How it works
A DIGITAL TWIN OF YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN
ENSPAN is a cloud repository where you can securely store data you wish to share with your business partners.
You are likely sharing this information today but via paper, email or fax. Why not automate this?
When more parties in your ecosystem utilize the platform, you start to see a 'digital twin' of your supply chain. This gives you unique insights into the real-world behavior of your supply chain. You can use that shared data to solve previously intractable business issues. For example, how to pre-populate your warehouse receiving ERP transaction with your supplier's shipment information?
THE ENSPAN PLATFORM CURRENTLY SUPPORTS THE FOLLOWING DATA TYPES:
HOW TO CREATE A DIGITAL TWIN OF YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN
The diagram below illustrates a Digital Twin of a typical manufacturing and product support ecosystem (simplified for clarity).
To achieve this, each party shares 'events' as they go about their normal supply chain processes.
Each party that authors an event on the ENSPAN platform retains the data rights and ownership of that data. Not even we can see it because each entry is encrypted. The data can only be seen by the intended party. Example: You ship goods to a customer. The customer wants to see the status. Even though your data is in the cloud, only you and your customer can see it.
HOW IS ENSPAN DIFFERENT FROM ERP?
ENSPAN is not an ERP system. Instead, it 'reflects' transactional data from your ERP into the cloud platform and combines it with data from your supply chain partners. It does this by passing data whenever you complete an 'event' ( manufacture, ship or receive parts). When these events happen, it alerts the other party who then consumes this data into their ERP and automatically creates the requisite transaction - saving manual labor time.
HOW ARE DOCUMENTS AND CERTIFICATES DIGITALIZED?
All documents can be authored or stored directly on the platform. There is no need to send paper documents like certificates. Each document you author is signed with a digital signature that uses encryption technology as a proof of signature.
We further secure each document by using Ethereum blockchain to notarize each document - giving you 100% control over sharing. You can be sure that the document you are looking at has not been tampered with.
Our customers have several choices to connect to the Enspan platform:
Direct API - use our APIs to broadcast and receive transactions
Web Forms - for lower volume users, they can create manual transactions directly from our web or mobile app.