Latest thinking from TradeLens
Ecosystems emerge as a result of digitization when businesses seize the opportunity to create and deliver new customer solutions. Unlike traditional product businesses, which focus on costs, revenues and profits, platforms focus on interactions: exchanges of value between producers and consumers on the platform.
TradeLens has been among the very first adopters of APIs for the shipping industry, so we’ve been though our share of trial and error. Now it’s time to share some of what we’ve learned.
The addition of leading carriers will bolster what is already an extensive and diverse ecosystem of supply chain partners using TradeLens today. On this occasion, we thought it would be a great time to highlight a number of new and recent additions.
The theme of this year’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference was “A New Era: Converging the Physical and Digital Supply Chains”. TradeLens reviews what else we heard in Phoenix.
For three weeks, a team of third-party, professional, white-hat hackers were set loose on TradeLens to expose vulnerabilities in the APIs, application, and network hosted by IBM Cloud. What they found came as no surprise.
When TradeLens launched last year, it received a plenty of business and trade-press attention. Now, as a pilot of TradeLens gets underway in Canada, the platform receives the spotlight for the role it is playing in real-world supply chain innovation.
At the global shipping industry event in Singapore, a panel discussion focused on how digitalization, automation, and blockchain can help solve challenges in ocean freight.
How mature is the technology? What are the lawyers saying? And are standards coming into alignment? Ana Biazetti, Chief Architect of TradeLens reports back from the Chicago summit with answers to these questions, plus recommendations for blockchain adoption.
Any given container might collect over 100 versions documents over the course of its journey. The World Economic Forum calculates that processing these can amount to 20% of the cost of the shipment. Here’s how that’s going to change.
Did you make it to TPM this year? Platforms and interoperability were the buzzwords — music to our ears. Here’s a quick look back at what we saw and heard.