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Industry terms and definitions

The resource aims to assist individuals in gaining a comprehensive understanding of various industry terms and definitions, enabling them to navigate the complex terminology more effectively.
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Dangerous Goods

Discover the essence of safety. This document provides vital insights into the proper handling of dangerous goods, along with a comprehensive overview of the various types of hazardous materials.
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How Omnichannel Order Fulfilment Works

Take a look at the stages on how Ominichannel Order Fulfilment Works
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Supply-Chain Overview

The supply chain overview serves as a foundation for understanding the complexity of the supply chain network and helps businesses identify areas for improvement, cost reduction, and efficiency enhancement.
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Dangerous goods, also known as hazardous materials, are substances or articles that possess inherent properties that can cause harm to human health, safety, property, or the environment. These goods can pose various risks during transportation, storage, handling, or use due to their chemical, physical, or biological characteristics. Examples of dangerous goods include flammable substances, corrosive materials, toxic substances, explosives, radioactive materials, and infectious substances. They require special handling, packaging, labeling, and transportation procedures to ensure the safety of individuals and the environment.

We have experience in dangerous goods handling whether your product is going to your end customer in the UK or EU. 

A UN dangerous good is a hazardous substance regulated by the United Nations (UN) due to its potential risks, and it must be handled, transported, and stored according to specific regulations.

There are nine primary classes of dangerous goods under the United Nations (UN) classification system. These classes include:

  1. Class 1: Explosives
  2. Class 2: Gases
  3. Class 3: Flammable Liquids
  4. Class 4: Flammable Solids
  5. Class 5: Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
  6. Class 6: Toxic and Infectious Substances
  7. Class 7: Radioactive Materials
  8. Class 8: Corrosive Substances
  9. Class 9: Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances and Articles

Each class is further subdivided into various divisions and packing groups, providing a detailed categorisation of different types of dangerous goods based on their specific hazards.

UN3373 refers to the United Nations (UN) classification for Biological Substances, Category B. This classification is used for the transportation of biological materials that may contain pathogens or other potentially infectious substances.

UN1013 is the United Nations classification for Carbon Dioxide, which is a non-flammable gas.

UN1057 is the United Nations classification for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

UN3480 refers to the United Nations classification for Lithium-ion batteries.

UN1266 refers to Petroleum Distillates etc.

UN1805 refers to Phosphoric Acid.

The Soil Association Organic Standard is a set of guidelines and criteria for organic farming and production.

A bonded warehouse is a facility where imported goods can be stored without paying customs duties or taxes until they are cleared by customs.

To sell dangerous goods in the UK, you need to classify and label the goods correctly, use approved packaging, maintain proper documentation, and comply with relevant regulations such as ADR and IMDG Code. Training and competence of personnel handling the goods are also important.

Industry terms and definitions refer to the specialized vocabulary and definitions used within a particular industry or field. These terms are unique to the industry and help professionals communicate effectively and understand each other’s language. They often encompass technical terms, acronyms, jargon, and specific terminology that are specific to the industry.

For example, in the logistics industry, terms such as “3PL” Third-Party Logistics etc.

LPG stands for “Liquid Petroleum Gas”

We handle your goods with care. Our warehouses have special care sections where your goods are safely stored. 

Sprint Logistics overcomes barriers of global trade by handling supply chain complexity, customs and compliance, offering technology for visibility, ensuring cost efficiency, addressing language and cultural barriers, and managing risk effectively.

Bolt includes inventory tracking software, warehouse and order management systems, barcode and RFID technologies, cloud-based solutions, multi-channel management, demand forecasting, inventory optimization, vendor managed inventory, and dropshipping services. These services help businesses streamline inventory tracking, optimize stock levels, and enhance overall supply chain operations.

Sprint Logistics have specialised facilities, including designated storage areas, ventilation and exhaust systems, fire suppression equipment, spill containment measures, safety signage, trained staff, security measures, compliance with regulations, emergency response plans, material compatibility cheques, and proper packaging and labelling. These facilities ensure the safe storage and handling of hazardous materials, minimising risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.

LVG most commonly stands for “Last Vehicle Group.” The Last Vehicle Group is a concept used in transportation and logistics to optimise the routing and delivery of vehicles, particularly in the context of public transport or delivery services.

In logistics, “OSR” stands for “Order Sequencing and Routeing.” OSR is a process used in warehouse and distribution operations to optimise the order fulfilment process and route planning for efficient and cost-effective deliveries.

Some delivery partners include companies such as DPD, Yodel, FedEx and many more.

Package value refers to the financial value assigned to a package or shipment, it is used for purposes such as insurance coverage and customs declarations.

It is very likely for a customer to receive an estimated delivery date because it keeps customers informed about the expected arrival of their packages.

Most estimated delivery dates are usually accurate to some degree, but factors like unforeseen delays or disruptions can affect precision.

If you have not received an estimated delivery date, contact the retailer or your logistics provider for tracking information and an estimated delivery date.

A series of factors such as unforeseen delays, system glitches, or communication issues can lead to a lack of prior notice if a package is late.

It is dependent on the rate new stock reaches our storage facilities.

Stock integrity refers to the accuracy and reliability of inventory data, ensuring that it matches the actual quantity and condition of goods in a warehouse.

Smart storage refers to the method utilising an inventory management system to more efficiently use the storage hardware available.

Upfront information in logistics means providing clear details about shipments or services before they are handled. An example is disclosing shipping costs and delivery times to customers during the online checkout process.

Stock accuracy refers to the precision of recorded inventory levels compared to the actual physical quantity of goods in a warehouse.

Stock traceability involves the ability to track and trace the movement of each unit of stock within the supply chain.

The type of work that you should give to 3PL differs from business to business and could be anything from storing goods, processing products, or organizing and shipping orders.

An omnichannel service provides seamless logistics services across multiple channels, for a unified customer experience.

At Sprint Logistics we offer the best supply chain solutions such as a cutting-edge WMS system, real time data analytics and reverse logistics solutions.

Yes, omnichannel fulfilment is a reliable method to scale your business, offering flexibility and improved customer experience across various sales channels.

You will be given data that is in reference to your levels of stock and the rate they came into and left our storage facilities.

Reverse logistics refers to the management of the transport of goods from customers returning to the seller or manufacturer.

Some of the reasons why an estimated delivery date would change can be because of serval factors such as high demand periods, logistics issues, technical glitches.