Researchers estimated there are about 0.17 billion air cargo shipments each year in the United States that could benefit from Electronic Supply Chain Manifest (ESCM). With potential cost saving benefits ranging from $11.77 to $16.20 per air-freight shipment, ESCM could save the freight industry more than $2 billion per year.
14 December 2005
Chicago,Illinois,United States; New York City,New York,United States
The U.S. DOT evaluated a Web-based Electronic Supply Chain Manifest (ESCM) system and compared its performance with a traditional paper-based manifest system. ESCM delivered labor cost savings and time-on-task reductions in manifest preparation, paperwork handling, communications between partners, and actual load transfer times.
- Manufacturers reportedly saved more than 6 minutes per shipment, trucking companies saved more than 15 minutes per shipment, and airlines saved almost 12 minutes per shipment.
- With potential cost saving benefits ranging from $11.77 to $16.20 per air-freight shipment, ESCM could save the freight industry more than $2 billion per year.
Published By: U.S. DOT
Prepared by SAIC for the U.S. DOT
Source Date: 14 December 2005URL: http://www.its.dot.gov/efm/docs/efm_benefits.doc
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