Retail Working Group

Chairperson

  • Vijay Parihar, National Logistics Head, Signify Innovations India Limited

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Objectives

To build a roadmap for improving logistics infrastructure and implementing a smart, integrated and digitised supply chain ecosystem enabling the Indian retail community to become globally competitive

Focus

  • Comprehensive integration of all supply chain stakeholders to improve the overall efficiency
  • Accelerate the digitisation of supply chain to minimise costs and increase logistics speed
  • Network optimisation
  • Development of Multi Modal Logistics Parks (MMLPs).
  • Entry of global Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) as one stop Logistics solutions at competitive price
  • Skill development of Logistics sector to ensure productivity & retention of key resources
  • Enable the Indian retail industry to become globally competitive.

Approach

  • Bringing together and closely working with a diverse set of stakeholders to accelerate the digitisation of supply chain by working on the following-
  • Infrastructure improvement- state of art warehouses with use of WMS.
  • Use of technology in warehouses  to minimise manual operation
  • Road improvement to increase reach to maximum customers.
  • Use of Rail and water ways for transportation.
  • Transport Management System – Trace & Track/ Route optimisation/ E-POD.
  • Capacity Utilisation – Eliminate wastages
  • Control Tower (MIS)

Deliverables

  • Roundtable discussions
  • Webinars
  • Whitepapers
  • Stakeholder consultations

Beneficiaries

  • Industry
  • Government
  • MSMEs & Start-ups
  • Academic & Research Institutes