“ One size fits all formula does not work in logistics tech”

Noida- headquartered FarEye is emerging as a major name in logistics technology space. The tech start-up has raised nearly $15 million during its short journey so far and agencies backing it financially also includes global logistics giant DHL. Ritwik Sinha speaks with Kushal Nahata, Founder & CEO, FarEye to get a sense of company’s growth journey, the USP of its major offerings and the broader trends in the industry on the technology adoption front vis-à-vis supply chain management of both logistics as well as the end-user industry. Edited excerpts…  …

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“ We are eyeing for leadership position in road express”

Spoton, a major emerging express logistics firm spearheaded by Abhik Mitra (former top executive of TNT India), recently saw change of ownership with its strategic buyout by Samara Capital and Xponentia. In an exclusive brief conversation with Ritwik Sinha, Mitra explains the implications of this development even as he did not furnish several details. Edited excerpts… There is a bit of confusion in the marketplace pertaining to the present corporate structure of Spoton after Samara Capital’s intervention. Has it been acquired from India Equity Forum or this is a strategic…

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“ FieldPro helps in optimizing beat plans”

Locus, a tech-based start-up with its unique logistics management software offerings, has drawn the attention of the stakeholders at a time when tech input in supply chain operations is on a rise. Nishith Rastogi, CEO & co-founder, Locus.sh speaks to Ritwik Sinha explaining the precise nature of the offerings of the company and its future growth strategy…   Briefly take me through to the journey of your venture. It all started after the infamous Delhi Uber incident in 2014. My sister was visiting Bengaluru one late night. An irrational fear…

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Artificial Intelligence can give a major boost to retail,e-commerce

Gurgaon headquartered Talentedge is fast emerging as a noted entity in the arena of online education and training. Speaking to Ritwik Sinha, the MD & CEO of Talentedge Aditya Malik emphasizes on the need of bringing in advanced curriculum for training purposes which will give a major boost to new age businesses. Edited excerpts… ) Please briefly take me through to the evolution of your company and its journey story so far?  Talentedge started with the vision to recreate physical world classrooms online. We have been focusing in this direction…

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“ We have aggressive growth plans”

Gurgaon-headquartered Nauti Nati is one of the major emerging brands in the fast growing kids wear segment. Ritwik Sinha speaks with Shantanu Dugar, Founder and CEO of the brand to get a sense of its evolution and its future direction. Edited excerpts… Before I ask you about your own operational details and portfolio, let me get a sense of the present size of Indian kids wear market. There isn’t an established study on the current size. But in 2011, TechnoPack had come out with a report saying that the size…

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Edible oil supply chain needs highly synchronized operations

Gujarat headquartered supply chain firm Inter India Group is much known for its expertise in handling edible oil consignments with its Edisafe offering. Speaking with Ritwik Sinha, the managing director of the company  Krishna Tanwar explains the intricacies involved in dealing with this extremely niche vertical… Please briefly take me through to the growth journey of your company? Our company had started as typical transport startup in 1996 with a very small team. But the core team had substantial hard core working exposure with some major firms and, therefore, it did not take much time to evolve. We literally grew from…

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Freight Bazaar is getting ready with more value additions

Bhaven Shah,Co-Founder of Freight Bazaar, in an exclusive conversation with Ritwik Sinha talks about the evolution of the company, the increasing adoption of technology in the domestic logistics space and new offerings which the company intends to add to the base platform. Edited excerpts…     Please briefly take me through to your journey. While working at Nagarjuna, the other co-founder Ganesh Rewanwar saw an opportunity in bringing the unorganized freight logistics sector on a common online platform. During that time, I was working for Water Health where the company had…

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“ Potential galore in office supplies domain”

Aahaa Stores is a B2B eCommerce start-up (founded in 2013) working in the domain of office supplies with the promise of bringing down the cost of enterprises by 20-30 percent. Asokan Sattanathan, Founder & Chairman, Aahaa Stores tells the story of the company to Ritwik Sinha in an exclusive chat…   Please take me through to the brief journey of AAHAA stores. How would you explain your services portfolio and reach in a geographically vast and diverse country as India? Aahaa Stores was founded in 2013. Aahaa Stores is one…

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Indian facility management business is still at a nascent stage

Facility management, an evolving business line in the country, requires logistics precision of a high degree to meet the requirements of the customers. Ritu Grover, MD, The Global Helpdesk has been among the first movers in this segment in the country. Speaking with Ritwik Sinha, Grover explains its various dimensions… How would you explain the facility management business and its diverse verticals like soft FM and hard FM?   With the advent of service sector industry stepping into India and end use industries such as real estate builders constructing residential and…

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“ Spear-FM has aggressive growth plans in India”

European logistics major FM Logistics (a French entity) had acquired a majority stake in Pune-headquartered Spear Logistics late last year. In an exclusive conversation with Ritwik Sinha, the MD  of Spear Logistics Gautam Dembla presents the integration update of the two companies and the expansion plans in the near to medium run…   FM had bought the majority stake in Spear late last year. I would like to understand what is the existing equity structure and working arrangement? FM Logistic reinforced its geographical coverage by becoming a majority shareholder of…

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