In a country as large as India different regions have different weather conditions ranging from excessive heat to hailstorms to freezing conditions. For instance, the harsh summers in the south are in stark contrast to the freezing cold of the Himalayas in the north and north-eastern parts of the country. The rain and humidity of the east would be the opposite of extremely dry heat in the desert areas of the west. All these can have severe effect upon the movement of goods when they are in transit.
Technically Logistics is the management of the flow of goods from the point of origin to the point of consumption. A logistics provider should have the wherewithal to provide every kind of service as per the client.s requirement.
The Indian e-Commerce industry is slated to be grow into a $90 billion market by 2021. This prospect has changed the way many businesses operate in India. For instance, the industry is shifting from direct store replenishment by suppliers, to wholesalers, to the rise of global sourcing to address the changing scenarios.
The speed of digital transactions has generated an unforeseen demand for fast and efficient logistics services in the eCommerce space. However, the demand is often so much that it is beyond the scope of an eCommerce service provider to handle all the logistics on their own.
The importance of fast moving logistics and distribution services is immense in a vast country like India. The challenges are multiple and include issues like access to remote locations as well as the constraints of time. To address these issues Gati utilizes the three-pronged benefit of surface movements that comes with trains – carrying goods in bulk, at greater speeds and to the remote parts of the country which are otherwise often inaccessible.