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Cargo 2000 Opens to Non-Members

Cargo 2000 will launch a modernized version of its Master Operating Plan (MOP) in 2012. This will include an intuitive electronic version that non-members will be able to download in order to map their own quality processes to those of Cargo 2000.

The MOP defines an industry standard process for moving goods from the door of the shipper to the door of the consignee. This process sets the stage by which Cargo 2000 members operate their shipment planning and measurement systems. These systems proactively monitor progress and alert deviations to plan, and generate the data needed to drive the quality management process.

Since the group began publishing shipment performance data against the MOP standards in 2005, its members have measured 64.4 million shipments, including over 10 million in the first 10 months of 2011. 

The value of the new MOP

Mattijs ten Brink, Chairman of Cargo 2000, said: “The new version of our MOP will reflect significant changes that have taken place in the air cargo industry since the last version was produced. These include the regulatory landscape with new customs and security requirements and the consolidation of service providers in the market. When you overlay this with a drive to increase the use of technology and deliver leaner supply chains, you have a very different industry today than was envisioned back in 1997, when the original plan was created. Cargo 2000 is an industry standard that has been endorsed by customers. In support to other industry initiatives,   it is now time to allow non-members to download the new MOP and map their existing processes to it. We are confident that this will lead to greater recognition of the value that Cargo 2000 brings to quality programs and ultimately it will increase membership volumes.”

Members of Cargo 2000 will continue to enjoy added value benefits built around access to  detailed specifications which show how to apply the MOP to Cargo 2000 standards, how to build/implement a CDMP (Cargo 2000 Data Management Platform) and connect to the rest of the Cargo 2000 community for data exchange, common measurement, and benchmarking. 

“Businesses need to be looking at the cost of non-quality in their organizations to be able to fully appreciate the benefit of Cargo 2000. That means the cost in terms of track and trace when shipments do not go to plan, claims, insurance costs, lost capacity for sale etc. I suspect it could be 5-10% of overall costs for most participants. If you know how many shipments go wrong, the impact of double handling and the lost capacity as you recover and re-book the shipment; it is easier to make a reliable estimate.  In the current economic conditions, customers are looking for their air cargo partners to be more cost efficient and more quality-driven than ever before. Cargo 2000 drives and supports that process,” added Mattijs ten Brink.

The Cargo 2000 group members represent over 74% of the worldwide air cargo market.

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