Accenture launches cloud-based connectivity platform 

Today, Accenture announced the launch of its new cloud-based platform, Accenture’s Freight and Logistics Software (AFLS) Exchange, that allows for integration of air cargo carriers’ operations with those of their partners’ networks.  AFLS Exchange gives carriers real-time visibility across their partner and joint venture networks. Carriers can leverage the platform for route enquiries, capacity availability checks and bookings. According to Accenture, the platform is […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is first to adopt new Accenture booking platform

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is launching a “digital transformation,” it announced this week, with its switch to Accenture’s newest cargo booking platform. Virgin Atlantic is the first company to adopt Accenture’s cloud-enabled AFLS 8.0 platform, which will go live in early 2020 and replace Virgin’s 10-year-old Voyager operating system. The new system offers customers the ability […]

DHL Global Trade Barometer calls for slight decline in air trade

According to DHL, the outlook for air trade this year has dipped slightly due to an increase in oceanfreight momentum. This is the conclusion reached by the latest figures from the integrator’s Global Trade Barometer, an index that tracks the progress of global air cargo development. Despite a one-point point drop, the air trade outlook […]

DHL and Accenture trial blockchain-based pharma security program

DHL released a report in cooperation with Accenture that outlines blockchain’s “profound impact” on the logistics industry. However, the partners said that the industry will need to improve its collaboration before blockchain goes mainstream. The two companies have also built a working prototype, which tracks pharmaceuticals from the point of origin to the consumer, preventing […]

IAG Cargo updates IT system

IAG Cargo has upgraded its software to Accenture Air Cargo Reservation systems, which the carrier said  will help improve functionality and performance by simplifying booking procedures and allowing adjustments as business priorities change. Gareth Sinclair, head of revenue management at IAG Cargo, said the new software will allow the carrier to be more flexible and […]

New cargo software for Air France-KLM-Martinair

New cargo logistics software at Air France-KLM-Martinair will create a single view of booking options across its own and partnering networks. Accenture Air Cargo Reservations software, which is part of the Accenture Freight and Logistics Software (AFLS) suite, is used for flight profiling, allocation management, entry conditions and restrictions. The company said this helps improve […]

TNT outsources back-office work to Accenture

Netherlands-based TNT signed a five-year business process outsourcing contract that enables technology firm Accenture to manage and consolidate the parcel delivery firm’s back-office functions, including finance, accounting, procurement and data entry. Previously, these duties were carried out in-house by TNT staff at the local level. TNT said the new contract is part of its long-term […]

Outside help needed to develop digital strategy

MUNICH – Taking on such seemingly straightforward technology upgrades as eliminating paper-based air waybills is apparently a challenge the airfreight industry cannot tackle alone. After 15 years of effort to spread the acceptance of e-freight, we have only managed a 25 percent buy-in from the supply chain. Clearly it’s time to start emulating companies outside […]