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.
SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS
- Top 10 Supply Chain Automation Companies: Automation is revolutionizing all parts of the supply chain. Here are 10 hardware and software organizations that are leading the way.
- 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.
- Manufacturing Moves to Automation: With advances in technology the manufacturing industry has been able to grow exponentially.
- Gartner Says Supply Chain Productivity Declines Cannot be Solved by Technology Alone: New technologies such as smart robotics and AI have the potential to transform the supply chain, but they will fail to lift low levels of labor productivity unless utilized as a part of a broader strategy.
- Navigating the Turbulent Healthcare Supply Chain: The Role of AP Automation in Overcoming Challenges: Automation technologies can help healthcare organizations enhance efficiency, accuracy, compliance, cash flow management, and vendor relationships, positioning themselves for long-term success.
- How Automated Tax Compliance Can Improve Supply Chains: One critical source of friction in commerce, often overlooked, is tax calculation. Automated tax compliance solutions help mitigate some of these challenges and alleviate pressure on the supply chain.
- 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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