API based air cargo ecosystem in the future

At a simple level, an API is a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing a web-based software application or tool. They are the sets of requirements that govern how one application can talk to another. APIs in turn are modern day equivalents of real time chat applications like snapchat, WhatsApp and so on - systems that are connected in real time with near zero delay between request and response. For instance, a travel company develops and makes available an API so that other travel companies can send information requests to its systems, and of course receive the replies, usu...
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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 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 language". In the absence of such alignment with a unified messaging standard, manual interventions and offlin...
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IBS Cargo Forum explores innovative value delivery through partnerships

When it comes to innovation, our heroes are those who can do more with less by Author The air cargo business is one of great opportunity in today's world, but it is not easy to figure out the nuances. As a crucial driver of the world economy, the sector should expect demand to be intensely growing every year, but the yield isn't showing such a strong trend in reality. This puts pressure on pricing as well as product to enable a significant distinction from the generic supply (stemming from ever increasing passenger aircraft bellies) that eats into the growing demand. The good news is that air ...
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How American Airlines is set to maximize growing air cargo opportunities

Implementing mission-critical software for one of the largest airlines in the world is both an opportunity and a challenge. The complexity and sheer size of a carrier like American Airlines make any project exciting and intricate at the same time. When we teamed up for the iCargo implementation a couple of years ago, we knew that we had a significant undertaking ahead of us! Working hand in hand with American Airlines, we were able to free our customer from the 91 disparate cargo systems they had relied on to date for their business. Now, American Airlines ´cargo business runs on a single, end...
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Maximize Revenue and Block Revenue Leakage in Airline Cargo supply chain

Every business strives for growth year on year by maximizing sales to improve profits, and the airline cargo business is no exception. However, as in every business, this is an uncompromising objective and it has several external factors like product and service strategies of competitors, capabilities of business partners, requirements and expectations of customers, geopolitical influences, and the overall behavior of the market economy that are tough to predict. Considering the several external factors that are beyond the control of the individual business, a better strategy would be to look ...
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