The first chapter of the Supply Chain Meetup in India, organised by Locus, brought together best minds of supply chain from various industries to discuss and deliberate on modern logistics issues and solutions from their respective sectors.
Bangalore-based logistics management startup Locus recently organised the first chapter of the Supply Chain Meetup in India in collaboration with The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation. The event, hosted in Bangalore, brought under one roof supply chain professionals from various industries to discuss the painpoints in logistics from their respective sectors and derive solutions.
Setting the tone for the session, Nishith Rastogi, founder and CEO, Locus spoke of how the entire gamut of logistics and supply chain has gone far beyond its original definition. “Every industry has a decade or two of rapid innovation, right now, that period is for logistics,” he said.
Speaking of the logistical nightmares that countries like India and those in South East Asia pose, he said, “Nowhere in the world are the customer needs so high and the infrastructure so low as in it is in India and South East Asia. Concepts like omni-channel, which is a norm here is just being discovered in the developed world.”
Brian Aoaeh, founder, The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation briefed the crowd about the importance of supply chain communities to create value and use of innovation and technology in the logistics sector.
With dynamic markets and erratic global trends demand, supply chain decision makers have to face novel challenges every day. With this in context, the first track for the day presented a platform to dispense the unique experiences and challenges faced by logistics professionals in their respective sectors.
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