Week of June 8th, 2020
Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance
The last few months have put tremendous pressure on many supply chains. It has also put a spotlight on the importance of having the right technology, processes and human capital in place to create (and maintain) a resilient and flexible supply chain.
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.
- The Future of Drones is Now: While there are still obstacles to overcome before drones are commonly used for home delivery, they are already playing an important role in other parts of the supply chain.
- Transforming Supply Chain Management with IoT: IoT can greatly enhance supply chain management and processes. Here are a few of the ways that IoT can greatly augment supply chain management for all stakeholders involved.
- Labor Management Systems: The New Age of Employee Engagement: Companies are using their LMS to improve workforce performance, increase logistics resilience and prepare to engage employees far into the future.
- Leveraging Digital Technology to Create a More Resilient Supply Chain: Due to disruptions caused by COVID-19, companies are looking to build more resilient supply chains. Fortunately, supply chain technologies can improve visibility, resiliency and efficiency within your supplier networks.
- Robotics and Other Digitized Technologies May Remake 3PL Industry in Post-pandemic World: The impact made by the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to realign the current 3PL marketplace. But when it does, shippers may expect far greater reliance on innovative technologies requiring substantial capital investment.
- BluJay Launches Transportation Modeling Application: BluJay Solutions announces the launch of its Transportation Modeling application, which equips shippers with analytics to evaluate multiple scenarios and tradeoffs of making changes to operational policy and their potential to improve service and reduce costs.
- U.S. 3PL Transplace Builds-in Parcel Capabilities with ScanData Acquisition: 3PL Transplace expands its parcel capabilities by acquiring parcel transport optimization platform ScanData.
Technology & Dangerous Goods Compliance
The last few months have demonstrated that we have an extraordinarily robust and resilient supply chain. Despite the greatest global disruption in generations, most consumer goods are still available and most industries have been able to maintain production.
Dangerous Goods organizations and their workers have more than done their part to keep the global supply chains moving. Yet there’s no question this crisis has shed light on weaknesses as well as strengths in the industry’s ability to keep shipments safe and compliant. Will these challenges lead to changes in how organizations support Dangerous Goods management?
Those are the questions that will be answered by the 5th annual DG Confidence Outlook.
A collaborative effort created by Labelmaster, Hazardous Cargo Bulletin (HCB) and IATA, the DG Confidence Outlook is the definitive survey of the Dangerous Goods industry to gain insight into the challenges and attitudes of DG pros about supply chain management. It examines challenges with supply chain partners, global harmonization, data and technology, and each year’s results help DG pros secure the support they need from their organizations to make compliance and safety a top priority.
This year, the survey focuses on the key challenges companies have had during the pandemic maintaining safe and compliant supply chain operations:
- Training remotely
- Regulatory changes
- Companies new to the DG supply chain
Questions also explore how organizations may begin to support DG management differently in the long-term.
We need your input! Your responses are anonymous, and we’ll share the results in about six weeks. Please take a few minutes to add your voice to the 5th annual DG Confidence Outlook!
Have questions about dangerous goods transport? Call the Labelmaster Regulatory Hotline at 1.800.621.5808.
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.