Contactless tyre servicing by Bridgestone

Bridgestone India has introduced Contactless Tyre Servicing platform called ‘Bridgestone Bookmyservice’, which would  enable customers to take an online appointment in a few clicks, making them spend less time in outlets with these pre-planned visits. The planner will also allow Bridgestone channel partners to implement appropriate social distancing measures at the outlets, which are necessary in times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Online Booking can be made  on https://www.bridgestonebookmyservice.in with a few simple steps. “Safety is our core value, and it reflects in everything we do, be it our products, services or the way we…

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Tech platform to audit COVID compliance at workplaces

Awign, India’s leading tech enabled work-fulfilment platform, has created a compliance tool  called Awign Covid Compliance Platform (ACCP) to ensure that all the guidelines mentioned by the government and health authorities are followed meticulously by organizations and that there are timely audits of compliance measures. ACCP is a tech-based platform that is simple yet highly effective and easy to deploy in any kind of work environment and modified according to the needs and requirements of on-field norms and workflows. It provides a mobile app-based platform for employers, supervisors and those who are…

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Bulk workforce to come back to offices in 12-18 months

A new global business survey commissioned by Xerox Holdings Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shows an estimated 82% of the workforce in respondents’ organizations will return to the workplace in 12-18 months’ time, on average. In preparation for a return, companies are investing in new resources to support a hybrid remote / in-office workforce, with 56% increasing technology budgets and 34% planning to speed their digital transformation as a result of COVID-19. The Xerox Future of Work Survey, conducted by the independent research firm Vanson Bourne, polled 600 IT decision makers including senior C-level…

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Global standards will help SMEs emerge stronger post pandemic

S Swaminathan, COO GS1 India With government’s focus and support to SMEs for production of more local products to reduce dependence on imported products, COVID-19 has emerged as an opportunity for SMEs to stand back on their feet and support the economy of India to be self reliant. This has been accentuated with the stronger consumer demand for local products across categories to meet their daily needs. Importance has also been laid on the operation and supply chain efficiencies to ensure that the companies/organisations are able to furnish demands in…

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Managing supply lines and customer expectations during crisis

By Sweta Patra & Pragya Patra * Supply chain can be quite a tricky issue for small firms who have not much control either on their products or the logistics of things.  The Corona crisis has taught us and many like us – small entities who are engaged in business mainly on social media platforms and on ecommerce market places – a lot many things as to how to manoeuvre operations and managing customer expectations. First important lesson has been is to keep your supply lines intact during any crisis.…

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Warehouse space in Chennai

70,000 sq.ft of A+ Grade WAREHOUSE space available on aq lease basis, near HYUNDAI facility in Chennai. PEB Facility, 12M Clear Height, Insulated Ceiling, FM Standard Flooring, Well raised from road level, ample docks, huge truck parking area, Fire Hydrants + Sprinklers, 100% Compliance, Ready to Occupy. Particularly suitable for automobile space parts storage, 3PLs, FMCG, Pharma, E-commerce supply/delivery. For inquiry, connect via WhatsApp: +91 98410 98170

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Mobile manufacturing in fast recovery mode

ICEA, India’s leading industry association representing mobile and component manufacturers such as Apple, Motorola, Nokia, Xiaomi, Foxconn, Wistron, Flextronics, Lava, Vivo and others, recently  unveiled its post-COVID-19 manufacturing and growth strategy. The strategy document has been submitted to the government and targets US$100 bn in mobile phones and nearly US$40 bn in component exports by 2025. “The mobile manufacturing and components sector is ready to lead India’s post COVID-19 exit strategy. Production has restarted. We hope to hit 100% production by August. As the PLI scheme kicks in, we plan to…

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Massive contraction in steel demand in Q1

With the extended lockdown to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for steel industry is expected to contract by 60-65% in the first quarter of fiscal year, according to a survey by rating agency CRISIL. Steel manufacturers are focusing on managing liquidity and cash flows in the near future. Around 75% of the survey respondents indicated that they will extend support through incentives and extended credit cycle to downstream medium, small and micro enterprises to ensure business continuity. More than 35% of respondents anticipate a demand contraction of over 15% for the…

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25% jump in railway freight movement

Indian Railways, which has been in the forefront of essential commodities supplies during rhe lockdown phase beginning in late March due to Covid 19, has reported a significant jump in freight transportation in the month of May via-a-vis the previous month. In the month of May, Indian Railways transported 82.27 million tonnes of essential commodities compared to 65.14 million tonnes in April which is more than 25% higher. According to a government release, between 24.03.2020 to 09.06.2020, more than 31.90 lacs wagons carried supplies to keep the supply chain functional.…

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CSIR initiates web platform for healthcare supply chain

A CSIR National Healthcare Supply Chain Portal that aims to provide real-time availability of critical healthcare supplies https://www.aarogyapath.in was launched late last week. has been launched on June 12,2020. The platform aims to serve  manufacturers, suppliers and customers bringing them together to maintain right demand-supply equilibrium in the market of critical items. According to an official release, the integrated public platform that provides single-point availability of key healthcare goods can be helpful to customers in tackling a number of routinely experienced issues. These issues include dependence on limited suppliers, time-consuming processes…

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