Supply Chain Moves: Week of June 12th, 2023


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Week of June 12th, 2023

Linking supply chain news with dangerous goods compliance

Automation is not new, but it continues to become a greater area of focus across all supply chain functions in nearly every industry.  

Let’s examine some recent industry news. 


  • What Effect Will Automation Have on Your Job?: While concern over automation taking away jobs has eased somewhat due to the current worker shortage, a new survey shows that 40% of the current workday could be automated.  


  • Take a strategic approach. An organization’s approach to automation will make or break its success. For organizations that want to become more automated and consistent in their DG processes, it boils down to a few key components: 1. Have the right data 2. Ensure the right processes are in place across the supply chain 3. Make your processes as efficient as possible 4. Enable proper deployment and adjust as needed. 
  • Automation takes a comprehensive approach. While automation is key to improving supply chain operations, many organizations have an incomplete and siloed view of what it takes to fully automate. Simply using technology in the warehouse or logistics department doesn’t constitute DG automation as many platforms lack the functionality required to specifically address the DG shipping processes. It’s important for organizations to take a holistic approach to automation across their entire operations.  
  • Ask the right questions. To determine the full automation scope, ask probing questions like how are my systems or processes changing and how am I going to keep up with those changes? Who are the users of, and audience for, automation within my organization? What tools will they need to be successful? If I have multiple locations, how do I account for integrating those multiple systems and the data that I’ll need? These considerations are particularly important when automating DG shipping processes.  

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