Autonomous Driving and Logistics: The Effects

20Cube Logistics

It will probably change the processes currently associated with warehousing, supply chain management and several other critical features of logistics. Automated trucks replacing truck drivers have been a part of the future plans of the logistics industry in India for several years now.

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India’s Inland Waterways Transportation

CHAINalytics

By Rohit Prasad Sarma | Manager, Supply Chain Design, Chainalytics | India faces some serious infrastructure, surface transportation and logistical hurdles that compromise its supply chains: Inadequate, inefficient highways and railroads–largely a legacy of the British colonial era, developed to transport troops, agricultural products and raw materials–sprawl across 3.2 The post India’s Inland Waterways Transportation appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Is it Advantage Organized Retail in India?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Guest post by a former UPS colleague and now independent consultant with a particular specialty in India, e-commerce and retail. Organized retail is 7% of the total retail market in India – compared to upwards of 85% in the US – and is expected to grow to 10% in 2020.

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Roadblocks to Sustainable Logistics in India’s Auto Industry

Supply Chain @ MIT

Driven by increases in both domestic demand and technological sophistication, India has become a major manufacturing hub for autos. But the industry still faces many complex logistics challenges. Featured Strategy Sustainability Transportation Uncategorized auto industry supply chains car manufacturing in India Malaysia Institute Supply Chain Innovation sustainable supply chains

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How GST (Goods and Services Tax) Has Affected Logistics in India!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Right after demonetization, another big thing that came to India was the implementation of GST (Goods and Services Tax). Over time it was understood that this was much needed and it actually helped in organizing and setting up different logistics and transport sectors to speed up their overall processes. From the movement of trucks to managing a good economic supply chain, GST affected logistics in a great way. Subscribe Here! Email Address. To Centralize or to Decentralize?

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Guidelines for Filing Freight Claims

20Cube Logistics

When a large number of consignments are being transported over a significantly long distance via Logistics Company in India to international destination by sea etc. The post Guidelines for Filing Freight Claims appeared first on 20Cube Logistics.

Importance of Technology on India’s Supply Chain Management

20Cube Logistics

Around 14 percent of GDP spent on logistics sector annually in India as compared to only around 5 percent of GDP in the developed countries logistics sector. According to an ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) study, the logistics sector in India is poised to grow at 16 percent YoY CAGR. Also, India’s ranking has reached the 44 th position in 2018 as compared to 54 th ranking in 2014. are also coming to India.

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Conducting Business in India? Chances Are that You Could Be by 2025

CH Robinson Transportfolio

If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025. That forecast is impactful to companies currently conducting business in India, but it’s also meaningful to all companies that do international trade—especially those that have the potential to conduct business in India in the future. Shippers around the world seem fairly optimistic about growing their engagement with India.

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Is Walmart Really Ready to Take on Logistics In India?

Supply Chain View from the Field

Today’s Wall Street Journal printed a great story on the challenges that Walmart faces as it grows its logistics network in India. The article notes how India is the second-largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world, but that one-third of the produce rots because of its horrendous logistics infrastructure. Middlemen, tiny farming plots, and bad road conditions aren’t unique to India.

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India, Japan and Australia look to each other and away from China in new supply chain initiative

EFT

India, Japan and Australia are seeking to reduce dependence on China by launching a Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) to build resilient supply chains in the Indo-Pacific region later this year.

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India, Japan and Australia look to each other and away from China in new supply chain initiative

EFT

India, Japan and Australia are seeking to reduce dependence on China by launching a Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) to build resilient supply chains in the Indo-Pacific region later this year.

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Unrest in India and the Impact on Global Supply Chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Recent protests in Northern India states resulted in the mass blockade of key roadways, national highways, and the railway system. The area most significantly impacted has been India’s National Capital Region (NCR)—which includes Delhi and the neighboring states of Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan—with millions of people affected. Movement of containers to and from Northern India have been affected and will likely remain that way for the next couple of weeks.

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Keep Your Shipments Going With Fewer Trucks

CHAINalytics

Specifically in India, we witnessed a combined surge in demand for essential products with a shortage of trucks – and, most critically, drivers. Logistics … The post Keep Your Shipments Going With Fewer Trucks appeared first on Chainalytics. The last four months have been tough on freight transportation. This begs the question then: Can a company deliver more loads with fewer vehicles? In our experience, the answer is “yes.”

Moving Auto Components in India: More Complex than You’d Expect

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The new “Make in India” initiative is a major factor in the growing trend to move automotive manufacturing to India. On their way to becoming a preferred destination to source auto components by major OEMs and tier-1 manufacturers, India’s workforce has the knowledge and skills to deliver quality products. With a large mix of modern paved highways and narrow, unpaved trails, India’s road network is challenging at best when trying to build a consistent, reliable supply chain.

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Frictionless Logistics: It’s the Collaboration, Stupid with Ketan Karkanis

The Logistics of Logistics

Frictionless Logistics: It’s the Collaboration, Stupid with Ketan Karkhanis. Ketan Karkhanis and Joe Lynch discuss logistics collaboration and the friction that limits productivity for shippers, 3PLs, brokers, and trucking companies. Ketan Karkhanis is the Chief Product Officer at Turvo, the first real-time collaborative logistics platform that uses artificial intelligence to perfect the science of movement. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers. Fortunately, your organization can get ahead of the learning curve by knowing what trends in logistics to watch for this year. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2016. Autonomous Trucks Will Drive Logistics Forward. Logistics

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Last Mile eCommerce: Why eCommerce Logistics Now Requires Expertise in Last Mile & White Glove Logistics Services

Cerasis

While automation is poised to revolutionize eCommerce Logistics and last mile delivery, last mile eCommerce will benefit from increased use of white glove logistics services. The answer is by providing white glove services as part of last mile eCommerce, and shippers need to know a few things about why last mile eCommerce logistics now require white glove services too. White Glove Logistics Service Overcome Last Mile eCommerce Challenges.

Growing Pains: What’s Stopping India from Overtaking China?

Elementum

As China’s growth rate slows, India’s economy is picking up speed and manufacturers are taking note. stocks and threatens to severely impact India's export market. As Chinese exports get cheaper, India will face more competition and may be pushed into a "currency war" with neighboring countries. While manufacturers are optimistic about India's future, China's surprise devaluation will put pressure on the country and threaten its newly accelerated growth rate.

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What You Need to Know About the State of eCommerce Logistics

Cerasis

Today’s logistics empire is not your grandfather’s or even your father’s logistics operation. Consumers are expressing an unprecedented amount of power through eCommerce, and in fact, eCommerce logistics is growing increasingly reliant on small parcel and package delivery options daily. But, by the end of 2012, eCommerce logistics had grown to 5 percent. Today, eCommerce is the primary driver of small package logistics.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025. Shippers around the world seem fairly optimistic about growing their engagement with India. How is Global Shipping Growing in India?

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

Cerasis

The year on year increase in customer dissatisfaction of logistics outsourcing has pushed many players into a defensive corner. The costs of logistics and inventory are decreasing, contract renewal rate for logistics outsourcing remains good, and the emergence of cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing, drone delivery and augmented reality is opening up a wide vista of opportunities. Cautious Optimism Abound in the Logistics Outsourcing Outlook.

Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

All this talk about Cuba, however, sparked a question for me this week: Where does Cuba rank in logistics? The answer, according to the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) , is near the bottom of the list. The logistics performance (LPI) is the weighted average of the country scores on the six key dimensions: Efficiency of the clearance process (i.e., Back in 2001, my friend and logistics expert Art Van Bodegraven traveled to Cuba as part of a logistics delegation.

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Supply Chain Management:Challenges Faced By E-Retailers in India

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Main | Increase in Operational Efficiency through Voice Technology » Challenges Faced By E-Retailers in India. In my previous blog , I highlighted the factors which helped e-commerce retailing develop in India. There are some of the major challenges which e-retailers face in India to be competitive in their business. Logistics and supply constraint for e-retailers - There are orders from metro cities and also from far off places.

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Milaha launches first direct Qatar - India service

Logistics Middle East

Qatar based Milaha Maritime & Logistics has launched the first direct cargo service between Doha and India

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Trade Logistics Gap Persists Between Developed and Developing Countries

Material Handling and Logistics

A more advanced economy translates to better trade logistics. The report, which contains the Logistics Performance Index (LPI), is a bi-annual report that scores 168 countries on how efficiently supply chains connect firms to domestic and international opportunities.

How Does Transportation Affect Logistics?

Abivin

Transportation is an inseparable component of logistics. Transportation is a key element in the logistic chain. Transportation systems connect supply chain components and must be properly managed and controlled for transportation and logistics to work together successfully. Transportation and logistics can account for as much as 7-14% of sales, depending on the industry. Efficient transportation also supports the logistics chain in the globalization of products.

Highlights of Budget 2018 and What It Means for the Logistics Sector

Shipsy

Though the implementation of the E-way bill on the same day of the budget announcement may have overshadowed it slightly, there is still a lot to cheer for the logistics and supply chain industry in India. lakh crore for infrastructure, the Government continues its aggressive push to modernise India’s logistics industry. Setting up of a National Logistics Portal The Government will set up a National Logistics Portal.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Recognition in India for Supply.

Supply Chains Rock

Recognition in India for Supply Chains Rock. For this reason I was thrilled to get a package yesterday from Hory Sankar Mukerjee in India who recently had an informative and educational textbook published called Industrial Marketing. In Chapter 11 Hory focuses on marketing logistics and supply chain management and he dives deeper into the value of logistics channels, inventory holding and the future of supply chain management. About.com - Martins Logistics Blog.

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Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015

Talking Logistics

A clear sign that Mexico is currently in the supply chain spotlight was last month’s Logistic Summit & Expo 2015 in Mexico City, which attracted over 10,000 attendees and almost 200 exhibitors, including leading 3PLs, software vendors, and other supply chain and logistics companies from both the United States and Mexico. The post Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. India.

This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… XPO Logistics to Acquire New Breed Logistics. Amazon to open five new warehouses in India (Reuters). XPO Logistics continues its roll-up strategy with its announced acquisition of New Breed Logistics this week for $615 million. The post This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Is Technology Revolutionizing or Simply Changing Logistics?

Enterra Insights

”[1] Many pundits claim new technologies are revolutionizing or transforming logistics. Kushal Nahata ( @kushalnahata ), CEO and Co-founder at FarEye, writes, “The need to deliver on rapidly evolving customer expectations and simultaneously ensure profitability are driving businesses to rethink the way they have been executing supply chain and logistics operations. Disruptive technologies transforming logistics. How technology is changing logistics.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities. It ranked the Dutch city of Venlo as Europe’s most attractive location for a logistics base. Venlo Logistics Map Europe 2016. India.

This Week in Logistics News (October 26-30, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Exclusive: Wal-Mart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup ( Reuters ). Some follow-up thoughts based on the comments received: First, from a supply chain and logistics perspective, I believe Walmart continues to innovate and lead the industry in many areas. I know of at least one third-party logistics provider (3PL) working with a large customer that is experimenting with drones for this purpose.

Trends & Strategies in Logistics and SCM

Supply Chain Movement

2013 Trends and Strategies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Embracing Global Logistics Complexity to Drive Market Advantage. The key results of this study by BVL International on trends and strategies in logistics and supply chain management are summarized, as follows. They are based on 1757 responses collected in an international survey from supply chain executives (including logistics service providers (LSPs), retailers, and manufacturing companies).

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