Dangerous Goods

Integration into SAP ERP - Logistics Supply Chain

There are strict legal and responsible care requirements regarding the distribution of commodities in the chemical industry. It is imperative that the persons in charge of the logistics chain and others involved not only observe regulations but also have a mastery of these complex requirements. Should an incident occur, it could lead to fines or claims for compensation and may even damage the company's image. Integration of dangerous goods management into the logistics processes is necessary to improve safety, increase efficiency and transparency and reduce lead time and costs.

The chart below shows typical industry requirements and SI PRO Consulting solutions.

Dangerous Goods Classification

Support of the dangerous goods classification using SAP EH&S:

  • Availability of necessary chemical, physical and toxicological primary data (e.g. aggregate state, density, flash point, toxicity)
  • Structured presentation of primary data
  • Availability of classification keys that combine the required data
  • Efficient search and assignment functions
  • Content integration of regulatory data and substance lists from providers

Company wide provision of hazard data and commodity properties

  • Immediate availability of consistent and current hazard data
  • Integration into the SAP Logistics modules
  • Support of national (e. g. the German "Listing good regulation" GGVS, 49CFR) and international regulations (e. g. ADR, RID, IMDG, IATA)
  • Support for multiple languages
  • Audit-proof

Support of Shipment Planning

Efficient and safe distribution of chemical commodities:

  • Ability to report to customers, service providers and internal contact persons
  • Availability of dangerous goods data and product properties at planning workplaces
  • Admissibility of modes of transports and transport types
  • Information about restrictions regarding weight, storage space, mixed loading and storage

Dangerous Goods Checks in Delivery and Transport

Dangerous goods checks assure the observance of dangerous goods regulations. Dangerous goods checks can be flexibly integrated into the sales and shipping business processes that are suitable to the customer's requirements.
Typical examples:

  • Has the material been released from the dangerous goods point of view?
  • Can the material be transported using the specific route and by the chosen mode of transport?
  • Is the maximum allowed total weight observed?
  • Are mixed loading prohibitions observed?
  • Is the designated means of transport suitable for the material?

Management of Means of Transportation

  • Management of transport resources and specifications of means of transport
  • Support for automatic and manual means of transport planning
  • Automated check-in (automatic fetch of means of transport and driver data)

Integration of Service Providers

Transportation planning and processing often requires the coordination of a multitude of service providers. Various media, such as document output, fax, EDI and XML, are often employed. In particular, complex transportation chains and changes in modes of transport are making high demands on dangerous goods management.

  • Management of service providers and contracts
  • Business messages to service providers with order information and product properties
  • Integration of courier, express and parcel service providers, respectively parcel service providers
  • Shipment cost settlement

Integration of Third Party/Sub­system

In the Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Consumer Goods industries, a multitude of specific systems often has to be integrated into one solution. Take, for example, systems for label printing, packaging development, optimization of storage space and shipments, scales system, etc. Integrated systems are fed the necessary hazard data and product properties by the SAP EH&S solution.

Integration of Scales System

When integrating a scales system, a typical problem is a high number of delivery and transportation processes with a high quantity volume. Various scales systems can be integrated:

  • Integration of truck and train scales
  • Integration of packing station scales

Connectivity to Internet and Market Places

  • Support for the sourcing process of transportation capacity using marketplaces
  • Query for product data and specification documents (e. g. packaging material specification, safety data sheets)
  • Acknowledgement of delivery receipt via the internet
  • Tracking and tracing

Transportation Documents

Integration of dangerous goods data and chemical and physical properties into transport accompanying and internal documents:

  • Tremcards
  • IMO dangerous goods declaration
  • Shippers Declaration for dangerous goods
  • Tank label - proper shipping name
  • Internal notes on dangerous goods and hazardous substance

Labeling of Means of Transportation

The necessary labels for a means of transport are determined dynamically by the SAP EH&S module in interaction with the shipment module. The applicable dangerous goods regulations for a shipment are identified automatically and taken into account by the SAP System. The application of exemptions/facilitations, e. g. ADR/RID transport according to paragraph, LQ, can also be ensured by the SAP system.

Labels and Labeling of Packages and Packaging

Special logistic and regulatory data are increasingly required to be printed on labels, e. g. requirements according to GefStoffV, GMP, IMDG, etc.

Pictograms from the areas: hazardous substances, dangerous goods and notes regarding storage and processing and barcodes are integrated into the layout of the labels. Multilingual texts for the substance name, hazard inducers, safety phrases and internationally accepted substance identifiers like CAS, EINECS, ELINCS, TSCA, and MITI numbers must be printed on the label.

The logistics processes in production, delivery and goods receipt must be supported promptly.

Close data and functional integration is absolutely necessary for the maintenance and creation of the labels.

Hazardous Substance Handling

  • Support of the goods receipt process, e. g. according to "Verordnung über brennbare Flüssigkeiten" (VbF), or water pollution class (WGK)
  • Consideration of mixed loading prohibitions
  • Special stock overviews for hazardous substances, e. g. inventory list for fire department
  • Creation of safety data sheet with automated shipping
  • Integration of hazardous substance data into labels and picking documents
  • Standard operating procedures and PI sheets for production, warehouse, etc.


Reference: BASF


Headquarters: Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Founded: 1865


Projects Examples

  • Corporate and operative EHS Sustainability Reporting
  • SAP GTS Trade Compliance
  • ECHA Poison Center Notification​

Reference: Werner und Mertz

Headquarter: Mainz
Founded: 1867

Project: Implementation of a corporation-wide SAP PLM / EHS solution

Consulting Support SI PRO Consulting:

  • Concept SAP PLM Specification management
  • Concept SAP PLM Recipe Development
  • Implementation, Test, Go Live
  • SAP PLM R&D Fragrance Database
  • Integration SAP QM, SAP MM, SAP batch management
  • Concept SAP EHS solution
  • Implementation SAP EHS Product Safety, Dangerous Goods
  • Implementation SAP REACH solution
  • Roll Out activities in Austria, France and Japan

Reference: Axpo

Headquarter: Kanton, Baden Aargau
Founded: 2001

SI PRO for AXPO implemented projects from 2012 till 2014

  • Implementation of SAP EHS environment for dangerous goods and occupational safety
  • Blueprint and implementation of a global specification data base with SAP EHS
  • Automated generation of standard operating procedures and further safety relevant documents
  • Implementation, development and support of SAP EHS Global Label Management to label dangerous goods
  • Development multi-lingual label templates with a dynamic language selection
  • Location depending definition of printing processes
  • Implementation of several client specific developments within the project scope

Reference: Hamburg Port Authority

Headquarter: Hamburg
Founded: 2005

SI PRO für die Hamburg Port Authority realisierte Projekte

  • Implementation of SAP EHSM Risk Management for occupational risk management in occupational safety (creation of risk assessments)
  • Implementation of SAP EHSM Incident Management to record incidents relevant to occupational safety
  • Design & implementation of location structure
  • Client specific customization of user interfaces and automated workflows within GBU-creation processes
  • Definition and customizing of BW-integration with extensive analysis tools
  • Design of templates for various reports (summary reports, operating instructions, accident reports, etc.)
  • Interface development for connecting an external hazardous substance database

Reference: Pharmazell

Headquarter: Raubling
Founded: 1947


Project: Implementation SAP Quality Management and SAP EHS as part of an overall SAP implementation


  • Implementation of SAP EHS hazardous substance management according to REACH regulations
  • Implementation of SAP Quality Management for raw material procurement and production process
  • Mapping of global and local specifics of all global locations


Services provided by SI PRO:

  • Requirements analysis of As-Is situation
  • Requirements of To-Be solution with SAP EHS and SAP QM
  • Customizing SAP EHS Hazardous Substances Workbench and SAP QM
  • Replacement of old systems, data mapping, data migration
  • Blueprint and development of client add-ons
  • Implementation of company processes in SAP, e.g. Quality Management, test management, labelling, traceability, supplier management

Reference: SAP Support Brenntag SE

Headquarter: Essen
Founded: 1874

SI PRO Projects for Brenntag

  • Further development and European SAP EHS System for chemical trade 2nd and 3rd level
  • Chemical distribution, specialty chemicals, life science, material science
  • SAP EHS PS, DG, Content, eSDB, REACH, GLM, MDG Integration

Reference: Fuchs Petrolub

Headquarter: Mannheim
Founded: 1931

Project: Maintenance of SAP EHS application in context EUROSAP and Asia

Maintenance services:

  • Ariel Content Support​
  • Additional support SAP EHS Product Safety
  • Maintenance SAP GTS​
  • Maintenance SAP  foreign trade in logistics​
  • ABAP and WWI developments
  • Technical Support

Reference: Transport­wesen / Aviation​

Location: Hamburg
Construction year: 1911


SI PRO projects for Airport Hamburg​​

  • Implementation of SAP EHSM Risk Management for operational risk management within occupational safety (creation of risk assessment)
  • Design & implementation of location structure
  • Blueprint & implementation automated workflows within GBU creation process
  • Blueprint & customizing SAP BW with detailed analysis tools
  • Design of templates of regulatory relevant reports

Reference: EHSM Düsseldorfer Airport

  • Concept and implementation location structure
  • Implementation of SAP EHS solution for hazardous substances management inclusive hazardous substance register
  • Automatic creation of standard operating procedures and further safety relevant documents
  • Implementation of client specific developments within project scope (e.g. approval workflow and approval process)

Reference: Max-Planck Society

Headquarters: Berlin
Founded: 1911


SI PRO projects for Max-Planck Society

  • Implementation risk assessment
  • Implementation accident management
  • Implementation hazardous substances management
  • Implementation health and safety briefings with SAP Learning Solution and implementation of additional developments
  • Integration SAP HCM
  • Integration SAP Portal Application
  • Roll out
  • Long-term maintenance of the application

Reference: Max-Planck Society

Headquarter: Berlin
Founded: 1911


Project: Implementation of SI PRO Health and Safety Briefing Monitor


  • Central IT-solution for health and safety briefings
  • Integration of SAP EHSM
  • Integration SAP Learning Solution


Services provided by SI PRO​:

  • Project planning
  • Complete project realization
  • Creation of individual catalogue of measures
  • Blueprint, specification and implementation of add-ons
  • Preparation and conduction of key user trainings

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