Week of May 27, 2019
Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance
Selecting the right supply chain technology for your organization is critical and can have a significant impact on your operational and financial performance – both today and in the future.
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.
- ERP Giants SAP and Oracle Add AI to Platforms: As CIOs and other IT leaders shift their AI programs to incorporate more buying than building from scratch, vendors are adding new AI capabilities to their platforms to meet the demand.
- Why WMS is Playing Catchup with the Cloud: Warehouse management systems were relatively late in coming to the cloud, but this model presents a real opportunity for companies. Softeon’s Dan Gilmore lays out the various options for cloud deployment of WMS.
- Adoption of Wearable Operations Tech to Reach 90% in Next the Decade: Most organizations have already adopted technologies like handheld computers and tablets, but the use of tech like barcode scanners, RFID inventory management and wearable mobile computers is expected to increase in the coming years.
- Self-driving Trucks Begin Mail Delivery Test for U.S. Postal Service: The U.S. Postal Service started a two-week test transporting mail using self-driving trucks in the effort to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology for hauling freight.
- Supply Chain Transformation in the Oil and Energy Industry: There is a lot of discussion about supply chain transformation on the consumer goods and retail industries, but there are many challenges and opportunities in the oil and energy industry too.
- Manhattan Associates Adds RFID Inventory Tracking to Store Fulfillment Software: Manhattan Associates launched a store inventory and fulfillment software product that helps turn retail stores into mini-DCs.
- Zipline Logistics’ Report Highlights Importance of Logistics for CPG Shippers: A recent report from Zipline Logistics highlights the importance of logistics for consumer packaged goods shippers.
- More Than Software Provider, Think Partner: To future-proof your supply chain technology, it’s also important to look beyond feature-function checklists and consider the long-term value of the partnership.
Technology & Dangerous Goods Compliance
Today’s supply chain is complex and continues to change rapidly. That’s why companies continue to invest in technology solutions to help digitize and integrate their supply chains. But, as BluJay’s Stacie Vroman outlined in a recent article for Logistics Viewpoints, it’s important to look beyond just software functionality and consider the long-term value of the partnership.
According to Vroman, leaders are prioritizing the relationship value of the provider over or along with cost and functionality. She states, “Going beyond the first level of functionality, other important considerations include the ability to collaborate with a provider who is knowledgeable about your industry and willing to work with your company goals – one year, two years, ten years from now – so you’re continually getting the most value from your investment.”
She added “A partner who understands your everyday challenges and requirements to serve customers can deliver more value through the software platform.”
This is especially true for dangerous goods shippers who must successfully navigate complex and ever-changing regulations that can vary based on product type and quantity, transportation mode, geography and more. Having a vendor with dangerous goods-specific software is one piece, but it’s just as important to have a partner that understands the regulations and daily challenges hazmat shippers face. This value-added partnership will allow companies to get the most out of their tech investment in order to meet their shipping needs and requirements today and in the future.
Are you making long-term, strategic partnerships part of your software selection process?
To learn more about how Labelmaster’s team of experts that can help you better navigate the challenging world of dangerous goods shipping, visit https://www.labelmaster.com/services.
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.