The Freight Transport and Logistics industry is highly document intensive and as the industry increasingly uses e-business tools to address this, there is a need to collectively agree upon the adoption of common standards for communicating with trading partners.
Given the necessary and sufficient conditions of functional e-business technology, and a need to use e-business tools to exchange business information efficiently and effectively with multiple trading partners, it is crucial that a common standard is adopted. This document provides a business case for adoption of EAN.UCC open global data standards in the Freight Transport and Logistics industry.
This document aims to provide core information that individual businesses can use to assess their position with regard to the adoption of global data standards. Additional business information relevant to each individual organisation must also be taken into account and is beyond the scope of this document