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Labelmaster to Examine Hazmat Shipping Challenges at Parcel Forum 2019
Parcel Forum is dedicated to professionals responsible for the shipping, warehousing, packaging, distribution and delivery of parcels, and most at the event are not hazmat experts. That is why, in his presentation, Sagastume will examine the hazmat dangers currently present in the parcel supply chain and outline steps companies can take to ensure they are shipping hazmat products compliantly. Attendees will hear what products are considered "hazmat", gain a better understanding of who defines the hazmat rules, and learn how shippers, carriers (and even consumers) must comply with these rules in order to maintain a safe and secure supply chain.
"The rise of decentralized, omni-channel e-commerce has led to a greater number of shipments originating from more locations than ever before, with a larger number of these containing hazmat," said Sagastume. "Unfortunately, many professionals responsible for handling parcels along the supply chain may not have experience with dangerous goods. And in some cases, they may not even be aware that they are handling dangerous goods – putting themselves, their businesses and their customers at risk. It is critical for companies to understand what ‘hazmat’ items exist within their supply chain, and to take the proper steps to ensure they are being packed, stored and transported properly."
Presentation attendees will also learn how to quantify the value of safe and compliant transport management from a cost savings and revenue-generating perspective. Sagastume added, "While shipping dangerous goods can be complex, shippers who simply turn away shipments containing these types of goods are missing out on a significant growth opportunity. But with the right product information, processes, training and systems, organizations can manage hazmat shipping efficiently – adding real business value."
Find out how dangerous goods compliance can become a value-added component of your supply chain operations, and boost your company's profitability, by downloading the free Total Value of Compliance technical brief.