SEATTLE, WA - - May 1, 2023 -- The Scheduling Standards Consortium (SSC) announced the addition of seven new collaborators to the industry-led effort focused on the development and promotion of an open API standard for scheduling in the logistics and transportation industry. The new collaborators are Arrive Logistics, Blue Yonder, Coyote Logistics, e2open, Echo Global Logistics, One Network Enterprises and Oracle.
The SSC was established in late 2022 to address scheduling system and interface fragmentation in the freight industry. The consortium’s objective is to define an API standard for sharing scheduling information, implementing that standard to enable integrations in existing systems, and advocating for the standard across the industry. Ultimately, the standard will bring more cohesion and resiliency to the movement of goods, making it easier to book and manage appointments, optimize processes for drivers, shippers and receivers, and drive operational efficiencies for the industry at large.
New SSC collaborators include prominent industry transportation management system (TMS) and third-party logistics providers:
- Arrive Logistics, a leading multimodal transportation and technology company delivering unparalleled service and custom strategic solutions.
- Blue Yonder, the world leader in digital supply chain transformations and omni-channel commerce fulfillment.
- Coyote Logistics, a leading global third-party logistics provider that combines a diverse, centralized transportation marketplace matching more than 10,000 shipments every day.
- E2open, the connected supply chain software platform that enables the world’s largest companies to transform the way they make, move, and sell goods and services.
- Echo Global Logistics, a leading Fortune 1000 provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services.
- One Network Enterprises, the leader in supply chain control towers and provider of the Digital Supply Chain Network.
- Oracle, a leader in transportation management systems, Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) enables customers to run logistics operations more efficiently, reduce freight costs and optimize service levels.
With the addition of these organizations, the SSC shows significant momentum in securing broader industry participation to develop standardized scheduling processes and more efficient supply chain systems. The SSC has been obtaining feedback from participants to review user stories and in-depth technical details to improve the design of the API standards. The current primary focus of the consortium is TMS appointment scheduling. In a future phase, projected initiatives include supporting additional scheduling software vendors.
The SSC’s initial documentation and System Interaction Model are underway and will be shared publicly in Q2 2023, and the technical standard and API design will be completed and implemented in at least one TMS by the end of 2023.
The SSC aims to sign on additional brokers or third-party logistics service providers, transportation management system and warehouse management system vendors, and others in the coming months. For more information or to learn how to get involved and contribute to the SSC, please visit www.FreightAPIs.org.
About the Scheduling Standards Consortium (SSC)
Initiated in 2022 by early members Convoy, J.B. Hunt and Uber Freight, the Scheduling Standards Consortium (SSC) will create freight appointment scheduling standards that provide consistent visibility into the supply chain. Together with shippers, carriers and transportation platforms and intermediaries, the SSC aims to simplify the integration of freight scheduling systems across the fragmented ecosystem and generate efficiency across the freight industry. To learn more, visit www.FreightAPIs.org.
About Arrive Logistics
Arrive Logistics is a leading multimodal transportation and technology company delivering unparalleled service and custom strategic solutions. With over 1,700 employees, 6,000 customers, and 70,000 carriers in its network, Arrive is one of the largest firms in the freight brokerage industry, with $2.35 billion in 2022 revenue. The company has been recognized as a top workplace by Inc., Great Places to Work, The Austin American-Statesman and The Chicago Tribune. Learn more at www.arrivelogistics.com and explore career opportunities at www.arrivelogistics.com/careers. At Arrive, “We Deliver, So You Can.”
About Blue Yonder
Blue Yonder is the world leader in digital supply chain transformations and omni-channel commerce fulfillment. Our end-to-end, cognitive business platform enables retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers to best fulfill customer demand from planning through delivery. With Blue Yonder, you’ll unify your data, supply chain and retail commerce operations to unlock new business opportunities and drive automation, control and orchestration to enable more profitable, sustainable business decisions. Blue Yonder - Fulfill your PotentialTM blueyonder.com
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Convoy is the nation's leading digital freight network. We move thousands of truckloads around the country each day through our optimized, connected network of carriers, saving money for shippers, increasing earnings for drivers, and eliminating carbon waste for our planet. We use technology and data to solve problems of waste and inefficiency in the $800B trucking industry, which generates over 87 million metric tons of wasted CO2 emissions from empty trucks. Fortune 500 shippers like Anheuser-Busch, P&G, Niagara, and Unilever trust Convoy to lower costs, increase logistics efficiency, and achieve environmental sustainability targets. For more, visit: convoy.com.
About Coyote Logistics, LLC, A UPS Company
Coyote Logistics is a leading global third-party logistics provider that combines a diverse, centralized transportation marketplace matching more than 10,000 shipments every day. Coyote offers a comprehensive multi-modal solutions portfolio—including truckload, less than truckload (LTL) and intermodal—with data intelligence and market insights to help empower our customers’ business growth in a rapidly changing world. Coyote became a UPS company in 2015, adding to our expanding portfolio of global services. Headquartered in Chicago, Coyote has more than 3,000 employees operating in 20 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.coyote.com.
E2open is the connected supply chain software platform that enables the world’s largest companies to transform the way they make, move, and sell goods and services. With the broadest cloud-native global platform purpose-built for modern supply chains, e2open connects more than 400,000 manufacturing, logistics, channel, and distribution partners as one multi-enterprise network tracking over 13 billion transactions annually. Our SaaS platform anticipates disruptions and opportunities to help companies improve efficiency, reduce waste, and operate sustainably. Moving as one.™ Learn More: www.e2open.com.
About Echo Global Logistics
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. is a leading Fortune 1000 provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. Headquartered in Chicago with more than 30 offices around the country, Echo Global Logistics offers freight brokerage and Managed Transportation solutions for all major modes, including truckload, partial truckload, LTL, intermodal, and temperature-controlled shipments. Echo Global Logistics maintains a proprietary, web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 50,000 transportation providers to serve 35,000 clients across a wide range of industries and simplify the critical tasks involved in transportation management. For more information on Echo Global Logistics, visit: www.echo.com.
About J.B. Hunt
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, provides innovative supply chain solutions for a variety of customers throughout North America. Utilizing an integrated, multimodal approach, the company applies technology-driven methods to create the best solution for each customer, adding efficiency, flexibility, and value to their operations. J.B. Hunt services include intermodal, dedicated, refrigerated, truckload, less-than-truckload, flatbed, single source, last mile, and more. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. stock trades on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBHT and is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JBHT. For more information, visit www.jbhunt.com.
About One Network Enterprises
One Network is the leader in supply chain control towers and provider of the Digital Supply Chain Network™. It is the only solution that gives supply chain managers and executives end-to-end visibility and control with one data model and one truth, from raw material to last-mile delivery. Powered by NEO, One Network's machine learning and intelligent agent technology, it enables seamless planning and execution, across inbound supply, outbound order fulfillment, and logistics, matching demand with available supply in real time. Lead your industry by providing the highest service levels and product quality at the lowest possible cost. Visit: www.onenetwork.com.
About Oracle Fusion Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM)
Part of Oracle Fusion Applications Suite, Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM) helps organizations seamlessly connect supply chain processes and quickly respond to changing demand, supply, and market conditions. With new features added every quarter, Oracle Cloud SCM helps customers create a resilient supply network and processes that outpace change. Visit oracle.com/scm
About Uber Freight
Uber Freight is a logistics platform and partner that is reshaping global logistics for shippers and carriers of all sizes. Backed by a suite of logistics solutions and services grounded in innovative marketplace technology, Uber Freight transforms entrenched practices around pricing and booking freight and brings reliability, flexibility and transparency to the movement of goods. With over $17 billion FUM, Uber Freight has built one of the world's most comprehensive logistics networks consisting of over 100,000 digitally-enabled carriers and thousands of shippers, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, including AB Inbev, Nestle, LG, Land O'Lakes and many more. For more, visit www.uberfreight.com.
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