Dizpot, a compliant branding, technology and packaging company for the regulated cannabis industry, launched a new division of its company, Dizlogic. The new division offers proprietary Third-Party Logistics (3PL) and Freight Forwarding software for international transport services to solve cannabis supply chain challenges.
“Many mainstream 3PL and freight forwarding companies do not understand the intricacies of the cannabis industry. For cannabis brands, compliance issues that could arise from labeling on a box or misunderstanding of contents in the containers could create a major delay or even seizure,” said John Hartsell, CEO and co-founder at Dizpot. "After learning from hundreds of cannabis license operators and its own customers the shipping challenges they were facing, Dizpot decided to expand upon its single-source solution business model."
These problems led to the creation of Dizlogic, Dizpot’s own software to track shipments from overseas to home base and in turn communicate the status of a customer's order at every step of the process. The company also offers on-the-ground support in China to coordinate shipments and Less Than Container (LCL) freight sharing to help save costs on shipping.
This new division provides expanded offerings to help customers streamline international packaging shipments by forecasting accurate lead times, keeping track of packages, and ensuring timely delivery to one or multiple locations in the United States. Dizlogic also helps prevent supply chain disruptions by anticipating and planning for compliance updates and policy changes that prevent packages from leaving or arriving at ports. The team of this new division is responsible for scheduling new orders based on dispensary sales projections and navigating natural disasters and other unexpected challenges with its proprietary technology and resources.
“We had an instance where branded alcohol wipes were held at the port, and we were sent a letter that the package was being seized for not having ‘proper medical documentation’. With our experience in moving millions of packages with cartridges, batteries, and other ancillary items for the cannabis industry each month, we were able to explain to the authorities why it was legal to import these goods. If a company was moving its own packages and had this issue, it would take costly hours to resolve, and may still result in the packages being seized,” said Jeff Scrabeck, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder at Dizpot.
By creating new technology and software adapted for the needs of the cannabis industry, Dizpot said it's better positioned to handle national supply chain and distribution needs when federal legalization happens.