Supply Chain Moves: Week of May 2, 2022


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Week of May 2, 2022

Linking supply chain news with dangerous goods compliance

Demand for pharmaceutical goods continues to increase, even as businesses are forced to navigate ongoing supply chain challenges. 

Let’s examine some recent industry news.


  • The Top 25 Global Logistics Providers: The support of third-party logistics firms has become more important as the demand for medical supplies and other goods has increased. Here’s a look at the top 25 logistics providers operating today. 


  • Pharmaceutical goods can be dangerous. High demand for pharmaceutical goods has put added pressure on businesses to expedite the shipment process, especially given the urgent need for safe, fast, reliable transport of specimens, vaccines, medicines and medical devices around the globe. Many of which are classified as dangerous goods and, as a result, bring additional regulatory requirements and supply chain challenges.
  • Supply chain delays put goods and patients at risk. A wide range of factors can impact the transport of temperature-controlled pharmaceutical goods. Incorrect or non-compliant packaging, labels, markings or documentation can result in delays. For pharma companies, delays can cause specimens and medications to be ruined, while putting patients at the end of the supply chain at risk.  
  • Rules vary by where and how goods are shipped. Differences in packaging requirements and shipping regulations exist between countries and transportation modes. Ensuring that hazmat shipments are fully compliant requires that both the item being shipped (e.g., vaccine, specimen, etc.) and what those items are shipped with (e.g., data logger containing a lithium battery, dry ice, etc.) comply with regulations of both the origin and destination countries and the mode being used. 

To learn more about Dangerous Goods software or how to establish a safer, more compliant supply chain, visit

Have questions about Dangerous Goods transport? Call the Labelmaster Regulatory Hotline at 1.800.621.5808.

Automation is the key to handling today’s supply chain challenges. But without true Dangerous Goods automation, you may be operating at a competitive disadvantage.

Integrating Labelmaster’s DGIS with your existing TMS, ERP, WMS or OMS platforms puts Dangerous Goods information in the same window as all your other shipping information. Hazmat shipments become as simple as non-regulated shipments—a seamless part of your normal workflows.

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