The freight industry requires a reliable and efficient means of transmitting data, and this is crucial for logistics. Technological advances will enable numerous applications to communicate with each other in intra- and inter-business scenarios and B2C and B2B. Although EDI has been used as communication for a long period of time in the freight industry, data transmission in real-time has been compromised due to the strictness of the standards and formats. JSON and RESTful Web services are capable of replacing EDI, and are preferable for transmitting data. Mobile apps are capable of capturing data on-roads and on the floor. These apps will communicate with the existing systems and digitally transform the freight industry.
Courtesy : Lewis King