Emergence of Third Party Logistics in India

  In the last 2 posts it was about the role of 3 PL service providers and their significance this is the concluding part about need of having the 3 PL service providers and how outsourcing can help companies on focussing their core competence. The logistics cost is estimated between 9% and 20% of GDP for any country. The figure is about 14% for India. India’s logistics sector is highly defragmented and the aim is to reduce the logistics cost from the present 14% of GDP to less than 10% by…

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Emergence of Third Party Logistics in India (Contd./-)

In my last article related to emergence of 3 PL Service providers I have focused on the role of 3rd party logistics service providers and why companies need them.Now we will see what is the significance of this market related to distribution and delivery. The Indian Transportation Environment The Indian logistics structure consists of Surface transport, railways, air freight , Multi-modal transport , ports and shipping . Their performance is dependent on the state of infrastructure – roads, railways, ports and airports. Roads & Trucking: The Indian Roadways play an important…

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Emergence of Third Party Logistics in India

Third Party Logistics in India Third Party Logistics as the name suggests is outsourcing the logistics & Supply Chain activities to a different agency/channel/company. Globally as well as in India the earlier trend in the companies was to manage the entire supply chain on their own and through their dedicated resources. But as the time passes on companies have started outsourcing logistics and supply chain function (which is a non-core activity for them) to 3 PL service providers & players and they have started focusing more on the core area…

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Road to eliminate Skill Gap in Supply Chain & Logistics in India.

Eliminating The Skill Gaps in Supply Chain & Logistics.   In the last two part we have seen the overview of skill gaps and areas where it exists. In this concluding part will try to find out not only the ways to eliminate skill gaps but also how to reduce the gap and get desired results by using optimum resources. First step towards eliminating skill gaps is to identify them. For doing this we have to build a list of the specific skills company needs, and compare it with skills…

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Areas Of Skill Gaps

In today’s blog, I would like to share some more scenario in continuation to my previous blog on  Skill Gap in Supply Chain & Logistics . Areas of Skill Gap   In continuation of overview of skill gaps, we have to see that the major segments where the skill gap is really serious and also type and area of skill gaps. Skill issues exist in different domains and area of Supply Chain but the most urgent and immediate requirement is to improve the skill sets rather eliminate the skill gap in the following segments Warehousing Distribution of Products…

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Revival plan- will it arrest slide in commercial vehicles sales?

Responding to the growing demand for government intervention by different sections of economy to arrest the falling growth, union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of measures on Friday evening. The falling sales in the automobile sector has emerged as the signpost of the new spell of economic slowdown and steep fall in the demand for trucks is indicative of slackening pace of economic activities. “ The gravity of the situation is such that the growth for April-July 2019 period is down in all segments and the de-growth is…

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Rivigo launches Relay-as-a-Service (RaaS) to benefit fleet owners

Rivigo, a technology-enabled logistics company, launched Relay-as-a-Service (RaaS) last week. This first-of-its-kind service is based on Rivigo’s patented technological capability through which it has been operating relay for the past five years.   RaaS will be offered to fleet owners using its technology, pilots and countrywide network of relay pit-stops. Relay Trucking is an operating model where drivers change over after every few hundred kilometers of driving through a network of relay pit-stops and then get rostered back to their home base to return to their families every single day.…

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Mahindra Logistics to manage 2 distribution centers for Volkswagen

Domestic 3PL major Mahindra Logistics Limited (MLL) has further strengthened its association with the Volkswagen Group India, one of India’s leading car manufacturers.  MLL will manage the first of its kind Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) of the Volkswagen Group, India at NCR and Bangalore. As part of the new arrangement, MLL will manage more than 200000 sq. ft. of warehousing space and PDC operations, servicing the Volkswagen Group, India through a variable and scalable model. Both state-of-the-art warehouses are specially designed and equipped with customized storage, diverse Material Handling Equipment (MHE) and…

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DMICDC Logistics Data Services appoints NEC’s Ichiro Oshima as new CEO

NEC Technologies India (NECTI) has announced that DMICDC Logistics Data Services Limited (DLDS), a joint venture between Government of India represented by National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT) and NEC Corporation, has appointed Ichiro Oshima as the new CEO with effect from April, 2019. Prior to this new appointment, Oshima was Director of DLDS, while concurrently serving as Associate Vice President, NEC Technologies India. He will continue in his current role at NECTI after this new appointment at DLDS. Oshima has been associated with NEC for nearly 30 years and brings with him…

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GreyOrange hires Jeff Cashman as Global COO

GreyOrange, a global software and robotics platform aligned with the demands of the supply chain industry verticals like retail and e-commerce, has announced Jeff Cashman joining as Senior Vice President and Global Chief Operations Officer. Cashman joins Chief Executive Officer Samay Kohli, VP and CEO North America Chris Barber, and CMO Terrie O’Hanlon at GreyOrange’s U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, GA. As Global COO, Cashman would be responsible for shaping strategies to drive global customer acquisition, market penetration, revenue growth, marketing, solution delivery and customer success.  Cashman brings more than 30 years…

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