Supply Chain Moves: Week of February 25, 2019

Labelmaster Supply Chain Moves

SUPPLY CHAIN MOVES

Week of February 25, 2019

Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance

Technology is a necessity in today’s complex, fast-paced supply chain. This is especially true for companies shipping and handling dangerous goods (DG) – as they look for ways to effectively and efficiently comply with ever-changing regulations while meeting increasing customer demands.

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.


TECHNOLOGY

  • Retailers Slow to Automate Supply Chain Processes: 85% of retailers have yet to digitize their supply chains – meaning they must rely on manual processes that do not give them full control over their supply chain, risking the quality of the customer experience.
  • Seven Ways Big Data Can Support ERP: Big data presents a competitive advantage for businesses, and leveraging data with ERP offers a tremendous opportunity to improve visibility and performance.

3PL TECH

  • dexFreight Announces Early Adopters ProgramdexFreight, providers of a decentralized, blockchain-based logistics platform, launched an Early Adopters Program to give shippers, carriers, brokers, and forwarders exclusive access to early release versions of the dexFreight platform.

Technology & Dangerous Goods Compliance

The rise of e-commerce has put mounting pressure on the supply chain. Consumers can now view a wide range of products, order the one they want and have it delivered to their doorstep in the matter of days (or even hours). While this process may appear easy for consumers, it’s actually a very complex process involving manufacturers, retailers, distributors, logistics providers, carriers and others

This “new normal” has also accelerated the development and adoption of technology. Whether it’s early-adopters exploring emerging technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, or those trying to catch up by finally implementing or upgrading their ERP, WMS or TMS, organizations are recognizing the need for the right infrastructure to keep pace with today’s supply chain

But if efficiency, speed and service are so important, why do so many companies put those things at risk by not having the necessary infrastructure or processes in place for compliance – something that can stop a shipment in its tracks?

With the dozens of tasks required to put a dangerous goods items into transport, including item classification, permits, document generation, carrier selection, unloading, etc.), significant inefficiencies, delays and errors can likely be found across each supply chain partner. Stalled shipments (as a result of compliance issues) result in late deliveries, customer dissatisfaction and can potentially lead to additional penalties levied by the customers themselves. Or, even worse, the damage done to the customer relationship may be irreversible.

Organizations cannot afford to let incorrect shipping labels, incomplete shipping papers or any other DG compliance-related shipping error impact customer service. Look for technology solutions that help streamline these efforts, provide instant, accurate and compliant DG shipping documentation, and validates shipments against the latest regulations

What technology has your organization implemented to adapt to today’s supply chain?


Simplify the Complexity of DG Shipping with Leading Technology — DGIS

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.

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