Supply Chain Moves: Week of July 8, 2019

Labelmaster Supply Chain Moves


Week of July 8, 2019

Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance

Technology is changing the way we do business. And soon, the old way of doing things will be replaced– whether it’s how we prepare documents, train employees or interact with customers and devices.

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.


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Technology & Dangerous Goods Compliance

During last year’s Dangerous Goods Symposium, Nicolas Carlone, assistant director of DGR and cargo publications at IATA, stated, “Sometime in the not-too-distant future, someone will fill out the last paper dangerous goods declaration – ever. Today, Carlone thinks that day is significantly closer.

Last fall, IATA introduced DG AutoCheck – a digital solution that checks the compliance of the Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods against all relevant rules and regulations in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. AutoCheck is designed to replace the manual checking of paper declarations, streamlining the process and minimizing the potential for error.

According to Carlone, the system improves speed and safety by checking all the rules for every UN number and every shipment – every time. “DG shipments can often be complex – declarations can be several pages long and include multiple different UN numbers, and take hours to process. AutoCheck can check that document in seconds. Customers have seen drastically reduced times – 50% to 60% less.”

Carlone also highlighted how IATA’s new virtual reality training program for airport personnel helps overcome the distractions and security concerns that come with onsite training.

He considers AutoCheck and VR training to be the starting point of leveraging technology to disseminate standards, adding, “I hope someday to remove ‘publications’ from my job title – they’re the tools of the past. Virtual and augmented reality are more intuitive, more efficient ways to get standards to the industry in ways people can better make use of them.”

Carlone will speak on dangerous goods acceptance automation and give a live demo of IATA’s new virtual reality training tool at the 14th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 4–6, 2019, in Chicago.

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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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