Week of May 10th, 2021
Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance
Automation continues to drive the supply chain forward…and will become an increasingly important focus moving forward. What does this mean for dangerous goods companies?
Let’s examine the recent supply chain technology and industry news.
SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS
- Shifting Your Business From Manual to Automated Processes: Leading supply chain providers offer advice on how to transition your business’ processes from manual to automated for freight, healthcare, warehouse and dangerous goods sectors.
- Bringg Report: More Than Half of Logistics Providers will Focus on Automation in Coming Year: 41% say their biggest challenge to scaling last-mile operations is an outdated business processes and manual operations, followed by legacy technology (36%).
- Automated Solutions Take Center Stage in the Warehouse and Distribution Environment: With more companies investing in the right mix of scalable automation, the opportunity to leverage technology for continued growth and success is right at their fingertips.
- Automation is the Future of Trucking, but it’s Not All About Autonomous Driving: Opportunities for automation continue to drive the trucking industry toward a more digitized future, and tech providers that offer the advantage of those advancements will be offering benefits like improved efficiency, streamlined operations and cost reduction.
- XPO Logistics: Companies Demand Outsourcing, Warehouse Automation as E-commerce Surges: Three trends are responsible for driving a majority of XPO Logistics’ business in Q1: e-commerce, outsourcing and warehouse automation.
- Top Tips for Automating Your Manufacturing Processes: If you are considering automating aspects of your production processes, it’s worth learning what works and what does not from those who have been there before. Here are tips to get started on the right foot with your automation projects.
- Automation is a top priority. Organizations are increasingly turning to automation technologies to help drive efficiency, streamline operations and increase profitability. But, for many, outdated business processes and manual operations continue to be a challenge.
- Don’t forget about DG. Simply using supply chain technology won’t automatically improve dangerous goods operations. Most TMS, ERP, WMS or OMS solutions aren’t built with hazmat as their main focus and, therefore, lack the necessary functionality. And using warehouse robots can speed up fulfillment but won’t improve DG management or compliance. Shippers should consider utilizing dedicated DG shipping software to automate the process and provide the functionality businesses truly need to automate and compliantly manage DG shipping.
- True automation requires integration. A lack of visibility and communication remains a roadblock to creating a seamless, digital supply chain for many organizations. To truly optimize DG shipping operations and drive real business value, companies must successfully integrate compliance with the rest of their operations and systems (ERP, TMS, WMS, etc.). And because data is stored — and therefore maintained — in a single location, all stakeholders are working with accurate, up-to-date information, so there is no wasted time or effort-related to reentering data in multiple systems or learning how to use multiple interfaces.
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