Radhesh R Menon

Standardization: Enablers and obstacles in air cargo partnerships

In order to unlock its full potential in terms of service delivery quality and diversity of product portfolio, there is an urgent need to recast the air cargo fulfillment model on the basis of connected, open architecture digital platforms that enable seamless, real time communication between supply chain partners. by Author Read more: Recap - Partnering for collaboration to strengthen value delivery through air cargo  A key consideration from the above dictum is that all partners in the supply chain have to be integrated on a common platform such that they can "speak one common lang...
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Ashok Rajan

Expectations on technology for autonomous cargo delivery

As discussed in the earlier blog post Cargo may hold key to bringing autonomous vehicles to the mainstream   any attempt to integrate the last mile delivery on to a technology platform puts two distinct types of demands on the system. One is the introduction of a sufficiently advanced technological module (device/vehicle) that enables the achievement of the goal and the other is to effectively connect this module into the entire system in a manner that makes the exchange of signals and data possible in an efficient manner. IBS Cargo Forum | November 6-8, 2018 | Bangalore, India:...
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Ashok Rajan

Cargo may hold key to bringing autonomous vehicles to mainstream

There are a lot of eager eyes watching the development of autonomous vehicles (or self driving cars, to keep it simple) and betting on how soon they will hit the roads as mainstream – or at least in significant volumes to ensure they are treated as acceptably normal with respect to conventional cars. Despite the advancement and depth of technology involved, it is often said that the human element is the biggest challenge. The ideal vehicle will be expected to not just interface in a level-appropriate manner with the passengers inside, but also negotiate its path with reference to other people,...
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Radhesh R Menon

Partnering for collaboration: Strengthening value delivery by air cargo

Click here to know more about the 14th IBS Cargo Forum | November 6-8, 2018 | Bangalore, India Dr King's hand shivers as he fills up the package registration form at the freight forwarder. He finds one particular field in the paper form to be very disturbing: "Value"   What is the value of my package?   Is it the price of $2,000.00 that I paid? Or is it the life of the child in rural Africa which I am going to save by ensuring that this package gets there in time for his surgery ? by Author Interestingly, both of them are accurate estimations. But for the true value to be realiz...
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Asish Koshy

Optimal bundling of shore excursions and on-board products

In its steady evolution as a mainstream vacation alternative, the cruise industry has gone through several perspective shifts. Per CLIA's latest state of the cruise industry report, guests are increasingly expecting cruise lines to provide transformational experiences. By providing a ken of experiences from cultural immersion and "volun-tourism" to extreme adventures, those returning from a cruise are expecting a shift in perspective and a profound sense of accomplishment. In an earnest bid to help guests push the envelope on their vacations and to create unique encounters to take back ho...
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