Hazardous Shipping Documentation in Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations
What are Hazardous Materials
Hazardous materials, despite sounding dangerous, are an important part of our economy. There are a wide array of goods that can be classified as a dangerous; everything from class 1, your typical explosive goods like TNT and other items most don’t realize, like airbag inflators, to seemingly benign gases like aerosols and fire extinguishers. The list goes on from toxic or infectious substances, petroleum gas, ordinary paint, to batteries.
Everyday households around the world are using products that classify as hazardous goods when shipping from manufacture to end consumer. Paint, nail polish, and shampoos may all seem like normal everyday household products, but are classified as a hazardous material when delivered to stores and homes.
Despite the dangerous characteristic that coincides with these goods, they all can be stored, handled and shipped appropriately.
Hazardous Shipping Regulations
Just like the manufacturing of these products, shipping can be equally as complicated with serious implications for getting the process wrong. There are country specific regulations, and different regulations depending on the mode of transportation. Companies should focus on these priorities when handling and shipping hazardous materials:
- Classify material
- Ensure the use of top carriers
- Utilize appropriate packaging and labeling
- Ensure the preparation of shipping papers
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations can help to mitigate mistakes, stay within regulations, and ship on time and without fear of shipping out of compliance.
Preparing Hazardous Shipping Documentation in Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations:
A recent release within Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations has added functionalities to support transportation of hazardous materials. The early versions of this new functionality will provide shippers with the ability to keep up with ever-changing regulations.
D365 Hazardous Shipping Features:
- Setting hazmat parameters
- Shipping documentation such as Multimodal Dangerous Goods and Shippers Declaration
- Setting up transport categories
- Setup of emergency response
Examples of Hazardous Shipping Documents in Dynamics 365:
Each of the features help shippers of hazardous materials to provide carriers with shipping papers and emergency response information, which provide useful information in the case of an incident. Microsoft Dynamics 365 hazardous material feature gives shippers appropriate documents to accompany transportation of hazardous materials.