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Paperless logistics.

A common solution.

The ETD Working Group (ETD = electronic transport documents) was established to develop a solution for companies to handle all kinds of shipping documents in a uniform manner. The group’s first project is named “eCMR”.

Mission

Shipping documents are required for identification and handling of cargo on its way from sender to receiver. Even today, in the era of digitalisation, these documents are mostly paperwork. There have been attempts in recent years to make these types of documents available in different electronic formats; however, these formats are not compatible. As a result, the situation is still characterised by media discontinuity, transcription errors, and tedious manual rework.

The ETD Working Group is driven by the idea to develop a solution for companies to handle all kinds of shipping documents (for rail, road, air, sea, inland water, and combined transport) in a uniform manner. The goal is to establish a standardised procedure of creating, editing, saving, forwarding, and archiving these documents. This is to be achieved by coordinating developments in different areas of logistics and for certain types of documents (waybill, delivery note, etc.) and leveraging synergies resulting thereof.

Members

Projects

eCMR

Taking into account established templates and international standards, “eCMR” is a blockchain based service that will allow companies to uniformly create, edit, save, forward and archive shipping documents in a human and machine readable format.

People in charge of the ETD Working Group

If you are interested in joining the working group, or if you have any questions related to the group’s activities, please contact:

Portrait Ingo Müller

Contact

Ingo Müller

Department Head Prototyping & Testing

DACHSER SE

Portrait Andreas Nettsträter

Contact

Andreas Nettsträter

CEO

Open Logistics Foundation

Portrait Ingo Müller

With the eCMR as our first joint open source project within the Foundation we aim to create a standard for electronic transport documents. The absence of proprietary interfaces removes the entry barrier for all participants along the supply chain.

Ingo Müller, Department Head Prototyping & Testing, DACHSER SE

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