6 April 2023: Headsup Corporation and the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide solutions to emerging industrial problems in the promotion of the logistics sector by providing a skilled workforce. The objective of the collaboration is to mutually develop human capital on a large scale to address the transformation of traditional logistics to digital logistics.
The logistics services industry is a critical contributor to the Indian economy, providing employment opportunities and opening avenues for foreign investment. The sector plays a crucial role in ensuring the efficient movement of goods, which is essential for the growth of other industries such as manufacturing, agriculture, and retail. The logistics industry has been growing steadily in India, and with the rise of e-commerce, the demand for logistics services has increased even further.
In order to achieve the desired goals, both parties will be working together to enhance the workforce’s capabilities by delivering training programmes, designing and developing specialised courses, and building an industry-ready talent pool. Along with this, we will also be organising seminars, conferences, and workshops to create awareness in the logistics and supply chain areas. Headsup Corporation and NITIE will be working together to put together training, branding, and career development initiatives for the logistics and supply industry.
Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Sumit Kumar, Director of Headsup Corporation, said, “In the history of Headsup, today is a significant day. Our team will have an additional opportunity to work together and innovate thanks to this exciting new cooperation. For Headsup, this memorandum of understanding marks a key turning point since it strengthens our dedication to staying on top of market trends and advancements. We are thrilled about the countless opportunities that this partnership will bring to light. To build a better future for the supply chain and logistics industry, we look forward to working with NITIE.”
India is on the cusp of becoming a global supply chain and logistics talent factory. With the right interventions, India has the potential to add over 100 million logistics workers. With the adoption of new technologies and digital platforms such as cloud computing, blockchain, and the internet of things (IoT), the logistics industry can significantly improve with the application of upskilling and reskilling the current workforce.
Prof. Manoj K. Tiwari, Director, NITIE, said, “Through this partnership, our focus is on promoting courses and programmes that will improve logistics efficiency, primarily through digitization, and creating a technology-savvy workforce in this domain by giving varied certifications. Training
Teaching students and officers about PM Gati Shakti and National Logistics Policy is also a major focus of this association, where we will jointly work towards a more efficient Indian Logistics Sector!”
Adopting digital platforms and technologies such as cloud computing, blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT) significantly improves the logistics sector’s overall efficiency, speed, and accuracy. To succeed in this new digital era, the logistics sector requires a comprehensive plan and new possibilities to address market demand. The shift towards digitalization requires a skilled workforce that can work with new technologies and platforms, so there is a need to invest in upskilling the current workforce. The transformation of the logistics sector presents significant growth and development opportunities, and India is well-positioned to take advantage of these opportunities.