Budget Expectation: Mitigating Transportation Risks

Kushal Nahata, CEO & Co-founder, FarEye The existing government has always been supportive of digitalization. Having said that, it will be welcoming news if the government plans to invest more in digital infrastructure to enhance connectivity in the rural parts of the country. Connectivity is extremely important to ensure logistics visibility and mitigate transportation risks. A greater focus on mandating the digitalization of certain key accounting, billing, and logistics processes are also needed to boost compliance and tackle corruption better. Another important reason as to why this budget should focus…

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What to Expect When Mumbai Retail Goes 24/7

Anuj Kejriwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Retail   Adding the next level to the legendary nightlife of Mumbai, the Maharashtra government has finally given a thumbs up to a proposal with far-reaching economic ramifications. From January 27, select malls, eateries, multiplexes and some other retail establishments can remain operational 24/7. To begin with, only a few establishments will actually remain open all through the night, and it is strictly optional. The state government has also mandated that establishments operating round the clock will need to comply to certain set…

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Top trends for SCM in 2020

Aditya Vazirani, CEO, Robinsons Global Logistics Solutions  Technological advancements in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics have revolutionized the operations of logistics and the SCM sector through improvements in efficiency and a prime focus on customer-centricity. Government policies such as ‘Make in India’, the recently acquired ‘infrastructure’ status to the logistics sector, covering cold chain and warehousing facilities and the relaxation in FDI policies have strengthened the growth of the sector in India. According to a report by Make In India, the Indian logistics and SCM sector is currently valued at…

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Food Logistics: Ensuring Delightful Deliveries All The Way

  Kushal Nahata, CEO, FarEye Winter is here and it is ringing Christmas bells everywhere. By New Year’s Eve, we would be completely soaked in the festive mood and all we would want is to stay in our cozy homes with delicious food being delivered to our doorstep to pamper our taste buds. It is at this time of the year when all we want is comfort. Well, we can achieve that, thanks to on-demand food delivery apps. The combination of having restaurant-quality food at the comfort of home is…

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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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