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Smart.Bill.Of.Lading IQ

Smart.Bill.Of.Lading is a managed service that leverages a serverless architecture on AWS to capture, classify, extract, and enrich data from paper-based bills of lading. The service streamlines the processing of bills of lading, improves data accuracy, and ensures efficient tracking and management of shipments.


Smart.Bill.Of.Lading is a game-changing managed service that simplifies and automates the processing of bills of lading. By leveraging AWS's serverless architecture, Smart.Bill.Of.Lading intelligently captures, classifies, extracts, and enriches data from paper-based bills of lading, reducing manual effort, improving accuracy, and providing real-time visibility into shipments. With Smart.Bill.Of.Lading, organizations can streamline their shipping operations, minimize errors, and make informed decisions based on accurate and timely data

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What we offer ?

Smart.Bill.Of.Lading is a managed service that automates the processing of paper-based bills of lading, extracting and enriching data using AWS's serverless architecture.

For Who ?

The service is designed for organizations involved in shipping and logistics, including shippers, carriers, and consignees, who deal with a significant volume of bills of lading and require efficient and accurate processing.

 Smart.Bill.Of.Lading utilizes AWS services such as Amazon Textract, Amazon Comprehend, AWS Lambda, and Amazon S3 to capture, classify, extract, and enrich data from bills of lading. The service provides a user-friendly interface for bill of lading upload, review, and validation.

How do we Leverage AWS ?

Financial Benefits
  • Reduced labor costs associated with manual bill of lading processing

  • Minimized risk of penalties and fines due to inaccurate or incomplete bill of lading data

  • Optimized shipping costs through better visibility and data-driven decision-making

  • Faster invoice processing and payment cycles

  • Scalable and cost-effective solution with pay-as-you-go pricing

Operational Benefits
  • Automated bill of lading processing, reducing manual effort and errors

  • Improved data accuracy and consistency

  • Real-time visibility into shipment status and tracking

  • Streamlined shipping operations and enhanced efficiency

  • Improved compliance with transportation regulations

Benefits of the Cloud Adoption Framework

By integrating Smart.Bill.Of.Lading with the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework, organizations can realize significant benefits across various perspectives, including optimized operations, improved customer satisfaction, enhanced compliance, scalability, security, and simplified operations. This integration empowers organizations to streamline their bill of lading processing, make data-driven decisions, and achieve operational excellence in the cloud.

Business Perspective
  • Optimized shipping operations: Smart.Bill.Of.Lading streamlines the processing of bills of lading, reducing manual effort, minimizing errors, and improving efficiency, enabling organizations to optimize their shipping operations and focus on core business activities.

  • Improved customer satisfaction: By providing real-time visibility into shipment status and enabling prompt issue resolution, Smart.Bill.Of.Lading helps organizations enhance customer satisfaction and build trust with their clients.

  • Data-driven decision-making: Smart.Bill.Of.Lading provides structured and actionable data insights from bills of lading, enabling organizations to make informed decisions related to shipping routes, carrier selection, and resource allocation.

People Perspective
  • Enhanced productivity: Smart.Bill.Of.Lading automates repetitive tasks associated with bill of lading processing, freeing up employees to focus on higher-value activities and strategic initiatives.

  • Skill development: Integrating Smart.Bill.Of.Lading with the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework provides opportunities for employees to develop new skills in cloud computing, data analysis, and supply chain management.

  • Collaborative workflow: The centralized bill of lading management and data accessibility enabled by Smart.Bill.Of.Lading foster collaboration among teams involved in shipping operations, such as logistics, customer service, and finance.

Governance Perspective
  • Compliance with regulations: Smart.Bill.Of.Lading helps organizations comply with transportation regulations by providing accurate and auditable bill of lading data, reducing the risk of non-compliance and penalties.

  • Data governance: The service enables better data governance through structured and consistent bill of lading data capture, storage, and management, ensuring data integrity and facilitating effective data management practices.

  • Audit readiness: With automated bill of lading processing and data management, Smart.Bill.Of.Lading enhances audit readiness by providing easily accessible and traceable records of shipping transactions.

Platform Perspective
  • Scalability and flexibility: Smart.Bill.Of.Lading leverages AWS's serverless architecture, allowing organizations to easily scale their bill of lading processing capabilities based on fluctuating shipping volumes and business requirements.

  • Reliability and availability: The service ensures high availability and reliability by leveraging AWS's robust infrastructure and fault-tolerant design, minimizing downtime and ensuring uninterrupted bill of lading processing.

  • Integration capabilities: Smart.Bill.Of.Lading can seamlessly integrate with other AWS services and third-party applications, such as transportation management systems or enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, enabling end-to-end shipping workflows.

Security Perspective
  • Data protection: Smart.Bill.Of.Lading incorporates AWS security best practices, including encryption, access control, and secure data storage, to protect sensitive bill of lading information and ensure data confidentiality.

  • Secure access management: The service leverages AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to enforce granular access controls and authenticate users, ensuring that only authorized individuals can access and modify bill of lading data.

  • Compliance with industry standards: By aligning with AWS's compliance programs and certifications, such as ISO 27001 and SOC, Smart.Bill.Of.Lading helps organizations meet industry-specific security and compliance requirements.

Operation Perspective
  • Simplified operations: As a managed service, Smart.Bill.Of.Lading simplifies bill of lading processing operations by abstracting away infrastructure management complexities and providing automated workflows.

  • Proactive monitoring and logging: The service integrates with Amazon CloudWatch for comprehensive monitoring, logging, and alerting, enabling proactive issue detection and resolution.

  • Continuous improvement: Smart.Bill.Of.Lading benefits from AWS's continuous innovation and updates, ensuring access to the latest features, performance enhancements, and best practices in bill of lading processing.

Leveraging AWS Well-Architected Framework

By leveraging these AWS products and services across the Well-Architected Framework pillars, Smart.Bill.Of.Lading can capture, classify, extract, validate, and enrich data from bills of lading in a serverless architecture that is operationally excellent, secure, reliable, performance-efficient, and cost-optimized. The combination of these services enables the automation and optimization of bill of lading processing workflows while ensuring compliance with best practices and industry standards.

Operational Excellence Pillar

  • AWS Lambda: Serverless compute service for executing code without provisioning or managing servers, enabling efficient and scalable bill of lading processing.

  • Amazon CloudWatch: Monitoring and observability service for real-time monitoring, logging, and alerting of Smart.Bill.Of.Lading resources and performance metrics.

  • AWS CloudFormation: Infrastructure as code (IaC) service for automating the deployment and management of Smart.Bill.Of.Lading resources in a consistent and repeatable manner.

  • AWS Step Functions: Serverless workflow orchestration service for coordinating and automating the different stages of bill of lading processing, including data capture, classification, extraction, validation, and enrichment.

  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM): Service for securely managing access to AWS resources and controlling permissions for Smart.Bill.Of.Lading components.

  • Amazon Cognito: User authentication and authorization service for securely managing user access to the Smart.Bill.Of.Lading application.

  • AWS Key Management Service (KMS): Managed service for creating and controlling encryption keys used to encrypt sensitive bill of lading data at rest.

  • AWS Certificate Manager (ACM): Service for provisioning, managing, and deploying SSL/TLS certificates for secure communication between Smart.Bill.Of.Lading components and users.

Security Pillar

Reliability Pillar

  • Amazon S3: Highly durable and scalable object storage service for storing and retrieving bills of lading and processed data.

  • AWS Lambda: Serverless compute service designed for high availability and fault tolerance, ensuring reliable execution of bill of lading processing tasks.

  • Amazon DynamoDB: Serverless NoSQL database service for storing and retrieving metadata and processed bill of lading data with high availability and durability.

  • Amazon SQS: Fully managed message queuing service for decoupling and ensuring reliable communication between Smart.Bill.Of.Lading components.

  • Amazon Textract: Fully managed service that uses machine learning to automatically extract text, handwriting, and data from scanned bills of lading.

  • Amazon Comprehend: Natural language processing (NLP) service that uses machine learning to uncover insights and relationships in bill of lading data.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service: Fully managed service for deploying, operating, and scaling Elasticsearch clusters, enabling fast search and analytics on processed bill of lading data.

  • AWS Lambda: Serverless compute service that automatically scales based on incoming requests, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency.

  • Amazon API Gateway: Fully managed service for creating, publishing, and securing APIs, enabling seamless integration with other systems and applications.

Performance Efficiency Pillar

Cost Optimization

  • AWS Lambda: Pay-as-you-go pricing model, where you only pay for the compute time consumed during bill of lading processing, optimizing costs.

  • Amazon S3: Cost-effective storage option with pricing based on the amount of data stored, access requests, and data transfer.

  • Amazon DynamoDB: On-demand capacity mode for automatic scaling and pay-per-request pricing, optimizing costs based on usage.

  • AWS Cost Explorer: Cost management tool for monitoring, analyzing, and optimizing costs associated with Smart.Bill.Of.Lading resources.

  • AWS Budgets: Service for setting custom budgets and receiving alerts when forecasted or actual costs exceed defined thresholds.

  • AWS Lambda: Promotes sustainability by efficiently allocating compute resources and reducing energy consumption.

  • Amazon S3: Stores data in shared, multi-tenant hardware, optimizing resource utilization.

  • Amazon DynamoDB: Provides a serverless database that automatically scales capacity, minimizing over-provisioning and reducing energy waste.

  • AWS Customer Carbon Footprint Tool: Helps measure, track, and reduce the carbon emissions associated with using AWS services.

  • Implement efficient data storage practices, such as using Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering, which automatically moves data between access tiers based on usage patterns, optimizing storage costs and reducing the storage footprint.

  • Take advantage of AWS's commitment to renewable energy by running on AWS regions that have a higher percentage of renewable energy mix.

Sustainability Pillar

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