Faster than coffee: Automating hazmat shipping with DGIS software

Why do so many people love single-serve coffee makers? Because they make a complex process simple and fast.

That’s also why many hazmat organizations use advanced automation software.

Dangerous Goods transport is one of the most complex processes in modern industry. Automation solutions that make hazmat shipping simpler and faster are essential for keeping your operation compliant, efficient and profitable.

Learn more in our free, upcoming webinar:

Automating Hazmat Shipping: The Key to Faster, More Efficient DG Logistics

March 20, 1:00 pm CDT

Process DG shipments faster than a coffee maker

For thousands of Labelmaster customers, our DGIS software is the key to speeding up Dangerous Goods transport. DGIS makes productivity-boosting automation not just possible, but easy.

To demonstrate just how fast and simple DGIS can make hazmat shipping, we decided to test it against our office coffee maker. Here’s what happened.

Now, in case you’re thinking that performance is due to video editing, you should know we’ve timed DGIS in action and been able to process a shipment in as little as 13 seconds. So, if anything, this video shows DGIS at less than top speed.

So what makes DGIS so fast? And how can it boost your operation’s performance?

What makes DGIS so fast?

DGIS makes hazmat shipment processing fast by making it simple—starting with documentation.

Every Dangerous Goods shipment requires thorough documentation, with as many as 14 fields to complete for every package. Filling in each of those fields manually would obviously take several minutes. That’s why DGIS stores all the details of every item you ship—so it can pre-populate every field on your Dangerous Goods declarations with a single mouse click.

Shipping a new item? Just type in the UN number, and DGIS will prompt you with the information you need to add.

Plus, DGIS never leaves you guessing if you’ve filled out the form correctly. It instantly validates every shipment against the latest regulations from the 49 CFR, IATA DGR and IMDG Code.

DGIS will even show you where every label and mark need to be placed on your package, so you can be completely confident in your compliance. Because nothing slows you down like a shipment that gets held up in inspection due to a compliance error.

The advantages of automated DG processing

So what’s the big advantage of automating your hazmat shipping processes?

The first advantage is volume. Demand for certain Dangerous Goods shipments—lithium battery devices, paints and coatings and biological substances, for example—is strong and keeps growing stronger. The faster you can process these shipments, the more you can process during any given time period.

The second advantage is staff productivity. If someone can process 100 hazmat shipments in one hour instead of three hours, that leaves them two hours to work on other critical tasks.

The third advantage is streamlined operation. DGIS doesn’t just accelerate hazmat shipping; it also simplifies and standardizes the process. It makes all your parts information and master data available to anyone in your organization, so you never have to chase down that one guy to get a question answered. Plus, DGIS makes hazmat shipping a quick, repeatable process, which is the key to operational efficiency.

You can even integrate DGIS with the WMS, TMS or ERP platforms your teams already know, so hazmat documentation and validation appear in the same window as all your other shipping information. This advanced Dangerous Goods automation makes documentation and validation a seamless part of your normal workflows.

Give your hazmat operation a jolt of caffeine

Automating with DGIS makes Dangerous Goods processing as fast and simple as a single-cup coffee maker. Unlike coffee, however, adding DGIS to your operation may actually lower your blood pressure.

Ready to see what automation with DGIS can do for your operation? Join our fee upcoming webinar:

Automating Hazmat Shipping: The Key to Faster, More Efficient DG Logistics

March 20, 1:00 pm CDT

Make sure your shipments are safe and in complete compliance with a full line of solutions from Labelmaster—a full-service provider of goods and services for hazardous materials and Dangerous Goods professionals, shippers, transport operators and EH&S providers.


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