Week of December 12th, 2022
Linking supply chain news with dangerous goods compliance
As 2022 comes to an end, businesses in all industries are looking to the trends and challenges that will shape the new year – especially when it comes to the supply chain.
Let’s examine some recent industry news.
SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS
- Six Logistics Trends to Watch for in 2023: As the transportation and logistics industry emerges from the global pandemic, we now face new challenges and an uncertain economy in the coming year. Following are six trends we can expect to see in 2023.
- Top 3 Predictions for the Manufacturing Industry in 2023: Here are three key predictions about supply chain disruptions, outsourced manufacturing, and digital manufacturing in 2023.
- From War to Weather – 2023’s Top Supply-Chain Disruptors: Supply chains, which have been tested to their limits in the last few years, will need to continue to increase their flexibility in 2023.
- Trends to Watch in Supply Chain Security: Lack of transparency and mistakes are creating massive problems, but new rules and solutions are moving things in the right direction. Check out the trends to be on the lookout for in supply chain security.
- 5 Trends Affecting Supply Chains in the New Year: Adaptability has been key as companies looked to their supply chain teams to overcome a steady stream of disruptive events. Looking ahead to 2023, the end is not yet in sight.
- In the Parcel Industry, 2023 Looks like Revenge of the Shipper: Slowing demand, carrier overcapacity, more and better alternatives put shippers in control once again.
- Apply lessons learned from the past year. The past year spotlighted the need for increased automation, better data, greater visibility and enhanced training – across all areas of the supply chain, including DG management. These needs cannot be overlooked as companies look to keep pace with the changing and complex supply chain landscape.
- DG will still be regulated. While no one knows exactly what the next year will bring, one thing we can count on is that DG will still be regulated. Regulations may change but compliance will remain a critical part of the supply chain. Organizations that take steps to safe and compliant DG shipments across the supply chain position themselves to keep goods moving and adapt to disruptions in the new year.
- Improving compliance doesn’t have to be difficult. Many organizations have DG process and infrastructure gaps that must be addressed moving forward. Here are four practical steps to creating a better DG supply chain.
- Technology: Automate DG operations and establish reliable processes across the supply chain.
- Training: Utilize gamification or 3D training experiences to better train and recertify employees.
- Packaging: Utilize new packaging solutions to further improve efficiency, safety and compliance.
- Regulations: Use digital regulatory materials to keep DG professionals up-to-date.
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