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Swiss WorldCargo

Swiss WorldCargo is the Cargo Division of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. The airline was created in April 2002 as successor of Swissair. The airline is part of the Lufthansa group.

Project - Next Generation Air Cargo System

The Next Generation Cargo System project was aiming at replacing the EDS' axsAircargo (Carido) legacy cargo system and a number of other related legacy applications. The project goal was to strengthen the position of Swiss WorldCargo in the industry by the adoption of flexible and modular systems. Swiss WorldCargo intends to have a Next Generation Cargo System that allows incorporation of industry trends such as e-freight and gives ample opportunity to re-engineer the business processes.

Project Responsibilities

SweetHill Consultants was contracted to support the Swiss WorldCargo business and IT team in selecting the appropriate new cargo system and definition of the needed functionality and system integration. For this project SweetHill Consultants formed a partnership with Cerasus consultants in Frankfurt

Project Deliverables

  • Overall Project plan
  • Definition of current and required business processes
  • Definition of current and required systems landscape including interfaces
  • Overview of all available systems in the industry with SWOT analyses
  • Workshops/evaluations with system vendors leading to a short-list of systems
  • Request For Information for 'Industry Standard' functionality
  • Request For Proposal
  • Software selected (SkyChain from Mercator in Dubai)
  • Business Use Cases for 'Hot-Spot' (unique) functionality
  • Resource and Project plan for implementation new system
  • Project budget and investment proposal
  • Presentation & recommendation to Steering Committee
  • Steering Committee acceptance of recommendation



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