Reduce risks with a digital bill of lading.
Learn how switching to digital bills of lading can make shipping operations faster, safer, and more economical.
Bills of lading are cornerstones of supply chains. They are contracts between the supplier of goods and the carrier transporting them. A bill of lading defines the type, quantity, and destination of the delivered goods. It also serves as a shipment receipt.
Processing bills of lading manually is costly and prone to errors. Switching to digital bills of lading can help businesses reduce shipping risks.
What is a digital bill of lading?
A digital bill of lading is an electronic version of a traditional paper document. Suppliers generally distribute them as PDF files. PDFs are the standard digital business document format.
How digital bills of lading reduce risks.
Digital bills of lading can make shipping less risky in multiple ways, including:
- Accessibility: You can access digital PDFs on any device, from computers to mobile devices, and instantly share them to ensure timely exchange of information.
- Data Accuracy: You can annotate or edit a digital bill of lading at any time. This reduces the potential for human error and allows you to stay up to date with changing situations.
- Data Security: It’s easy to protect confidential digital bills of lading with passwords to ensure only authorized people can open them.
- Cost Reduction: There’s no need to waste money on paper, ink, and postage with digital PDFs. As a result, businesses can save money and invest it in further improvements to operations.
Easily create a digital bill of lading.
Businesses often have text editing software templates for bills of lading. You can convert these templates into PDFs with online tools, such as Adobe Acrobat online services. Simply navigate to the Convert To PDF tool and upload your file to convert it. You can also comment and mark up digital bills of lading, sign and protect them, and more.
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