Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cargo iQ

Cargo iQ Set to Launch New Smart Data Portal

Cargo iQ is an IATA interest group with the mission of creating and implementing quality standards for the air cargo industry worldwide. Most recently, the group launched a new initiative aimed at allowing its members easier and faster online access to their reporting platform.

The groups three-stage project is aimed at generating a broader scope of measurements, more information on specific milestones, and offering self-service access to members on the group’s reporting platform. Module One of the program’s goal is to boost Airport-to-Airport data collection and benchmarking processing, and is due for completion in the spring of 2017.

Module Two is an on-line portal with the goal of allowing members access to Cargo iQ’s data for customized reports on milestones covering individual routes, timeframes, and the performance of their partners. Full access to the portal will be launched in autumn of this year.

Cargo iQ says their dedicated Working Group is overseeing the implementation of its Smart Data program, which is also working on the Module Three which will incorporate Door-to-Door (D2D) data from forwarders and generate an holistic view on the air cargo distribution chain.

“The Smart Data project will enable members to look at the data in a lot more detail and analyze it more easily so that they can reallocate resources to the areas where it is most needed to improve their processes, and consequently, their quality,” said Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cargo iQ. “We are providing them with enhanced milestone data transparency to drive innovation along the whole Door to Door airfreight supply chain, whilst supporting individual and industry quality and process improvement.”

“Business intelligence delivers the highest value to organizations when it is provided in an accessible format to operational staff, partners, and customers: enabling people throughout the supply chain to act upon that information,” said David Small, Senior Vice President, International Division for Information Builders. “Ensuring the quality and accuracy of that data is critical for empowering employees to make informed decisions that drive business value. The combination of Cargo iQ, iRIX Software, and Information Builders’ platform will reassure members that their data is complete, consistent, available and reliable.”

The Smart Data program is part of a series of initiatives aimed at improving the value Cargo iQ delivers to its members and to the industry as a whole.

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