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Technologies to enable effective, paperless operations have been in place for many years. Yet despite the proven benefits of reduced cost, improved efficiency and enhanced customer service, too many organisations wait until paperless processes are mandated through legislation or competitive pressures before making the move.
For many companies a lack of facilities, manpower or resources can mean that making even the simplest product enhancements becomes anything but the straightforward task that it should be.
Did you know that Bacs is making important changes to the security of its payments service and that of its approved software suppliers? If not, it is imperative that you read on because it’s a significant shakeup that you must act on: if you haven’t made the necessary software update by 13 June 2016 then you will not be able to make payments using Bacs or collect direct debits.
There’s a costly danger facing the freight industry and we need to make sure it doesn’t go unnoticed – complacency creep – that decline in standards of safe operation which is allowed to take root as a result of inadequate supervision.
Fifteen air carriers will switch to the Electronic Airway Bill (eAWB) as the preferred process for shipping air freight from 1 March 2016. This is a significant milestone in the air cargo industry and creates a new level of urgency for forwarders to move toward the eAWB.