It is difficult to anticipate the rate at which best tech practices in logistics are changing. The EDI which became the center of any advanced transport management system by 2015 doesn’t seem to hold the same relevance now. Shipping APIs are gradually advancing to become the most efficient trend among shippers. In a study conducted with 200 supply chain executives, it is noted that even though 85% are using EDI, out of the, 43% are frustrated. Also, 55% respondents believe that web-based service APIs could be a feasible option to replace the EDIs. The main reasons for the switch are coming out as the need to work in real time, compatibility to work with big data tech and competitive TAT compared to APIs.