India must catch the bus to Special Economic Zones

A slow push to the Global Logistics sector in 2013-14, now aims at the logistics industry growth to reach over $2 bn by 2019. Rise of ecommerce logistics and increased domestic consumption will lead the way for the industry in the coming years. With a promise of growth and improvements, the service-oriented logistics industry is ready to expand beyond…

Speedy New Year Resolution By CONNECT CARGO, India

On a positive note, CONNECT CARGO Private Limited (CCPL) resumed 2017, by adding another product to its existing services profile, called the LCL Consol service. CCPL has initiated its own LCL Consol box from Shanghai to Chennai. This is to ensure speedy connections and competitive rate structures to its existing and as well as to…

Finding the startup in a talent acquisition mania

Figure this: Recently, a veteran in the consumer goods industry received an offer to join an e-commerce major at a top position. He rejected it, summarily. Another executive identified by a startup to hire as its corporate affairs head suddenly experienced cold feet. For them, startups meant high instability. Factually, the startups in showpiece e-commerce…

India VS Bharat – The Future Debate in Logistics

India’s performance has seen a rise along key dimensions like customs (up 27 ranks from 2014) and tracking and tracing (up 24 ranks from 2014). It has shown modest improvements in international shipping (up five ranks from 2014) and timeliness (up nine ranks from 2014). However, it is worth noting that India has moved up…

The Logistics Prep for Natural Disaster

Within 48 hours after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015, the country’s main airport was flooded with humanitarian aid supplies and rescue and relief teams coming in from all around the world. However, about a week or so later, large aircrafts were unable to land at the airport as the runway was damaged…

The Packaging Rush

  “Doing the bow 500,000 times is not easy. Some people just cannot do this,” Britta Fleck, the president of Glossybox USA, told the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The contents of each box come nestled in packing material, which in turn is wrapped in tissue paper. A sticker fastens the tissue paper, and there’s a…

The Startup Vanity Is For Real

Most of the startup stories that make it to the front page depict an entrepreneur under the Bodhi tree having a vision or brainwave that presents itself in the form of an answer to a persistent question. However, on the other side of the mountain are the entrepreneurs who gather years, even decades, of intel on an…

A Complete Guide To Become A Supply Chain Wizard

What does your internet browsing history tell you so far?   Do the Flipkart ads poke on your screen every now and then?   Yes, the Indian logistics is running a major marathon, unlike ever before, after having received a confounding push, looking into ten years ahead. So, why not gear up for it? This…

Vote for Jallikattu

Does promulgation of Uniform Civil Code mean The End to an ancient sport?  

The Media Watchdog On Supply Chain Of Food Essentials

What keeps your phone buzzing? The answer can be your favourite person in the world. What keeps the world buzzing? The stunning media reports, perhaps. Now, what does the media really buzz about? YOU. The media watchdog has constantly been at the fore of everything in your vicinity, gauging the important trends to the utmost…

The Upward Growth Curve After Demonetization

2016 has been an exciting year for the Indian logistics industry — from GST to startups, with each development enhancing the logistics industry to be more efficient and effective. Perhaps, 2017 plans to filter out the ones with sustainable business models. The instant demonetization policy is speculated to be a boon to the logistics industry…

Year-On-Year Success Because You Only Live Once

“What top supply chains have in common?” is not a secret potion anymore.   After a 10-year absence from the Top 25, hardware retailer Home Depot made it back onto the list, thanks in part to the emerging popularity of omni-channel distribution. Home Depot’s introduction of 18 rapid deployment warehouses and three direct fulfillment centers…