AirAsia applies cloud-based IT system

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OCT 23, 2014: AirAsia Cargo has replaced its old cargo management system with the cloud-based Unisys Logistic Management System (LMS). The contract will run for a minimum of three-and-a-half years, and will provide the core cargo system capabilities for AirAsia and its affiliates on a per-air-waybill basis, which Unisys said will save the carrier money, compared to in-house IT systems.

The implementation, which will take place this month, is the culmination of a process that took less than six months. This new cloud-based approach will mean that all of AirAsia’s affiliates will be organized in a centralized information system that will share processes and increase visibility. Since the system is browser-based, users can access it with their personal computers, tablets and other mobile devices.

More than 20 percent of the world’s cargo shipments are processed on Unisys systems, according to the company. Unisys cargo products are used by many carriers who collaborate via the Unisys Cargo User Group (UCUG). Unisys and UCUG members have worked with IATA for more than 20 years on issues such as e-freight, Cargo 2000 and XML messaging.

 

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