The NIST MOSS Project Worksite is a website developed by NIST in cooperation with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) as part of its Materials Off-Shore Sourcing (MOSS) Project. This site describes draft versions of the project's EDI messages, and provides tools to validate a software tool's conformance to the message type definitions.
The goal of the MOSS project is to reduce the cost of operating ocean-going US-inbound supply chains of automotive parts by addressing shortcomings in the information used to drive the supply chain's transportation and customs processes.
The project's scope is ocean-going shipments of automotive parts from foreign suppliers to domestic ship-to parties, including order, transport, and customs processes, but excluding payment processes. Though MOSS focused on improving inbound (to the U.S.) ocean trade lanes, the recommended practice may be adapted to benefit outbound and non-US trade lanes.