Logistics

Logistics Cost as 13% of GDP in India – Meaning, Interpretation and Basis

By |October 25th, 2014|

Indian Logistics Industry is said to be 13% of GDP. One can hear this figure in almost every intellectual discussion related to Logistics and infrastructure. Many are even unaware of where this figure comes from, this gets actively cited at various industry discussions, conferences and white papers and is interpreted differently by various ‘experts’. Poor […]

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Are you selecting ‘right’ 3PL for outsourcing your Logistics Activities!!

By |April 16th, 2014|

Outsourcing of logistics function within firms is a business dynamics of growing importance all over the world. A growing awareness that competitive advantage comes from the delivery process as much as from the products has been instrumental in upgrading logistics from its traditional backroom function to a strategic boardroom function. Outsourcing is a practice that […]

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From Cost reduction to Value creation – Integrated Supply Chain Perspective

By |February 20th, 2013|

Supply Chain plays an important role in any business and Integrated -> Seamless ->Adaptive Supply Chain is the way forward.  It’s good that the Integrated Supply chain is catching the fancy of the emerging economies, though many years after Michael Porter introduced the value chain analysis concept in his 1985 book  ‘The Competitive Advantage’  where […]

Reverse Logistics ~ Solutions for a Missed Opportunity in India

By |December 3rd, 2012|

The excitement got killed when a colleague made fun of the new opening posted by HR: Manager – Spares, the post read. My friend and colleague said – “Any Manager that is SPARE will be chosen for this role.” There went the desire to apply for the role. Who on earth would want to stick […]