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Background
Within trade and industry there are increasing demands for better information about  goods under transport such as delivery deviations, transshipments, border crossing, proof of delivery and other status reports.

For long the missing link here has been the vehicle. In order to get high quality and reliability of status reports it is important that events are reported as soon as they occur. This means that the vehicle and its driver must be an integrated part of the information system.

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These demands can be fulfilled if transport service providers use modern methods and equipment for data capture and communication. Recent developments for handheld computers have made it possible also for small transport companies to offer services based upon ”real time reporting”.

 

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Background
Within trade and industry there are increasing demands for better information about  goods under transport such as delivery deviations, transshipments, border crossing, proof of delivery and other status reports.

For long the missing link here has been the vehicle. In order to get high quality and reliability of status reports it is important that events are reported as soon as they occur. This means that the vehicle and its driver must be an integrated part of the information system.

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These demands can be fulfilled if transport service providers use modern methods and equipment for data capture and communication. Recent developments for handheld computers have made it possible also for small transport companies to offer services based upon ”real time reporting”.

 

One problem is that reporting from vehicle to carrier and/or forwarder mostly has been part of proprietary systems. Carriers working for different forwarders could be forced to use different systems for each partner, although the information to be exchanged basically is the same. This has also been a barrier for independent software suppliers who otherwise could have offered open software solutions to a considerable lower cost.

 

This document describes a Swedish project targeted for setting a standard platform for software applications usable in the mobile environment. Scenarios, information flow and transaction contents are documented in a business oriented way using methodology recommended by UN/CEFACT. Examples show how this platform can be implemented in XML schemas using guidelines from recent projects like ebXML and UBL. It is expected that the project results will make it possible for software suppliers to produce and market “mobile products” at a resonable price level to be used by many parties in an open environment.

 

 

Swedish project Pharos Mobile

Since 1990 e-Com Logistics, (subsidary of Swedish International Freight Association) has been active in standardisation of EDI messaging in the transportation area. The results have been published under the name of Pharos. They cover relevant scenarios within Transport and Logistics, like booking, instructions, track and trace, freight invoice etc. Implementation guidelines are described both for Edifact syntax and XML schemas.

 

During 2002 a project group in e-Com Logistics was set up with the goal to extend the Pharos messages to cover also so called ”mobile EDI”. That is the information flow between forwarder – carrier – vehicle. The vehicle may be represented by a application running on a handheld computer operated by the driver.

 

In this scenario the driver of av vehicle makes use of a handheld computer with as high prestanda as any stationary computer. The ”mobile” application may thus be capable to handle and communicate the same amount of information as up till now has been limited to applications at the forwarder or the despatch centre. This means that we can use an information model for a Transport Domain which combines the traditional ”Transport EDI area” with new features from ”real time status reporting”.

 

Project goals

  • Documentation of information flows between cargo applications in mobile environment.

  • Results to be published in English and presented with latest methodology decided for e-business systems in order to facilitate accept and implementation from other international groups.

  • Publishing in as many media and channels as possible to make the results known.

  • Work for establishing of a de-facto standard for the mobile environment based upon project results.

  • Promote implementation of project results into products from independent software suppliers thus creating an open systems architecture for the mobile area.

 

 

One problem is that reporting from vehicle to carrier and/or forwarder mostly has been part of proprietary systems. Carriers working for different forwarders could be forced to use different systems for each partner, although the information to be exchanged basically is the same. This has also been a barrier for independent software suppliers who otherwise could have offered open software solutions to a considerable lower cost.

 

This document describes a Swedish project targeted for setting a standard platform for software applications usable in the mobile environment. Scenarios, information flow and transaction contents are documented in a business oriented way using methodology recommended by UN/CEFACT. Examples show how this platform can be implemented in XML schemas using guidelines from recent projects like ebXML and UBL. It is expected that the project results will make it possible for software suppliers to produce and market “mobile products” at a resonable price level to be used by many parties in an open environment.

 

 

Swedish project Pharos Mobile

Since 1990 e-Com Logistics, (subsidary of Swedish International Freight Association) has been active in standardisation of EDI messaging in the transportation area. The results have been published under the name of Pharos. They cover relevant scenarios within Transport and Logistics, like booking, instructions, track and trace, freight invoice etc. Implementation guidelines are described both for Edifact syntax and XML schemas.

 

During 2002 a project group in e-Com Logistics was set up with the goal to extend the Pharos messages to cover also so called ”mobile EDI”. That is the information flow between forwarder – carrier – vehicle. The vehicle may be represented by a application running on a handheld computer operated by the driver.

 

In this scenario the driver of av vehicle makes use of a handheld computer with as high prestanda as any stationary computer. The ”mobile” application may thus be capable to handle and communicate the same amount of information as up till now has been limited to applications at the forwarder or the despatch centre. This means that we can use an information model for a Transport Domain which combines the traditional ”Transport EDI area” with new features from ”real time status reporting”.

 

Project goals

  • Documentation of information flows between cargo applications in mobile environment.

  • Results to be published in English and presented with latest methodology decided for e-business systems in order to facilitate accept and implementation from other international groups.

  • Publishing in as many media and channels as possible to make the results known.

  • Work for establishing of a de-facto standard for the mobile environment based upon project results.

  • Promote implementation of project results into products from independent software suppliers thus creating an open systems architecture for the mobile area.

 



 

Last Updated (Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:30)