Wednesday Wisdom: A Global Logistics Data Backbone


This week's #WednesdayWisdom, an interesting extract from one of PTI's technical papers, comes from Herman Teering, Managing Director, DGM Software Development Group, and Robert Mellin, Strategy Development Manager for Business Line Industry & Society, Ericsson AB.

First, what is the definition of a 'Data Backbone'? “A data backbone is a combination of hardware, software and services that connect trusted users in order to provide secure, fast and reliable data exchange and increase business efficiency.”

The idea is to create a system that gathers information from the ‘data owners’ during the shipping process and makes that information available to relevant (trusted) parties so that data can be viewed, reused or added when the shipment goes from A to B.

The Air Cargo Data Exchange study shows that using such a system could reduce the number of times the mentioned 21 documents are sent to just one instead of 40 and that it would reduce the required steps to do so to just 12.

An overview of the advantages of a Data Backbone are listed further in this article but the number of reductions in sending documents is a huge time and cost-saver….

Read the full free technical paper: A Global Logistics Data Backbone

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