New so­lu­tions for cargo han­dling and ca­pac­ity build­ing

for cargo han­dling and ca­pac­ity build­ing

Cargo Talk - - Contents -

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.

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