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Throughout history, women have played a vital role in technology. From Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, to Katherine Johnson's space calculations, made famous in the movie Hidden Figures, women in information technology paved the way for much of the tech power we take for granted today. Despite their foundational contributions, the tech industry remains disproportionately male-dominated, with less than...

The pharmaceutical industry is a complex ecosystem, where the journey of a drug from lab to patient involves a delicate dance of research, development, manufacturing, and distribution. Before the pandemic, the industry was reluctant to use air cargo for transportation, claiming that shipments were not carried under desirable conditions. However, during the pandemic, the industry embraced air cargo for rapid transport....

According to recent research, 62 per cent of the global workforce believes that learning is instrumental in achieving career success. Renuka Malhotra, a Communications Specialist at Kale Logistics Solutions, is among them. She started as a Project Management Associate and later transitioned to unleash her passion for writing as a Communications Specialist within the organisation. Here is her journey so...

For years, China stood as the unrivalled manufacturing powerhouse, but shifting geopolitical landscapes have sparked a transformative trend known as nearshoring. Fuelled by the twin engines of cost competitiveness and surging demand, nearshoring is becoming the linchpin in fortifying supply chain resilience and ensuring enduring success. A notable example is Apple's partial relocation of production from China to India, a...

Extensive research conducted by world-renowned banks has unveiled that Europe and Central Asia are leading the charge in bridging the gender gap in the logistics industry with their progressive initiatives. As the logistics industry's skillset continues to expand, there has been a dire need for a diverse workforce, and several supply chain companies have been targeting women-centric initiatives, which is...

As cargo volumes continue to rise, sometimes reaching up to million tonnes per year for logistics specialists, there is a critical need for fast and efficient processes and accurate real-time data. The industry is estimated to be losing vast sums of money due to under-reported volumes and mis-declarations of air cargo caused by the human error associated with manual processes. Getting...

Navigating the intricacies of port operations often presents a complex challenge for shipping companies. The multitude of regulatory requirements, disparate communication channels, and lengthy clearance processes can significantly impact vessel turnaround times, leading to increased costs and reduced efficiency. To address these challenges, the maritime industry has embraced the Maritime Single Window (MSW) system, a transformative approach that streamlines administrative procedures...

  The IT sector is the largest employer of India’s white-collar workforce, and it has the highest representation of women in the workforce, accounting for 30 per cent. Gender diversity is crucial in the tech industry because it creates a more inclusive and effective product that benefits a broader audience. This, in turn, results in increased revenue and sustained company growth....

  India is one of the bright spots for cross-border trade in Asia with a significant amount of FDI inflows in the recent times with it increase by 85% from 2015 to 2022. With the opportunity in hand, government of India is building a robust infrastructure through various schemes such as Sagarmala, Bharatmala, PM GatiShakti and especially the National Logistics Policy.  In...

  In the dynamic landscape of global trade and supply chain management, the need for real-time visibility, transparency, and efficient data management has never been more critical. Logistics data hubs have emerged as pivotal components in addressing these challenges, leveraging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain to revolutionize the way logistics operations are conducted. In this blog post,...

    Logistics and transportation are some of the supply chain ecosystem's most critical and complex components. However, unlike the IT or financial services sectors, logistics has never been a coveted industry, especially for women. Even today, the sector continues to be dominated by men. Meet Sheereedah C, who works in our sister company in the USA, Kale Info Solutions, as Manager –...

Heuristics algorithm is now making rounds in the logistics industry given its problem-solving nature. While some question its suboptimality, majority of them say it is the need of the hour. Deploying heuristics in an Artificial Intelligence framework will help the industry to make faster decisions and optimize business processes based on changing market conditions. Here is a sneak peek on...

Since the beginning of 2023, the industry folks have been discussing meeting sustainability goals in full force. Almost every conference/summit is sure to have 3 out of 5 topics on sustainability. Some leading airports, ports, handlers and other stakeholders have also set goals and mandates to achieve by the year-end and in the coming years. Yet, there is zero action on...

Airports fulfil a dynamic purpose by stipulating a significant foundation of cross-border trade. The world just survived a major uncertainty in the form of the pandemic. If reports are to be believed a recession is looming in developed markets due to which the market conditions continuing to be volatile. Innovation happens to be the focal area and technology adoption is seen...

The G20 summit concluded successfully at New Delhi, India on the first week of September 2023. A record 79 resolutions were passed and that accounts for the largest in the history of G20. The most salient feature of the summit was the trade corridor announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Apparently, this corridor is said to involve rail and maritime...

  The progress made by the corporate world in recognising women's leadership abilities is undeniable. It was common to see men occupying senior positions in companies in the past, but this is no longer the case. Today, women are successfully leading some of the world's most prominent and profitable businesses, marking a significant step towards gender equality in the workplace. Meet Neelam...

  No International or regional Air cargo discussion or conference is complete without a session or track on Digitization and Sustainability. But will digitization really drive this industry to the next level of growth and innovation? This is a question that we look for an answer in today’s blog… Very few people know that a cargo community system around an airport or...

  According to the 2022 Global Gender Gap Reports released by the World Economic Forum, India still has a long way to go on gender equality journey, as it ranks 135th out of 146 on a global rank. But new-age organisations are now creating a gender-equitable workplace that show an improvement in how to promote a gender-neutral workplace.   Kale Logistics Solutions is...

Accelerating growth and fostering innovative practices with technology adoption  Logistics industry is among the most complex and is seen as a catalyst to growth in several economies. Even though cross-border trade volumes are soaring year-on-year (except the slowdown during the COVID-19 pandemic), the industry isn’t realizing its true potential due to lack of visibility, lack of efficiency due to poor resource...