In our last article, we identified Dangerous Goods (DG) as a blue ocean business opportunity.
There are chemicals, and then there are chemicals. Let’s take the salon industry for example.
When the last straw breaks the camel’s back, the mind conjures up wistful images of customers who are loyal to a fault, toppling your nearest competitor, or just selling everything and moving off-grid. Anything but what’s happening now. Well, while besting your competition is a triumph in itself, here’s a blue ocean alternative future to consider (which totally pushes the competition out the window).
For a start let’s explore the sourcing, processing or supply of hard-to-find or volatile chemicals, powders or solid state materials which are used in the manufacturing of high value commercial and consumer goods. The extra cost and complexity in providing these necessary materials – in terms of sourcing, storage and transportation - makes most people shy away from getting started.
These materials which count magnetic, caustic and explosive amongst their characteristics are called Dangerous Goods (DG) in logistics terms and have specific handling procedures to ensure a safe working and transportation environment. Some goods require special tests and packaging in order to get loaded onto transport vehicles. Sounds daunting? For some, perhaps. But Alien Logistics has DG certified staff and partners; and we handle dangerous goods on a daily basis so you can always bounce your ideas off us to plan your DG supply chain.
So, go ahead, be bold and look for the big ideas where few go fishing!
Jennifer Leong - Dreamweaver at Alien Logistics; takes care to make dreams & big ideas a reality for the team at Alien.