GST implementation creates widening two-speed economy

The GST has driven a chasm between large enterprises who have adopted the national tax and a plethora of small businesses who remain burdened by compliance costs. Larger entities have grown market share while transitory disruptions withheld their smaller competitors. Considering that small businesses contribute to nearly half of India’s economy, a systematic bottleneck across … Continue reading “GST implementation creates widening two-speed economy”

Diwali flames e-commerce giants to vamp up logistics

E-tail giants, Amazon and Flipkart, began preparations to double their offerings and logistics chains early last month in preparation for India’s largest and grandest annual festival, Diwali. In a vividly competitive spirit, the industry behemoths expect a neck to neck battle to maximise wallet share. The expected volume in sales could alter each company’s overall … Continue reading “Diwali flames e-commerce giants to vamp up logistics”

3 supply chain lessons from the ONGC – HPCL acquisition

The Cabinet approves Prime Minister Modi’s PSU plan to establish a vertically integrated oil giant by selling a 51% government stake in HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited) to upstream behemoth, ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation). The consolidated supply chains will serve to minimise risk, increase capacity and catapult India’s recently deregulated oil market to … Continue reading “3 supply chain lessons from the ONGC – HPCL acquisition”

Could Hyperloop One transform Indian freight transport by 2021?

Hyperloop One, a magnetically propelled ultra high-speed transport pod, could traverse the entire Indian coastline in just six hours – connecting various ports and logistics hubs around the peninsula four times in a single day. Five Indian chief ministers have already consented to implement Hyperloop routes in their respective states. Its lean design, renewable energy … Continue reading “Could Hyperloop One transform Indian freight transport by 2021?”

UK encourages India to monitor supply chain transparency

At the recent G20 Summit in Hamburg, PM Theresa May expressed a commitment to bolster bilateral trade with India and other non-EU nations following Brexit. PM May and Modi jointly addressed human rights violations and emphasised the importance of supply chain transparency to ensure labour law compliance and end modern day slavery. Read more