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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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