Week of November 28th, 2022
Linking supply chain news with dangerous goods compliance
Uncertainty around the supply chain remains a stressor for companies in almost every industry. From retail and pharma to commercial printers and tech companies, everyone is looking for ways to keep the supply chain moving.
Let’s examine some recent industry news.
SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS
- Tech Companies Begin Rerouting Critical Chip Supplies to Trucks with Rail Strike Looming: Technology companies supplying critical semiconductor chips to the economy have started shifting cargo shipments from railroads to trucks with a national freight rail strike looming.
- How Automation Can Help to Address Supply Chain Challenges in Pharma: To combat ongoing supply chain challenges, pharma companies need to adopt processes that are not just efficient, but agile. Automation can be such a solution.
- Electronics Supply Chain Gives Mixed Signals for 2023: Sentiments regarding the health of the automotive semiconductor industry are mixed. Here’s what different industry groups are saying about the state of the electronics supply chain.
- Trends to Watch That Can Help Printers Navigate the Modern Supply Chain: There is a great deal of uncertainty for commercial printing businesses heading into 2023, especially when it comes to the supply chain. Here are the trends you need to pay attention to.
- Supply Chain Issues Top of Mind for Retailers this Holiday Season: A survey from Coupa Software found that nearly all retailers (98%) expect supply chain disruptions to continue during the 2022 holiday season.
- Avoiding self-created disruptions. The first step in avoiding supply chain disruptions is to not cause any. While businesses can’t control rail strikes, labor shortages or capacity constraints, they can avoid snags due to slow DG management processes or compliance errors – often the result of using manual DG processes.
- Automation is key. Automating and standardizing DG shipping processes supports smooth and efficient operations along with supply chain resilience and business continuity — across locations and departments. This helps companies (in any industry) operate more efficiently and compliantly, not just when things are going well, but when disruptions arise.
- Confidently ship hazmat. With so much uncertainty around the supply chain heading into 2023, companies can better position themselves for success by investing in their DG management operations to ensure every shipment – even if they expand product lines, shift transportation modes or begin shipping from new locations – is shipped safely, compliantly and efficiently.
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