Sheer Logistics announced it has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). BiTA believes blockchain is one of the most significant developments for the logistics industry since the creation of the internet. By providing more clarity and standards around blockchain through education and promotion of the technology, BiTA intends to be the leading blockchain voice for the industry.
“Sheer Logistics is excited to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance,” says Rob Cook, vice president of technology at Sheer. “BiTA will help drive the first set of transportation-specific blockchain standards, and we most certainly want to be a part of that effort. We see a lot of potential applications for blockchain, from global visibility of product, to support for customs, the interaction between shipper and brokers, payment reconciliation and the carrier/shipper bid process. If and when these blockchain applications become a reality, we want to be at the forefront of their testing and adoption. We believe these solutions could increase collaboration among shippers and third-party logistics providers while providing the opportunity for significant cost reduction.”
Founded in August 2017, the Blockchain in Transport Alliance is a forum for promotion, education, and encouragement to develop and adopt blockchain applications in the trucking, transportation, and logistics industry. BiTA’s goal is for members to participate, discuss, create, and adopt industry standard uses of blockchain applications and to provide clarity and direction for the development of blockchain technology in the trucking industry in a manner that will create efficiency, transparency, and foster trust. BiTA standards are intended to create a common framework to help organizations develop and adopt blockchain technology.
Sheer Logistics is a 3PL and transportation services provider, headquartered in St. Louis, MO. Sheer specializes in highly targeted 3PL services including multi-modal freight brokerage and trucking services, TMS software, and technology integration. Founded in 2009, Sheer delivers comprehensive answers to customers worldwide.
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