Blockchain Platform for Shipping Documents

Material Handling and Logistics

CargoX has launched the CargoX Smart B/L platform, which offers a decentralized and cryptographically secured environment for transferring freight shipping documents on a public blockchain network

Upskill says smart glass software now supports document views

DC Velocity

Mixed reality platform built on Microsoft Hololens product enables hands-free reading of PDF files while maintaining equipment. Technology

CargoSmart to Simplify Shipping Documentation with New Blockchain Initiative

Logistics Manager

Current shipping document handling processes are very complicated and still include outdated paper processes that involve numerous stakeholders across the world. As with all shipping, if the documents are submitted accurately and timely, the cargo can continue to move.

Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document

Cerasis

Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Editor's Note: Today's blog is the second part of Chuck Intrieri's series on how procurement and suppliers can avoid issues with their contracts. In part two, Chuck focuses on how to draft your terms and conditions. Writing your terms of use can be a monumental task for anyone.

Haven offering automated auditing for freight documents

Fleet Owner

Software provider says they’ll help streamline the freight payment process for shippers

Warehouse Speed - Forecast, Train, Document, and Communicate

Blog on Log

Document processes. Managers should document warehouse execution steps so all employees know how to perform their jobs effectively. Create a training manual -- it can be either an electronic or paper document; whatever works best for your company.

Will the Freight Industry Move to a Discounted Pricing Model Like the Stock Brokerage Industry?

The Logistics of Logistics

Shippers want great service, easy access to shipping documents, tracking, tracing and a fair price. Will freight brokerage pricing evolve toward a discounted, transparent fee model like stock brokerage pricing?

Five Essential Criteria for a Successful Procurement Contract

SIPMM Professional Publications

A procurement contract is a document detailing the legally-binding agreement between a company (the buyer) and supplier who is promising to sell of products and/or services with detailed technical specifications and to fulfill the terms and conditions outlined in the agreement.

Digital docs: image quality counts

Fleet Owner

In trucking operations, digital delivery documents can save significant time and money—if they work. One Colorado-based fleet made the switch from paper, but in actual use, the documents fell short.

INTTRA urges industry-led standards for containers and logistics

Supply Chain and Logistics

Lee Hong Liang has written an interesting article about the call for standards in maritime documentation. To my view, it’s no doubt needed badly, and has been for years. The desires of maritime operators to work as local optimizers has hurt … Continue reading → Logistics Production Operations Shipping Supply Chains standards technology

Microdea rolls out new user interface for Synergize

Fleet Owner

A technology upgrade improves user experience, streamlines document handling and provides a platform for greater process automation

Federal Contractors Face Closer Scrutiny

Material Handling and Logistics

OFCCP pursues formal reviews and demands greater documentation of anti-discrimination measures

Amware Client Spotlight:  All In The Pillow's Comfy Pillow Lap Tray

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

You know, those cumbersome, unstable trays for your your electronic devices, newspapers, work documents, and other items. Amware has a new customer. And a pretty cool one at that. All In The Pillow™ has reinvented the lap tray. The new twist: combine the tray with a pillow to deliver a stable and comfortable platform to get work done at home or on the go

CargoSmart teams with Oracle on blockchain logistics initiative

Logistics Management

CargoSmart Limited recently announced its initiative to develop a blockchain solution for shipment documentation to improve complex supply chain processes

Scientific Thinking vs. The Scientific Method

The Lean Thinker

I didn’t document anything. My recent post, “ …but where is the problem solving? stirred up quite a bit of conversation and traffic. I would like to dig a little deeper into what “good problem solving” actually looks and sounds like – beyond the forms and tools. Underlying all good problem solving is scientific thinking. With it, I am constantly comparing what I think with what I observe , and looking at differences as evidence that what I think might need revision.

Knowing what to do after a highway accident occurs

Fleet Owner

Attorneys recommend careful documentation of the scene, and stress the importance of assuring the driver a plan is in place to help

…but where is the problem solving?

The Lean Thinker

He was very impressed by the daily experiments, the documentation of what was being learned, and the results being gained. There have just been other ways to structure and document the process.

CX North America expands driver mobile app

Fleet Owner

New functionality enables drivers to capture, crop and convert electronic documentation to accelerate the invoice process and improve billing

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

At a minimum, companies will need to be familiar with these most common documents: Bill of Lading (BOL) – A bill of lading is an essential document for any freight shipment. In Mexico, the basic Mexican import document is the pedimento de importacion.

Shipping and Packages results shine for USPS but not bright enough to cure its financial woes

Logistics Management

These financial issues are well documented, to be sure, and were highlighted this week in the USPS’s fiscal year 2018 results

“Clean Team” Investigates Warehouse Sanitation Best Practices

Kane is Able

Their mission: audit and document best practices in warehouse/DC sanitation for their senior class project. Recently, a crack team of logistics detectives (aka “business students”) from the University of Scranton arrived at KANE’s Scranton distribution campus. Code name: Operation Clean Team. The results of the mission have been kept secret – until now. Warehouse Operations Logistics Safety KANE Company Culture

What’s in Your Transportation Execution Solution Strategy?

Logistics Viewpoints

rating, booking, tracking, document management and settlement) in breadth or depth. Transportation execution solutions and, in particular, visibility solutions, are hot. There are a number of macroeconomic factors driving the adoption of transportation execution systems. Technological innovations such as cloud computing, logistics networks and real-time GPS are increasing the importance of transportation execution solutions and redefining how transportation is managed.

The Indispensable Role of WMS in Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Use a “returns authorization” process, such as customer-facing portals for creating tracking numbers and documenting the process in real-time. These technologies, as well as emerging technologies such as augmented reality glasses, reduce errors in documentation.

Supply Chain Management Basics

Carter Logistics

It is important to have documented strategies for your supply chain management. Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Supply Chain Management Basics. What is supply chain management?

Block chain technology in Pharmacueticals

Jayem Logistics

Stakeholders can also see the status of customs documents, and can view bills of lading and other data. Block chain technology ensures secure data exchange and a tamper-proof repository for this documentation.

Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works

Cerasis

According to Wikipedia and EDI Basics , Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the computer-to-computer exchange of business documents in a standard electronic format between business partners. Having people involved slows down the processing of the documents and also introduces errors.

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Mitigating Logistics Risk Through Blockchain

Shipchain

Compliance mandates can put a shipment days behind schedule for things as minor as checking the wrong box on a form or missing a single document. Logistics will always contain risks, but the use of blockchain in supply chain management can go a long way in prevention and mitigation.

Haven automates Bill of Lading and invoice auditing

The LoadStar

a software company that builds technology to streamline global trade, today announces two new features that automate document auditing, Automated Bill of Lading and Automated Invoice Auditing. Haven, Inc.,

Logistics industry not using blockchain to its full advantage yet

The LoadStar

Look at the way it is being deployed at the moment; you have Maersk and IBM utilising it as a document-tracking. 2019 will be the year that the buzz around blockchain dies – but that will lead to a realisation of the technology’s true benefits.

Industry questions new box ship blockchain network

The LoadStar

GSBN will be a blockchain-enabled platform that will help digitise the industry, set standards and transform documentation flows, the companies said.

BBG: BlackRock exposes confidential data on thousands of advisers on iShares site

The LoadStar

The documents included names and email addresses of financial advisers who buy BlackRock’s ETFs on behalf of customers. BLOOMBERG reports: “BlackRock Inc.,

Make Sure Failure = Learning

The Lean Thinker

Sometimes there is a “lessons learned” document, but that’s it. Take a look at this cool video from Space-X that highlights all of the failures that preceded their successful (and now more or less routine) landing of a recoverable orbital booster rocket. Then let’s discuss it a bit. Here is the direct link if you don’t get the embed in your feed: [link] ). When we see failure, or even failure after failure, it is easy to forget that learning is rarely linear. A Culture of Learning.

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Q3 Tech Update: Alphas, Betas and Sidechains

Shipchain

There is no doubt in my mind that today, the Ethereum platform enjoys a significant advantage over most other SmartContract solutions — with toolsets and developer support already widespread and documentation readily available. Documentation Site.

6 Tips on Becoming a Shipping Coordinator

Cerasis

Documentation As a shipping coordinator, you will need to keep many different types of documentation on file. Being able to identify which document you need at what time and keeping good records are part of this job.

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4 Keys for Successful Transportation Budgeting

CH Robinson Logistics

But, how do you measure and document the relative impact of all these factors? But properly documenting which lanes have changed from plan and why, can help create more shared ownership of the transportation budgeting process from the sales and production parts of your organization.