The limelight is on 3PLs

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The limelight is on 3PLs

Dear Readers,

It’s Ganesh Chaturthi today when I am drafting this, a day of the God one follows for auspicious new beginnings. This magazine started in January this year and this month, our portal, has gone live. This portal is my sincere endeavour towards creating a community of, by and for all of us in supply chain and logistics in India. It’s a place to share your thoughts and ideas through blogs or even share concerns through forums.

It’s been business as usual at the magazine. Whether it was our scramble to get a business leader on the cover or scout around for a game-changing idea. Well, both make interesting reading here. We managed to get Mr Rakesh Biyani at MIHAN, Nagpur, where we not only toured the sprawling highly automated Distribution Centre for Big Bazaar but also understood what makes Future Retail what it is.

CNH Industrial (India) implemented World Class Manufacturing (WCM) in their Pithampur plant and achieved the bronze level designation. Their target is zero waste, zero defects, zero breakdowns and zero inventory.

Post GST, all 3PLs are gearing up for more business. Outsourcing to organized players is likely to increase. Indian 3PL market is expected to grow with CAGR of 6 per cent over the next five years. There has been news about some leading players looking to go the IPO route. This issue looks at what the users of 3PL services have on their wish list for that perfect 3PL partner and the attributes that a 3PL should have to win their business. On the other side, a few leaders in the 3PL industry talk about what it would take to be the preferred service provider.

The logistics sector is being touted as one of the main beneficiaries of the new GST regime, it remains to be seen how quickly would these benefits start showing.

Happy Reading! We look forward to your comments and suggestions.

Charulata Bansal


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