Blue Dart appoints new CEO

Domestic air express market leader Blue Dart has appointed Balfour Manuel as CEO with immediate effect to spearhead the next chapter of growth. Manuel replaces Anil Khanna who was at the helm since 2007. The change in guard has happened at a crucial juncture with DHL owned Blue Dart now mandated to expand e-commerce centric services across the country. Manuel, a Blue Dart veteran of over 35 years, was acting as Senior Vice President in charge of Blue Dart’s business-to-business customers. Meanwhile, Khanna’s association with the company will continue in…

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Mahindra Logistics reports 12% jump in revenue in 9MFY19

Mahindra Logistics, the supply chain arm of business conglomerate Mahindra Group, has reported an impressive 12 percent jump in its revenue in the first nine months of the current fiscal. The company recently announced its consolidated financial results for the quarter and nine months ending on December 31, 2018. Its revenue shot up to Rs 2,837 crore from Rs 2,523 crore in the corresponding period last year. While its PAT figure increased by 41 percent – from Rs 44 crore to Rs. 63 crore. In the third quarter, its revenue…

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DHL to optimize BD’s warehousing and distribution network in India

DHL Supply Chain has been awarded the warehousing and distribution contract for select sites of the leading global medical technology company Becton Dickinson (BD) in India . “We are delighted to be awarded the contract to handle BD’s warehousing and distribution in India. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation, the life sciences and healthcare industry in India is growing rapidly, with an expected compound annual growth rate of over 16 percent from now to the year 2022. This makes the healthcare sector a focus area for DHL Supply Chain…

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UCare unveils Preventive Digital Healthcare platform in India

UCare, a leading preventive healthcare services provider, has introduced its digital preventive healthcare, safety and wellness services platform. Headquartered in Mumbai, UCare’s platform combines a Fitbit, an ECG Machine, an App, along with services like 24×7 Ambulance, Discounted Diagnostics, Personal Safety and Assistance, Book a Ride for senior citizens, insurance cover and a HealthVault across Mumbai, Delhi- NCR, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Pune. The centralized platform has been launched with an aim to empower people to take care of themselves and their loved ones’ health and safety at…

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Reliance can be India’s answer to Alibaba, Amazon

According to a recent report by global financial firm UBS, Reliance Industries has the wherewithal to emerge as a consumer gaint like Amazon or Alibaba. The agency has unveiled a 100-pager report which strongly underlines that the company is heading in the direction of becoming market leader in telecom and media and will also gain a significant share in retail and e-commerce businesses. “Its success could be built on an ecosystem or bundling strategy, and a home-court advantage, similar to Alibaba’s success in China, beyond explicit or implicit policy support,”…

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Contract Logistics unveils multi-user facility in Punjab

 Contract Logistics ( 3PL unit of Varuna group) has built a state- of- the- art Multi-User Facility (MUF) at Shambu Naka (Punjab) with a single block covered area of 4.3 lacs sq ft built on an expansive 21 acres land parcel. Shambhu Naka is a strategic location in district Patiala of Punjab.Historically it has been deconsolidation point for part load truck capacity in upper north.Post GST this area has emerged as an ideal point for both consolidation & deconsolidation of goods for industries due to it’s close proximity to the…

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GreyOrange strengthens DTDC’s expanding network

Robotics and supply chain automation company GreyOrange, has announced two new installations of its Linear Sorter for DTDC, a leading express parcel service provider in India. DTDC has been partnering with GreyOrange for the last four years. Today, a network of eight sites operate with GreyOrange high-speed Linear Sorters in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune and Ahmedabad. These distribution hubs operate 24×7 with a capacity of over 20,000 parcels an hour; as many as half a million parcels a day, and up to 3 million parcels a week. With the use of such…

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Suzlon commissions second wind project for HAL

Suzlon Energy, one of the leading global renewable energy solutions provider, has successfully commissioned its second wind power project for Hindustan Aeronautics. The 8.4MW captive wind energy project located at Kushtagi, Bagalkot district in Karnataka was inaugurated last week. With the completion of this project, HAL’s total wind energy capacity delivered by Suzlon stands at 14 MW and caters to 46.6% of HAL’s energy consumption of its Bengaluru based divisions. HAL’s first wind project of 6.3MW is located in Davangere, Karnataka and was commissioned in July 2016. Suzlon also provides…

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Andhra to take lead in Drone Revolution in India

India will be the next destination for the drone revolution as the state Andhra Pradesh gears up to pilot the Advanced Drone Operators Toolkit. The State Government of Andhra Pradesh announced at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Summit 2019 that it will start testing the policy frameworks developed in the newly released Advanced Drone Operators Toolkit to enable state-wide drone delivery operations. “Andhra Pradesh is proud to be the first government partner to implement the Advanced Drone Operations Toolkit,” said Lokesh Nara, Minister for Information Technology and Rural Development in Andhra…

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