Supply Chain Moves: Week of June 7th, 2021

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Week of June 7th, 2021

Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance

Businesses continue to evolve their supply chain strategies in order to deliver goods to consumers faster. This pursuit of faster last-mile delivery can be especially challenging for dangerous goods shippers. 

Let’s examine the recent supply chain technology and industry news.


  • How Logistics Companies can Reboot the Last Mile: Here’s how. Technology can play a huge role in optimizing the last-mile. Here are some of the critical solutions that retailers and logistics companies should consider to help improve their last mile delivery strategies.


  • A major shift in shipping strategies. Consumer demand has disrupted the traditional supply chain in favor of a decentralized, omni-channel approach. Now, it’s all about keeping inventory closer to consumers and getting that shipment into the final mile delivery as quickly as possible. And shippers, carriers and 3PLs are looking for new and better ways to get goods out the door and to the customer’s doorstep.
  • Don’t forget: shipping can be dangerous. The growth of e-commerce has also led to an increase in the volume of hazmat being shipped directly to customers, especially devices containing lithium batteries. To ensure smooth, fast delivery, organizations need to understand which goods are classified as “hazmat” and how shipping regulations impact employee training, carrier selection, packaging, labeling, documentation, etc.
  • Not all regulations are the same. Regulations can also vary from agency to agency and are, in some cases, in direct conflict. That’s a big challenge when it comes to bulk mail consolidators. They typically originate shipments through carriers like FedEx and UPS, and then use USPS for the final mile. That means their shipments have to comply both with 49 CFR regulations and the Postal Service’s Publication 52. This conflict creates a significant challenge in educating staff and customers, training warehouse associates, system controls and other areas of the business.

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