FM Logistic to add 4 mln sq ft warehousing space in India

The Indian subsidiary of global logistics major, FM Logistic, is aiming to add 4 million sq ft warehouse space capacity in India in the next three years. The French 3PL major had acquired Pune based domestic firm Spear Logistics in 2016 and had committed an investment of $150 million in developing large distribution centers at strategic locations in India. “Currently we have 55 lakh sqft of warehousing space under operations. We plan to have another 40 lakh sq ft over the next three years. So by the end of three…

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FIEO revises decline estimates in exports this year

Apex industry association of exporters, FIEO, has revised its exports decline projection for the current fiscal in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic which has considerably destabilized global trade. “Initially, looking into the lockdown challenges and projected decline in global trade, we expected 20% decline in our exports. However, two days back, the WTO trade estimates for the second quarter puts the contraction only at 13%. We are receiving lots of enquiries from countries where anti-China sentiments are high. Many of these enquiries have been converted into orders, as well. However,…

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DB Schenker facilitates no-touch signature in Corona era

Global logistics major DB Schenker has introduced an innovative no-touch signature capture feature that enables safe documentation of deliveries. The technology allowing signatures to be captured from a distance of up to three meters has been selectively introduced in select European Countries such as Spain, Austria, Finland, Portugal and Sweden and will soon be used throughout Europe. “ Our experts developed this revolutionary IT solution in order to ensure the best possible protection for our customers and employees, and to simplify deliveries over the long term in what has now…

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DHL- Air France Cargo improves pharma transportation traceability

DHL Global Forwarding and Air France KLM Martinair (AFKLMP) Cargo have claimed together creating a direct host-to-host connection to enhance the data reliability and availability for their customers. Information about medical deliveries can be easily accessed and monitored via DHL’s LifeTrack Portal. Nina Heinz, Global Head of Network & Quality, at DHL Global Forwarding, explained: “When securing product integrity and patient safety in the supply chain, data transparency is key. Taking a partnership approach to automating shipment data sharing for cargo characteristics like container temperatures is an essential step to…

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Country of Origin information made compulsory on GeM

Government e-Marketplace (GeM), a Special Purpose Vehicle under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has made it mandatory for sellers to enter the Country of Origin while registering all new products on GeM. Further, sellers, who had already uploaded their products before the introduction of this new feature on GeM, are being reminded regularly to update the Country of Origin, with a warning that their products shall be removed from GeM if they fail to update the same. GeM has taken this significant step to promote ‘Make in India’ and ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.…

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Holisol extends its tech stack to optimize production planning

Holisol Logistics, a leading supply chain solution provider, has launched PPC (production planning & control) and DAP (dispatch allocation planning) marking its entry in customers manufacturing supply chains. VERDIS, Holisol’s AI and ML system has added two additional modules to assist the customer to optimise their production and dispatch planning by analysing demand, sales forecasts, production capacities, rules and planning constraints analysing up to 75m data points to give an output which has helped customers save several million and precious resources involved in the planning process. Using mathematical model design PPC…

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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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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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