Transformation of Logistics sector with Modern Technologies

Sumit Sharma Co-founder, GoBOLT   Rapid Technological development in the fields of big data, algorithmic development, connectivity, cloud computing and processing power have made the performance, accessibility, and costs of AI more favorable than ever before. The emergence of technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain has transformed the chaotic and fragmented logistics market.AI is now following a similar path. It has now become an integral part of every future software system. In an increasingly complex and competitive business world, companies that operate global supply chains are under…

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5 key trends driving Indian logistics’ growth

(By Aditya Vazirani, CEO, Robinsons Global Logistics Solutions)   The focus of the Indian government over the past few years has been on accelerated growth through improved bilateral trade and foreign investment policies. India has garnered tremendous goodwill and become a global brand for trade development, thanks to the proactive government initiatives. According to a study conducted by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), the logistics and supply chain market in India is expected to grow and reach USD 307 billion by the year 2020, recording a…

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Warehouse: A Foundation for Economic Growth in Africa

Geoffrey White, CEO, Agility Africa Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana are collectively a close knit, English speaking, trade block with a population that exceeds 250 million people, 40% of which are below 30 years old. The economic development of this important region in West Africa is being driven by a range of positive macro trends: A renewed impetus in energy sector resources is enabling improved power availability and less dependency on imported energy. Ghana’s oil production is forecasted to rise to 500,000 bpd by 2030 and the Atuabo gas plant is…

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Customized warehousing adding value to modern manufacturing

 Aditya Vazirani, CEO, Robinsons Global Logistics Solutions Warehousing and logistics are crucial factors for companies to gain a competitive edge. With the advent of modern manufacturing, which combines smart and effective products with advanced and innovative technologies, the very definition of warehousing and logistics has evolved to a much larger and integral concept. With the projected growth in the Indian economy and altering business perspectives, the logistics and manufacturing sectors have moved beyond the rudimentary transportation of trade goods in the supply chain. The solutions include an about-face in the…

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Malls & Warehousing – Chennai Cracks the Code

Sanjay Chugh, City Head – Chennai, ANAROCK Property Consultants Today, a city’s real estate success formula depends on quite a few other industries than just housing. Housing demand is a natural by-product of the success of businesses and industries that drive consumption and create jobs. Chennai’s strengths as an automobile hub has already earned it the tag of ‘the Detroit of the East’, but it has also emerged as one of the leading IT/ITeS destinations of the country. Both these industries drive job growth, which in turn drives housing demand, but…

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FM Gives Apt Festive Gift to Homebuyers

Anuj Puri, Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants With India continuing its face-off with economic slowdown across sectors, the government is on top of its game and taking a heads-on approach to address key issues and support major sectors – including real estate – and give a shot in the arm in these stressful times. In its endeavour to address one of the major issues – of stalled projects within real estate due to fund crunch – the government, as demanded, has created a special window to provide last-mile funding requirements…

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Challenges in delivering cold chain products

Gopi G, Regional Business Manager – South, Snowman Logistics   When it comes to maintaining the quality of the product right from the source to its destination, an efficient cold chain strategy is the only way. Thermal and refrigerated packaging methods in the cold chain, effectively keep all products fresh and sealed. In India, the cold chain has been seeing visible progress in horticulture produce, meat and confectionaries over the past decade. Based on application, the cold chain market is bifurcated into fruits and vegetables, bakery and confectionery, dairy and…

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Relaxation in FDI Norms to Support Growth of Retail Sector

Shubhranshu Pani, MD – Retail Services, JLL India    A positive consumer-centric move, it will bring the Indian market at par with other open market economies. This move by the government has brought about much-needed clarity and solution to the dilemma of international brands who have high quality, specialized inputs. The earlier FDI norms were not letting better products enter the market or letting retailers look at the country. The earlier restrictive policy environment didn’t support local outsourcing. Moreover, brands were not able to continue with the same quality parameters…

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Factors impacting the growth of Cold Supply Chain sector in India

(By  Aditya Vazirani, CEO, Robinsons Global Logistics Solutions) India is currently the world’s largest producer of milk, second largest producer of fruits and vegetables and has a substantial production of seafood, meat, and poultry products – all major categories demanding a robust and efficient management of its supply chain. As per a recent Crisil Research report, the Indian Cold Chain Industry is growing at a 13% – 15% CAGR and is set to reach INR 47,200 Crore by 2022, compared to the 11% – 13% CAGR in 2017, which amounted to…

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Befriending emerging technologies to improve Asia’s Dynamic Supply chain

By Guruprasad Gaonkar, APAC SaaS Leader, Office of Finance (ERP) & Digital Supply Chain, Oracle   By 2026, almost 50% of Asia’s populace will be dwelling in urban zones, which will resultin unprecedented pressure on already shaky infrastructure and supply chains. Doubtlessly, the duty of keeping up effective supply chains not only lies with the delivery organizations but also with the logistics value chain. As one of the most predominant financial power houses, Asia Pacific gets around 70% of the world’s container traffic in its ports, which adds to the…

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