Trimble Transportation Enterprise Solutions, a leading provider of enterprise software to over 2,000 transportation and logistics companies, and the largest data science organization in the industry, supports thousands of customers, cabs, and trailers on the road. The freight and transportation industry today relies on inherently manual systems, where spreadsheets and individual files are updated by each party every time a new action is required. This causes a lack of accountability and zero visibility into important data stored in file-based systems.
Trimble has developed several blockchain-based applications to give its customers a better platform experience. They are now joining their ecosystem by bringing together a way to engage in a single unified platform. Trimble will unveil a new Transportation Management System as a Service, called Harmony, built on a blockchain architecture powered by Apache Kafka and Apache NiFi.
Trimble has designed an architecture that leverages Hortonworks Big Data solutions, HDP, HDF and Machine Learning models to power up multiple Blockchains, which improves operational efficiency, cuts down costs and enables building strategic partnerships
The platform provides visibility for all participants across the entire Pick-Pack-Ship and Order-to-Cash processes
Apache NiFi acts as the key data ingestion/management layer that determines which data stays off-chain for advanced analytics and which data goes on-chain for complete immutability and auditability.