BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces the release of BluJay Global Trade Network (GTN) portfolio version 19.2. BluJay’s newest software updates deliver enhanced features to help companies eliminate friction in their supply chains and manage logistics, compliance, and commerce worldwide. BluJay’s cloud-based technology platform delivers a suite of supply chain execution applications and Global Trade Network ecosystem.
“We are focused on developing purpose-built technology that helps our customers create high-performing supply chains. This being the first software release since I’ve joined BluJay, it’s inspiring to see the significant strides we are making toward powering a frictionless supply chain for shippers, brokers, forwarders, LSPs, carriers, and others in our ecosystem,” said David Landau, Chief Product Officer at BluJay Solutions. “For BluJay, helping customers create frictionless supply chains means that goods cross borders more quickly, information is shared more readily, users operate more productively, and waste (i.e., cost) is eliminated from operations. This latest release is only the beginning of exciting things to come.”
BluJay’s GTN version 19.2 includes the following enhancements that drive the frictionless supply chain forward:
• Effortless Data Sharing – BluJay’s Transportation Management, a core solution, is a single platform and workflow handling transportation planning, execution, settlement, and procurement processes. Delivering increased efficiency and lower costs for shippers, Transportation Management in version 19.2 introduces document sharing between shippers and carriers. Both parties can now upload and share documents to the platform, eliminating the need to attach them to a load. By creating document threads, users can add and replace files and easily identify the most recent version of a document.
• Easier Movement of Goods – Transportation Management now also supports product classification details for Dangerous Goods and U.S. Export Filing – Partner Governing Agency (PGA) requirements. This information can roll up from the order to other screens in the TMS. UPS Dangerous Goods enhancements are also added for BluJay’s Parcel solution, an enterprise-class, multi-carrier shipping management system. This includes lithium batteries support, declaration and manifesting, keeping shippers current with transport regulations while eliminating disruptions that can delay delivery times. BluJay’s Transportation Management for Forwarders now has full integration with Importer Security Filing (ISF), also known as 10+2, enabling users to electronically file and send data to United States’ Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at least 24 hours in advance of an ocean shipment’s departure, as required to seamlessly transfer goods into the United States.
• Seamless Trade, Anywhere – BluJay’s Customs Management is a multi-country, multi-language software solution designed to automate customs compliance documentation for friction-free global trade. Release 19.2 adds New Computerized Transit System (NCTS) support for Latvia and Slovakia, and complete UK readiness for Brexit and frontier declarations. For Customs Management-US, an Auto Add 9930 feature has also been included, to automatically insert the appropriate numbers for United States retaliatory tariffs, along with Entry Type 86 (Section 321) processing for eCommerce low value shipments.
• Better User Experiences, Increased Mobility – Providing real-time tracking and last-mile routing across the supply chain, MobileSTAR helps deliver enhanced customer experiences. A number of improvements have been added to MobileSTAR, including enhancements to visibility in transit and delivery, along with filtering for positions and by roles. Also in release 19.2, Control Tower has been mobilized, allowing searchable statuses of Purchase Orders, Transport Orders and Customs records using MobileSTAR, making it easier to do business.
Across the platform, BluJay also addresses data security and compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), continually implementing business processes, services, contracts, and policies to support data protection laws.
Landau adds: “We’ve already kicked off development for release 20.0 and can’t wait to share with our customers the enhancements centred around connectivity, new tools designed to identify hidden opportunities to save money, and user experience with a big focus on visualization – all coming in November.”