Traditionally, one of the most ignored sectors in logistics, warehouses today have developed into sophisticated stockrooms with advanced, real-time tracking mechanisms, and other state-of-the-art facilities, which have been instrumental in shaping the modern economy.

Aditya VaziraniAditya Vazirani, CEO, Robinsons Global Logistics Solutions
Warehousing is an important component of the Logistic value chain and plays a significant role in quality storage of goods and merchandise during the varied stages of transportation. Until a few decades ago, warehouses were mere ‘holding’ areas, housed in dingy or dilapidated buildings with poor light or ventilation facilities. Since then, warehousing as a sector in India has evolved manifold, with the low-grade godowns being replaced by pre-engineered structures that are insulated, ventilated and climate-proof, with round the clock surveillance, and standard safety procedures.

The Indian warehousing industry, estimated to be worth INR 561 Billion (excluding inventory carrying costs, which amount to another ~INR 4,340 billion) in 2017, is estimated to grow at 9.5% CAGR to reach INR 968 Billion by 2024. Riding high on the structured reforms wave, including the recent infrastructure status granted to logistics, and the implementation of GST, the Indian warehousing and logistics sector is estimated to attract nearly 10 Billion USD investments over the next 4-5 years. With addition of around 200 million sq ft warehousing space across India, total supply is expected to nearly double by 2022, estimated JLL India. It accounts for ~5% of the Indian logistics market (excluding inventory carrying costs, which amount to another ~30%).

Warehousing

Indian Warehouse Market: Growth Drivers

Apart from conventional storing services, warehouses in India are now equipped to provide value-added services like consolidation and breaking up of cargo, packaging, labelling, bar coding, reverse logistics, kitting etc. The growth in warehousing in India is primarily being driven by the following factors:
  • Make-In-India: With the government thrust, there has been an accelerated growth in the manufacturing sector, particularly in areas like Textiles, Pharmaceuticals, Telecommunications, Automobiles and Food and Beverages
  • Enhanced Trade: Apart from manufacturing, sectors like organized retail, information technology, telecommunications, and healthcare have evolved dramatically over the last few years, driving consumption and thus a strong demand, leading to growth of warehousing
  • Superior Technology and Digital India: With a wider internet penetration, technology enabled growth drivers like automation, real time tracking, RFID for automated data collection and stock identification are becoming increasingly popular, even in warehouses in tier 2 cities and metros. Further, the modern Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and other IT driven solutions, help create a sophisticated and efficient warehousing network that provides integration with automatic material handling equipment, cross-docking, yard management, labour management, billing and invoicing, etc.
  • Government Policies: With the granting of infrastructure status to the logistics segment, there has been a significant rise in investments in the warehousing sector, especially for free trade warehousing, zones (FTWZs) and logistic parks. The government policies on relaxed international trade, implementation of superior and reformed tax structures like GST have further led to the fast growth of the sector
Logistics In Supply Chains

Efficiency is the buzzword in the warehousing sector today and technology has been a key enabler to drive this this and has showcased its ability to make certain skills redundant, force the aggregation of certain skills while eliminating certain low-end jobs. This has also led to a new business trend of outsourcing logistics through 3PL and 4PL players, thus driving core competency for businesses while also reducing the expenses incurred on logistics.

This paradigm shift in warehousing has two sides: customers and logistics providers. It is driving innovation and digitalisation is imminent with the advances in technology. With the introduction of robotics and complex algorithms in software used in warehouses, the complexities have increased and traditional inventory management without real time tracking is a thing of the past. It is an exciting time to be part of the industry, even though we aren’t comparable to our colleagues in the West. But the gap is lessening, and the talent pool is also getting better with a large investment in education making this segment exciting.

The Way Forward

The warehousing industry in India is still at a nascent stage and has a long way to go before we can match global standards and business growth. Leveraging the fast-evolving trade, infrastructure, technology, and human resources, warehousing can soon become the backbone of the logistics and modern trade in India.

RGL’s Warehousing & Distribution Solution

Robinsons Global Logistics Solutions (RGL), an integrated warehousing and distribution solutions company, recently launched its operations independently after being spun off from its 65-year-old parent company Robinsons Cargo & Logistics (RCNL), with an aim to offer strategic solutions and create deep-rooted partnerships with its customers for the Indian market.

Logistics In Supply Chains

The exponential growth in the warehousing and supply chain industry in India has led to the entry of organized players in the sector, resulting in standardization of processes, introduction of IT-enabled services, and creation of structured systems and processes. However, there are still many challenges that need to be addressed. Today, logistics cost in India accounts for 13-17% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is nearly double (6-9%) the logistics cost to GDP ratio in developed countries such as the US, Hong Kong, and France. Much of the higher cost could be attributed to the absence of efficient intermodal and multimodal transport systems. Moreover, warehousing has also been facing major challenges, leading to increased logistics cost that is borne by the end-users and other stakeholders.

Distribution
RGL, with over half a million square feet of warehousing space under its management, is amongst the modern and technologically enabled warehousing and distribution service providers in the country; catering largely to the exponentially growing demands of sectors like manufacturing, Retail, Infrastructure, IMPEX, and SME’s and E-Commerce. Through superior technology enabled operations, RGL warehouses are governed through automated Warehouse Management Systems and implementation of Business Intelligence and Analytics. Key distribution services include Long-haul and inbound & outbound services, Last mile distribution, Reverse Logistics, Odd Dimension Cargo, Network Optimization and Route Planning.

Apart from warehousing and distribution services, the company also offers In-factory Logistics solutions that are customized to suit the needs of a vast variety of clients. Further, through efficient implementation of Single Line Feeding (SLF) process, RGL undertakes complex in-factory services like sequencing, kitting & trolley loading for Just-In-Time and Lean Manufacturing Processes for automotive and other manufacturers. In line with the company’s philosophy of excellence, the SLF process is fully equipped to undertake functions like active inventory tracking on regular basis, triggering re-order flags, receipt & physical verification of materials, creating kits, trolley filling and managing high value parts, and, most importantly, ensuring that the right product is being dispatched as to avoid manufacturing stoppages.

Apart from the above, RGL also offers integrated solutions for supply chain, freight forwarding, and customs clearance, through its other company, RCNL.
Click Here
To Know More or to Contact the Manufacturer
Please fill in your details
Choose Title from the listPlease let us know your name.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your Designation.
Please let us know your email address.
Please let us know your City.
Please let us know your Contact Number.
Please brief your query.
Our other Value-Added Services:

To receive updates through e-mail on Products, New Technologies & Equipment, please select the Product Category(s) you are interested in and click 'Submit'. This will help you save time plus you will get the best price quotations from many manufacturers, which you can then evaluate and negotiate.

Equipment & Machinery
Invalid Input
Building Products
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Synchronized Crafting Customer-Friendly High-Tech Solutions

Synchronized Crafting Customer-Friendly High-Tech Solutions

Our carefully crafted solutions and our bottom-up approach have led to improved visibility, better management of complex situations, higher productivity for our customers, and more operational efficiency Read More ...
WoodenStreet to spend 5 million USD for expanding its Warehouse Capacity

WoodenStreet to spend 5 million USD for expanding its Warehouse Capacity

Leading furniture e-commerce WoodenStreet is planning to expand its current warehouse capacity 5-fold to 50 lakh sq.ft across India in the next 2-3 years, for which it has planned an investment of around 5 million Read More ...
Cold Chain Assets: An unexplored emerging investment class

Cold Chain Assets: An unexplored emerging investment class

India’s cold storage capacity is likely to reach 40.7 million metric tonnes by 2023, rising 8.2% from 2020, as per Colliers’ latest report ‘Opportunities in Indian Cold Chain Assets.’ Colliers forecasts Read More ...
IndoSpace partners with Model Economic Township to expand warehousing in Haryana; acquires 55 acres in Farukhnagar

IndoSpace partners with Model Economic Township to expand warehousing in Haryana; acquires 55 acres in Farukhnagar

IndoSpace, India’s largest developer and manager of Grade A industrial real estate and logistics parks, announced the acquisition of 55 acres at Farukhnagar in Haryana. This acquisition is a joint venture with Model Read More ...
Lift & Shift India - Delivers Critical Equipment for IOCL Paradip Refinery

Lift & Shift India - Delivers Critical Equipment for IOCL Paradip Refinery

Lift and Shift India Pvt. Ltd (LSPL) - a leading Heavy-lift operator and Project Logistics company operating over 7 decades, has delivered another milestone by transporting 15 Heavy-lift and Over-Dimensional Read More ...
Goldhofer’s »STEPSTAR« now  available with Wheel Recesses

Goldhofer’s »STEPSTAR« now available with Wheel Recesses

The »STEPSTAR« - Goldhofer's new generation of self-tracking semi-lowloaders launched in 2020, is in great demand in the construction industry. The three- to five-axle semi-trailers offer haulage businesses superior Read More ...
Mammoet Completes Transportation of TBMs in Melbourne

Mammoet Completes Transportation of TBMs in Melbourne

Mammoet has successfully completed the relocation of two tunnel boring machines and their components as part of the construction of a new metro tunnel in Melbourne, Australia. All operations were executed according Read More ...
Record Breaking Transportation of Heavy Equipment from West to East Coast of India

Record Breaking Transportation of Heavy Equipment from West to East Coast of India

Jumbo and its commercial agent Wheel & Time execute one of the most prestigious coastal shipment handling Refinery, LNG, and Port Equipment in a record 29 days. Jumbo Maritime Group’s heavy lift vessel ‘MV Fairpartner’ recently Read More ...
Mahindra Logistics & 1Bridge Partner for Last Mile Delivery in Rural India

Mahindra Logistics & 1Bridge Partner for Last Mile Delivery in Rural India

Mahindra Logistics Ltd. (MLL), one of India's leading third-party logistics (3PL) solutions providers, has signed an MoU with 1Bridge, a Bengaluru-based social enterprise and one of India’s largest village commerce networks Read More ...
Freightwalla joins TradeLens to strengthen transparency in freight logistics operations with blockchain

Freightwalla joins TradeLens to strengthen transparency in freight logistics operations with blockchain

India's leading digital freight forwarding start-up Freightwalla announced joining hands with TradeLens - a blockchain enabled digital supply chain solution jointly developed by Maersk and IBM. The partnership will enable Read More ...
DOLL wind blade transport systems offer flexible solutions for challenging situations

DOLL wind blade transport systems offer flexible solutions for challenging situations

DOLL is offering specially designed wind blade transport systems based on its proven series of trailers which are suitable for all types of blades in the market. A growing number of renowned transport companies Read More ...
Further development of UltralightCombi series by Scheuerle makes the vehicles stronger, fully modular, yet lightweight

Further development of UltralightCombi series by Scheuerle makes the vehicles stronger, fully modular, yet lightweight

Scheuerle, a subsidiary of the Transporter Industry International Group (TII Group), has continued developing the modular platform vehicles of its UltralightCombi series. They have been weight-optimised and score Read More ...
Al Faris Group places trust in Goldhofer vehicles

Al Faris Group places trust in Goldhofer vehicles

Founded in 1992, the Al Faris Group is a globally established partner to leading companies in the Middle East for the rental of heavy equipment, heavy transportation and heavy lifting operations for major construction Read More ...
Welspun One Logistics Parks launches India’s first warehousing AIF for domestic investors

Welspun One Logistics Parks launches India’s first warehousing AIF for domestic investors

Welspun One Logistics Parks, a pan-India integrated fund, development and asset management platform backed by the USD 2.7 billion Welspun Group, has announced the launch of its first Alternate Investment Fund (AIF) Read More ...
Standardization of Warehousing Infrastructure, Grading & Rating, will Streamline Logistic Sector

Standardization of Warehousing Infrastructure, Grading & Rating, will Streamline Logistic Sector

A virtual Logistics Conclave-2020 organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry stressed on the need to create transparent systems where the transport service providers and users become more vigilant, and a Read More ...
Warehousing demand expected to grow around 160% to reach 35 million sq. ft in 2021: JLL

Warehousing demand expected to grow around 160% to reach 35 million sq. ft in 2021: JLL

Despite the unfavorable socio-economic environment, warehousing stock in top 8 cities - NCR Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad - has added 27 million sq. ft to reach Read More ...
Operational Visibility and Automation Central to Maritime Logistics of the Future

Operational Visibility and Automation Central to Maritime Logistics of the Future

While we can say with relative certainty that we are at the tail end of the Covid-19 pandemic (courtesy the vaccines), the consequences of the pandemic are yet to be lived through. As with several industries, its impact Read More ...
Monica Katyal, Head – Human Resources, Synchronized

Monica Katyal, Head – Human Resources, Synchronized

The supply chain and manufacturing industries have the responsibility to be more inclusive to women and act as role model for other industries to attract talent at every level. In my 16 years of experience Read More ...