Swiss WorldCargo launch with future cargo management system|
Dubai, U.A.E-Zurich, Switzerland, January 2009 -Swiss WorldCargo, the
cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., has officially
gone live with "Swiss Worx", a customised version of the
comprehensive end-to-end IT cargo management system SkyChain
developed by Mercator, the Dubai-based business technology provider.
With most cargo carriers using systems that are ten to thirty years
old, there has been a clear recent call for more flexibility. Using
the latest Java technology, Swiss Worx substantially meets this
demand and improves business efficiencies across the air freight life
cycle. As the system was made available to outside cargo operators,
Swiss WorldCargo was the first one to take advantage of the
SWISS' Chief Cargo Officer Oliver Evans says: "We can look back on a
smooth and seamless migration in what has been the biggest IT project
in SWISS' history to date." Kicked off in January 2007, the project
actually saw the involvement of over 50 IT and cargo professionals in
Zurich and Dubai and the overall effort of some 7 000 personnel-days.
"This could only be achieved thanks to the dedication and hard work
of our team, our suppliers, and the great loyalty and trust of our
"The greatest challenge facing the air cargo industry today is the
integrity of data across all interfaces in the management of complex
supply chains for our customers, " Evans continues. "With Swiss Worx,
we have seized the opportunity to improve efficiency, raise quality
and to streamline our processes for today's needs. Moreover we will
be ready for all future changes and enhancements as the industry
adapts to new challenges and the necessity to provide ever increasing
value to the end customers of airfreight."
Patrick Naef, President, Mercator, comments: "This has been one of
our most exciting projects, and we have benefitted from an
outstanding collaborative team spirit. The SWISS team has been an
inspiration with their insights on cargo operations which have
further enhanced our cargo business technology."
Swiss Worx seamlessly integrates with other systems to ensure the
timely availability of the information required for all commercial
and operational business purposes. The new system also addresses both
the current and the future needs of Swiss WorldCargo in all business
areas including network-wide sales and reservations, capacity
management, pricing, contribution management and (in the future)
About Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss WorldCargo is the air freight division of Swiss International
Air Lines AG. With a global network of more than 150 destinations in
over 80 countries and a wide range of services offered, Swiss
WorldCargo generates true added value for its customers and makes a
substantial contribution to the earnings power of Swiss International
Air Lines Ltd.
Mercator is a Dubai based leading Business Technology Provider
providing business transformation, process improvement and return on
investment for its customers. Through Mercator's vast experience in
serving the IT requirements of this major organisation, it has
developed an extensive portfolio of products encompassing financial
solutions, cargo and logistics solutions, passenger and airport
solutions, process outsourcing and airline business consultancy. The
company also meets and satisfies the full range of the demanding IT
needs of the Emirates Group.
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