Revolutionising and integrating industry with data digitization

  Published on 25 April, 2017

Revolutionising and integrating industry with data digitization

  Published on 25 April, 2017

Revolutionising and integrating industry with data digitization

  Published on 25 April, 2017

Revolutionising and integrating industry with data digitization

  Published on 25 April, 2017

DIGITIZATION towards a more integrated industry

The Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) organised an informational morning of networking. It was a cosy event that saw over 50 participants from the logistics, supply chain and semiconductor industries come together, to share and learn how digitisation can revolutionise the air cargo industry.


Mr Tan Wei En, Deputy Manager, CAAS presenting the concept of e-freight@SG

Bidirectional flow of data with e-freight@Singapore

e-freight@Singapore encourages the adoption of IT to capture information at source, transmitting it to both upstream and downstream users. The bidirectional flow of data reduces manual rekeying efforts, and streamlines documents to just 10 essential ones from 30. With increased data accuracy and higher visibility of cargo movements, shippers can execute critical business decisions more efficiently. vCargo Cloud also shared how the principle of data at source increases data accuracy, aiding in Advanced Export Declaration (AED) compliance. Shippers and forwarders can also link seamlessly to the new upcoming National Trade Platform with VCC’s frontend e-freight solution.

Technology adoption is beneficial for any organisation to streamline manual processes and improve productivity, however it often overlooks the people who must eventually unlearn and relearn new ways of work. Mr CK Tan, President, SSIA highlighted the importance of understanding the needs of the industry, including those of end-users who will be interfacing with new technology.

As an end-user, Mr Austin Liew, Head of Air Export at DB Schenker endorsed VCC’s easy-to-implement solution that e-freight adoption is fuss-free, with VCC mapping out shipper’s and declarants’ needs to ensure a smooth adoption organisation-wide. VCC’s e-freight solution also got a stamp of approval with the ability to customise reports, shaving time off manually preparing reports per shipper.


Mr Desmond Tay, CEO, VCC, together with shippers, explaining VCC’s Trade Declaration Service

The session closed gradually with an intimate networking session for participants to get to know the IT vendors and suite of products offered. VCC sales manager, Melissa Ng said the session was a good platform to demonstrate to interested adoptees how it can lighten the burden of manual documentation involved in freight and cargo shipments and improve data accuracy.