Cloud based computing for logistics on the rise
The present market trends are to automate workflow and introduce cloud based computing in logistics sector. Parvinder Singh, MD, Hans Infomatic, expects more and more people getting on cloud platform and industry will reduce usage of paper and cut unneces
Singh pointed out that one of the key point of the recent WTO agreement is to reduce dwell time for clearance of cargo at ports within the stipulated time frame. India was earlier opposing this, but has given consent to the final draft. “Without technology, the implementation of this key agreement point is not possible and government has to invest in IT infrastructure,” he highlighted. In light of above, he perceives greater penetration and dependence of IT in logistics sector and sharing and integration of information among various trade partners.
Hans Infomatic has embarked upon providing complete supply chain management solutions and products which will enable the company to expand its customer base wider to retail and FMCG sector. “We are also focussing on integrating various trade bodies for seamless and online exchange of documents,” Singh said..
According to Singh, with the WTO trade agreement coming into effect the world over, the buzz is going to be to `go paper less’ or reduce paper as much as possible to reduce dwell times. Adoption of IT in trade and logistics will not only lead to reducing dwell time, but also promote efficiencies in the system and foremost reduce costs considerably. “Our expectation from the governments/policy makers and industry stakeholders is work towards legislating the laws and policies to support this initiative at the earliest to take lead in the world,” he maintained.
Parvinder Singh MD, Hans Infomatic