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XML Based Supply Chain Integration at the Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports

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Executive Summary

This paper performs a cost / benefits analysis of EDI and XML based communication between shipping lines, terminal operators, government agencies, trucking companies, rail operators and other agents at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. This paper analyzes the suitability of XML/EDI, EDIINT (Web EDI), Collaboration EDI, The language M and Web Services for use as communication platforms at the ports. The authors conclude that currently at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports information is mostly shared in a bilateral manner.

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