SCM: Op­por­tu­ni­ties & way ahead

The PHD Cham­ber of Com­merce or­gan­ised a con­fer­ence to dis­cuss the sup­ply chain man­age­ment of var­i­ous com­pa­nies, the op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able in this field and the grad­ual trans­for­ma­tion of sup­ply chain meth­ods with chang­ing times.

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With the new Min­is­ter fo­cus­ing on ca­pac­ity aug­men­ta­tion, Five Year Plans will make in­vest­ments in de­con­gest­ing the net­work; mak­ing it in­vest­ment friendly. We ex­pect the new en­tity (TRANSLOC) will be cre­ated in 4-5 months to at­tain the ob­jec­tives of im­ple­ment­ing rail­ways projects through PPP route.

MS Mathur

Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor – Traf­fic / PPP, Min­istry of Rail­ways As a cus­tomer-cen­tric or­gan­i­sa­tion, our first aim was tight­en­ing the loop­holes in the sup­ply chain to avoid wastage by mak­ing our own in­fra­struc­ture at var­i­ous places. But there is still a lot to be done so as to en­able bring­ing down of costs and com­pete in the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket.

Shishir Ku­mar As­sis­tant Gen­eral Manager

Re­liance Re­tail Limited Talk­ing about any in­dus­try that will grow, I think that it is the sup­ply chain in­dus­try in lo­gis­tics that will grow. There is growth; but the only thing is that this in­dus­try needs to be recog­nised. There are cer­tainly some in­fras­truc­tural is­sues, but de­spite that, once the lo­gis­tics in­dus­try goes up, the re­lated in­dus­tries will also grow.

Sukhwinder Singh Se­nior VP & Re­gional Busi­ness Head –North

Blue Dart Ex­press As labour is get­ting costlier and avail­abil­ity is be­com­ing an is­sue, the only so­lu­tion is to go ver­ti­cal. But the same also de­pends on what prod­uct you are han­dling. In the com­ing years, there will be a tremen­dous change in the way we look at sup­ply chains.

Ramesh Kr­ish­nan

Head – Sup­ply Chain Op­er­a­tion, Sa­hara Q Shop In­vest­ment in the au­to­ma­tion or IT in­fra­struc­ture is the way we are look­ing for­ward to. Our next five year plan is to in­vest around ` 100 crores in Ware­house Man­age­ment Sys­tem, which will prove to be a bench­mark to var­i­ous other com­peti­tors on board.

Aditya Kapoor

Zonal Op­er­a­tions Manager – North, TATA – DIESL GS1 code pri­mar­ily in­creases the ef­fi­ciency of the sup­ply chain op­er­a­tors; the code needs to be taken by the man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies and the 3PL or­gan­i­sa­tions that help them and the in­dus­try in the seam­less flow of goods. The cost of adop­tion of this code is very min­i­mal and needs to be re­newed an­nu­ally.

Vipin Sahni

Manager-Busi­ness Devel­op­ment, GS1 In­dia Speak­ing of com­pa­nies like Flip­kart and many other e-com­merce com­pa­nies, and the kind of ef­fi­cien­cies th­ese com­pa­nies are por­tray­ing, other com­pa­nies will also have to com­pete with them at a faster pace to be at par with them. Ef­fi­ciency is the key.

Tarun Gupta

Head – SCM Tata Te­le­ser­vices – Mohali An area like SCM should not be left for bu­reau­crats to han­dle. The Coun­cil of Sup­ply Chain Pro­fes­sion­als have de­fined sup­ply chain man­age­ment as “Plan­ning and man­age­ment of all ac­tiv­i­ties in­volved in sourc­ing, pro­cure­ment, con­ver­sion and lo­gis­tics man­age­ment.”

CV Ananda Bose Retd. Chair­man, Cen­tral Ware­hous­ing Cor­po­ra­tion

and Cen­tral Rail­side Ware­house Com­pany

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