Category Archives: Supply Chain

FIEO launches Ease of Logistic Portal for improved container demand fulfilment

The Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) has launched an ease of Logistic Portal to facilitate the process of container demand fulfilment in a systematic manner with the provisions for exporters to post their requirements. The portal is an initiative of FIEO to bring service seekers and service providers on a single platform to discuss and finalize business. It gives visibility of exporters logistics requirements (ocean freight, air freight etc) on Pan India basis to be fulfilled by Logistics Service Providers. The platform also gives large business outreach and networking opportunities to users.

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LOGOS leases a million sqft of warehousing space to Amazon India

Logistics operator LOGOS, in one of the largest warehouse lease transactions, leased out a million square feet of warehousing space in Devanahalli Industrial and Logistics Park in north Bengaluru to e-commerce major Amazon India. The 20-year long lease tenure has a rental outflow of $100 million. Built by LOGOS, the Amazon India facility will comprise a receiving centre, sorting centre, fulfilment centre and Amazon Retail in a single location, thus enabling the firm to enhance operational efficiencies and service the growing demand in this region. “The Indian warehousing sector has seen significant attraction from both global and domestic investors and occupiers on the back of the GST changes and significant growth in e-commerce. LOGOS is committed to establishing a new benchmark of high quality and sustainable logistics warehousing in India to support the critical infrastructure services needed for new economy businesses in India.” said Mehul Shah, CEO, LOGOS’ Indian business

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Ecom Express launches delivery partner initiative ‘Ecom Sanjeev Program’

Ecom Express has announced the launch of its delivery partner initiative under the name of “Ecom Sanjeev Program (ESP)” that is aimed at creating part-time work opportunities for individuals that allow them to work at flexible timings to maximise their earnings by delivering e-commerce packages to customers. “This program, besides empowering the gig workforce, will help to scale the company’s delivery capabilities in assuring speed, reliable and effective logistics solutions to deliver online-ordered products safely at customers’ doorstep. Ecom Express is looking at engaging 16000 + gig workforce as independent delivery partners to handle the upcoming e-commerce festive season shipment load in key cities and districts across the country,” reads the release.

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Google Cloud brings supply chain twin solution for end-to-end visibility

Google Cloud announced the launch of Supply Chain Twin, a purpose-built industry solution that lets companies build a digital twin–a virtual representation of their physical supply chain–by orchestrating data from disparate sources to get a more complete view of suppliers, inventories, and other information. Google Cloud also announced the Supply Chain Pulse module that can be used with Supply Chain Twin to provide real-time dashboards, advanced analytics, alerts on critical issues like potential disruptions, and collaboration in Google Workspace. The majority of companies do not have complete visibility of their supply chains, resulting in retail stock outs, aging manufacturing inventory, or weather-related disruptions. In 2020, out-of-stock items alone cost the retail industry an estimated $1.14 trillion.

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IMO supports first Maritime SheEO leadership Accelerator Program

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will sponsor a number of women from developing countries to follow a new maritime leadership programme, curated by Maritime SheEO , as part of the it’s ongoing work to support gender diversity in the maritime sector. In Maritime, as with other sectors, the higher you climb the fewer women leaders you see in leadership positions. You cannot be what you cannot see! We need more women leaders, more role models and more importantly – our industry needs more capable women in the Captain’s seat. Says Sanjam Sahi Gupta, Founder, Maritime SheEO, “with a strong belief that every woman in the workplace should have the opportunity to flourish and achieve her full potential in 2019 I embarked on this mission through Maritime SheEO to create an ecosystem that supports women to become the leaders they want to be and they deserve to be”. She further adds, “I am really very grateful to IMO for showing their confidence in Maritime SheEO through their support for this unique Maritime women’s empowerment initiative”.

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CargoTalk holds virtual conclave on Cold Chain

CargoTalk organised the digital conclave about Cool Chain revolutionising the supply chain. The conclave had eminent speakers from across the industry. With the focus on Cool chain in the new normal world, the summit discussed the significant role played by it in the transportation of the vaccine and other pharmaceutical essentials. In just a few months, the cold chain industry has become a focal point across the globe to do business. The industries across have well adopted to the changing dynamics of transportation of the temperature sensitive essentials in the supply-chain interactions and of their internal operations. Esteemed speakers included Fabrice Panza, Manager,Global Cool chain solutions, Etihad Cargo, Swarup Bose, Founder and CEO, Celcius, Udit Mangal, VP, Buisness Development, Pluss Advanced Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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“Requirement for deep frozen will definitely increase”

“On the international front, we should have a smooth custom clearance when it comes to airlines. Another important aspect is processes which include regulations. Disruptions are going to happen more and more. As far as the pharmaceuticals is concerned, requirement for the deep frozen will definitely increase. There is a lot to learn from the covid-19 pandemic. I am a true believer of transparency. For this, we should be more clear on data sharing, location sharing etc. We should be able to give exact explanation to the customer about the shipments. For all this technology is there to help us.” says Fabrice Panza, Manager, Global Col Chain, Etihad Cargo

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“Pandemic has only reinforced the importance of Cold Chain”

“few years back, logistics, supply-chain and cold chain were all fragmented sectors. but with pandemic, suddenly the supply-chains and the cold chains have become the differentiators. There is a paradigm shift from being treated as cost centers to product differentiators. Cold chain had always existed and pandemic has only reinforced it’s importance. With phase change technology being introduced, it has become quiet convenient to transport the products while maintaining it’s temperature.” said Udit Mangal, VP, business Development, Pluss Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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“India is fast becoming the pharma hub of the world”

“Past few years, cold chain sector has gained significant importance. There has been a tremendous growth in this sector. Pandemic has only highlighted the importance of a robust cold chain supply chain required in India. It is not only required for the pharma and agriculture but for all the perishable goods. Since India is not only fast becoming the pharmaceuticals hub in the world, it is also looked upon as the capital for the vaccine production. For this cold chain in India has to catch up fast. Keeping this in mind we have been rigorously working in getting latest technologies to cold chain in India.” said Swarup Bose, Founder and CEO, Celcius

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CargoTalk’s virtual conclave on Cool Chain today at 11.00am

CargoTalk is organising a digital conclave today from 11.00-12.00 pm. The virtual conclave is about Cool Chain and how it is revolutionising the supply chain. The conclave will have eminent speakers from across the industry. With the focus on Cool chain in the new normal world, the summit will discuss the significant role played by it in the transportation of the vaccine nd other pharmaceutical essentials. In just a few months, the cold chain industry has become a focal point across the globe to do business. The industries across have well adopted to the changing dynamics of transportation of the temperature sensitive essentials in the supply-chain interactions and of their internal operations. Esteemed speakers will include Fabrice Panza, Manager,Global Cool chain solutions, Etihad Cargo, Swarup Bose, Founder and CEO, Celcius, Udit Mangal, VP, Buisness Development, Pluss Advanced Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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