Supply Chain Moves: Week of January 20, 2020

Labelmaster Supply Chain Moves


Week of January 20, 2019

Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance

Collaboration is becoming an increasingly integral part of the supply chain as companies look to further improve operational efficiency, increase transparency and gain a competitive advantage. Fortunately, the ability for companies to better collaborate with their supply chain partners have been enabled by modern technology advancements.

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.


  • Robots Will Take Your Job, Not Mine: What impact will robots and computers have on supply chain and logistics jobs? According to a recent study, 78% of supply chain pros believe that within the next 30 years they will “probably” or “definitely” do much of the work done by humans today.
  • Six Warning Signs ERP Systems May Fail: There are many “train wrecks” that plague a disturbing number of ERP systems. Here are six common signs that your ERP system might be heading for trouble.


  • The Democratization of TMS: Once reserved for large companies with deep pockets, transportation management systems are now accessible to a wide range of shippers across all industries

Technology & Dangerous Goods Compliance

Collaboration has been one of the hottest logistics buzzwords for years. It’s also one of the areas of the supply chain that often falls short. However, significant strides have been made in this area as technology advancements now provide the transparency, automation and communication necessary in order to collaborate effectively across the supply chain.

Collaboration was a major focus in HighJump forming a strategic partnership with Locus Robotics and Transplace acquiring Lanehub (which is a collaboration platform). HighJump and Locus Robotics said the partnership will add greater value to retail and 3PL customers allowing for faster, seamless implementations to improve productivity and efficiency. While Lanehub’s freight collaboration platform allows shippers and carriers to see where dedicated lanes in their networks overlap and to partner on improving asset utilization and reducing waste.

While collaboration was improved in many areas, one area that still needs improvement is with dangerous goods compliance. It’s often ignored or companies lack the infrastructure needed in order to be able to communicate and collaborate.

According to Labelmaster 2019 Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook, 42% of DG pros surveyed indicated that the quality of the hazmat data they received from their supply chain partners were sporadic and inconsistent. This may, in part, be due to the use of limited and disparate technology across the supply chain, or lack of integration among DG shipping software with other systems.

And the ability to collaborate with supply chain partners around DG management significantly hinders an organization’s ability to achieve the level of collaboration and transparency they’re pursuing.

Collaboration will continue to become an increasingly critical part of the supply chain. As a result, it will be increasingly critical for shippers to make compliance part of their collaboration efforts.

To learn more about dangerous goods software or how to better collaborate with your supply chain partners, visit

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