Dangerous goods (DG) shipping regulations can be complex and vary by country and transportation mode, making it challenging for shippers to ensure that all shipments are compliant. This is especially true for organizations with multiple locations or business units, which often have different shipping processes or partners, and manage many variables and priorities across the supply chain.
With the dozens of tasks required to put a DG item compliantly into transport, significant inefficiencies, errors and delays can happen across each supply chain partner. Because of the risk involved, organizations must recognize the impacts that DG compliance (or noncompliance) can have in the following areas of the business:
In today’s challenging and highly competitive business environment, organizations need reliable, affordable and repeatable technology that can support DG compliance throughout the supply chain. Business benefits include:
The safe and compliant shipping and handling of DG will become increasingly difficult as supply chains accelerate, new products are introduced, and regulations evolve. To stay competitive and compliant, organizations must invest in DG compliance technology, have access to complete and accurate information, and implement efficient and transparent processes. Otherwise, they put their operational performance, competitive agility, reputation and bottom line at risk.
Mario Sagastume is vice president of software and customer success with Labelmaster.
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