from being a cost center to being a differentiator that can be a real competitive advantage for businesses.  

Let’s examine some recent industry news. 



  • Compliance affects your competitive position. Businesses that have the infrastructure and processes in place to ship DG effectively can offer popular products that other companies may avoid and be able to ship those products safely and faster than competitors. Additionally, reducing risk and streamlining supply chain processes can make a company more attractive to business partners and customers. 
  • Attitude impacts investment. Companies differ in the way they view DG management as a business lever, which directly impacts resources and support. And getting the appropriate funding and resources for a compliant hazmat supply chain is easier if the company views hazmat management as a competitive advantage versus simply a regulatory mandate. Unfortunately, a survey of DG pros found that only 23% of companies view compliance as a competitive advantage.  
  • It starts at the top. Senior leadership must recognize the critical role that DG management plays in maintaining a smooth, resilient and compliant supply chain, and that it can be a competitive advantage that drives revenue, reduces risk and enables better customer service. Then they must invest in the technology, training and infrastructure that DG pros need to manage DG effectively and efficiently. 

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