The World Milk Day, on Saturday, 1st June, 2019, sheds light yet again, on the glaring fact that around half of India's milk production goes to waste because of lack of adequate cold-chain facilities, thwarting its achievement as the world's largest producer of milk as stated by an ASSOCHAM-MRSS India study.
Posted on : 19 Dec, 2019
The World Milk Day, on Saturday, 1st June, 2019, sheds light yet again, on the glaring fact that around half of Indias milk production goes to waste because of lack of adequate cold-chain facilities, thwarting its achievement as the worlds largest producer of milk as stated by an ASSOCHAM-MRSS India study. The total monetary loss, taking into account the wastage of all perishables, including milk, fruits and vegetables, accounts for a staggering USD 440 billion.
Indias cold storage facilities with a capacity of around 30.11 million tonnes, can only store about 11% of the countrys domestic production. The major obstacles in the growth of cold-chain infrastructure in India, is the lack of trained personnel, outdated technology, inconsistent power supply as well as adequate facilities of infrastructure. This compounded by a lack of adequate services of long-haul, with cold-chain capabilities, further worsens the situation.
What makes the need for long-haul cold-chain services pertinent?
Getting products to the market on time, is crucial to make sure that there is no compromise on taste and texture. DHL SmarTruckings competitive transit times and exceedingly efficient operational expertise ensures that perishables like milk get to the market faster preserving the goodness of nature. SmarTrucks comprise temperature ranges as low as -25Celsius, making sure that milk and milk products are delivered without compromise on quality. Furthermore, DHL SmarTruckings services are also FSSAI compliant and follow the latest ISO industry standards in cold chain logistics. Smart-technology including Anti-DEPS measures, stringent security protocols, assure on-time and in-full deliveries, around the year.
Services offered by DHL, help deal with deep-rooted problems in the logistics management of milk and milk products. Among this, is the glaring possibility that even a 2rise in temperature, can reduce the shelf-life of milk by 50%. Added to this is that 68% of all milk and milk products violate FSSAI standards, The other factors are that the cost of logistics is high. Almost 30% of all logistics are lost due to theft and damage and on-time reliability is only about 50%.
What is the advantage of smart, in improving logistics, for milk and milk products?
Smart logistics ensures the inclusion of cutting-edge technology and data-science in logistics management. It also provides owned fleet and trained drivers and a hybrid operating model. It provides a pan-India presence backed by DHLs legacy and experience. In addition, it assures 95% on-time delivery, in-transit time reduction up to 30%, 24/7 real-time temperature visibility as well as contingency procedures for safety and security, thereby assuring the customer of better protection of goods and greater peace of mind.
In conclusion, we state that smart truly delivers when it comes to logistics management for milk and milk products. It is better equipped to meet demand variations, as per location, seasonality and needs of distribution. It provides mobile warehousing on a just-in-time delivery basis during the high demand season. It also ensures customized multi-point deliveries as well as reverse logistics for empty tray crates, making sure that there is absolutely zero misappropriation.
Given the advantages of smart logistics in the delivery of milk, it makes for a prudent choice for logistics players to switch to smart and explore the limitless possibilities it ensures to guarantee the best delivery mechanism for milk and milk products.