Ramco Systems, AP Cargo ink deal for logistics' digital transformation

MANILA, Philippines – AP Cargo Logistic Network Corp., the country’s leading domestic provider of express logistics for air cargo and other goods, announced recently that it will implement Ramco Systems’ Logistics Software to streamline its freight operations nationwide.

Senior executives from Ramco Systems and AP Cargo at the contract signing ceremony in the Philippines.
Senior executives from Ramco Systems and AP Cargo at the contract signing ceremony in the Philippines.

Ramco – an award-winning provider of enterprise software on cloud, mobile and tablets – beat local and global vendors to secure the partnership with AP Cargo. It will roll out its integrated Logistics platform bundled with next-gen Finance and HR, for the benefit of more than 1,600 employees, covering over 500+ fleet, reducing manual workloads and generating cost savings while automating tedious administrative tasks.

The partnership comes at a time when Philippines is rapidly adopting IT solutions to ramp up its logistics capabilities and infrastructure. According to ResearchAndMarkets.com, the Philippine freight and logistics market is expected to be worth USD 60.22 billion by 2023, with the rise of e-commerce, internet penetration and increased spending power anticipated to boost demand.

Ramco, which set up its Philippine subsidiary in mid-2016 has been witnessing stupendous growth in the region, with nearly 40% of the new order booking for APAC in 2017-18 coming from Philippines. Ramco’s continuous thrust on Logistics segment and focus on employing some of the innovative minds locally, has been strengthening the company’s position in the region.

As part of the agreement, Ramco will implement its unified, mobile-friendly modules for transport management, hub management; warehouse management, fleet management, visibility; rating and billing, finance and accounting, integrated with end-to-end HR and Payroll compliant with Philippines’ statutory requirements at AP Cargo.

Commenting on the deal, Virgilio R. Villacorte, President & CEO and Vincent John S. Villacorte, Vice President – Business Operations, AP Cargo, said, “The decision to automate our manual systems with a future-ready logistics suite is part of a larger strategy to overhaul our supply chain. Ramco’s unified solution will offer real-time operational visibility and better planning capabilities, enabling us to arrest revenue leakage and boost productivity to drive overall growth. Ramco has a great track record as a logistics software provider in the Philippines, and we are excited to work with them for our digital transformation.”

— The Summit Express

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