Supply Chain Moves: Week of April 29, 2019

Labelmaster Supply Chain Moves


Week of April 29, 2019

Linking technology news with Dangerous Goods compliance

Advancements in technology leads to more complex supply chains, especially for companies shipping dangerous goods. It’s important for organizations to understand the impact new technologies have on their operations, and then leverage other technology solutions to effectively manage the process.

To help companies keep a pulse on technology trends impacting business and the movement of dangerous goods throughout the supply chain, Labelmaster has launched “Supply Chain Moves,” a weekly report linking the latest technology news to dangerous goods compliance.

Let’s examine the recent supply chain technology and industry news.



Technology & Dangerous Goods Compliance

The fire risk associated with lithium batteries has led to increasingly strict restrictions – including being banned from passenger aircraft, rigorous testing and expanded marking and labeling requirements. While these rules are part of an industry-wide push to ensure safety, they have a significant impact on companies that manufacture and distribute lithium batteries (and the technologies that rely on them).

In an article from Battery Power Magazine, Labelmaster Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Responsibility Brian Beetz examined the impact of these latest rules and outlines strategies to help companies ensure compliance and avoid disruptions to operations, including:

  • Staying up-to-date on the latest regulations and understand their impact
  • Implementing proper processes and infrastructure to ensure all shipments are safe and compliant
  • Partnering with a regulatory expert to answer questions and help ensure compliance
  • Taking a strategic approach to lithium battery transport

As the use of lithium batteries and battery-powered devices continues to expand, so too will the rules for transporting them. To ensure compliance with these complex, ever-changing regulations, and to maintain safe and smooth operations, it’s critical for companies that manufacture and distribute these items to have adequate processes and infrastructure in place. By taking a strategic approach to lithium battery transport, companies can enhance their own operations while helping the industry achieve the overarching goal of these regulations—safety.

What strategies do you have in place to avoid disruptions?

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Labelmaster’s Dangerous Goods Information System (DGIS) is the leading SaaS solution to help companies more efficiently and accurately manage their Dangerous Goods shipments. DGIS validates your Dangerous Goods shipment data against the latest regulations, ensuring a more efficient supply chain and reducing friction found in Dangerous Goods shipments. DGIS is a certified partner/validation solution with ERP, transportation and warehouse management systems.

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