How Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) Will Change Shipping

It is hard to predict the speed at which technology will impact logistics dramatically. From Geo-tagging capabilities to autonomous robots, technology will have enormous impacts on the logistics industry as a whole. Application Programming Interfaces or APIs will be at the center of connecting all these features into a single management system.

In 2015, the EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) was the core of advanced transportation management systems, but it is becoming irrelevant. Shipping APIs are taking over the shipping industry, becoming the most tech practice among shippers. In a research conducted with 200 supply chain managers, 85% are using EDI, but 43% were unsatisfied with them. 55% of the respondents believe APIs is a practical option to use instead of the EDI. The main reasons for the replacement are the need to function in real time, compatibility to use competitive TAT, and big data tech compared to EDIs.

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An AOG Can Cost Up To $150K/Hr. Do You Know How To Combat This Cost?

An airplane is checked regularly after every flight, 36 hours or every week. In a perfect world, the plane never has unforeseen issues and is only out of commission for regular maintenance. However, we all know the world is not perfect. When an aircraft breaks or becomes grounded, it can cost airlines up to $150k/hr and delay or cause cancellations nationwide. Fixing a downed aircraft is a highly sensitive priority that can be broken down into 3 steps: procuring the replacement part or tool, having that part or tool transported to the facility, and working with a maintenance team to repair the plane.

Differentiating Leading Versus Lagging Indicators In Logistics

Having the ability to track time-critical shipment is a necessary asset for most companies. Knowing where you aviation part is while your plane is grounded or having the ability to staff lab technicians to accurately meet specimen shipments being delivered to the hospital is an easy way to reduce operational costs and better schedule daily tasks. Currently, there are two ways to track time time-critical shipments: 1) a traditional method using lagging indicators and 2) a tech-enabled method using leading indicators.

Who is the Best Logistics Provider for You?

Modern logistics management platforms face unique challenges that every business is forced to overcome. Some major issues can be cost of shipments, not compromising service, or strict requirements per shipment. Having a safe, reliable shipping company is imperative to increase workforce and decrease service failures.

Achieving Faster Delivery Times For Life Changing Shipments

Transporting medical shipments such as organs, tissues, and blood is a time sensitive process that leaves no room for error.

Tired of Calling In Your Shipments?

IOT, or the Internet of Things, is changing the way that modern logistics are being managed. The IOT is the inter-networking of physical devices, connected devices, mobile "smart” devices, buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.


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