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Help define “interoperability”

As part of my volunteer work with ASTM F49 Digital Information in the Supply Chain, I was challenged by one of the subcommittee chairs, Iliriana Kaçaniku, to assist in defining the term “interoperability” for Subcommittee F49.02 called “Interoperability”.  Iliriana has written: The [proposed] scope of this subcommittee is to develop standards enabling interoperability of heterogeneous …

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Ready – Fire – Aim

During Down Market, Leading Competing DFM Industry Brokers Met Last Month at FW F3 to ‘Collaborate and Attack’ Appointment Scheduling Standard APIs The FreightWaves Future of Freight (FW F3) event last month in Cleveland opened with the highly anticipated update on “A Blueprint for the Future” moderated by Craig Fuller, Founder & CEO of FW, …

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Rationale and Plan for a Standardized Supply Chain Transport Unit Identifier

TUID White Paper Based in part on conversations with Michael Darden representing DFM Data Corp., Inc. Tracking Transport Movements – A Familiar Example Working in supply chain, you’ve probably experienced airline travel. When you get your itinerary, you will note the distinctive 6-character confirmation number. It ties back to a “Passenger Name Record” (PNR) that …

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Rationale and Plan for a Standardized Supply Chain Transport Unit Identifier

Leading the Way: NITL & TCA Emphasize Reasonable and Common-Sense Treatment of the Four Primary Parties Involved in Truck Transportation

DFM Data Corp., Inc. acknowledges the leadership of The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) and Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) as they release a revised version of the Voluntary Guide to Good Business Relations for Shippers, Receivers, Carriers, and Drivers. We join the Food Shippers of America (FSA) and the American Trucking Associations (ATA)‘s endorsement of …

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DFM Data Corp is IN!

DFM Data Corp., Inc. has been approved as a Certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprise™ (DOBE) by the International Certification Committee of Disability:IN through its Supplier Diversity Program. Investors and shareholders increasingly view diversity and inclusion as a vital component of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. Diverse and inclusive companies perform better, and thus are better …

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ZEBOX America Opens North American HQ, Welcomes First Cohort of Startups

ZEBOX is an international incubator and accelerator for innovative startups and it offers startups with technological innovation in the sectors of transport, logistics, and mobility. ZEBOX has three support programs: an incubation program, an acceleration program, and a corporate program. DFM Data Corp. is now Powered by ZEBOX. Link to news: https://www.ze-box.io/en/news/zebox-america-opens-north-american-hq-welcomes-first-cohort-of-startups/

Why Trucking Needs to ID Loads Sooner

DFMDC has been working on the problem of “Phantom Data” or “Ghost Loads” in the spot marketplace. Phantom Data occurs when a shipper or broker puts load postings out with multiple intermediaries: digital freight management (DFM) systems, traditional brokers, and carriers. Some of them will (possibly unbeknownst to the shipper) be reposted as load notices …

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When a Confirmed Load… Is Suddenly NOT Confirmed

[EXERPT] Surprisingly, our conversations with DFM operators also have revealed that while they know phantom data is costing them, they don’t know HOW MUCH it is costing them. Along with their perception that there is no way to identify replicated data before the false-positive match, very few DFMs have looked into the impacts to their operations. They apparently instead focus their resources on what they consider to be “SOLVABLE” problems…

Why Governance is Important

Blockchain is one of those top strategic priorities we all keep reading about.  And the interest in it is growing; at 43% in 2018, blockchain is now a top priority for 55% of global businesses (according to Deloitte’s 2020 Global Blockchain Survey).   But – and this is a big one – one of the greatest …

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