Supply Chain Moves: Week of January 24, 2022

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Week of January 24, 2022

Linking supply chain news with dangerous goods compliance

2021 may be in the rearview but supply chain challenges most organizations faced last year remain. With industry experts predicting continued disruption throughout 2022, organizations will continue to adopt new processes and solutions to navigate short-term challenges and position themselves for success moving forward.

Let’s examine some recent industry news.



  • Compliance matters for return shipments too. The growth of online shopping has brought with it a significant increase in reverse logistics activity on both the consumer/store side and the store/manufacturer side. While this uptick in return activity itself is challenging, it becomes even more problematic when returns involve hazmat, such as devices containing lithium batteries. Return shipments must comply with the same hazmat rules as items shipped to consumers in the first place, and it’s the shipper’s responsibility to ensure compliance.
  • Compliance impacts business continuity. The need for business continuity has never been more evident, especially as more employees are working remotely or changing jobs and retailers are shipping goods from more locations in order to keep up with growing demand. For DG shippers, a big piece of business continuity is having reliable and repeatable processes to ensure safe and compliant shipments across all locations, even as employees are working or training remotely or are dealing with high employee turnover or other organizational changes.
  • Increased reliance on technology and automation. The need for a more efficient, resilient and transparent supply chain with further propel the adoption of technology. But simply purchasing a technology solution or two won’t automatically address your supply chain needs or create a more automated and reliable supply chain. This is especially true for DG companies, which face other levels of complexity and regulatory challenges. DG shippers should invest in DG shipping software (and integrate it into other operational systems) in order to further drive automation, ensure business continuity and reduce supply chain risk.

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