Supply Chain Moves: Week of March 25, 2019

Labelmaster Supply Chain Moves


Week of March 25, 2019

Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance

The adoption of new and innovative technologies are helping enable a digital supply chain and improve operations for global companies, especially those shipping dangerous goods.

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.



Technology & Dangerous Goods Compliance

According to a recent survey by Gravity Supply Chain Solutions, a significant number of retailers (85%) have not yet completed the digitization processes needed to give them complete control and transparency of their supply chain. The survey noted that “without a fully digital supply chain, retailers will struggle with speed to market, hampering their ability to fulfill customer orders on demand.”

While only 15% of those surveyed have digital systems in place, 60% said they believe digitization is “critical to creating seamless omnichannel retail experiences.” Unfortunately, the investment isn’t keeping pace with the need. For many (29%), it’s due to the inability to justify costs as the reason for the delayed implementation.

These sentiments (and the resulting challenges) are similar to that of DG compliance. Labelmaster’s 2018 Global Dangerous Goods Confidence Outlook found that 28% of DG professionals are still doing everything manually, and that 27% think their company’s investment to support DG compliance is “not adequate to meet current needs.” Furthermore, 16% percent indicated that DG compliance is not a major priority for their company, and 54% wish their companies would understand that supply chain and DG shipping management could be a differentiator.

The supply chain is becoming faster, more complex and a digital approach is no longer just a “nice to have” – it’s a necessity. Companies that don’t invest in creating a digital supply chain will be a significant competitive disadvantage.

As Gravity Supply Chain Solutions CEO Graham Parker noted, “Clearly, the supply chain is the final frontier of retail digitization, and while retailers are anxious about the cost, not moving from manual spreadsheet-based supply chain management towards digitized processes could cost them a whole lot more.”

Does your company have the necessary digital systems in place?


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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.

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