Decoding vir­tual movers and pack­ers

To man­age ex­cess in­ven­tory at op­ti­mal cost, Agar­wal Pack­ers & Movers Ltd. (APML) has re­cently come up with a very unique con­cept of vir­tual ware­house. San­deep Wad­hwa, CEO, APML, en­light­ens on this new in­no­va­tion.

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What is the con­cept of vir­tual ware­houses?

Af­ter GST has been im­ple­mented, our truck­ing cube has gained greater value as far as stor­age and ware­hous­ing is con­cerned. Ear­lier com­pa­nies used to have sev­eral small ware­houses at the state level. But in a uni­form tax regime this will not be re­quired. With this so­lu­tion, we can of­fer our clients the Vir­tual Ware­hous­ing so­lu­tion. They can just con­tinue with their re­gional dis­tri­bu­tion cen­ters (RDCs)/other Dis­tri­bu­tion Cen­tre, while their goods can re­main parked with us in con­tain­ers in our stock yards. Is there any lim­i­ta­tion to space?

Not at all, we have yards, ware­houses and branches all across In­dia. Our cus­tomers can utilise our ware­houses by keep­ing the cubes there. We can de­liver it to them as and when re­quired. They can also store the cubes at their own lo­ca­tion.

What is the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind this con­cept?

We have seen a greater de­mand for this con­cept from our cus­tomers. It is not only re­duc­tion of cost, it is about en­sur­ing the ul­ti­mate ob­jec­tive of in­creased qual­ity, op­ti­mised cost and de­sired de­liv­er­ables. What are the ben­e­fits?

The ben­e­fits in­clude re­duc­ing ware­hous­ing cost dras­ti­cally. The clients can not only save rentals but they can lesser their op­er­a­tional cost also. One can see at least 30 per­cent re­duc­tion in ware­house rental and op­er­a­tional cost, 15 per­cent re­duc­tion in pack­ag­ing cost and 100 per­cent space can be utilised for the con­sign­ment. One needs to pay only for the ac­tual ware­house space re­quired; we are charg­ing the rentals on per day ba­sis. We have re­moved un­nec­es­sary le­gal con­tracts and statu­tory obli­ga­tions. We are also fa­cil­i­tat­ing move­ment of stock di­rectly from stor­age space to de­sired des­ti­na­tion avoid­ing un­load­ing, reload­ing charges. Mul­ti­ple han­dling of goods in tran­sit has re­duced to Zero with Nil pil­fer­age. These cubes are made as per ISO cer­ti­fi­ca­tion which in­sures no wa­ter seep­age with safety fea­tures pro­vided like Shock Ab­sorb­ing Pad on cube floor, net and safety belts, etc.

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