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.
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.