A common solution.
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 WG Electronic Transport Documents 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.
People in charge of the WG Electronic Transport Documents
If you are interested in joining the working group, or if you have any questions related to the group’s activities, please contact:
Department Head Prototyping & Testing
Open Logistics Foundation
every Friday from 11:00 – 12:00
Meeting with a legal focus:
every first Friday of the month from 14:00 -15:00 (the earlier appointment is cancelled on this day)
If you are interested to see how we work in the working groups you can visit one of the regular meetings. Please contact us and we will help you with further information.
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