AndSoft integrates TransFollow’s electronic CMR with e-TMS to streamline the management of transport and logistics companies

Madrid, November 15th 2018.- AndSoft, an European company expert in software development for the transport and logistics sector,and TransFollow, European standard for the e-CMR platform,have signed a cooperation agreement for the pioneer implementation of e-CMR in a Transport and Logistics TMS. 

Víctor Vilas, Business Development Manager for AndSoft, explained the advantages of this new integration:“Electronic CMR (e-CMR) has proved to save costs and time, while providing greater security and traceability, both for the carrier and for the shipper. AndSoft provides digital reading (QR codes) of the signatures of both the carrier and the cargo’s consignee. This will soon be carried out through the APP by AndSoft. Transfollow is the most advanced and reliable standard in the market. The solution will be ready for our clients to use in the next few weeks”.

On his part, Moritz Rössler, International Sales & Integration Consultant for TransFollow, highlighted: “AndSoft is the most interesting technological partner to join our system so far. Not only from the perspective of the innovative TMS design for their clients, which is flexible and scalable, but also for its consolidated international dimension. The agreement is the result of several months of work by our technical teams and will become a significant milestone for the industry”.

TransFollow digitizes traditional Consignment Notes and CMRs, providing visibility to all the participants in the chain (shipper, carrier, and consignee) on a single integrated platform. TransFollow’s implementation allows for significant savings in administrative management while preventing disputes due to errors, lack of data, or discrepancies. In this way, the traceability of any process or incident is ensured. The design itself of the signature processes make it impossible for the signature to be manipulated and allow it to be used as trusted third party in the transport processes. The most significant added value is the integration with the management systems (TMS) of the transport and logistics companies. 

More information:  AndSoft 

We talk about business intelligence in IoT?

Barcelona, November 6, 2018.- Dresner Advisory Services has made public: 2018 IoT Intelligence® Market Study (in its 4th year of publication). Each company in the supply chain will have a vision about business intelligence in IoT. Next we highlight (thanks to Forbes) some reflections on this study that may be valid for any type of company.

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FBI: “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be”

Barcelona, October 18, 2018.- Cybersecurity in logistics is another variable to be managed with strategy, specialized professionals, method, tactics and constant monitoring. In the Internet of Things era, anti-kacked protocols are essential. This is what the More Than Shipping portal understands in the following reflection:

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World shipping of goods registers unexpected data for the main European economy

Barcelona, September 24, 2018.- The export potential of each country is directly reflected in the volume of goods that leave by maritime transport. This mode of transport is very interesting to study the junctures of large economic areas. And in this analysis you find unexpected data. The prestigious World Street Journal has published a thorough analysis that reveals the pros and cons of the main European economy.

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Future Transport Fuels and Decarbonisation

Barcelona, September 18, 2018.- The sources of energy / combustion that drives the truck engine in the transport of goods are the most sensitive variable. Diesel is the king fuel, but there are other sources that can be interesting for very specific routes and specific merchandise. Below we summarize a report of the European Union on all fuels and the tendency to avoid the most polluting.

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Will a new maritime route through the Arctic affect global transport by road, air and rail?

Barcelona, August 23, 2018.- Maersk  is going to carry out a pilot test to check whether the Arctic may or may not be a viable maritime route, nowadays. If Maersk invests in this test he probably already has indications that this is possible.

For this reason, we ask ourselves what logistical consequences it would have for the intercontinental routes and for land, water and rail transport. If new maritime routes are discovered, it will directly impact on the rest of the modes of transport. A reality perhaps closer than what we presume today. While we consider this scenario in the medium to long term, let us know in detail the pilot test of Maersk in the information published by The Independent (UK).

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