Digitization streamlines hazmat transportation for global chemical companies
Global chemical companies are helping to fight the virus by stepping up production of hand sanitizers, polymers for personal protective equipment, bleach for disinfectants, and cleaning products.
Polyvinyl chloride, used to make construction pipes and vinyl siding, is now incorporated into medical tubing and IV bags. Polypropylene, used vehicle plastics, is now made into medical-grade personal protective equipment like masks and goggles. And over-the-counter and prescription medications contain numerous chemicals – many of these medicines are used to treat COVID-19 patients.
Quicker & Safer Transport
With the increase in production comes the demand for quicker and safer transporting of the raw materials or finished goods to end-users. This requires trucking firms to ship and transport chemicals safely to protect the environment and mankind. These companies need to step up their digitization efforts to speed processing. By eliminating spreadsheets and paper, companies can quicken workflows, boost productivity, reduce errors, and enhances compliance.
In transportation operations, a digital supply network acts as a technology platform for inter-business processes and supply chain relationships. It connects suppliers, buyers, shippers, and third-party logistics providers, allowing them to better communicate, collaborate and conduct business with each other. Manual processes like submitting a purchase order, acknowledging order acceptance, and shipment confirmation are automated, with paper or email translated to appropriate formats where the document can be shared with others electronically.
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