Connecting Logistics Networks Globally Via the UN Single Window Concept

Author: Linke, Michael
Almanac: Globalistics and Globalization Studies Global Evolution, Historical Globalistics and Globalization Studies

The UN Single Window concept is a proven approach to facilitate cross border business including transport, customs and other government-related regu-lations by enabling seamless trade with a central IT platform, in a hub and spoke like system. Several approaches and implementations already exist, although one needs a proper planning for a further penetration worldwide. Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) as a specialized IT strategy discipline can help to manage this complex challenge of integrating application landscapes into different existing UN integration frameworks.

Keywords: logistics networks, (UN) Single Window concept, cross border busi-ness, transport regulations, customs regulations, government regulations, seam-less trade, EAM (Enterprise Architecture Management), Information Technology (IT) strategy, UN integration frameworks, international trade.