Niche for special needs: How integrating IT can enhance cargo handling capabilities
Manu Raghavan

Niche for special needs: How integrating IT can enhance cargo handling capabilities

​ Air cargo is an interesting business. The airplane was built, driven by man's inherent dream to fly. Yet on that first flight, there still was some space available in the cockpit after the pilot occupied the seat that could accommodate some letters to the dear ones, Airmail was thus born. Bigger planes followed with more capacity to carry people, their luggage and there still were available spaces for sending something more from origin to the destination and thus air freight was born. Airlines have been carrying air freight since that very first flight that carried letters, and almost every ...
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Gamification in Airline Cargo
Sandeep S Nair

Gamification in Airline Cargo

The dis-engaged employee At the core of it, technology is driven by the need to better the human condition - be it at the office or outside of it. While technology was intended to solve problems, it also has the flip side of generating new ones that are not desired under certain circumstances. With social media and smart phone combination time slicing the waking hours of our life, organizations are feeling the heat of the "dis-engaged employee" – the employee who finds it difficult to reengage with office tools that are plain and boring, compared to the cool apps and tools that mean fun. Reduc...
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Streamlining air cargo terminal operations through mobility
Aravind Ramachandran

Streamlining air cargo terminal operations through mobility

​ Minimizing costs, enhancing service quality and improving profitability – it is the perfect triad for any business leader, irrespective of which industry he/she works in. Companies with some penchant for innovation have been looking at mobility as the key to achieving these goals, with visible success in many cases. The air cargo industry, being both labor intensive as well as heavily dependent on data capture and processing, offers fertile ground for implementing an efficient mobility strategy. Current infrastructure standards of the industry leave a lot to be desired, especially when it co...
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‘Smart’ future for Cargo: Business leaders unite at 10th IBS Cargo Forum Summit
Aravind Ramachandran

‘Smart’ future for Cargo: Business leaders unite at 10th IBS Cargo Forum Summit

Over 50 special invitees representing various facets of the global cargo service industry gathered in Bangalore, the IT capital of India from the 15th to 17th of November, 2016 to take part in the10 th   IBS Cargo Forum Summit held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. The event provided key business leaders in the cargo industry an interactive ideation platform where they exchanged perspectives and forecasts about the future of their businesses, thereby contributing in a big way to IBS' inclusive product development strategy for iCargo . This time, the focus was on innovation that delivers tangib...
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Mobile Enablement of Airline Cargo Terminal Operations
Naveen Jacob

Mobile Enablement of Airline Cargo Terminal Operations

Cargo Operations: Going Mobile Today, mobile technology has ensured that business in every industry will face significant changes in how they operate and provide services to their customers. Major multinational companies from retailers to fast food providers are being forced to take a serious look at how mobile technology can improve customer experience and streamline supply chains. At the same time, a combination of changing industry regulations, razor thin margins and tough competition is forcing many air cargo enterprises to reengineer their existing business practices. It is only through t...
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