TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS), end-to-end Supply Chain Management Services company and part of the $8.5 bn TVS group, is said to have actively engaged with its customers to manage the movement of essential services and goods during this nationwide lockdown.The company is currently operating from 65 locations across the country (covering almost every State) and has deployed over 1000 ‘Corona Warriors’ (employees and drivers engaged in the lockdown time) supporting the logistics activities.The execution team is provided with ‘Covid Kavach’ – a protective PPE kit besides fully trained to maintain social distancing norms.
TVS SCS is already working with the Government of Karnataka in managing health care equipment services and spares- in all Primary Health Centers, Community Health Centers, Taluk, District and Government Hospitals. This covers critical healthcare equipment including ICU equipment and ventilators. The company is also closely engaging with other state governments and private health care organizations to replicate these services. TVS SCS is also closely working with organisations for importing the PPE kits into India that are required by the healthcare sector as well as the organisations who are procuring these in large numbers.
Says, R. Shankar,CEO, TVS Supply Chain Solutions, India, “During this critical lockdown period, we are proactively reaching out to organisations who are dealing with food, drug and other essential commodities to be able to meet their immediate logistics demands including transportation.We are leveraging our technology enabled control tower’s assistance to monitor and managevehicles for inter and intra state movements with the least hurdles. Besides, the‘Covid Kavach’ – a PPE kit -instils confidence to drivers and others in the entire ecosystem to be able to engage safely and provide the most critical service to customers across the length and breadth of the country without any interruption. Being a specialised provider in first mile and last mile connectivity,we are working with a few ventilator manufacturers to be able to manage their inbound and outbound supply chain. On the other hand, TVS SCS through its global sourcing capabilities, is procuring PPE Kits from Asian markets to send it to our Global customers. We have already started importing these kits for Indian customers.”
TVS SCS customers are in the business of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, Food and supplements, Financial services (ATM), Healthcare, Telecom Services, Suppliers of essential items etc. TVS SCS employees and their transport partners are providing warehousing and transport services to these customers across India.