Safexpress launches Virtual Cargo, ePod

By : |May 16, 2002 0

KOLKATA: Safexpress, has announced the launch of latest state of the art
tools – Virtual Cargo and ePod. Both the tools, available on their website, are first-of-their-kind in the Indian logistics industry and
are complimentary to Safexpress’ customers. The website is an initiative on the
part of Safexpress to make supply chain management more efficient and to ensure
smooth flow of logistics operations.

The website not only enables the customer to track his consignment real time
online but also offers planning tools like Virtual Cargo, which allows the
customer to plan his supply chain process right from statutory obligations to
octroi/entry tax applicability, along with giving him transit times by various
modes, hence acts as a ‘Virtual Logistics Consultant’. This online
logistics-planning feature helps to avoid any glitches that may arise during or
after transit due to mismanagement of resources or inefficiencies in dispatch
planning. This in turn saves time and cuts down the costs. The website has an
extensive knowledge base to help the customers gain information about logistics
and supply chain functioning.

Epod, the other feature being launched, is a first in the Express industry in
India, where the customer, by simply entering the requisite tracking number will
be able to see the image of the ‘proof of delivery’ online. The electronic
‘proof of delivery’ available online, thus ensuring greater accountability and
credibility. The whole process of logistics and supply chain management will
become more transparent with the launch of

Speaking on the occasion, Safexpress general manager, marketing, Anil Syal said,
"We felt the need to take Safexpress’ logistics management capabilities,
online. We have launched Virtual Cargo and ePod to literally carry the Indian
express business into the international league. With the help of these products,
we are bringing to India, global standards whilst maintaining our domestic
dominance. This will give our customers easy and faster accessibility, and help
them plan better."

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