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Unisys launches cargo management solution to improve carrier agility

William Payne
March 16, 2017



U.S. computing company Unisys has launched an integrated cargo logistics system designed to allow carriers to streamline freight management and improve operational efficiencies. Named Digistics, the new system allows air carriers to choose from a set of offerings or select the specific cargo services they need, including inventory management, booking, invoicing, and accounting. The system features cross-platform analytics allowing carriers to view past, present and forecast data for enhanced operations.

Digistics is a data-driven system that automatically records each transport and delivery checkpoint in the air cargo value chain. It is designed to provide airlines with real-time visibility of their shipments and gives carriers the ability to track and trace high-value products quickly and efficiently for an improved end user experience.

"Digistics is a business led solution for the air cargo industry that features a modern cloud-based architecture that allows any carrier to easily adapt the solution within their own enterprise system," said Dheeraj Kohli, vice president and global head of Travel and Transportation for Unisys. "We are proud to be the first in this industry to offer catalogue-based cloud services. Carriers can now select and subscribe to the features they need for their business operations, while the advanced level analytics will allow carriers to identify the factors to help them sustain efficient routes, as well as improve processes on less efficient routes."

Available globally, Digistics includes Unisys' cargo offerings, including the logistics management system (LMS), cargo revenue accounting (CRA) and cargo portal services (CPS), as well as additional value-added services such as mobility, RFID and analytics. The integrated cloud solution enables pay-for-use billing for reduced costs, as well as fast implementation and regular enhancements based on feedback from Unisys' active cargo user group community – providing optimal performance for carriers.

According to Unisys, more than 20 percent of the world's air cargo shipments are processed on the company's solutions.