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  • India conference report: Looking for the next leap forward

    November 14, 2016

    India’s automotive industry is set to become the third biggest in the world but its growth is testing the infrastructure to the limit and bringing a high level of complexity to the supply chain. There are also big changes ahead related to tax policy and equipment legislation, which bring their own challenges   There are …

  • India conference: From stockyards to value-added hubs – at a price

    November 11, 2016

    For nearly a decade, manufacturers and logistics providers in India have anticipated that the eventual implementation of a Goods and Service Tax (GST) would open up opportunities for ‘hub-and-spoke’ distribution patterns, including more efficient transport to dealers and the use of more multimodal transport. With GST finally on the horizon, logistics providers at the 2016 …

  • India conference: Ashok Leyland gets rational about logistics

    November 11, 2016

    Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland has not been waiting until the Goods and Service Tax (GST) comes into effect next year across India to make major changes to its logistics and distribution network. Over the past two years, the truckmaker has rationalised its distribution centres and logistics provider base, introduced new equipment delivery patterns and expanded rail and …

  • India conference: Ford’s 4PL model transforms its logistics

    November 11, 2016

    Ford is transforming its logistics management and analysis in the Asia Pacific region as it rolls out a fourth party logistics provider (4PL) model across its inbound supply chains in India, Thailand and China, Ford Asia Pacific vice-president of inbound logistics, exports and customs operations, Amlan Bose (pictured), told those attending the the Automotive Logistics …

  • Ten years in India part 3: going back on the Indian highways

    November 2, 2016

    Continuing our celebrations ahead of the 10th Automotive Logistics India conference on November 8th-10th, we look back at a journalist’s adventures and activism aboard the nation’s car carriers.   About six years ago, our intrepid India correspondent, Ramesh Kumar, set off on a defining journey – one that would change not only his and many …

  • Ten years in India part 2: MM Singh from Maruti Suzuki

    October 26, 2016

    Continuing our celebrations ahead of the 10th Automotive Logistics India conference on November 8th-10th, we look back at our past decade of exclusive interviews and coverage of the Indian automotive supply chain.  After reviewing Tata Motors from ten years ago in part 1, Today, we’re going back in time to a significant interview with MM …

  • Ten years in India: a look back at Tata Motors

    October 18, 2016

    This November 8-10th in Gurgaon will see the 10th Automotive Logistics India conference. To celebrate our first decade in this critically important market ahead of the conference, we’ll be looking back regularly at our coverage of the subcontinent over this time, with links back to features and analysis from our magazines and websites. In the …

  • India makes big gains in competitiveness indices

    October 3, 2016

    The mood music coming out of prime minister Narendra Modi’s government with its ‘Make in India’ campaign seems to be borne out with real improvements on the ground. The latest World Economic Forum’s rankings of country competitiveness see India as one of the big climbers, with a jump of 16 places to 39th among the …

  • New political climate leads to sea change at Indian ports

    December 15, 2015

    Since Narendra Modi came to power in India last year, there has been a transformation in the way the government is engaging with private business in the development of port infrastructure. The recent development at state-owned Mumbai port is just the latest example of where private companies have worked with the government to quickly bring …

  • India’s automotive growth targets need economic and structural support

    December 9, 2015

    Following nearly four years of stagnation or slow growth in sales and production, India is set to return as a key growth market in global vehicle sales and trade over the next six years. Stable politics, strong GDP growth and low commodity prices look set to drive the Indian automotive industry forward. However, to fulfill …