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Shaju Madhavan


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Questions related to Logistics/ Transportation & SCM. B2B services/ Online Freight Exchanges/ IT Solutions like TMS/ WMS and Inventory Softwares. Technology applications like GPS based tracking solutions. Logistics services related questions like distribution planning and optimization, cost reduction & six sigma, inventory reduction & accuracies, WH design etc. In additions, questions on technology, B2B, B2C, Startups, ERP, Development and implementation, Merger & Acquisitions etc can also be queried.

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17 years of experience in Project Management, Logistics/ Transportation and SCM in India. Direct Implementation experience include - Logistics Business Consulting (Warehousing, Fleet Management, Distribution etc) - Inventory Management and Inventory Accuracies - Distribution, Network, Fleet Optimization - RFID, Barcode implementations - Business Plan, Business case, Startups, Advisory - Demand Planning & Forecasting - Supply Chain Design - 3PL/4PL services - Indian Logistics space - Cost reduction & Six Sigma - Logistics Contracting - IT enabled Logistics BPR - Logistics IT solutions like TMS/ WMS etc - Technology Applications deploying GPS/ GIS based applications - MR and MI reporting in this space


- Thermax Ltd - indiatransportal.com - one of the first b2b for transportation in India - infreight.comn - b2b and online freight exchange - Infreight Logistics Solutions Ltd - Consulting/ Technology and Operational Solutions Company




Graduate Engineer with executive general management from IIM, Bangalore

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2016-01-06 Pricing of end product:

Hi and Good day    Like you mentioned, you do not have much bargaining position with your suppliers as you buy only one pallet. Whereas you can take a historical analysis of pricing per pallet of raw materials

2015-11-22 Raw materials:

Hi and Good day    My understanding is like this... I understand that you are purchasing the raw material from a distributor in Canada and there is a dependency on availability and on the depreciating

2015-10-30 Raw materials:

Converting the R/M to a powder based production input is good enough, but again the questions need to be asked are the shelf life, quality of the powder and so on when storing large quantities. Price discounts

2015-10-29 Raw materials:

Hi and Good day    I understand that you are a one product company with the main raw material, Malanga Lila sourced from the local whole saler on a weekly demand basis. In turn the local whole saler sources

2014-05-05 optimize trolleys at vendor end:

Hi and Good day    Thanks for the query. Instead of solving the problem upfront, I would give you the pointers so that you can collect the data/ analyze and implement yourself.    Your supplier sends the


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