“ We have aggressive growth plans”

Gurgaon-headquartered Nauti Nati is one of the major emerging brands in the fast growing kids wear segment. Ritwik Sinha speaks with Shantanu Dugar, Founder and CEO of the brand to get a sense of its evolution and its future direction. Edited excerpts… Before I ask you about your own operational details and portfolio, let me get a sense of the present size of Indian kids wear market. There isn’t an established study on the current size. But in 2011, TechnoPack had come out with a report saying that the size…

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Edible oil supply chain needs highly synchronized operations

Gujarat headquartered supply chain firm Inter India Group is much known for its expertise in handling edible oil consignments with its Edisafe offering. Speaking with Ritwik Sinha, the managing director of the company  Krishna Tanwar explains the intricacies involved in dealing with this extremely niche vertical… Please briefly take me through to the growth journey of your company? Our company had started as typical transport startup in 1996 with a very small team. But the core team had substantial hard core working exposure with some major firms and, therefore, it did not take much time to evolve. We literally grew from…

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Freight Bazaar is getting ready with more value additions

Bhaven Shah,Co-Founder of Freight Bazaar, in an exclusive conversation with Ritwik Sinha talks about the evolution of the company, the increasing adoption of technology in the domestic logistics space and new offerings which the company intends to add to the base platform. Edited excerpts…     Please briefly take me through to your journey. While working at Nagarjuna, the other co-founder Ganesh Rewanwar saw an opportunity in bringing the unorganized freight logistics sector on a common online platform. During that time, I was working for Water Health where the company had…

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“ Potential galore in office supplies domain”

Aahaa Stores is a B2B eCommerce start-up (founded in 2013) working in the domain of office supplies with the promise of bringing down the cost of enterprises by 20-30 percent. Asokan Sattanathan, Founder & Chairman, Aahaa Stores tells the story of the company to Ritwik Sinha in an exclusive chat…   Please take me through to the brief journey of AAHAA stores. How would you explain your services portfolio and reach in a geographically vast and diverse country as India? Aahaa Stores was founded in 2013. Aahaa Stores is one…

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Indian facility management business is still at a nascent stage

Facility management, an evolving business line in the country, requires logistics precision of a high degree to meet the requirements of the customers. Ritu Grover, MD, The Global Helpdesk has been among the first movers in this segment in the country. Speaking with Ritwik Sinha, Grover explains its various dimensions… How would you explain the facility management business and its diverse verticals like soft FM and hard FM?   With the advent of service sector industry stepping into India and end use industries such as real estate builders constructing residential and…

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“ Spear-FM has aggressive growth plans in India”

European logistics major FM Logistics (a French entity) had acquired a majority stake in Pune-headquartered Spear Logistics late last year. In an exclusive conversation with Ritwik Sinha, the MD  of Spear Logistics Gautam Dembla presents the integration update of the two companies and the expansion plans in the near to medium run…   FM had bought the majority stake in Spear late last year. I would like to understand what is the existing equity structure and working arrangement? FM Logistic reinforced its geographical coverage by becoming a majority shareholder of…

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“GST impact on logistics will be a slow process”

It has been more than a fortnight since India embraced ‘one nation, one tax’ regime. Speaking with Ritwik Sinha, Vice-Chairperson of CILT India Veni Mathur presents a ring-side view GST’s immediate impact on logistics and supply chain businesses. Edited excerpts… Firstly, let me get a sense of the positioning of CILT India in the marketplace in terms of members count and their services diversity? CILT INDIA is a branch of an International organization called The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport with its headquarters in London, UK. CILT has branches…

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Kairali has the capacity to match any surge in retail demand of its products

The Kairali Ayurvedic Group,  much known for its defining healing centers in India and abroad, has also been making subtle moves in the retail space for over 20 years now. According to Abhilash Ramesh, Executive Director of the Group, the company’s retail arm has reached to matured stage now and is capable of meeting any demand surge. Excerpts of a conversation with Ritwik Sinha…    You are primarily known for your defining ayurvedic healing centers both within the country and abroad. At what stage you decided to get into the…

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“ GoBolt will raise another round of funding this year”

The online transportation aggregator GoBolt will soon be venturing out in the part-load segment and it is also eyeing at a fresh round of funding this year. In an exclusive conversation with Ritwik Sinha, the Co-Founder of GoBolt Sumit Sharma narrates the challenges and opportunities which technological applications pose in India’s cumbersome transportation business. Edited excerpts… To begin with, please briefly take me through to your journey so far? GoBOLT is a Tech logistics start up operating in B2B surface transportation space in Long hauls & shot haul operations. It…

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“ We will have a fleet size of 10,000 vehicles in 3 years”

Sunil Gupta, CEO & MD Avis India talks to Ritwik Sinha explaining what it takes for the upscale global car rental company to manage logistics arrangements for seamless operations. He also highlights at the near and medium run milestones which the company has set for itself. Edited excerpts…  For an upscale car rental service provider like Avis, logistics management is a challenge. How would you explain your overall strategy which ensure that your operational modalities stay as seamless as possible?   We are the only International Car Rental Company in India.…

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