Introducing Dangerous Goods in the Value Chain

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Introduce dangerous goods in the value chain

Introduction to Dangerous Goods in the Value Chain

Overview – Dangerous Goods in the Value Chain (3G8)

Dangerous Goods in Sales (3G8) manages the dangerous goods check in sales and delivery documents. In addition, dangerous good descriptions are printed on the sales order confirmations, sales contracts and the delivery notes.

For each compliance-relevant product added to a sales order, a sales contract or sales quotation, you must verify if the product is classified as a dangerous good. If so, you check if the product can be transported.

If the product is not classified or if transport is not allowed, this check can result in a sales order block. The determination is based on the dangerous goods regulations that are applicable for the transport between departure and destination countries/regions.

If a dangerous goods assessment is not yet completed, a corresponding request to the product stewardship department or the dangerous goods specialists is created.


The benefits of Dangerous Goods in Sales (3G8) include:

  • Mitigating compliance risks with up-to-date information integrated into the value chain.

  • Integrating dangerous goods checks in the selling process.

  • Informing the product steward and dangerous goods specialists about new countries where transport is required.

Key Process Steps

The following key process steps are provided:

  • Creating a sales order

  • Performing a dangerous goods check

  • Triggering a dangerous goods assessment where it is missing

  • Creating an outbound delivery

  • Perform dangerous goods check in delivery

  • Include dangerous goods information on delivery note and picking list

Compliance with dangerous goods regulations is an important component of product compliance to ensure the safe transportation of dangerous goods. The dangerous goods management solution enables you to manage data that is needed to classify and process dangerous goods according to dangerous goods regulations. This data can be used in the delivery processes for transport checks and for printing dangerous goods data on delivery documents:

  • If a product has been marked as relevant for compliance in the product master, the system checks dangerous goods data when a shipping specialist saves a delivery. If an item in the delivery has been classified as a dangerous good, the system checks if all necessary dangerous goods data is available. If so, the system checks whether transportation of the product is allowed, forbidden, or restricted.
  • If transport is not allowed from the departure country to the destination country, the system automatically blocks the item and informs the shipping specialist about the issue.
  • If the dangerous good is not yet assessed, or the classification is not released, the item is blocked. In addition, a request is triggered so that the product steward or dangerous goods expert can assess the data for the product.
  • If transport is allowed under restricted conditions, the shipping specialist is informed that there are restrictions, but the item can be processed further.

Dangerous goods data is not only used for checks in the delivery processes, the description of the dangerous good is also printed on the documents in all required languages.


  • Dangerous Goods Information for Freight Documents in Transportation Management: With this feature, you can print relevant dangerous goods information together with freight documents for the ADR Dangerous Goods Note in Transportation Management.
  • Providing Dangerous Good Data for Outgoing Freight Unit SOAP Service: This feature enables you to provide dangerous goods data for all products within a SOAP service for transportation demands to support external transportation management planning.
  • Dangerous Goods Checks in Transportation Demand and Freight-Order Processing for Rail Transports:With this feature, dangerous goods checks are now integrated into transportation documents for rail transport.

Dangerous Goods Information for Freight Documents in Transportation Management:

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