TradeLens enables information to flow across the global supply chain, and is comprised of three primary layers that contribute to its openness and security. Each layer plays a distinct role in allowing TradeLens members to improve their business.
The TradeLens Solution is comprised of three primary layers. Each layer plays a distinct role in allowing TradeLens members to improve their business operations.
The TradeLens Network consists of ecosystem participants, such as ocean carriers, ports, inland transportation, and customs authorities, who connect to and provide data to the platform. TradeLens consolidates and secures the information and makes it available in the TradeLens Platform, to anyone with permission to access it.
The platform layer enables you to take advantage of Blockchain data - track events related to shipments or seamlessly share documents with your trading partners. A set of well documented open APIs enable the TradeLens community to deliver actionable information across the trade ecosystem. Governed by open standards, the platform is delivered by the IBM Cloud to members around the world.
APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES
The TradeLens Platform is deployed from the IBM Cloud and across a network of ecosystem participants. Its the technology that brings together the supply chain ecosystem and enables member of your supply chain to share information and collaborate. A set of well-documented, open APIs enables seamless access to the platform. The blockchain behind TradeLens ensures information is shared correctly and only by those you permission to view it. That data is immutable; and a full audit trail and history is maintained.