Every year over 9 million chemical containers are shipped around the world. When a container is moved lots of people are involved.
There is the company whose chemicals are in the container, the container owner, the logistics company responsible for moving it, the shipping company who transports it and the trucking company that moves it to the docks.
At the far end, the reverse happens.
Beyond all the different companies involved, you have the personnel who weigh the containers; the people who heat the chemicals so that they can be put into the containers (or taken out) at the right temperature. The executives who record all this, where the container is, who is responsible, and who is paying for every operation, and how much. The managers who try to understand what is working, what is late, and what problems need to be fixed first.
To make all this happen pieces of paper are written on, typed into computers and then printed out again, to be typed into computers again when they reach the next company. The paper is put into files and clerks and executives look through the files to find the right piece of paper for the next stage in the process.
Everytime something happens an email is sent with almost everyone copied in. When a document is updated a new version sent by email, and conversational threads become long and confusing.
When something goes wrong who is to blame? It’s not obvious, but until blame is found, liabilities apportioned, payment can’t be made, goods can’t be delivered.
Each year supply chain managers face more and more data flowing through the same old inefficient pipes.
LogChain is changing that. We are providing the infrastructure for the new age of digital logistics management
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