Unisys wins Payload Asia Customer Choice for IT Service Provider of the Year for excellence in air cargo
Innovative cargo solution Digistics receives customer choice title for ability to support digital transformation across supply chain.
October 26, 2017
By Ahmad Alshidiq
Unisys Corporation has won the Customer Choice Award for IT Service Provider of the Year at the Payload Asia Awards, honouring innovation and excellence in the air cargo supply chain. Unisys was recognised for Digistics, a holistic and integrated digital logistics solution that enables air cargo carriers to streamline their freight management and improve operational efficiencies.
The awards, hosted by leading industry publisher Payload Asia, were presented in Singapore on 12 October 2017. Determined by popular online voting, the awards spotlight air cargo supply chain companies that have excelled despite a challenging global air freight market – demonstrating agility, innovation and superior strategic planning – and having a beneficial impact on market trends.
Digistics features a modern, cloud-based architecture that greatly improves a carrier’s speed to market, while advanced analytics and machine learning technologies analyse past, present and future data to optimise supply chain operations and route planning. The cloud-based solution allows for seamless integration into existing systems and supports multiple device types – including mobile devices, tablets, touchscreen devices, and PCs – enabling a more agile, digital workspace.
“This award is a testament to our clients as much as it is to us,” said Tony Windever, vice president and general manager, Unisys Asia Pacific. “We have seen first-hand the commitment and dedication our clients have toward embracing digital transformation to foundationally transform their business operations, and through our partnership and collaboration, have developed software to meet those most critical business needs.”
This acknowledgement is the latest recognition for Unisys cargo capabilities. In July, Unisys’ predictive freight capability was honoured at the ICMG 2017 Australasian & Asia Pacific Architecture Excellence Awards, and in September, Digistics won the global award for “Best Software Architecture” at the ICMG 2017 USA Architecture Excellence Awards.
Digistics is the first comprehensive digital air cargo solution that offers catalogue-based disruptive solutions via the cloud, providing end-to-end functionality from operations to route planning. The solution bridges the gap to the digital age of travel and transportation, leveraging advanced analytics – powered by machine learning – to help carriers improve their speed-to-market while also reducing costs.
“The increasing list of third-party awards and recognition validates and supports our approach to transforming supply chain operations. We are thankful to our clients and business partners in further endorsing Digistics as their choice of product for air cargo operations,” said Dheeraj Kohli, vice president and global head of Travel and Transportation for Unisys.
Unisys has more than 55 years of experience providing innovative IT solutions to the travel and transportation industry. Unisys cargo solutions are used by many of the world’s leading carriers, who collaborate via the Unisys Cargo User Group (UCUG). Unisys and UCUG members have worked with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for more than 20 years on initiatives such as e-Freight, Cargo iQ and XML messaging.