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How to get strategic about hazmat packaging efficiency

How to get strategic about hazmat packaging efficiency

If you’re an e-commerce customer—and who isn’t these days?—you’ve probably had the experience of receiving a small item in a large package and wondering, Was this really the most efficient way to ship this thing? As a supply chain professional, however, you know the answer probably isn’t that simple. Packaging efficiency in today’s decentralized omnichannel

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Supply Chain Moves: Week of July 15, 2019

Week of July 15, 2019 Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance In today’s omnichannel shipping world, companies are faced with the challenge of meeting customer demands fast, free shipping while keeping costs down. This is especially challenging for those shipping dangerous goods. That’s why more shippers are looking to technologies to further enable this

Omnichannel, decentralized and hazmat-compliant: A brave new world

Labelmaster and Pierbridge will host an exclusive webinar—“How to Stay Dangerous Goods Compliant and Optimize Parcel Shipping in the Brave New Omnichannel Shipping World”—Thursday, July 25 @ 1:00 PM Eastern (12:00 PM Central). Register here. How much more complex and challenging can shipping get? You’re doing everything you can to satisfy customers’ demands for fast,

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Supply Chain Moves: Week of July 8, 2019

Week of July 8, 2019 Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance Technology is changing the way we do business. And soon, the old way of doing things will be replaced– whether it’s how we prepare documents, train employees or interact with customers and devices. To help companies keep a pulse on technology trends impacting

A few everyday hazmat items you might find at your local July 4th celebration

Explosives aren’t the only e-commerce hazmat you might ship for July 4th

July 4th is the day we celebrate being American, and what’s more American than getting what you want, when you want it? E-commerce delivers on that dream for millions of Americans every day, and that can be a beautiful thing. It can also be a dangerous thing, because many e-commerce shippers still don’t realize when

DG Symposium preview: IATA’s Nicolas Carlone on automation and virtual reality

Nicolas Carlone, Assistant Director of DGR and Cargo Publications at IATA, will speak on Dangerous Goods acceptance automation—and give a live demo of IATA’s new virtual reality training tool—at the 14th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 4–6, 2019, in Chicago. During last year’s Dangerous Goods Symposium, we wrote, “Sometime in the not-too-distant future, someone will

DG Digest: USPS testing use of smaller Limited and Excepted Quantity labels

The end of June finds the nation’s schoolchildren mostly finishing their tenures for the year; that means a lot more potential danger on the roads for drivers and equipment operators. If your company operates on the roads, make sure your employees are aware of the increased risk. Here’s the period’s regulatory news: FMCSA The agency published

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Supply Chain Moves: Week of June 24, 2019

Week of June 24, 2019 Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance Purchasing solutions primarily (or solely) based on price puts your organization at risk, especially dangerous good companies. After all, not all solutions – from software to batteries and packaging – are created equality. To help companies keep a pulse on technology trends impacting

5 questions you should ask about lithium battery packaging testing

When it comes to shipping lithium batteries compliantly, labels and marks grab all the headlines, but the real story is in packaging. After all, while labels and marks are critical for proper identification of a package’s contents, the package itself is what keeps those contents from causing damage. In the case of lithium batteries and

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Supply Chain Moves: Week of June 17, 2019

Week of June 17, 2019 Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance Companies today are investing heavily in technology. But how those investment decisions are made can vary based on cost, ROI and more. Organizations shipping dangerous goods need to make compliance and risk mitigation key considerations. To help companies keep a pulse on technology

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