The transport excellence awards are almost here. And this time the jury met to debate award hopefuls from the West Zone. The jury meet was held in Mumbai on the 2nd and 3rd of November.
Leading professionals from various sectors were part of the esteemed jury. Including Mr. Muder Chiba (Managing Director Mumbai and Chief Marketing Office India Region, Millward Brown), Mr.Uttam Ramani (Head Logistics, JSW Steel), Ms Savita Mathai (Sr.Vice President HR, DraftFCB Ulka), Mr.T.N.Seetharaman (Chief Operating Officer, South Asia, DAMCO) and Mr. Srinivas Sattiraju (CEO, DelEx Cargo India Private Limited).
The nominees from the West Zone were a combination of large and medium sized Fleet Owners who have grown their business successfully in the last 5 years. The presentations were well thought out and insightful. It was interesting to note that these presentations demonstrated specific value additions to their own and customers businesses. One fleet owner demonstrated how GPS and technology has helped improve their operating margin, another discussed how data collected from accidents and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) helped them bring down the rate of accidents to provide better value for their customer. And some even explained how they managed driver shortage over the years, by making drivers the own assets, which served them well over time.