Over the past decades, UN/CEFACT has developed a number of standards including business process models, XML schema and core components. The general overarching technical specification of the UN/CEFACT Modeling Methodology (UMM) was intended to guide much of this work. This guidance was useful for electronic messages which correspond to complete paper documents.
Today, data exchange is being conceived as snippets of information through event-driven data exchanges instead of exchanging complete ‘document’ equivalent messages. This is evident in projects such as the Reference Data Models, the Data Pipeline, Blockchain or Internet of Things. These new methods of data exchange require new methods of considering how these exchanges can work together and complement each other for a same transaction.
The scope of the international supply chain orchestration focal point is to support the efforts of all UN/CEFACT supply chain related projects to deliver their semantic specifications in a way that suits implementers of web platforms and pipeline /IoT projects as well as traditional document exchange projects. To achieve that, we propose to:
- Develop an architecture model that presents the Supply Chain Reference Data Model (SCRDM) and Multi-Modal Transport Reference Data Model (MMT) as a set of granular information resources with clearly defined state lifecycles.
- For each web resource, develop an Open API 3.0 specification that represents the resource as a RESTful API with JSON data payload and JSON-LD links to related resources.
- Develop a standard event specification based on W3C WebSub that will be used to exchange the event messages (aka “snippets”) that describe each state change in the web resource lifecycle. The goal of this work is to “show the way” by example. The focal point will facilitate and not duplicate the work of other projects.
The goal of this work is to “show the way” by example. The focal point will facilitate and not duplicate the work of other projects.
Experts and implementors addressing the digitisation of the International Supply Chain. End-to-end trade data and related mapping of the physical goods during trade. Importers, Exporters, Service providers and related government agencies.
To attend the conference, participants need to be registered for the Hangzhou Forum. You are kindly invited to register online by 20 September 2018. All existing UN/CEFACT Experts with CUE account should register through the following URL: https://uncefact.unece.org/display/ER/Hangzhou+Forum+-+registration
New delegates who wish to become UN/CEFACT Experts and participate in the Forum should register through the following URL: https://uncefact.unece.org/display/ER/Hangzhou+Forum+-+registration+for+a+new+experts
AGENDA / BROCHURE as .pdf
14:00 – 14:15 - Welcome address
Ms. Maria Rosaria Ceccarelli, Chief, Trade Facilitation Section, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, UNECE
14:15 – 14:30 - Overview of the Orchestration Focal Point
Mr. Ian Watt, Vice Chair of UN/CEFACT BIO
14:30 – 15:00 - A modern developer’s guide to UN/CEFACT standards
Mr. Steve Capell, Project Leader Canonical Models BIO PPT
15:00 – 15:30 – Open discussion
Moderator: Mr. Rajiv Garg, Domain Coordinator of ISCO Domain UN/CEFACT BIO PPT
15:30 – 16:00 – BREAK
16:00 – 16:45 – Standards for near real-time visibility and traceability in maritime and ports
Mr. Anders Grangard, GS1 BIO PPT
16:45 – 17:15 – Open discussion
Moderator: Mr. Rajiv Garg, Domain Coordinator of ISCO Domain UN/CEFACT
17:15 – 17:30 – Closing remarks
Mr. Ian Watt, Vice Chair of UN/CEFACT