Challenges

  • Paper forms used for tracking the movement of Dangerous Goods (TDG) and Truck Tickets/ Bill of Lading
  • Monitoring and management of Quantity Commitment for commodities is a challenge when receipts are paper based
  • Huge costs being incurred to manage paper TDG forms through its lifecycle ($20-50 per document x tens/hundreds of thousands/yr.)
  • Waste generators are typically using traditional paper methods which are dysfunctional from a regulatory compliance perspective
  • Waste generators incur additional cost of maintaining spreadsheet tracking systems prone to high administrative costs, errors, and duplication of effort
  • Our research indicates cost burden of approximately $30-50 per Manifest for Generators and Receivers each
  • Traditional paper-based methods are a potential pandemic transmission pathway that does not enable workplace physical distancing and poses logistical issues with people working from home
  • Tough to read and re-concile information from paper forms during an emergency or audits
  • Static information with no real-time updates
  • Increasing data requirements for ESG/Sustainability reporting
  • Tough to read and re-concile information from paper forms during an emergency or audits
  • Industry struggling in the current commodity pricing environment to be more competitive