South Asia Logistics

India’s consolidated trade with the seven SAARC countries and Myanmar climbed to 3.56 percent of total trade. The share of the neighborhood in total exports increased from 5.72 percent in FY14 to 7.75 percent in FY18, with Bangladesh and Nepal pulling up the averages. South Asia Logistics is to expand with impressive growth rate in coming years.

1. Myanmar heading for Stable development :

The Myanmar freight and logistics market is estimated to be valued at more than USD 4 billion and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of more than 7.5% during the forecast period.

South Asia Logistics transformation driven by the increasing trade activity, improving connectivity, and entry of major international players.

Lack of proper transport infrastructure has hindered the growth of the logistics sector in the country for many years. However, the ongoing developments in the country present a lot of opportunities for the logistics players.

The strategic geographical location of the country is an important factor in attracting investments. The location of the country has a special significance in the Asia-Pacific region, connecting the two major economies of China and India. The country acts like a continental bridge connecting the regions of South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Most of the logistics players in the country, more than three-fourths of them are involved in provision of common services, such as unloading, loading, customs clearance, and forwarding services, while the remaining companies provide value-added services, such as labeling, shipment tracking, and cold storage. As the demand for these services is growing, more number of companies are adding these kind of services to their existing business portfolio.

2. Nepal trade rise :

Nepal is striving for good infrastructure, manufacturing industries are the potential agents of change and socio-economic growth but firstly, issues related to logistics and organised transportation routes need to be addressed.

India also made progress in improving trade logistics, invested heavily in cross-country electricity infrastructure that helped mitigate the power shortage in Nepal, lined up investments in oil pipeline, and rail connectivity.

Logistics service in Nepal has its bearing with the operation of gateway port of Kolkata and Haldia. There is need of harmonization of customs and port processes both in the port and dry port so that document and processes are made simple and effective to support just in time delivery of goods and reduce transaction costs. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) would be the means of moving to faster clearances of goods and decrease the waiting time in customs and port.

3. Bangladesh thriving to be on top :

India-Bangladesh relations are seeing a relentless improvement since 2010. The momentum picked up quality in the course of the most recent four years, with India venturing up its financial assistance program.

Bangladeshi export related logistics, especially that of food and textile, operate at an advanced state in comparison with the rest of the country’s logistics sector. The development of export related logistics is stimulated by foreign freight forwarders and third party logistics (3PL), i.e. foreign parties that offer logistics services, integrating, among others, warehousing, transportation and other logistic services.

A substantial part of the development happened when Indian exports grew, riding essentially on demand for vehicles, oil, cereals and cotton.

Bangladesh showed the biggest improvement in infrastructure, having manufacturing ambitions beyond the apparel sector. Bangladesh is the world’s second largest exporter of ready-made garments. Bangladesh’s textile exports to India doubled, paving the way for a 30 per cent jump in total exports. The country wants to grow its pharmaceutical, steel, shipbuilding and food processing industries.

4. LogixERP A fully capable cloud logistics software to manage your exports logistics :

LogixGRID’s software technology is helping the logistics operators in managing the exports and other document related operations. LogixERP is implemented in more than 10 + countries and is one of the most trusted Logistics Management Software in India. LogixERP is capable of handling cross border logistics which includes 3pl integrations, duty & taxes, custom clearance, freight forwarding, accounts & billing as per respective country, supports multiple currency and language and much more.


Turkey Logistics

Logistic Industry is among the huge contributing industry in national economic development. Development of different sectors, for example, as international trade, manufacturing industry, agriculture, mining and other related are profoundly relying upon the Turkey logistics industry. Logistic industries between various nations are not the equivalent; they differ in terms of advancement in management, the technology used and infrastructure available.

1. Location is the key thing in Turkey logistics Industry :

Turkey is a leading trading hub serving the nations of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, and enjoys a different and profoundly competitive economy worldwide. Specifically, Istanbul plays a vital role as a hub for regional trade, logistics and tourism.

With Turkey’s unique location, which makes it a scaffold between the two continents and gives access to the huge number of clients in Europe, Asia, and Africa, it is one of the most dynamic and significant economic poles in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

The major sectors that contribute to the development of the logistic industry are the automotive and steel industry and foreign trade. They have numerous foreign investors in the auto manufacturing industry such as Toyota, Ford, Mercedes, Isuzu, Hyundai and others.

2. Development in Turkey Logistics Industry and Future perspectives :

Development of logistic channels additionally has a major contribution to the development of the logistic industry in any country. Logistic channels can be road, airway, marine and railway, each of them take a larger part in logistic activities, based on nation geographical area. Because of the advantageous geographical area of Turkey, it gives nation greater opportunity of utilizing all channels for logistic activities.

Turkey is principally centred around modernization of the logistic industry in term of infrastructure and utilization of innovation in daily logistic activities. Turkey built up logistic centres to diminish expenses and increase efficiency in the logistic network. Development of the logistic industry is additionally relying upon expanding in a number of world-class logistic service providers’ companies. Turkey has pulled in numerous worldwide logistic companies, this because of having great transport infrastructure that encourages faster and proficient transportation.

Turkish logistic industry is more developed in terms of infrastructures, technology, revenue generated, logistic volumes per year and it has an enormous number of world-class logistic organizations. This achievement is because of the rise of industrial investments such as automotive, steel, and manufacturing, which lead to the development of exports and imports.

3. LogixGRIDs’ cutting edge software technology and its benefits to the Turkish logistics industry :

LogixERP is LogixGRIDs’ flagship product which is capable of handling big organization’s logistics operations efficiently. Presence of LogixERP in more than 10+ countries including Saudi Arabia and Turkey itself has made it one of the most trusted ERP software. LogixERP is capable of managing Accounting, Delivery, Tracking, Vendor management, Invoicing, Transhipment, Pickup, Vehicle management and load optimization and Integrated WMS.  LogixERP can manage cross-border logistics proficiently with multiple currencies and language support.

A leading Courier Business of East Africa (Kenya)

G4S Kenya Automation

They are the leading courier business, logistics arm of business for a renowned company in Kenya. It offers third party logistics, warehousing& distribution and courier for Covers, Parcels and Mailbags.

1. Business Facts :

  • Market share : 58% – 60% of the Kenya courier market share.
  • Foot Print : Branch network- of 145 operational service centers and over 200 destinations covering daily countrywide.
  • Human resource : Workforce of over 1,200 Skilled and well trained man power where drivers and riders have over 7 years of active driving.
  • Experience in courier industry : Over 45 Years of experience in provision of courier solutions.
  • Capacity/Infrastructure : Fleet of over 200 ideal courier Motorcycles and over 200 Vehicles of different load capacities. One main hub, warehouses and four mini hubs in the regions.
  • Certification : ISO 9001:2018 Certified.
  • Shipments : Over six million shipments delivered yearly.
  • Clients served by industry : Banking, Agricultural, Pharmaceuticals, e-Commerce, Telecom, Motor and wholesale and retail industries among others.
  • Technology : Logistics Management system that has a track and trace capability that can be accessed through web or mobile app.

2. About Automation :

Thier management took up automation to improve productivity and increase customer confidence towards business products. The major components that were reviewed to ensure automation delivered success to the business were;

(a) Challenges faced and Customer requirements :

As a third party logistics various demands on automation come from customers with different needs/requirements. The business also required a productivity measuring tool to increase its productivity. Here are the challenges and requirements-

  • Lack of an effective end to end track and trace system that offers single source of track and trace.
  • Additional security and controls on to shipments by use of technology.
  • Lack of a seamless handshake between client system and their system.
  • Revenue leakages.
  • Movement of physical POD to requester station.
  • Manual keeping of records.
  • Longer time to close a call on track and trace.
  • Loss on man hours on track and trace.
  • Lack of mobility with the legacy system.

(b) About solution :

They contracted Logixgrid Technologies LTD to offer a solution to the above challenges. Logixgrid offered Logixgrid ERP application to address all above challenges/requirement. The Solution offers,

  • A web application that offers both back end and front end operations.
  • Matrix Mobile app that brings mobility to the applications where crews can capture data at client premises.
  • courier app – This a consumer facing mobile app where consumer can track and trace,get contacts and locations for service centers, get quotation and reports upon sign up to the app.
  • Customer portal – A web application and with consumer facing portal. It does enable consumer to; track and trace, get reports, invoices and making picking requests at his/her comfort of his laptop/Tablet/computer.
  • Tracking widget that is embedded at thier website for track and trace.
  • Web service API’s for shipments creation and track and trace.

(c) Impact/benefits :

Upon deployment the business has accrued the following benefits-

  • Better track and trace system.
  • Sealing of revenue leakages.
  • Better internal shipments reconciliation tool.
  • Better tool for productivity measure on resources.
  • Better stationary management.
  • Additional product such as COD services to customers/merchants.
  • Increased penetration to e-Commerce industry through seamless data exchange of both client and LogixERP.
  • Improved customer satisfaction.
  • Better tools for data mining and warehousing for decision support.


Price Hike due to TMS

Transportation challenges by rising freight rates, driver deficiencies, tight truck capacity, and changing client requests, manufacturers are utilizing more technology to work through these and other transportation-driven problems.

As the true workhorses of the supply chain management software cluster, transportation management systems (TMS) have become the “must have” for organizations – working under the pressures of e-commerce and Omni channel – need to move past clipboards, spreadsheets, and phone calls to deal with their inexorably refined transportation networks.

The growth of TMS demonstrates how it’s being utilized to enable manufacturers to stay active and on time with transportation.

1. Cost Efficient : A major factor

Positioned between a manufacturers enterprise resource planning system (ERP) and its warehouse management system (WMS), TMS automates the inbound and outbound shipping processes.

This software additionally handles the execution procedure (i.e., rate acceptance, carrier dispatch, etc.) and gives visibility into the delivery procedure.

A progressively modern TMS is delivered via Cloud and accompanies data analytics, transportation optimization capabilities as well as the ability to track key performance indicators (KPIs).

2. Need of new age TMS :

The pain areas for manufacturers right now are the metrics, analytics, and KPIs that a cutting edge TMS can give. That data can be utilized to make better decisions. Generally, a TMS paints a KPI/metric-based image of the whole end-to-end supply chain. It additionally interfaces with trading partners the value chain – vendors, customers, freight providers, and transporters – thus creating a complete loop that logistics professionals can go to as a reliable source of data and intelligence.

More manufacturers harness this TMS capacity and then use it as decent information hotspot for how the whole supply chain is performing. This pattern is driving TMS functionality overall at the present and is prompting vendors to mesh such abilities into their solutions.

TMS utilization is growing crosswise over new industries, including mineral, mining and other crude material-oriented organizations, because of the need to all the more successfully oversee expenses, rates, assets, people and transportation all in all.

3. Logix.Network, a new age cloud TMS which is powered with AI :

Logix Network is an AI driven cloud TMS which provides an online networking platform for manufacturers to streamline the information flow. It’s one of its kind network which helps manufacturers to streamline Inbound & Outbound logistics. And gives freedom to manage all the dispatches on single platform from multiple logistics providers enabling them to monitor vendor KPIs, centralized tracking of vehicles, freight computation, invoice validation, analytics & reporting. It also helps manufacturers to get predictive analysis of the which vehicle is to be allotted for what type of shipment on basis of the quantity, weight and dimensions.


Tanzania Logistics

The development of any logistic industry is exceedingly relying upon the geographical area of any nation. Tanzania is situated in the east bank of Indian Ocean, it goes about as a logistics gateway to numerous Central, Eastern Africa, for example, Uganda, Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda, DR Congo, Morocco, Zambia and Malawi. Tanzania is one among the quick economic growth country in the East Africa district.

1. Tanzania’s Logistics sector dominated by road transportation :

Tanzania’s economy is developing in surprisingly growth rate which makes Tanzania have all the more growing economy contrasted with other Sub-Saharan Africa nations. Its economy is relied upon to become quicker in the coming years. Tanzania as a portal toward other East and Central African nations, road logistic services are of most astounding needs pursued by railroad and marine. By getting this, Tanzania has structures transport techniques to improve its transport industry by building an effective road infrastructure that mirrors the development of the logistics industry and international trade.

2. Developments :

Tanzania as a gateway toward other East, Central African nations and nations like Uganda, Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda, DR Congo, Morocco, Zambia and Malawi, road logistic services are of most astounding needs pursued by railroad and marine. Through their advancement plan MKUKUTA (Tanzania’s Special Plan for Reducing Poverty and monetary improvement) they set up 10 years’ arrangement for transport industry known as Transport Sector Investment Program. Among objectives of these plans are to build seaports payload by 2020. Additionally, they are building effective and efficient transport corridors for international trade, through national transport gateways.

3. How LogixGRID’s Logistics Management Software can boost the growth of logistics operations in the country?

With the surprising rise in logistics sector of Tanzania and constant development of road transportation, the logistics operator will require a cost effective and time saving logistics management software which manages cross border operations, custom clearances, freight forwarding via air, and auto calculation of freight rates, accounts & billing as per the country standards and supports multiple currency and language which LogixERP provides. Our presence in Kenya, Egypt & Nigeria has proven to help the major players of continent’s Logistics industry to transform with the new generation Cloud Logistics Software.