Government talks into Deloitte to rank states on logistics. The commerce ministry has roped in Deloitte to rank states on their performance on logistics. The global consulting firm will formulate indicators, which will reflect issues such as truck stoppages, anti-competitive practices and role of intermediaries affecting exports.
Efficiency in processes, ease of arranging logistics, quality of infrastructure, adherence to timelines, competence and quality of logistic operators will be the key indicators. The idea behind state-level logistics indicators is to look at the hinterland issues.
In the next six months, Deloitte will survey production clusters and inland container depots and submit a report to the government.
It has also been asked to check for issues pertaining to local regulation, anti-competitive practices, including from local truckers union. The role of intermediary traders and commodity specific market organizations in shaping supply chains is considerable here.
Exporters will be surveyed to see if the check posts in 22 states have been removed. Post the roll out of Goods and Services Tax, these states had abolished check posts which were used to scrutinize consignments, which often led to delays.
Brazil and China too are said to be working on such sub-national level indicators in logistics.
News Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com