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Latest market research report titled Logistics Services Market in India 2015 highlights that the market is on a growth trajectory owing to rapid globalization and 100% FDI allowance in logistics. Logistics services broadly comprise of courier services, freight forwarding, third party logistics (3PL) and reverse logistics. Growing business of private telecom sector, financial institutions dependence on courier and seasonal business upsurge due to occasions are the key drivers of the Courier Market. 3PL providers have largely benefitted from the growth in auto & auto components sector and retail sector. Growing competition in retail sector also transcends the need for reverse logistics to handle returns management. e-Tailing has revamped shopping experience by making it an anytime activity which has a favorable impact on courier and reverse logistics sectors. Domestic freight market is expected to grow considerably provided freight companies diversify their business to other logistic segments.Poor infrastructure facility, delay in clearances and high operating costs are the major challenges faced by the courier industry. The current overall logistics market is largely mulled by rising freight costs due to volatile fuel prices, lack of skilled manpower and infrastructural bottlenecks. However, a surge of government initiatives in the form of National Highways Development Project (NHDP), development of Dedicated Freight Corridor of Indian Railways, port sector initiatives and shift to GST regime are providing the necessary impetus to the overall logistics industry. Adoption of GPS, barcode technology and RFID aids the sector tremendously in tracking of goods and smooth information flow between monitoring unit and on-duty delivery. Focus on skilled manpower, technology adoption and competitive pricing are the key strategies to expect a sustainable growth trajectory in the overall sector.
Slide 1: Executive SummaryMacroeconomic IndicatorsSlide 2: GDP at Factor Cost: Quarterly (2011-12 2014-15), Inflation Rate: Monthly (Jul 2013 Dec 2013)Slide 3: Gross Fiscal Deficit: Monthly (Feb 2013 Jul 2013), Exchange Rate: Half Yearly (Apr 2014 Sep 2014)Slide 4: Lending Rate: Annual (2011-12 2014-15), Trade Balance: Annual (2010-11 2013-14), FDI: Annual (2009-10 2012-13)IntroductionSlide 8-19: Overall Logistics Sector and Segments based on Service Areas, Logistics Services Segmentation, Introduction to the Major Segments, Evolution of Courier Services, Freight Forwarding, Third Party Logistics (3PL) and Reverse LogisticsMarket OverviewSlide 21-41: Asia Pacific Market Overview, Logistics Market Overview India, Logistics Performance Indicator (2010 2014), Logistic Market Size & Growth (2013 2018e), Logistics Services Market Overview, Logistics Services Market Market Size and Growth (2013 2018e), Sector-wise Market Segmentation of Logistics Services Market (2013), Comparative Segment Analysis Indicating overall Market Attractiveness, Courier Market Overview, Courier Market Market Size and Growth (2013 2013e), Courier Vendors Categories India, Revenue Split of Courier Sector (2013), Market Segmentation of Courier Market by Modes of Transport (2013), Segmentation By Type of Consignment Value Wise (2013), Segmentation By Expanse of Operation Value Wise (2013), Sectors Critically Depending on Courier, Business Acquisition from Critical Courier Depending Sectors (2013), Freight Forwarding Market Market Size and Growth (2013 2018e), Modal Share in Freight Transport value and volume wise (2013), Top 5 Freight Markets (2012 and 2020e), Attractiveness of Freight Forwarding Market in India, Market Structure based on No. of Companies and Market Valuation Freight Forwarding, Factors for Selecting Transportation Mode, Third Party Logistics Market Overview, Third Party Logistics Market Size and Growth (2013 2018e), Top 5 Reasons for Outsourcing Logistics Services, Percentage Share of Outsourcing in Logistics (2013), 3PL Market Presence in India, 3PL Market Insights based on Service Providers; Outsource Activities; Demand of Services from Various Sectors and Regions, Reverse Logistics Market Overview, Reverse Logistics Market Size and Growth (2013 2018e), Region-wise Demand for Reverse Logistics ServicesAdvantages of ServicesSlide 43-50: Distinguishing Features of Courier Services, Factors Favoring Freight Forwarder, Advantages of Outsourcing and Outsourced Logistic Services, 3PL Opportunities in Emerging Markets, Comparative Study of Forward and Reverse Logistics, Reverse Logistics and ReturnsSegments and FeaturesSlide 26-50: Courier Service by Type, Courier Service by Mode of Transport, Courier Service by Type of Item, Prohibited Items in Courier, Freight Forwarding Segments, Services and Benefits, Freight Forwarding Key Characteristics, 3PL Providers Types Based on their Functions, Reverse Logistics Models Summary, Reverse Logistics Types of Service ProvidersDistribution ChannelSlide 64-50: Courier Service Distribution Channel, Freight Forwarding Distribution Channel, 3PL Distribution Channel, Reverse Logistics Distribution ChannelGovernment InitiativesSlide 71: Role of Government in Courier Sector: SummarySlide 71-81: Ensuring Competitiveness, Infrastructure Development, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Courier Sector, Impact Assessment of FDI on Domestic Players, Impact Assessment of FDI on India Post, India Post Office Amendment BillSlide 82: Role of Government in Transport and Logistics Sector: SummarySlide 83-93: FDI Regime Sectors Pertaining to the Transport and Logistics Industry, FDI Equity Inflows over the Years (2008-09 2012-13), FDI in Transport and Infrastructure (2013, Jan Sep ), DFC Advantages in Freight Movement, Projection of Increased Freight Volume through DFC (2016-17e 2021-22e), DFC Attractiveness - Comparative Analysis, Shift to GST Tax Regime, Shipbuilding Subsidy and Investments, Government Road Building Programs, Infrastructure Initiatives Union Budget 2014Role of Regulatory BodiesSlide 95-109: Express Industry Council of India (EICI), EICI Recommendation to Indian Post Office (Amendment) Bill, Sustainable Procurement of Freight Forwarding Services, Key Environmental Impacts, Solutions to be implemented by Freight Forwarders Depending on Mode of Transport, Steps to Develop a Sustainable Procurement of Freight Transportation Services, Standard Trading Conditions for Freight ForwardersDrivers & ChallengesSlide 111: Drivers SummarySlide 112-152: DriversSlide 153: Challenges SummarySlide 154-171: ChallengesKey IssuesSlide 173-185: Courier Market issues pertaining to Delivery Snags, e-Billing Popularity and Internet Accessibility, e-Commerce Failure in Smooth Delivery Process due to Snags in Courier Service, Telecom Players Taking Initiatives for Raising e-Bills Popularity, Freight Market Issues pertaining to Fluctuating Fuel Price, Safety and Weather Conditions, 3PL Market Issues pertaining to Lack of 3PL Operators in South, Less Rail Freight Service Logistics Providers, Best Practices Compliance by Customer Handling Agents (CHAs) and Congestion Charges on Shipping Lines, Reverse Logistics Market Issues pertaining to Mismanagement in Segregating Returns, High Distribution Costs and Retailer-Manufacturer ConflictTechnology AdoptionsSlide 187-209: Benefits of Technology Adoption, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Global Positioning System (GPS), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Warehouse Management Solution (WMS), Automated Guided Vehicle System (AGVS), Information Directed System, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Integrated Solution Provided by Mobile Technology, GPS Incorporation Methodologies in Courier Management, Bar Code Technology, Technology Adoption by Leading Players, Universal Platform for Logistics and Integrated Freight Transport (UPLIFT), 4S eTrans built on J2EE Platform, Major IT Vendors catering to 3PL Providers, Software Solution Providing CompaniesCompetitive LandscapeSlide 211-214: Major Players in Logistics Services in India Classified as per Service AreasSlide 215: Porters Five Forces AnalysisSlide 216-220: Competitive BenchmarkingSlide 221-250: Major Public PlayersSlide 251-296: Major Private PlayersTransactionsSlide 298-300: Investments in Courier Market in India, Investments in Logistics Market in IndiaStrategic RecommendationSlide 301: Strategic Recommendations SummarySlide 303-312: Skilled Manpower, Technology Adoption, Competitive Pricing, Recommendations for Specific Markets, Diversification of Business Case StudiesAppendixSlide 314: Key Ratios DescriptionSlide 315: Sources of Information