Smart Lo­gis­tics: Ease in busi­ness

The Con­fed­er­a­tion of In­dian Industry In­sti­tute of Lo­gis­tics or­gan­ised ‘Smart Lo­gis­tics 2015–Ease of Do­ing Busi­ness’ at New Delhi to dis­cuss about the us­age of IT in value chain, mix of mul­ti­ple trans­port modes, ne­ces­sity of mech­a­ni­sa­tion and need for gree

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Lo­gis­tics ser­vice providers think of smarter ways of han­dling lo­gis­tics. Among the ini­tia­tives adopted for do­ing so is mul­ti­modal way of trans­porta­tion and in In­dia 50-60 per cent of spend­ing is on trans­porta­tion. The sec­ond is in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy us­age. The industry is fac­ing an in­creas­ing chal­lenge of lack of skilled man­power be­cause of which mech­a­ni­sa­tion is a def­i­nite need.

Sri­nath Manda Pro­gramme Head – Trans­porta­tion & Lo­gis­tics Frost & Sul­li­van

The ex­pec­ta­tion of ev­ery sup­ply chain is min­imis­ing costs while keep­ing rea­son­able ser­vice, cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion, qual­ity, on-time de­liv­ery. Gen­eral strate­gies for sup­ply chain are in­ven­tory, trans­port and lo­ca­tion strate­gies and cus­tomer ser­vice goals. In­dia is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a GDP re­vival and the growth rate of our coun­try is much more than that of China. Also, mul­ti­modal trans­porta­tion is be­com­ing im­por­tant and go­ing to dom­i­nate the mar­ket in fu­ture.

Prashant Bhat­mule Vice Pres­i­dent – Sup­ply Chain Hind­ware In­dia

Achiev­ing per­fect ser­vice is ac­tu­ally de­liv­er­ing on time and in the right quan­tity ir­re­spec­tive of chan­nel. Costs in lo­gis­tics can be min­imised by op­ti­mum util­i­sa­tion of the avail­able as­sets. It is nec­es­sary to be able to au­to­mate qual­ity con­trol es­pe­cially dur­ing mul­ti­modal trans­porta­tion. The driv­ers of lo­gis­tics in In­dia are the busi­ness mod­els of eCom­merce, im­pend­ing im­ple­men­ta­tion of GST and find­ing the ways and means to use tech­nol­ogy to lever­age the costs. Satya Narayan Sahu

Di­rec­tor SAP SCM and Manufacturing So­lu­tions

Lo­gis­tics is not all about goods’ move­ment but all what one wants to do in short-term and long-term. In­dia has the ca­pa­bil­ity of mak­ing lo­gis­tics smart de­spite in­fras­truc­tural hur­dles. I be­lieve that this is a rev­o­lu­tion­ary time for lo­gis­tics and the big­gest rev­o­lu­tion can be seen in the form of on­line re­tail, which is go­ing to be very suc­cess­ful in the com­ing years.

Manoj Kapoor Vice Pres­i­dent and Head – APAC Ser­vice As­sur­ance, Al­ca­tel Lu­cent In­dia

IT is a value gen­er­a­tor, a dif­fer­en­tia­tor, as it will de­cide how busi­ness needs to be done. The IT so­lu­tions for lo­gis­tics have to be in­ter­re­lated, in­ter­ac­tive, in­clu­sive, in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic, unique and in­tel­li­gent. Three things, which are go­ing to de­cide the smart sup­ply chain de­sign, are In­ter­net of Every­thing de­rived from In­ter­net of Things, Big Data and con­nected cus­tomers.

Asokan Sat­tanathan Founder Di­rec­tor Beta So­lu­tions

Scarcity of skilled hu­man resources along with com­pet­i­tive de­mand for ef­fi­ciency in lo­gis­tics has led to the in­tro­duc­tion of mech­a­ni­sa­tion in lo­gis­tics. There is a ne­ces­sity to in­crease the per­cent­age of skilled hu­man resources. Move­ment across var­i­ous modes is mech­a­nised and now its be­ing au­to­mated too. eCom­merce com­pa­nies are able to de­liver within spec­i­fied time with help from mech­a­nised trans­port.

Vargh­ese Abra­ham Vice Pres­i­dent To­tal Ship­ping & Lo­gis­tics

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