The ownership of data shared within the air cargo supply chain can vary depending on the specific agreements and contracts in place between the parties involved. In general, the data belongs to the entity that generates or collects it, such as the airline, freight forwarder, or ground handler. However, these entities may have agreed to share the data with other parties in the supply chain, such as customs authorities or other stakeholders, in order to facilitate the movement of goods.
However in many airports mandatory systems are in force restricting entitled stakeholders to utilize data or connect by using protocols to increase proces control within their own business environment.
Protocols, in the context of supply chain management, refer to a set of standards and procedures that govern how information, goods, and services flow between different entities in the supply chain. These protocols may include things like standardizing data formats, establishing procedures for communication and collaboration, and defining responsibilities and roles for different parties.
One of the primary benefits of implementing supply chain protocols is that they can increase efficiency and reduce friction within the supply chain. By establishing clear guidelines and standards, different parties in the supply chain can work more effectively together, reducing the likelihood of errors, misunderstandings, and delays.
However, it’s important to note that implementing protocols does not necessarily require the use of a single platform or technology. In fact, trying to force all parties in the supply chain to use a single platform can be counterproductive, as it can create a “walled garden” that restricts innovation and limits competition.
If data service providers do not share data with entitled parties, there are several potential risks that they may face. These risks can include:
Protocols play a crucial role in the air cargo supply chain by providing a set of standard procedures and guidelines that govern the flow of goods and information between different parties. They help ensure that all parties involved in the supply chain follow the same rules and use the same terminology, which can reduce errors, delays, and misunderstandings.
By standardizing processes and procedures, protocols can help increase efficiency in the air cargo supply chain. When all parties involved in the supply chain follow the same protocols, it becomes easier to share data and information, track shipments, and coordinate activities. This can reduce the time and cost associated with moving goods, and improve the overall speed and reliability of the supply chain.
At the same time, increasing efficiency in the air cargo supply chain can stimulate innovation by creating new opportunities for collaboration and value creation. For example, as protocols become more widely adopted, new technologies and solutions may emerge that further improve the efficiency of the supply chain. This can lead to the development of new business models, products, and services that generate value for customers and stakeholders.
The relationship between protocols, efficiency, and innovation in the air cargo supply chain is a complex and dynamic one. By establishing clear and consistent protocols, stakeholders can create a foundation for collaboration and innovation that drives long-term growth and success.
The IATA ONE Record data model is designed to support collaboration and achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility in the air cargo industry. It does so by providing a standardized way to share data between different parties in the supply chain, including shippers, freight forwarders, ground handlers, airlines, and customs authorities.
Traditionally, data in the air cargo industry has been fragmented and siloed, with different parties using different data formats and communication channels. This can create inefficiencies, delays, and errors, as well as a lack of visibility and control over the shipment. The ONE Record data model aims to address these challenges by creating a single, standardized data model that can be used by all parties in the supply chain.
The key benefits of the ONE Record data model include:
The ONE Record data model plays a essential role in supporting collaboration and achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility in the air cargo industry. By providing a common language and standard for data sharing, it can help stakeholders optimize their operations, reduce costs, and improve customer service.
Building next generation airport community services
In order to enable airport community stakeholders to efficiently operate amoungst eachother, communication is vital. However in many airports mandatory systems are in force restricting entitled stakeholders to utilize data or connect by using protocols to increase proces control within their own business environment or business transaction partner. In Europe more than 300 airports are in operation. Can you imagine how for example road feeders are struckling to keep up with local “regulations” if all of them would need to feed 300 different systems and to check in each and every one if they have been granted a available slot to (un)load their cargo? Datasharing between entiteld stakeholders is essential based on industry protocols to prevent that digital transformation is based on closed silos preventing the industry to accelate and built the needed capacity in the next decades to come.
CargoHub’s mission is to enable air cargo community stakeholders to increase the efficiency of the air cargo product and the services they provide. By adaption the IATA one record model and by implementing supporting direct datasharing connectivities between entitled stakeholders an increase end to end supply chain visibility can be achived at significant lower costs.