Cargo iQ has successfully trialled a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Solution to vastly improve planning and control options for forwarders who work with member airlines on a small-scale or regional basis.
The SME Solution will enable a route map and status updates to be made available to the forwarder for individual consignments in line with the common business practices and milestones set out in Cargo iQ’s Master Operating Plan (MOP).
Chris Davies, manager product and technology at Cargo iQ says: “With Cargo iQ SME, we provide a turn-key solution for independent freight forwarders to benefit from shipment planning and control through shared Route Maps and operational visibility for various milestones along the shipment lifecycle.”
After registering with an accredited Cargo iQ SME IT service provider, forwarders can benefit from Cargo iQ performance management tools straight away.
The trial started with CCS Italy using Riege Software’s back-end Cargo Data Management Platform technology.
Gianni Mauri, senior consultant at CCS Italy says: “Taking part in Cargo iQ’s SME Solution trial is a great opportunity for CCS Italy to demonstrate how independent freight forwarders can work with air cargo carriers to benefit the overall air cargo industry.”
An official launch data for SME will be announced in the coming months, following an evaluation of the trial phase.
Forwarders that join the portal will have the option to apply for full Cargo iQ membership to benefit from additional performance reporting, benchmarking, collaboration and insights.
Davies says: “Upgrading allows smaller freight forwarders to put the Cargo iQ stamp of approval next to their names after a vigorous audit and certification program, and provides access to other tools, such as our member-only door-to-door Performance Management System.”
The door-to-door solution allows members to measure the movement of freight from shipper to consignee, and has also been developed based on the MOP.
It provides implementable business rules and use cases to track and measure shipments, operational visibility in real time on an individual House Air Waybill basis, as well as metrics based on pick-up and delivery performance.