Why did Bridgestone buy TomTom for USD 1Bn & what does Boeing have to do with it?

The Dutch navigation tech giant TomTom sold its telematics unit to Bridgestone Europe for $1 billion on Tuesday. The move brought together Europe’s number one provider of real time vehicle tracking with the world’s largest tyre manufacturer, strengthening the latter’s bid to become a provider of mobility solutions for autonomous, interconnected fleets in the next … Continue reading “Why did Bridgestone buy TomTom for USD 1Bn & what does Boeing have to do with it?”

Electric aviation is slowly becoming a reality – can it transform the supply chain world?

Electric cars have really shot into the spotlight in the past decade, owing to rising environmental concerns and the steep hike in oil prices. But cars are not the only mode of transport that could do with an electric engine revamp.   In June this year, the first fully electric commercially ready airplane manufactured by … Continue reading “Electric aviation is slowly becoming a reality – can it transform the supply chain world?”

What can the Logistics Industry Learn from the Dockless Revolution

In 2014, five members of the Peking University cycling club toyed with the idea of using GPS trackers to allow bike sharing users to leave their bikes wherever they wanted once they were done using them. What began as a college group project blew up within a year to become ofo – the world’s first … Continue reading “What can the Logistics Industry Learn from the Dockless Revolution”

Logistics in the Uber World

2010 to 2018 saw the theatrical rise and fall of the on-demand startup model, often branded within the investment circles as ‘Uber for X’. Whether it was food delivery, laundry, household chores or dog sitting, there was an Uber for that. Banking on a fast growing smartphone user base, a hyperlocal approach to last mile … Continue reading “Logistics in the Uber World”

Technology has crossed paths with Indian logistics but where exactly does India stand right now?

Unlike many countries, India still finds itself in flux, seesawing between the developed, and the developing, the old and the new. The unique position we’re in has multiple ramifications, and this spills into the logistics industry too. Unless you have been trapped under a tyre, you’re aware of the billions of VC dollars routed into … Continue reading “Technology has crossed paths with Indian logistics but where exactly does India stand right now?”