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What happens when a plan misfires?

It has been widely reported that India will invest between $350 and $550 billion on infrastructure projects over the next 5 years to transform connectivity and provide the platform for sustainable (and inclusive) growth. That’s up to 10% of GDP per … Continue reading

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Small loans are not enough …

There are 13 million SMEs in India which accounts for 80% of all companies. They have a 40% share of industrial output and account for 45% of all exports mainly from sectors such as textiles, leather, jewellery, auto components and pharmaceuticals. They are … Continue reading

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Lost trade along the Last Mile …

Readers of this Trans Log Blog will know of the Last Mile and the damage that poor infrastructure and connectivity can cause to any advances in a Port and those key industries that depend upon consistent supply. And yet, the story … Continue reading

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Beyond the Last Mile …

Clearly, the Last Mile video (see below) has struck a chord in many places all over the developed, fractured and emerging world. Many thanks for the comments. More has to be done on infrastructure. However, several commentators stress that this is only … Continue reading

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More on the Last Mile …

We have had a massive response to the Last Mile video. See below. Clearly, this strikes a chord. Summing up the various comments made: From the UK. “Don’t think that this is just a developing world issue. The Planning process … Continue reading

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The Last Mile

One of the biggest challenges in any emerging or fast growing economy is infrastructure. The Chinese have been superb at this. For example, the Pearl River Delta story starts with building up the clusters that delivered the roads, the railways … Continue reading

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Infrastructure and delivery systems

The informal market does not lend itself to a one size fits all distribution system. On the one hand, we have the issues raised by crowded urban environments and, on the other, the issue of access to highly dispersed and … Continue reading

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Logistics as a competitive advantage for an industry

The Japanese market imports a high percentage of textiles. Consider the competition between competition for Japanese markets of the textile industries of Malaysia and Vietnam. Vietnam had a distinct cost advantage over Malaysia at the production stage but this was lost when logistics … Continue reading

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Kerala fishermen and the mobile phone

Traditionally, the Kerala fishermen would leave their home port and return with their catch to be bought by agents who would travel the coast to “aggregate” the catch. These agents dictated price and, the fish not sold would be wasted. … Continue reading

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