While recognizing the complexity of Supply Chains supporting industrialized nations, we realized long ago, that for the Bahamas with few manufacturing facilities, a simpler model would suffice.
The diagram below shows the current Supply Chain for goods being imported, and its dependence on documents.
The current Supply Chain is supported by documents. Each of the parties involved, either create or rely on documents to support information used in their disparate systems. Each of the parties have their own database to support their disparate systems.
GAACS is a cloud based database system, designed to support all the various parties involved in the movement of goods (supply chain), and to avoid the redundancy that presently occurs with the data required. Within this database the goods are represented as a PoG (Package of Goods), and they can be anything from an envelope to multiple containers.
GAACS is designed to support the activities that occur when goods are to be imported. Originating at the Consignee (Purchaser), this continues through the Supplier(s), Goods Handling Agent(s), Carrier of the PoGs, Broker(s), Bahamas Customs, and ends with the PoG being delivered to the Consignee (Purchaser).
During the GAACS supply chain cycle the different parties add and maintain information they originate while being supported by a secure cloud based system. With GAACS each of the parties involved is able to connect into a shared database, employ the GAACS Application Module that supports the maintenance of data they originate, while sharing it with the other parties involved.