Trucks are not transformers yet, but B/L is already electronic
B/L, almost like a cat, has 4 live, so we have 4 printed documents – sort of a road full house. It seemed that such – the main thing in the glove box to keep, so as not to lose. However, it is not so simple.
What can go wrong with the plan?
Yes, you can check 10 times whether the document is in place, but on 11 times forget it at the consignee. Even if everything is successfully saved, no one is immune to possible mistakes – the usual human factor: extra waste – and products will no longer be accepted.
Life is unpredictable, as is the collapse of the truck or the deep sleep phase of the driver. Occasionally, the shipment process may go astray, and the consignee will not be notified in time. So, not having arrived in its own length of time, the truck can idle with the goods, waiting for their turn, and well, if it is not dairy products.
Here are just a few examples of the disadvantages of paper documents – not to correct them, not to repair them, not to make a copy in the field. The complex process of transportation is finally simplifying the eB/L – electronic invoice, which in accordance with the approved order of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine of 03.06.2019 on “Changes to the Rules of carriage of goods by road in Ukraine” can be in digitized form.
How eB/L works in practice: the METINVEST SHIPPING case
On December 19, 2019, the first eB/L transportation was performed by the EDIN e-document provider between METINVEST SMC and METINVEST SHIPPING, which was successfully completed and the first eB/L delivery was completed with inspection by an inspector.
According to METINVEST SHIPPING, the number of documents exchanged during deliveries is 160,000 per year, with an upward trend of 15% annually. Prior to the implementation of the EDI, the process of agreeing the 1st “Application for transportation” with the carrier in the company took 3.5 minutes, processing the “Act of rendered services” and B/L – 6.25 minutes. With the introduction of the electronic document flow “Application for transportation” began to take 1 minute, and B/L – 4.75 minutes. For the 5 months of 2019, METINVEST SHIPPING has been able to reduce costs by 123 business days.
Why is eB/L relevant right now?
First of all, companies are left with little time to implement eB/L, so it is necessary to take the test and start implementing the solution with their counterparties.
Secondly, today the whole world is in a difficult situation with COVID-19. Because of the high likelihood of infection, the most important thing is to avoid direct contact, which includes the transfer of objects from hand to hand, that is, paper documents in the same way that, like any surface, can transmit the virus from 3 hours.
Anti-virus offer from EDIN
The e-provider understands all the difficulties that companies are facing today, so it offers special conditions for using the eB/L service.
By the end of July 2020, all users who register with eB/L will receive an unlimited number of documents for sending and receiving with electronic B/L.
The one-time price is 100 UAH, without hidden payments.
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