COMPLIANT AIR CARGO FLOW

How might we provide transparency on shipping characteristics from and for collaborating supply chain parties in order to ensure a compliant air cargo flow?


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January 20




ODYSSEY CONNECT
February 4-5




APPLICATIONS CLOSE
February 24




WORKSHOPS
April-May-June




HACKATHON
September 11 – 13




ODYSSEY IGNITE
October



THE CHALLENGE

Co-create a protocol for authentication throughout the supply chain. This trusted ecosystem agent will bridge the gap in trust in the air cargo market by enabling all parties in the supply chain to give and get relevant and compliant data. The first use case to build on top is about medicine fraud.

CONTEXT

Each supply chain stakeholder has their own data silo and is unable to share their data in a transparent, trusted and secure manner. This results in data inconsistencies (timely, complete and correct) and actors being unable to recognize and stop transporting counterfeit and dangerous goods themselves.

The entire supply chains’ accountability, quality assurance, efficiency (value creation and waste) and chain integrity are under pressure. This pressure keeps mounting due to new and even stricter compliance regulations and enforcement: compliance is now becoming mainstream as shippers and transport service providers are increasingly held accountable for what they ship.

The involved parties understand that the solution is not more regulations, compliance and data hoarding. The solution is transparent collaboration and validation by, for instance, using a virtual twin protocol or decentralized identifiers for products and parts.

IMPACT

Every year, fake and counterfeit medication kills tens of thousands of people globally, and the money being made is funding other criminal activities. Your solution will help KLM and the global air cargo ecosystem stand united in the fight against transporting counterfeit pharmaceutical goods.

 Almost half the fake and low-quality medicines reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) between 2013 and 2017 were found to be in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the report backed by Interpol and the Institute for Security Studies.

A WINNING TEAM WILL...

Enable everyone to share their data across the supply chain, thus creating transparency, accountability, authentication and an audit trail in the process.

Demonstrate that the protocol will also enable other air cargo products like fresh flowers, strategic/military goods, aircraft parts, live animals, luxury goods, and art to follow this process.

Build a use-case and a value proposition on top of this protocol for an application combating the transportation of counterfeit medicine, including the connectivity to customs.

 

Key element
Protocol solution demonstrating medicine use case opportunities.

ECOSYSTEM

MSD
DHL
KLM Cargo
Jan de Rijk

WHAT HAPPENS
WITH THE WINNER

KLM Cargo and its stakeholders will support the growth of the solutions’ ecosystem by micro-implementations, having the stakeholders with them step by step to become the first users and adoption drivers of the protocol. There is a sufficient budget available for these implementations.

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THIS CHALLENGE CONTRIBUTES TO SOLVING:

9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.

ELIGIBLE TEAMS

ESTABLISHED STARTUPS
SCALE-UPS
SMES

TEAM QUALITIES

Teams should have knowledge of the logistics business and available protocols and platforms, so the wheel is not reinvented during the hackathon.
Knowledge of pharmaceuticals within the team or a strategy on how to obtain it.
Creativity to rethink the system and not just improve on the current one.

REQUIREMENTS

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Teams must explore possibilities for several thousands of secure transactions per second, without long delays, for cost-efficient solutions, so that anyone can contribute and share.

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Teams must be willing to invest their own time in developing further with KLM and its stakeholders.

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The solution is as open-source as possible.

START YOUR JOURNEY

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