Logistics Consulting

Cases

Business Reengineering for a Shipping Company

The client, a shipping company faced the following problems

Two Large Players Associated with the Shipping Industry Want to Start Coastal Shipping Services Jointly in India

The client wanted UC to prepare a business plan for them to enter the coastal shipping business. The client?s perspective was to get into the business, only if the domestic coastal cargo movement was expected to grow

Providing Assistance to Define a Growth Strategy in the Logistics Space, for a Premier Business House in India

The client was part of a large conglomerate that focused predominantly on the liner agency business and was offering other logistics services. However, to tap the growing logistics market and become a significant player, the client wanted to identify growth opportunities that it could focus on in the logistics space

Creating an Entry Strategy for a Record Management and Relocation Company

The client, a leading record management and relocation company wanted to enter the logistics sector. The top management requested UC to guide them with a clear direction as to which segment to enter and what their entry strategy or model should be

Conducting a Review of the Processes and Systems in the Courier Business of a Logistics Company

Pre-2001, the client had an alliance with a large multinational company (MNC) in the business of express delivery and used the MNC?s proprietary software. As the client started its own operations in 2001, it developed an Oracle based enterprise software which was implemented in December 2003 on a leased line network. At the time of implementation, the cost of leased lines was prohibitive for the client?s franchisees

Assessing the Market Attractiveness and Defining a Growth Strategy in the Logistics Space

The client had a presence across various segments in the shipping and logistics business either directly or through joint ventures and had 27 offices across India. The client requested UC to prepare a business plan to enter the coastal shipping business based on the following parameters

A Feasibility Study to Evaluate Entry into the Container Freight Station/ Inland Container Depot Space, for a Shipping Company

The client was amongst the top shipping companies in India and wanted to hedge its risk in shipping and evaluate entry into the container freight station (CFS)/ inland container depot (ICD) space

Identifying Growth Opportunities in the Logistics Space, for a Premier Business House in India

The client, was part of a large conglomerate focused predominantly on the liner agency business and offered other logistics services. The client requested UC to identify the growth opportunities in the logistics space

Improving the Efficiency of Invoicing Processes, for a Third Party Logistics Player

The client, a known player in the Indian logistics industry was facing problems with its invoicing processes, such as errors in the invoices generated, a delay in the preparation and submission of invoices and multiple information technology (IT) systems resulting in difficulty of reconciliation. UC had previously assisted the client for its courier division and once again it turned to UC to provide assistance to improve the efficiency of the invoicing process

Identifying the Key Services to Offer in Order to Enter the Global Shipping Industry

The top management aspired to enter the global markets and leverage India?s low cost advantage as well as tide over the bleak Indian shipping industry. The client requested UC to identify the following details