Radhesh R Menon

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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Radhesh R Menon

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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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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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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Radhesh R Menon

Three cargo products desperate for better platform integration

The propensity of high value cargo to take to the air, rather than other channels, is influenced primarily by one single factor - speed and secondly, reliability. But this also places great demands on maintaining the security and integrity of the shipment, which is a key driver for the modernization currently happening as well as envisioned for the future in the air cargo supply chain. IATA has declared a commitment to "deliver enhanced value for the industry by driving a safe, secure, profitable and sustainable air cargo supply chain". IATA has formally identified unregulated supply chain par...
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