An evaluation study conducted in Taiwan showed that approximately 70 percent of the paperwork required for international air cargo shipments included redundant data entry that could have been handled by automated Electronic Supply Chain Manifest (ESCM) systems.
One data processing company in Taiwan found a major factor of information delay: paper documents with redundant data. According to their investigation, there is about 70 percent data redundancy in air cargo documents which are still made and delivered by human labor (2).
- The forwarder would save 546 New Taiwan (NT) Dollars for each transaction, while the airline would save 66 NT Dollars.
- The cargo terminal would save 6.26 NT Dollars, and the customs function would save 3.94 NT Dollars.
1. ATA Foundation. O’Hare Cargo Security Access System: Testing the Effectiveness of Biometric Smart Card Security. June, 2000.
2. Trade-Van Information Service Co., The Initiator of Convenient Trade and Automatic Custom Clearance, Briefing Notes, 2004
3. U.S Department of Transportation Office of Affairs. U.S Secretary of Transportation Mineta Announces Successful ITS Operational Test for Intermodal Freight, February, 2003. http://www.dot.gov/affairs/briefing.htm
Measuring the Cost Savings of Applying Electronic Supply Chain Manifest in Air Cargo Terminals
Author: Shon, Zhengyi, Jinn-Tsai Wong, and Teng-Wei Wang
Published By: Paper Presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board
Source Date: 22-26 January 2006
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