SudhirJaiswal, President & CEO
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10 Most Recommended Freight Management, SCM & Logistics Solutions Providers - 2021
Till March 2020, the logistics sector in India was growing 10.5 percent annually and was expected to reach US$ 215 billion by the end of the year (according to data from IBEF). And then the pandemic happened! Indian logistics industry faced multifarious challenges amid its own countrywide lockdown, labor shortages, cargo capacity challenges, a manufacturing slowdown, order delays & stuck shipments, and demand & supply shocks being a few among them. Our GDP is at its lowest in six years because of the COVID-19 standstill adversely affecting consumption and investment in the Indian economy. The transmission of supply chain management and logistics industry from offline to online was the only way forward and it triggered a swift execution as it became a matter of survival. Bespoke logistics players as well as the largest logistics divisions have increasingly started consuming top-notch technologies such as Blockchain, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning to enhance operational efficiency and optimize cost and time. This has played a crucial role in the revival of the industry. The time couldn’t be any better to recognize a bunch of organizations in the sector that are endeavoring to take Indian logistics & SCM industry past the adversities of the pandemic. CIO Insider has come up with a list of ‘10 Most Recommended Freight Management, SCM & Logistics Solutions Providers - 2021’, which comprises companies that have significantly flexed their innovative muscles to drive technology towards making the logistics industry more transparent, optimized, automated and predictive of the future trends. The following list has undergone strict scrutiny by a panel of experts that include industry veterans & subject matter experts, CMOs, CEOs, analysts, and the CIO Insider editorial team.
|Company Logo||Company Name||Company Management||Company Description|
|Gaea Global Technologies||Amin Sikander, Co-Founder & President||Engineering enterprise solutions for the most challenging project management and supply chain problems in every industry|
|Freightlinks India||Kalpesh Sony, Director||Providing specific solutions to Technology, Consumer durable, Manufacturing and Automotive sectors with a legacy of more than 72 years|
|ESSPL||Sudhir Jaiswal, President & CEO||Has a proven track record in designing and building supply chain Visibility and Control Tower applications critical for shipment monitoring and exception handling|
|ezTruck Logistics||Kali Rath, Founder||A fast and easy Mini Truck booking platform, providing services such as lorry transport, professional house moving and office moving|
|Freight Deck||Ashok Krishna Bhat, Founder||a Collaborative TMS platform that enables all the stakeholders in the logistics value chain to come together on a common platform and function as a singular entity with the united purpose of providing efficient logistics at the best cost|
|KnowledgeCrop Consulting||CS Gupta, Director & CEO||With domain expertise in different areas like ERP & SCM solutions & consulting, KnowledgeCrop delivers solutions that ensure exceptional customer experience and business efficacy|
|SimplyFI Softech India||Viswanadh Akella, Founder & CEO||Leading digital transformation company that offers a gamut of solutions and products to various industrial sectors using cutting edge Blockchain technology|
|E Nnovation Life Sciences||Anuj Singh, Founder & Director||A group venture of e-nnovation BioDiscovery Private Limited, e-nnovation is one of the fastest growing technology startups in the country, offering technology, services & solutions for Biotechnology & Healthcare sectors|
|Mojro Technologies||Kishan Aswath, CEO||Aiding businesses to leverage the advantage of AI to automate logistics operations|
|RapiDel||Anshul Talokar & Atul Kambli, Co-Founders||RapiDel's solutions for different segments are devised based on an integrated technology platform having the provision of virtual hubs that enable delivering reliable, effective services|