Distribution of goods within India has always been a challenge to Logistics Companies - primarily due to the large distances, inhospitable terrain, poor highway infrastructure, an over-stretched Railway network and a myriad of State and Central Excise Laws.
Companies relied on conventional truckers to move their goods from one point to another. Reliability and consistency were rare and unheard of. Inefficiencies were built into the distribution process and over a period of time these inefficiencies became a part of the process and were taken for granted. Not only was the delivery cycle sometimes long, but expensive, unreliable and completely unfocussed on meeting customer needs.
Export of Garments having a delivery deadline
A leading garment manufacturer had to despatch an urgent shipment to the USA which had a delivery deadline.
The shipment had to catch a sailing from the port of Madras and we had only 48 hours to accomplish this.
Our team went into action and with a lot of innovation - we booked the cargo in a Super Fast Express to Madras which took 32 hours. At Madras, we had a team waiting which rushed this cargo to the off dock for customs clearance, containerizing and transportation to the port where it caught the sailing in time, much to the relief of the exporter.
His buyer had warned him that if he failed to catch the sailing, he would have had to air freight the goods at his own cost.
- from our Case Files
RESA entered the market at this time. With our experience in International Distribution which is very customer focussed and driven by customer requirements, RESA went about setting up a Domestic Distribution Network in India, which relies on strategic alliances with top of the class service providers (rail, truck and warehousing) who are committed to work as per performance standards set by RESA.
Complex distribution models were created and studied using multimodal means of transportation - a combination of Truck, Rail and Air coupled with the traditional Hub and Spoke System - to achieve the right balance between cost and reliability.
The improvement process is a continuous one and will never cease as we still have a long way to go.
Domestic Distribution Services Offered:
- Consultancy in reviewing current distribution processes
- Management of distribution networks of companies