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Digital Inventories – are you ready?

Whether referred to as “Digital Inventories,” “Electronic Inventories,” or “Paperless Inventories,” there’s no question about the need to add this in-demand service to your team’s tool kit in order to win and keep important channels of revenue.

The great news is that there are helpful resources and significant benefits to utilizing Digital Inventories – and you can learn more about them from our EDC® team and within this EDC® Digital Inventory Resource Hub.

As confirmed in the 2022 Defense Personal Property Program (DP3) HHG Tender of Service (TOS), USTRANSCOM is mandating the use of electronic inventories for DoD personal property shipments effective May 15, 2023. Even now, these electronic, descriptive inventories are “strongly encouraged” by USTRANSCOM.

Whether for military, commercial, or COD shipments, many consumers and client accounts are reporting a preference for Digital Inventories for their legibility and clarity in understanding any condition codes and comments. Digital Inventories can also give movers quicker access to the itemized list of pieces, conditions, and notes, as well as the ability to attach riders at storage, delivery, and integration should there be a claim.

"tool for our EasyDPS® customers at no additional cost"

Digital Inventories help movers achieve their goals for paperless operations and give additional communication and data reporting ability for the movers and accounts that use them.

If you’re not yet using Digital Inventories and are wondering about the best way to begin, we’re here to help. We’ll give you not only the tools, but also the training, best practices, adoption advice, and on-call support to launch a successful Digital Inventory plan and begin benefiting as soon as possible.

At EDC®, we’ve been providing Digital Inventory software for years within our EDC-MoveStar® Mobile app, and have recently added this tool for our EasyDPS® customers at no additional cost to give them the ability to meet the DoD mandate and prepare well in advance.

We’ve set up this Digital Inventory Resource Hub in which you can scan industry updates, FAQs and Trending Topics. You can also ask questions, link to updated DoD and other online resources, receive tips for best training and adoption, and scan The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started with Digital Inventories.

Whether you’re a TSP, agent, driver, or tech company, there’s something for you here!

We’d love to hear your thoughts, questions, and experience with Digital Inventories, so please Contact Us, or email us at inventory@edcus.com.

Here’s to an amazing 2022 – you’ve got this – and we’re here to help!

FAQ
What kind of devices do I need to complete a digital inventory?

Apple or Android mobile devices – phones or tablets – can be used to complete your digital inventory, though tablets give larger viewing space for your users.

Once completed, your EDC® digital inventories can be easily viewed within your EDC® system from your usual computer or device, and can also be emailed for easy viewing by customers, clients, and partners. You can also print the finalized inventory.

We can answer questions about devices and capabilities, and offer free, flexible training and support for you, your agents, crews, and drivers.

To learn more about device types for Digital Inventories, please Contact Us.

DoD mandate latest info

As confirmed in the 2022 Defense Personal Property Program (DP3) HHG Tender of Service (TOS), USTRANSCOM is mandating the use of electronic inventories for DoD personal property shipments effective 15 MAY 2023.

For 2022, these electronic, descriptive inventories are “strongly encouraged” by USTRANSCOM.

The hyperlinked TOS contains many specific requirements for digital (aka “electronic”) inventories and the required process, and our EDC® team is here to ensure that your teams have everything they need to meet these important requirements.

In order to assist our customers in preparing for and meeting this mandate, we have added our Digital Inventory app EDC-MoveStar® Mobile at no additional cost for all of our EasyDPS® users, as well as expanding the DoD shipment program to the agents and drivers for these DoD shipments. EDC-MoveStar® Mobile has been in use by our EDC-MoveStar® Mobile customers for the past several years, and we provide free and flexible training to ensure that you and your team will be ready well in advance of the 15 MAY 2023 deadline.

Please continue to check here for DoD updates as they become available, and Contact Us with any questions or requests for assisting in your equipping, training, and adoption of Digital Inventories.

To learn more or schedule your free training, please Contact Us or email inventory@edcus.com.

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