Bal­anc­ing in­bound and out­bound lo­gis­tics

Adding more ver­ti­cals, Sushil Rathi, COO, Mahin­dra Lo­gis­tics dis­cusses the cur­rent trends and chal­lenges of au­to­mo­tive lo­gis­tics and what can be done to bal­ance in­ter­nal op­er­a­tions and sup­ply chain re­quire­ments.

Cargo Talk - - Road - Sushil Rathi

cre­ate a de­mand for do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional trans­porta­tion, ware­hous­ing and dis­tri­bu­tion.

To­day the trans­ac­tion costs are high in In­dia. This cam­paign will en­cour­age us­age of tech­nol­ogy like lat­est com­mu­nity plat­forms which will en­able bet­ter ship­ment vis­i­bil­ity and re­duce in­ven­tory costs. Ad­min­is­tra­tive costs will go down as the du­pli­ca­tion of data en­try will be elim­i­nated.

Other fac­tors that are af­fect­ing truck trans­port in In­dia in­clude low ca­pac­ity util­i­sa­tion, poor road qual­ity, ve­hi­cle over­load­ing, high tran­sit times, and is­sues like road safety and ob­sta­cles to free move­ment. Truck ac­ci­dents and fa­tal­i­ties are dan­ger­ously com­mon and fre­quent. En­force­ment of over­load­ing and li­cens­ing reg­u­la­tions is not be­ing suf­fi­ciently done and there are no in­cen­tives for us­ing multi-axle trucks. Fluc­tu­at­ing out­sources their trans­porta­tion re­quire­ments to 3PLs like us, even if we were to look at in­clud­ing rail­ways as one of the modes of travel, we would end up us­ing road for point to point con­nec­tiv­ity, re­duc­ing over­all cost ef­fi­ciency. The first mile and last con­nec­tiv­ity, and the in­fra­struc­ture avail­able with rail­ways in­clu­sive of cus­tomised wag­ons is a key con­straint which is why we are not able to use rail­ways ef­fec­tively.

COO Mahin­dra Lo­gis­tics

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