Treading Tactically

With our government granting infrastructure status to logistics, the scope of the sector expanded to include multimodal logistics parks, cold chain and warehousing facilities, urban public transport, roads, highways and bridges, ports, shipyards, inland waterways, airports, railway tracks, tunnels, viaducts, stations and adjoining commercial infrastructure. This welcome move notwithstanding, the scope of problems too increases…

Way to go, yet a long way to go

Ability of an organization to compete effectively in global markets is mainly determined by the quality, the price and the speed of delivery of goods and services from producer or provider to consumer. And competition forces businesses to operate at highest possible efficiency levels across functions to avoid losing market share to competitors. That efficiency…

Transformation

Pondering as I have been over the purpose and achievability of Business Transformation initiatives, seldom have I seen any measurable tangible results springing forth from it. Many of them, in fact quite contrarily, have ended up springing a leak. It is a double whammy – massive budgets wasted on unproductive assets and resources only escalating…

Wrestling with Walloping Wastage

No, this is not just about Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). That is an exhaustive subject in itself. MSW generation levels are expected to double by 2025. Problems in supply chain management, infrastructure capacity constraints and associated costs in Solid Waste Management (SWM) seem to be severely snowballing into increasingly insurmountable proportions. According to a World…

Simply Simple

World we live in today and to a large extent are responsible for having created, is full of complexities. Various kinds of unkind complexities! There are complexities in politics as there are in economies and so there are in trade, banking and commerce as well. There are complexities of one kind in manufacturing a product…

From Dependencies to Cadencies

Any business process comprises various activities and services, co-ordination among which helps achieve the goal of profitability and growth. Activities and processes have dependencies. For example, there is a large number of dependencies in managing supply chain. Every activity in the supply chain is dependent on several factors. Demand variations depend on consumer behaviour. Consumer…

The Growth Vector

India has been declared the sixth largest economy in the world with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of USD 2.59 trillion as evaluated by World Bank and USD 2.61 trillion as evaluated by International Monetary Fund (IMF). India displaced France from this position in 2017 and is expected to further climb to the fifth place…

Decisions: Deterrents and Determinants

“Decisions Determine Destiny”, said Thomas Monson, American author and religions leader, considered as prophet by many, who passed away at the start of this year. Aptly and emphatically enough, it summarizes the significance of decision-making in any sphere of activity. Decision-making is dear to some, dreadful to others. While the former enjoy it as a…