The Workshop is aiming at developing practical strategies to resolve the three critical challenges that cripple the Logistics Sector, namely, collaboration to gain efficiencies, shortage of qualified resources and lack of multi-modal logistics. The focus would be on developing and delivering industry-evaluated and vetted Draft Policies to the Government through a combined effort from the Logistics Service Providers (LSPs), end users and academicians.
The first two editions of the Strategy Workshop titled ‘Future Supply Chain Strategies’, held in 2010 and 2011 by Frost & Sullivan’s Transportation & Logistics Practice, established a unique platform for LSPs and end users to explore the state of supply chains in key industries, identified the challenges, ways to address them, and envisioned the potential strategies for future supply chains of these industries.
What is more, the 2011 Workshop focused on evaluating megatrends and critical challenges impacting the Indian logistics sector and delivered a draft on ‘Must Do’ initiatives by LSPs and end users in each key industry to deal with these trends and challenges. The Workshop also successfully established that both LSPs and end users need to develop mutual trust and collaborate in order to address the identified challenges and enhance the performance of both parties.
At the Supply Chain Transformations 2012 Workshop, Frost & Sullivan will open sessions on each critical challenge with a perspective on the current scenario facing the logistics fraternity. Further, the Workshop will dwell and ideate upon practical strategies by Industry Expert Groups on the guidelines provided. The collaborative efforts of this Workshop will then be transformed into Draft Policies that would be presented to the Indian Government with an appeal for a formal implementation.
This year’s Workshop intends to assemble a network of today’s best thinkers, visionaries, and thought leaders in India across key industry sectors such as logistics and shipping, automotive, electronics and communications equipment, engineering, pharmaceuticals, retail, and FMCG apart from academicians and Government representatives. For more reports on Indian automotive industry, visit automotivehorizon.sulekha.com.