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Friday September 29, 2017
Digital India - Great Expectations
all its brilliance and great expectations in 2017, India still remains
one of the “toughest places” on the planet to do business,
according a recent story in The Wall Street Journal.
Gusto & Red Tape
record, of the first attempts that the almost three-year-old Narendra
Modi government took up with gusto was to simplify rules and cut the
bureaucratic red tape.
Numbers Hardly Moved
of the government notwithstanding, India still remains at No. 130 among
190 nations in the World Bank’s computation of rankings at the
end of 2016. In fact, the position improved by just one place over 2015.
of doing business in India today are nowhere more apparent than the
air cargo sector.
The proposed Air Cargo Community System (ACCS), when put in place, will
help reduce paperwork and bring in supply chain visibility while reducing
inventory and lowering transaction costs.
Voice Of The Forwarders
While quite a few air cargo stakeholders welcomed the ACCS move, others
maintained a cautious stance.
More Kales To Share
Kale Logistics Solutions is a leading global IT provider focused on
providing technology solutions to the logistics industry. Its CEO Amar
More pointed out that the ACCS could face a number of problems even
though it was “a great initiative taken by the government.”
“Industry Sources” Chime In
forwarders were vocal (albeit requesting anonymity) that the committee’s
move was delayed because stakeholders had been forced to develop their
own digital platforms to handle and manage larger volumes of business
on their side.
leaders like CEO More of Kales believe that the Indian mindset has yet
to adapt itself to global moves.
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