New solutions for cargo handling and capacity building
for cargo handling and capacity building
NIIT Technologies has opted for a value-driven model which aims to offer business enhancement to its clients across air cargo and logistics industry.” Arvind Mehrotra President, Asia Pacific & Middle East
Recently, NIIT Technologies has developed specialised solutions and platforms for airline and logistics industry,
to enable airlines with a robust and flexible cargo handling system. While the platform, Cargo Operations System – Intelligent Solutions, automates and simplifies cargo handling process, Airport Operations Control
Centres for AAI airports is likely to boost capacity-building exercise.
Cargo Operations System – Intelligent Solutions (COSYS-IS) is a warehouse management system specifically designed for cargo ground-handling agents and cargo carriers. It is a web-based platform capable of providing real-time flight and shipment tracking information. The solution can be seamlessly integrated with local processes and regulations to enable greater transparency and accuracy of the cargo handled throughout the value chain. Presently, NIIT has a strategic partnership with SATS (Singapore Airport Terminal Services) to offer COSYS-IS. In addition to COSYS-IS, in the last quarter of FY 2012-13, NIIT Technologies did a successful implementation of WOS (Warehouse Operating System), which is an integrated cargo management solution at the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal in Hong Kong. The terminal is specially designed for ‘Just-in-Time’ operation and facilitates hub transfer handling, reducing the waiting-time between connections. Commenting on the further plans regarding new initiatives Arvind Mehrotra, President, Asia Pacific & Middle East, NIIT Technologies said, “Our endeavour is not only to provide IT services to the clients, but a value-added business model. Hence, NIIT Technologies has opted for a valuedriven model which aims to offer business enhancement to its clients across air cargo and logistics industry. In future, our focus will be on passenger service systems, cargo service systems, catering, land transportation and logistics.” “Moreover, this domain has immense potential and we are continuously growing in this market. We have already started FY13-14 on a high note by signing Asia’s first multi-airport implementation contract of 344 crore with Airports Authority of India (AAI) to set up state-of-the-art Airport Operations Control Centres (AOCC) across 10 airports in India,” added Mehrotra. The AOCC will be implemented within the next 15 months at the airports in Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Calicut, Mangalore, Guwahati and Jaipur. At the metro airports of Chennai and Kolkata, a primary data centre and the disaster recovery data centre are also being established respectively. “The systems and their interfaces will help improve airport management by consolidating multiple sets of information and providing accurate real-time data from just one source. The project is a key initiative undertaken by Civil Aviation ministry towards modernisation of Indian airports to improve capacity utilisation. According to Mehrotra, with a 12 per cent revenue share, India is a significant market for NIIT Technologies where the company is working in various major industry segments. It has specialised service offerings which include: application outsourcingdevelopment, application migration, testing, business process outsourcing; managed services-infrastructure management, application support, asset-based, and system integration and packaged implementations. “All these services are offered across all our geographies, including India. In the last fiscal, we had secured good deals in the government sector,” shared Mehrotra.