Why are supply chain management (SCM) systems, transportation management systems (TMS), and third parties increasingly moving to integrate Windward inside their respective technologies? We’re only 11 days into July and we have already announced two recent “Windward Inside” partnerships.
The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) selected Windward’s Maritime AI™-powered technology to augment its existing shipping analytics capabilities available on the LSEG Workspace platform in real-time. Windward’s platform will track approximately 117,200 vessels currently at sea, including oil tankers, dry bulk carriers, and container vessels. Then, using AI and advanced behavioral risk assessments models, the technology screens against criteria that could be an indicator of illicit activity, such as ship-to-ship (STS) operations and AIS manipulation practices, to determine a vessels’ risk profile.
Amital Data – a leading company offering software solutions for freight forwarders, shipping agents, customers brokers, importers, and exporters – has integrated the Windward Ocean Freight Visibility solution into Unifreight, the company’s SCM system for improved cargo visibility.
SCM/TMS providers are looking to AI to help users manage by exception and improve the efficiency and accuracy of their solutions. Windward’s models, developed by maritime and AI specialists, are specifically trained to understand the multitude of factors affecting the movement of goods at sea.
For third parties, it is more important than ever in this turbulent environment, with evolving sanctions against Russia, for stakeholders to be aware of all changing risks and deceptive shipping practices. By combining Maritime AI™ technology with their market data and reach, they can empower stakeholders with real-time actionable insights.
Think of Bridges and Tunnels
An article in Forbes by Windward’s Co-Founder and CEO, Ami Daniel, explains the value of vertical AI for the maritime and global supply chain/logistics ecosystems:
“The sweet spot…of maritime AI is clearly in the application of solving repeatable problems on a global scale that affect a large number of organizations in making day-to-day decisions.
AI enables semantic understanding of how the many variables that affect maritime ETA interfere with each other…The adoption of maritime AI technology in the logistics space will allow professionals to focus more on decision-making rather than spend time on data collection or assessment of problems machines can solve.”
That explains the value of Maritime AI™, but why do SCMs, TMSs, and third parties want to integrate it into their systems? Maybe this is a strange metaphor for the maritime industry, but we can think about bridges and tunnels. With Windward’s platform integrated in your system, everything becomes interconnected and your people don’t have to waste time working with multiple systems or synching data.
We make the critical data, and more importantly, insights, available at the right time, in the right place, in the right format, regardless of the system you are using. This creates greater efficiency and frees up your people to focus on time-sensitive tasks.
Why Not DIY?
As we’ve established, obtaining AI capabilities is critical for solving the difficult maritime and logistics problems. But maybe your team can do it themselves? They can…it will just take them around three years and cost many millions of dollars. We can do it for you within days.
Organizations are justifiably scared to be early adopters, but at this point, teaming with Windward means getting technology that is recognized as best-in-class that is being used by leading organizations.