National Logistics Policy: A Breakthrough in Business Operations

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By Lalit Das, Co-founder and CEO, 3SC Analytics

The national logistics policy aims to improve the movement of goods while lowering overall logistics costs in India. This new logistics policy was announced on the same day that cheetahs were reintroduced into India. In reference to the event, Prime Minister Modi stated that goods should move at the speed of a cheetah. It is worth noting that logistical costs in India are approximately 14% of GDP, which is significantly higher than in countries such as Japan, the United States, and China, which are 7% to 8%.

NLP Advantages

Poor road infrastructure, delays in obtaining government approvals and permissions, and a lack of accurate data for logistics planning are the causes of such high logistical costs. A Unified Logistics Interface Platform, or ULIP, will bring together all logistics-related digital services on a single platform. The IDS, or Digital System, will integrate data from 30 different systems across seven departments. Under the new policy, the Ease of Logistics services, or ELogs, will be launched to assist industries in resolving transportation-related issues as quickly as possible by contacting the government. This will make interstate goods movement easier by unifying information and improving infrastructure.

The new logistics policy will also help to digitise the logistics sector, resulting in better access to data related to goods transportation. Because data will be readily available, it will aid in better analytics, resulting in better forecasting and supply chain planning. At 3SC, we are constantly developing advanced analytics solutions that will be extremely beneficial to businesses in their efforts to digitise their supply chain and adapt to the new logistics policy. Our products, such as Carbonex, are assisting businesses in significantly reducing their carbon footprint through effective planning and execution.

The Supply Chain Industry’s Outlook in 2023

Although global trade activity has increased since COVID, logistics costs have skyrocketed. Some of these difficulties may be transient as a result of the pandemic. Nonetheless, structural challenges such as labour shortages, energy transitions, and geopolitical tensions can have far-reaching negative consequences. Furthermore, poor infrastructure and a lack of proper planning and analytics are significant contributors to higher logistics costs. 3SC is committed to improving the supply chain sector by embracing technologies such as AI and ML for advanced data analytics, forecasting, and supply chain planning, which have the potential to be game changers in the industry, resulting in lower costs, lower carbon emissions, and more efficient logistics.

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