There are an array of disparate players in the supply chain. Each has a critical role, and most generate and exchange some data for the duration the consignment is in their care.
There have never been more sources for consignment related data. The diagram below is a simple overview of a complicated structure. We also see an emergence of providers with orchestration solutions aimed as consolidating and managing the data.
In highly dynamic and volatile markets – the challenge is that the players invariably change, and each change requires a new data stream to be patched in.