October 7, 2019
ECTA has recently announced to launch a new ECTA workgroup to improve Supply Chain Visibility within Bulk liquid flows. The ECTA workgroup aims to develop an ECTA Transport Data and Message Definition Framework to improve “end to end” Supply Chain Visibility and Collaboration across the Chemical Logistics Bulk Liquid actors. The creation of the workgroup was a shared initiative of Hoyer, Bertschi and Den Hartogh. The three parties started this initiative as they strongly believe in standardization to further optimise the supply chain.
The initial focus of the ECTA workgroup is on providing reliable and continuous updated ETA’s and transport milestone messages, thereby avoiding exchange of huge amounts of raw data and ETA interpretation differences. The overall scope of the initiative is not limited to standardization in transport messages, as it also aims to further look into other areas in the logistics process where standardization would lead to higher efficiency.
As Den Hartogh Logistics believes this is an important step towards further optimization, we have joined this ECTA workgroup. We look forward to work together with other actors in the Chemical Liquid Bulk supply chain to make this initiative a success.
For more information about this topic, please review the Project charter document to be published on the ECTA website, www.ecta.com.