21-22 November 2019
National Rail Museum, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
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Knowledge Partners

Institute for Supply Management

Institute for Supply Management




Nomura Research Institute

Conference Programme

Day 1: 21 November 2019 (Thursday)
Time Sessions
0930-1030 hrs : Inaugural Ceremony: Rediscovering India's logistics sector: Efficiency, costs & technology

Welcome Address:
Shri Shanti Narain, National Chairman, CILT India

Industry Address by: Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways, Government of India

Industry Address by: Mr Rizwan Soomar, CEO & Managing Director, DP World Subcontinent

International Address by: Mr Dato’ Ts Abd Radzak Abd Malek, President Elect, CILT International 

Special Address by: Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Government of India

Guest of Honour: General (Dr.) Vijay Kumar Singh (Retd.), Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Road, Transport & Highways, Government of India

Vote of Thanks: Shri Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group

Launch of Knowledge Report
• Shri Chandranath Dey, Sr. Director and Head, Industrial Consulting & Supply Chain Consulting Oversight, JLL
• Shri Yogesh Shevade, Head Industrial Services, JLL Shri Ashim Sharma, Partner & Group Head- Business Performance Improvement (Auto, Engineering & Logistics), Nomura Research Institute
1030-1100 hrs : Tea/Coffee
1100-1230 hrs : Integrated National Logistics Policy: Action Plan

Shri Rajesh Agrawal, Member, Rolling Stock Company, Government of India

Keynote Speaker:
Shri N. Sivasailam, IAS, Special Secretary- Logistics, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India

• Shri K.K. Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India
• Shri Rajendra Ratnoo, CEO (Additional Charge), DMICDC*
• Shri S. Sittarasu – Director & Head, Port, Airport and Global Infrastructure (PAGI), JLL India
• Shri Ashim Sharma, Partner & Group Head – Business Performance Improvement (Auto, Engineering & Logistics), Nomura Research Institute
• Shri Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, Managing Director, National High Authority of India*

Discussion Points:

• Optimizing the current modal mix (road-60%,rail-31%,water-9%)
• Incentivizing the sector (financing and funding)
• Ensuring standardization in logistics (warehousing, packaging, 3PL players, freight forwarders)
• Improving India’s ranking in the Logistics Performance Index
• Lower the logistics cost with impetus on economic growth by driving competitiveness in exports
• Developing Multi Modal Logistics Parks
• Creating a single window for logistics e-marketplace
• Creating center of trade facilitation
• Partnership between government, private players and academia to drive innovation
1230-1330 hrs : Changing logistics landscape: Delivering possibilities in the digital era

Shri P.S Mishra, Member- Traffic, Indian Railway Board

Keynote Speaker: Shri Anurag Sachan, Managing Director, DFCCIL


• Shri V. Kalyana Rama, CMD, Container Corporation of India Ltd (CONCOR)
• Shri K. Manohar Raja, Executive Director, RAILTEL
• Shri Alok Bansal, CEO- 3PL & Fulfilment, DTDC
• Shri Keku Bomi Gadzer, CEO, AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Company Limited*

Discussion Points:

• Developing strategies for a connected logistics world
• Building connections across land, air and sea
• Competition vs cooperation? Unearthing the best opportunities for growth
• Adapting to new realities
• Understanding the changing shape of logistics
• Developing trends and the future of delivery
• Contribution and growth plans
1330-1430 hrs : Lunch
1430-1600 hrs : Regional Connect:Breaking through regional borders and engaging in cross-border opportunities & role of women in global logistics

Mr Dato’ Ts Abd Radzak Abd Malek, President, CILT International


• Mr Finbarr Cleary, International Vice President, FCILT, Ireland
• Mr Mohiuddin Abdul Kadir, President, CILT- Bangladesh
• Dr Nurlan Lgembayev, President, CILT- Khazakhstan
• Shri Abhishek Chandra, IAS, Director, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India

WiLAT Panelists:
• Ts Hajjah Zawiah Abdul Majid, CILT- Malaysia /Global WiLAT VC SEA
• Mrs Gayatri Jha, Head (Operations), Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd
• Ms Marina Kuznechevskaya, Area Manager- Khazakhstan, Flydubai
• Ms Karina Bhasin, Community Engagement and Partnership, Even Cargo

Discussion Points:

• Creating efficient logistics cross-border strategy
• Understanding regulation, standardization, harmonization etc.
• Opportunities for partnerships: building relations across new markets
• A connected world: prospects for ports and logistics developments
• Regional connectivity in boosting competitiveness and accelerating economic growth
• Infrastructure to promote close economic cooperation
• Taking domestic e-commerce international: growing cross-border delivery
• South East Asia: the next hub for global e-commerce?
1600-1630 hrs : Tea/Coffee
1630-1730 hrs : Tech talk: Creating a platform for integrated logistics solution

Shri Anant Swarup, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India

Lead Speaker:
Shri Ved Prakash, General Manager, DFCCIL


• Ms Rajini Hasija, Director Tourism, IRCTC
• Shri Atul Holkar, Sr Vice President-Supply Chain Management, Varun Beverages Ltd, PepsiCo
• Shri Rajkiran Kanagala, Group Business Development Head, TCI Supply Chain Solutions
• Dr. Deepankar Sinha, Head- International Trade Operation & Logistics Division, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

Discussion Points:

• Leveraging new technology to deliver smart, seamless solutions for clients
• Creating a universal platform for connected advantage
• Next-generation logistics: what can we expect from our tech-driven future?
• Technology to solve e-fulfilment challenges in the digital age
• Leveraging the potential of IoT/ adoption of digital solutions (digitized value chain, inventory, order, fleet management)
• Monitoring, tracking, connecting devices (GPS, hardware installed in fleets, real-time data collection)
• AI & Machine Learning
• Data science and analytics (interpret data, automate decision making, improve performance)

Day 2: 22 November 2019 (Friday)
Time Session
0930-1100 hrs : Development of logistics infrastructure

Chair: Shri Anil Gupta, Former CMD, CONCOR

Mr Tushar Kanade, Public Policy Advisor- India, Virgin Hyperloop One


• Shri Kalyan Swaminathan, Director-Service Business, Balmer Lawrie & Co Ltd
• Shri Shashi Bhushan Shukla, Member- Traffic, Inland Waterways Authority of India
• Shri S.B Mishra, Director, Directorate General of Lighthouses & Lightships
• Shri Tamal Roy, President Business Development and Corporate Strategy, JM Baxi Group
• Shri Ramesh Agarwal, CMD, Agarwal Packers & Movers Pvt Ltd
• Shri Naidu Adi Kesavulu Reddy, Chairman, NDR Infrastructure Pvt Ltd
• Shri Vivek Srivastava, Director Operations- Business Development, DFCCIL

Discussion Points:

• India’s performance on Logistics Performance Index
• Initiatives undertaken to improve logistics
• Bharatmala Pariyojana: Development of a network of Economic Corridors
• Sagarmala Programme for port development
• Development of Dedicated Freight Corridors by Railways
• Creating and developing infrastructure for multimodal connectivity: Ports, Airports, Inland Waterways, Railways, Roads
• Issue of connectivity, operations and security
• Development of highway infrastructure
• Land Ports to enable land trade with neighbouring countries
• Development of National Waterways to enable ecological & economical freight movement
1100-1130 hrs : Tea/Coffee
1130-1300 hrs : Creation of multi-modal Logistics Parks (MMLPs)

Shri Sharat Misra, Consultant, Deloitte

Keynote Speaker:
Ms. Leena Nandan, Special Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highway, Government of India


• Shri Aviral Jain, CEO & Director, Pristine Hindustan Infraprojects Pvt Ltd
• Shri Gaurav Agrawal, Director, R Logistic Park, Raipur
• Shri Anshul Singhal, Founder CEO, One Industrial Spaces Pvt Ltd
• Shri Manish Puri, Former Managing Director, India Infrastructure & Logistics Pvt Ltd

Discussion Points:

• MMLPs to serve as freight aggregation and distribution, integrated storage and warehousing, information technology support, and value-added services
• Developing multi modal infrastructure
• Creating freight terminals
• Connecting ports and logistics developments with MMLPs
• Current status of MMLPs: 35 multi-modal logistics parks across the country
• Upcoming industrial clusters and consumption centres to produce higher freight volumes
• Freight information management
• Integrated solution: One stop shop for all services-warehousing, custom clearances, terminals, etc.
• Multi-modal transport: improved rail, road, especially Inland water transport
• Value added service: provision for packaging, labeling, packing, etc.
1300-1400 hrs : Lunch
1400-1500 hrs : Innovations and development in Warehousing, Packaging, Cold Chain, Supply Chain management

Launch of Knowledge Report - ISM

Shri Vinod Asthana, Former Managing Director, CRWC Ltd.

Co-Chair & Moderator:
Mr Manjunath SR, Sr. Director – Supply Chain Consulting, JLL

Lead Speaker:
Shri Abdul Gafoor, Director-Enterprise Solutions, Delhivery


• Shri Prasad S R Akshintala, VP & Head- Centre of Excellence, Future Supply Chain Solutions
• Mr Amit Dhume, National Head, Logistics Procurement, Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd
• Shri Krishan Batra, President, Institute of Supply Management

Presentation by AV Engineers- 10 min

Discussion Points:

• Utilizing analytics to optimize supply chain operations
• From global to local: The advent of regional warehousing and fulfilment centres
• Building excellence in multichannel customer experience: Online, retail, B2B, B2C
• Supply Chain 4.0 and connected warehouse
• Streamlined and transparent regulations and procedures
• Providing express delivery to global markets
• Building opportunities for flexible services
1500-1600 hrs : Strategies for Financing, investment and importance of skilling the work force

Shri Ramesh Venkat, Head Industry Partnerships & New Initiatives -Logistics Sector Skill Council


• Shri Naveen Goel, Country Head- Supply Chain Finance, IndusInd Bank Ltd
• Shri Mandar Kulkarni, Head-Warehouse Operations/ Logistics, Pidilite Industries Ltd
• Shri Ramesh Kumar, Co-Founder, TansportMitra Services Pvt Ltd
• Shri Yogesh Kumar, Founder, Even Cargo

Discussion Points:

• Huge market size and opportunity
• Lending on easier terms with enhanced limits
• Investor interest in B2B logistics tech startups
• Investments and funds flowing in the sector
• Training and skilling the work force to meet the requirement in the digital era
• Training institutes, career opportunities in logistics sector
• Providing soft skills, operations and technical training
• Core issues leading to the lack of quality workforce?
• Defining skills required at operational, middle and senior levels?
• Can involvement of international players help in maintaining skill standards?
1600-1630 hrs : Tea/Coffee