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.
- Maximizing Packaging Efficiency: Your packaging processes can significantly impact your ability to maintain a smooth and efficient supply chain. Here are 10 ways to maximize your packaging efficiency.
- DG Symposium Preview: IATA’s Nicolas Carlone on Automation and Virtual Reality: IATA’s Nicolas Carlone discusses how automation and virtual reality are impacting the hazmat supply chain.
- Are You Leading with Intelligent and Boundaryless ERP for a Digital Age?: The path to digital transformation typically focuses on new technologies to cater to changing customer demands, but are you also evolving your core, transactional systems? If not, you may be limiting the potential of your digital transformation.
- Why Logistics Scenarios Matter for the Future of the Industrial IoT: The emergence of 5G cellular networks will enable reliable robot-to-robot communication that hardly requires human intervention at all – enabling a faster and more efficient supply chain.
- Context Information Security: Is Your Supply Chain a Security Risk?: To increase protection from growing cybersecurity risks, companies must think about their supply chain and whether the organizations that support you pose an acceptable risk or a weak link.
- Chemical Supply Chain: Innovative Solutions in the Mix: As chemical shippers are facing formidable supply chain challenges, logistics providers are rolling out solutions of substance.
- E2open’s Acquisition of Amber Road is a Done Deal: E2open completed its acquisition of Amber Road, facilitating end-to-end management from source to omni-channel fulfillment from one cloud-based solution.
- Outsourcing Logistics and Supply Chain can Help Boost Profits for Start-up and SMEs: Logistics and supply chain is one such business function that is evolving as a service oriented competency, moving away from being a core traditional business operations.
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.
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.