Supply Chain Moves: Week of February 03, 2020

Labelmaster Supply Chain Moves


Week of February 03, 2019

Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance

Technology helps drive business forward – that’s why companies continue to invest in the cutting-edge tech innovations that will shape the supply chain of the future. But dangerous goods shippers cannot afford to overlook the solutions that impact their operation today.

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 weekly report linking the latest technology news to dangerous goods compliance.

Let’s examine the recent supply chain technology and industry news.


  • Meeting E-commerce Expectations with Automation: As online retailers shape consumer buying behavior by offering customized goods, manufacturers are turning to technology suppliers and machine builders to add flexibility into production, packaging and supply chain processes


Technology & Dangerous Goods Compliance

Organizations want to see greater returns on their technology investments and transformation efforts. This was a key focus in InformationWeek’s article listing trends in enterprise IT transformation that Verizon foresees may take hold in 2020.

According to Michele Dupre, group vice president of retail for hospitality, travel, and distribution for Verizon, CIOs need to think about how they will approach the next phases of their operations while addressing their current business needs. She states, “How do they plan for today, based on either the investments they’ve already made or investments they need to make in the near-term that need to be foolproof for three years down the pike? That’s key to setting the right strategy.”

Verizon sees technology shaping 2020 for companies in a variety of ways – from better managing uncertainty, and improving the customer experience to more effectively accessing and utilizing large amounts of data. All very real challenges for organizations today, regardless of size or industry.

But one trend that stood out was the first one on the list – Back to Basics on Tech Investment. Verizon foresees a return to investing in technology that meets basic and core needs within organizations. Dupre states, “A few years ago, this was all too expensive. But now, we can deploy tech to help make life easier, save time and focus business operations on the personalized needs of the individual.”

Dangerous goods professionals know that compliance is central to maintaining a safe, secure and efficient supply chain. Unfortunately, their companies often still rely on manual process for compliance or have insufficient technology – negatively impacting their operations, minimizing other investments and putting their business at risk.

So while compliance may not appear on any 2020 trends lists, it will have a greater impact than most people realize. Companies looking to invest in technology in order to improve business performance, better serve customers and gain a competitive advantage must not overlook this “basic” yet critical part of their operations.

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