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Apparel Connect 2018: Focus on streamlining logistics to support T&A industry

"To tap the burgeoning logistics industry, Apparel Connect 2018, a conference on Apparel logistics, was held on May 17, 2018 in New Delhi. The one –day conference provided an excellent knowledge sharing and networking platform to over 150 plus logistics and apparel industry professionals. Speaking on the growing importance of logistics industry in India, Sanjay Jain, President, CITI said, “Logistics has, over these years, been changing trade dynamics both back home and globally. Especially the advent of GST has been a catalyst in putting spotlight on logistics and this forum will only underscore this underlying fundamental."

 

DSC 8473To tap the burgeoning logistics industry, Apparel Connect 2018, a conference on Apparel logistics, was held on May 17, 2018 in New Delhi. The one –day conference provided an excellent knowledge sharing and networking platform to over 150 plus logistics and apparel industry professionals. Speaking on the growing importance of logistics industry in India, Sanjay Jain, President, CITI said, “Logistics has, over these years, been changing trade dynamics both back home and globally. Especially the advent of GST has been a catalyst in putting spotlight on logistics and this forum will only underscore this underlying fundamental.”

The conference was broadly divided into four sessions to discuss every aspect of the apparel supply chain.

Delineating the supply chain

The first session pondered over international logistics. The discussions centered around the impact and channelsDSC 8619 of distribution, the economic impact of logistics and SCM on channels of distribution, fashion retail logistics and SCM, global risk, disruption and supply chain security, custom clearance and fluctuation in freight rates.

The second session focused on the importance of sticking to on time delivery through logistics besides developing an efficient supply chain to reduce production time. As Vijay Mathur, Chairman, Global Skill Management pointed out, “Zara (Inditex) in its recent annual report mentioned as many as 173 times the word 'logistics’ and some good 218 times about the 'supply chain'. Not only that, its chairman who is a global icon uttered four times the magic world logistics in his personal address. This underscores the prominence today logistics function takes in any given global apparel organisation.”

The third session revolved around how to make the current supply chain structure future ready along with managing offshoring and outsourcing. As Anil Verma, President, Delhi Exporters Association explained, “Ease of doing business factor will surely go a long way in making us more competitive. But critically speaking, still there is a lot of elbow room available to make it more industry friendly and efficient.”

The last session of the conference dwelt on the need for maximising warehousing capacity and locating distribution facilities near major metropolitan areas to meet the demand for tighter deliveries.

Effective solutions

Vandana Agarwal, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation, who was the chief guest at the event, sought industry feedback on where policy/regulatory environment is falling short of expectations. The participants emphasized on the need for a single window clearance system “To augment in some sense more competitiveness to textile and apparel industry fiercely vying within the competitive space,” said Satya Prasad Sahu, Commissioner Excise & Customs (Single Window).

A panel addressed the pressing issues of apparel exports and apparel supply chain. Professionals from logistics service provider (LSP) companies, apparel exporters, freight forwarders, textile associations brain stormed on ways to make efficient and cost-effective apparel supply chain a reality for the segment to be a high-margin profit business. As HKL Magu, Chairman, Apparel Export Promotion Council, special guest at the event, emphatically remarked “the logistic cost has to attain uniformity and stability, which is the unsaid duty of logistic players who in turn inevitably need to get in dialogue with aviation players”

Among the prominent attendees were: Om Logistics (Logistics Partner), Triway Container Freight Station (Registration Partner), Gati-Kintetsu Express (Associate Partner), Spoton Logistics (Souvenir Partner), Safexpress (Networking Partner) and Skyways Group (Lanyard Partner) while KerryIndev Logistics, Gati-Kintetsu Express, Namaste India Aviation and Perfect Express Movers.

 

 
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