A Framework for Logistics Optimization

Transparency and Traceability for Logistics Optimization, or TATLO, is a set of concepts and proposals for streamlining the global supply chain through data digitization and standardization. It can streamline cumbersome logistics and customs processes and address the flow of information among companies and between companies and governments. The approach works by focusing on key areas, such as:
  • Making tracking and tracing data readily available
  • Securing information
  • Replacing paper documents with digital files
  • Utilizing electronic logistics exchanges and government sites
  • Promoting industry standards for interoperability
  • Addressing all modes of transportation

By creating a “single window” for customs operations and providing information exchange for companies, TATLO allows trade to flow more smoothly and efficiently, ensuring goods move more swiftly, less expensively, and more reliably.