The Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) Automated Inventory Management System (AIMS), established last August 9, 2021, is now being utilized in all Collection Districts nationwide.
The system was designed to enhance Customs Facility Warehouses (CFWs) and address the problem of numerous paperwork, manual encoding and sorting, wrong cargo release, non-visibility of cargo status for importers, and tedious report generation.
The implementation of the AIMS enabled BOC to generate real-time and accurate information on the status of goods received, stored, and withdrawn from off-dock and off-terminal accredited CFWs.
The AIMS has a system-generated billing invoice that allows automatic computation of fees. It has warehouse Customer Service (CS) access to container and cargo details, enabling access to photos and other information by forwarders and consolidators. Further, the system is capable of self-service checking of cargo status and pro forma invoice, as well as online validation and approval from all involved departments before release. Moreover, Container Freight Station (CFS) inventory can be monitored anytime and anywhere thru the system. Real-time and accurate reports on released, unreleased, overstaying, and abandoned may be generated thru AIMs.
The Assessment & Operations Coordinating Group (AOCG) helped enhance the system.
The portal is available 24/7 and can be accessed online at https://imsportal.eschost2.com/ or through the BOC website, customs.gov.ph.
The BOC will continuously develop and implement ICT-enabled systems for more effective and efficient government service.