Buy-Ship-Pay Reference Data Model


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Buy-Ship-Pay Reference Data Model

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Project Purpose

UN/CEFACT has been working on Reference Data Models (RDMs) for International Supply Chains and Multi-Modal Transport. These two RDMs share a same base of components from the UN Core Component Library (UN CCL). These are interlinked but used differently due to the differences in context between the international sales and transport contracts. In the concept of RDM, as outlined by the UN/CEFACT White Paper on RDM approved in April 2017, these are complete and focused subsets specific to the needs of a particular domain. The context messages are then subsets of the RDMs. The current project would create an intermediate subset of the UN CCL showing the shared aspects across the international supply chain and transport-logistics chains. For maintenance purposes, if the current two RDMs are developed separately, any changes in one will require changes to the other. A higher level RDM could cover Buy Ship and Pay thereby facilitating their use and maintenance.

Project Scope

The current project proposes to create an intermediate subset of the UN CCL on which both the International Supply Chain RDM and the Multi-Modal Transport RDM are based.

Project Deliverables

The project deliverables are: a) A High Level BRS (amalgamation of the current, separate high level BRSs for SCRDM and MMT-RDM) b) A Buy Ship Pay Reference Data Model

Exit Criteria

a) A High Level BRS • Internal and external review logs showing how comments have been addressed • Final draft text ready for publication b) A Buy Ship Pay Reference Data Model • Final draft ready for publication

Project Team Membership and Required Functional Expertise

Membership is open to experts with broad knowledge in the area of international supply chain and transport-logistics chains. In addition, Heads of Delegations may invite technical experts from their constituency to participate in the work. Experts are expected to contribute to the work based solely on their expertise and to comply with the UN/CEFACT Code of Conduct and Ethics and the policy on Intellectual Property Rights.

Geographical Focus

The geographical focus of the project is global.

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Resource Requirements

Participants in the project shall provide resources for their own participation. The existence and functioning of the project shall not require any additional resources from the UNECE secretariat. The project will be prepared in between Forums, principally using conference call facilities.

Project Proposal Files

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PDF File 180305 3x T+L BSP RDM - AT HoD Support.pdf Mar 02, 2018 by Malik
PDF File 180122 3b BSP RDM Project Proposal.pdf Mar 02, 2018 by Malik
PDF File 180205 3x- t+l BSP RDM UK HoD support.pdf Mar 02, 2018 by Malik
PDF File 180219 3x T+L BSP RDM - DE HoD Support.pdf Mar 02, 2018 by Malik