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New software buoys UPS

31 October 2013, 06:43

Abuja - The local division of United Parcel Service (UPS) has adopted new software, Flex Global View (FGV), which officials said had improved the company's shipping documentation and cargo tracking.

Sharing benefits of the software at the third Nigeria Courier Summit in Lagos, Emeka Nwangwu, the country sales and marketing manager at UPS Nigeria, said that the software contained an automated shipping information feature that ensured convenience in shipping and cargo tracking and delivery.

“With FGV software, shipment charges become available before goods are delivered, because the application would have enabled you to calculate the landing cost and capture the items effectively. In fact, it implies shipping made easy,” Nwangwu said.

He said the application was also accessible via smartphone while installation was not required.

According to Nwangwu, the shipping event management potentials of the application connoted that there would be constant and current visibility on all movements, information and updates on any delays and the reason for delays among others.

He however said that the process did not affect the due delivery date but listed every leg of the shipment with planned and actual departure and arrival times.

The official added that the software had provisions for daily status reports, monthly reports and automated running of reports.

Also speaking about the software, Ralph Ozoude, country manager at UPS Nigeria said that application is a way of encouraging the industry players to buy into technology, harnessing opportunities in the sector while adding value to the society.

“A vast segment of the industry has not been tapped into in Nigeria. This application is our own way of encouraging the industry to brace up and catch the fire in technology,” he said.

– CAJ News

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