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Accenture Augments Air Cargo Operations Software for More Efficient Handling of Cargo from Origin through Destination

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is offering a new version of its Air Cargo Operations software, part of the Accenture Freight and Logistics Software portfolio, intended to help air cargo carriers run more efficient and flexible cargo operations from acceptance of cargo at origin through delivery of cargo at destination. New features offer air carriers better visibility into cargo discrepancies and better asset and warehouse management.

“With massive amounts of cargo to manage, carriers need to be able to spot any potential issues before they occur”

Accenture Air Cargo Operations version 6.0 is an intuitive, easy-to-use product that allows carriers to:

  • Better Manage Discrepancy Handling: Visibility into cargo discrepancy (cargo that is missing, found or damaged) has been improved with status updates and reports to facilitate better tracking and closure of discrepancies. This enables carriers to ultimately reduce cargo discrepancy for increased profitability and better customer service.
  • Audit Airway Bills (AWB): Real time tracking of transactions on the Airway Bill, which evidences the contract between the carrier and customer. This results in increased transparency and better customer communications.
  • Integrate Station Accounting: New capabilities are integrated with cargo operations, providing information related to cargo charges and payments to streamline payment handling processes when station accounting is used.
  • Improve Warehouse Management, Unit Load Device (ULD) and Cargo Delivery: Enhancements in Air Cargo Operation’s Warehouse Management, ULD and Cargo Delivery modules enable more accurate asset management and help increase operational efficiencies. Users have real-time visibility into ULD stock inventory details, including warehouse location information, at any cargo station.

“With massive amounts of cargo to manage, carriers need to be able to spot any potential issues before they occur,” said Malcolm McNamara, global managing director of Accenture Freight and Logistics Software. “Using Accenture’s Air Cargo Operations software, our clients can gain real-time visibility into the entire shipment life cycle, enabling the proactive management and control tactics that ultimately help save time and costs.”

The new version of Accenture Cargo Operations can be implemented as part of Accenture Freight and Logistics Software Air Cargo Suite. Combining an experienced team with leading-edge software and a global delivery capability, Accenture Freight and Logistics helps organizations realize value from their technology investments and manage the escalating challenges of volatile markets.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 293,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

Accenture Software combines deep technology acumen with industry knowledge to develop differentiated software products. It offers innovative software-based solutions to enable organizations to meet their business goals and achieve high performance. Its home page is www.accenture.com/software. The homepage for Accenture Freight and Logistics Software is www.accenture.com/afls.

Contacts

Accenture
Julie Bennink, 312-693-7301
julie.l.bennink@accenture.com