Goods listed with ADR-values, an ADR-class, an Un-number and a packaging group can be stored in CORAX.
How Does ADR Classification Work?
Not all goods in a warehouse are going to be simple items that do not pose much of a danger to anyone. Dangerous goods are often stored too, as customers require them as well. Of course, with transporting such items, there is a risk of traffic accidents. Depending on what the item is, such an accident could be a serious problem
Apart from such an extreme case, there is also the matter of handling the item in as safe a way as possible. The ADR classification system imposes safety labels on dangerous goods. The said labels send a lot of information to those who are handling them. In fact, the people doing so need the required ADR class certification before being allowed to handle or transport those kinds of items.
Examples of existing classifications include gases, flammable solids, flammable liquids, explosives, radioactive material, oxidizing substances, miscellaneous dangerous goods, and corrosive substances.
How Does a Warehouse Store Dangerous Goods?
The information and signal sent by classification types go beyond telling people how to handle dangerous materials from a safety standpoint. There is also the matter of how these items are going to be stored in the warehouse. You have no choice but to store such items in their most optimal conditions.
If you neglect to do so, you are putting the warehouse and all those who access it in severe danger. There are supposed to be designated storage areas for these items so that they can be separated from the rest of your stock and held in a manner that is suited to safety.
A solid WMS system should assist you with this function and reduce the amount of manual effort that you must put in to ensure that ADR classification and the resulting material handling are flowing as they should. Once the people moving around stick to the system, all should flow well.
Does CORAX Support a Classification System?
One of CORAX’s strong suits is its ability to store various item parameters. Not only does this function assist in reporting and auditing, but it also means there is tremendous support for various processes and policies, which contributes to the straightforward and smooth running of warehouse operations.
Classifications come under this umbrella too. Naturally, goods are going to be entering the warehouse listed with ADR classes, ADR values, or UN-numbers. There may even be a packaging group in the mix. This is all information that can be stored in the CORAX system.
With this at play, it makes it that much easier to ensure that everything is in its place as it should be. All the team needs to do is stick to the information that the WMS offers, and you can effectively navigate your responsibilities in the supply chain, while preserving the health and safety of those who interact with the items in the warehouse.