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Quality Standards Optimise Transport Chain

Cargo 2000: Controlling shipments with Procars from Riege Software International

Riege Software International offers Cargo 2000 members a reliable Cargo 2000 Data Management Platform (CDMP). With the new Procars Cargo 2000 module shipments can be controlled and evaluated while reports and analyses can be created. Cargo 2000 is an industry-wide system intended to simplify processes in the air cargo chain and to establish harmonised quality standards. The Riege Software International air and ocean freight management system has been certified by Cargo 2000 and meets all Cargo 2000 standards. DB Schenker and other logistics companies are already successfully using the quality management system.

Meerbusch, October 6, 2009 — With the new Procars Cargo 2000 module Riege Software International has created a platform that enables companies involved in the transportation chain to plan, monitor and improve the quality of shipments in line with Cargo 2000. Airlines, air freight forwarders, handling agents and other logistics companies around the world participate in Cargo 2000. The aim of the initiative is to make the transport processes in the air freight industry more reliable and to achieve local improvements through exact process analyses and harmonised quality standards. For example, transit times, punctuality and availability of freight at the arrival location should become measurable. The accompanying documents of each shipment will serve as the data basis. With the help of electronic reporting not only can costs be optimised but the performance of the entire supply chain can be improved.

DB Schenker, as a Cargo 2000 member, monitors its air freight shipments with the new Cargo 2000 module integrated into the Procars solution from Riege Software International. With the web-based platform, the performance can be evaluated and controlled, and the required monthly reports can be generated.

Max Sauberschwarz, Product Management Air Freight at DB Schenker, sums up the first few months of using the software positively. “Reliability and punctuality are important factors in the forwarding business. With the software from Riege Software International we can plan and monitor our shipments and produce reports every month that help us to improve our service for customers even further. We need an automatic and secure system that alarms us straight away when there are delays to a shipment. Riege Software International has given us just the right instrument to do that.”

Airlines and forwarders can achieve substantial improvements in their performance with Cargo 2000 at very low investment costs. IT provider Riege Software International offers a harmonised Cargo 2000 platform within Procars on which all the processes can be made available to all participants on a bundled basis. Individual working steps can be shortened decisively through the rapid comparison of processes. Alongside the reliable exchange of information Procars users can also not only monitor all processes but also respond quickly as soon as any problems occur. Integrated logistics is the keyword when it comes to the organisation of worldwide trade flows. Forwarders and airlines which integrate the Cargo 2000 module for Procars in their software and processes benefit from the necessary quality standards and can expand their customer base worldwide.

About Riege Software International

Riege Software International is based in Meerbusch, Germany, and provides multi-functional and integrated software solutions for air and sea freight operations, ground handling as well as customs services. A family run business and trusted partner of forwarders, carriers and manufacturing companies, Riege Software employs approximately 70 qualified staff. With profound industry experience and IT know-how the company implements and supports customer-specific projects in all aspects of standard and value-added services, offering a wide range of service and support. Riege Software International supports more than 250 customers worldwide with offices in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. The list of long-term customers who benefit from Riege software solutions includes Astracon, Dachser, DB Schenker, DSV, Geis SDV, Jet-Speed, Kerry Logistics, Logwin, UTi and Zufall.

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