Giving a push to logistics education for training
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is set to launch The CII School of Logistics, offering specialised MBA programmes, in collaboration with Amity University. The CII School of Logistics will offer two specialised MBA programmes: MBA - Supply Chain and MBA Logistics. Both programmes will have UGC-recognised degrees.
In a bid to boost the logistics sector and its potential in Tamil Nadu, city-based Maersk Training has entered into an agreement with the CII-backed Logistics Skills Council (LSC) to train workers and provide skill development. Maersk Training will develop and deliver courses on topics such as handling dangerous goods and documentation in shipping. With courses covering topics such as surviving piracy and arms dropping, handling HAZMAT or dangerous goods, high pressure high temperature drilling, Maersk Training enables almost 1,500 people per year to be equipped with the right skills.
Warehouses are not just storage spaces within four walls, they have now become supply chain enablers. Now, technology plays an important role in making a good warehouse. Its strategic importance in supply chain efficiency has made it imperative to use the latest technology. It not only facilitates businesses to move from manpower intense to optimal labour workforce but also enhances the warehouse performance. And, moreover the continuous advances in technology are helping in making the warehouse better day by day.
Commenting on how technology is a necessary element in making an excellent warehouse, R Shankar, CEO, TVS Logistics Services, says, “End to end tracking and visibility is the supply chain mantra. Not only businesses but individual buyers also want to know where their goods are coming from, are there enough stocks and how soon will these products reach them. Warehouse Management System (WMS), as a technology, definitely provides adequate traceability through radio frequency capability. This apart, warehouse cubic utilisation can be made better only through a robust WMS solution. For bi-directional growth that is increasing storage volume and fulfilment throughput independently without investing in excess capacity, technology is necessary. With the optimum use of technology in supply chain operations, LSPs can match the speed of order fulfillment 10 times more than what labour force can offer and pass on
Warehouse Management System (WMS), as a technology, definitely provides adequate traceability through radio frequency capability Technology has changed from being just an enabler of efficiency and quality to playing a more strategic role and gaining competitive advantage The new warehouses require an application which is developed factoring the ground realities of a warehouse; complexities of the processes and skill sets
management or human capital. Technology has metamorphosed from being just an enabler of efficiency and quality to playing a more strategic role in gaining a competitive advantage.”
According to Vineet Malhotra, Director, Kale Logistics Solutions, “Making use of the enterprise and communication solutions available can aid in keeping warehouse operations up to date. Warehouses require a system that can minimise freight process steps and ensure a more rapid movement. The new age is designed mapped to industry benchmarked processes. In the global economy, warehouses are smaller initially, but often expand with the growth in the business.”
Explaining the enterprise and communication solution, Malhotra says, “The platform enabling companywide communication or exchange of information needs to be able to integrate and interface with various systems and communication channels like RFID, GPS systems, HHT, laptop or smartphone. In case of receiving points, having one person in verifying received materials from a list, then sending the materials for stocking, then sending the list for database updating is highly inefficient. Inbound processing and the right enterprise software can allow one individual to check in materials and record the inventory in one step.”
“Technologies like Real Time Locating Systems and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) have become essential for a wide range of automated data collection and identification applications that helps warehouse operator to keep a track of goods coming in or going out their perimeter. Adoption of WMS and other IT-driven solutions are becoming effective in increasing the competitiveness of the warehousing industry,” informs, Man Singh Chauhan, General Manager–Supply Chain Solutions, Freight Systems.
Technologies like Real Time Locating Systems and Radio-Frequency Identification have become essential for a range of automated data collection