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Ramesh Datla elected CII, Southern Region Chairman

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Chairman and Managing Director of Hyderabad-based ELICO Ltd Ramesh Datla and Vice-Chairman of Kirloskar Motor Vikram Kirloskar have been elected Chairman and Deputy Chairman, respectively, for trade body CII, Southern Region.

Datla and Kirloskar were elected for the period 2016-17, at the first meeting of the Southern Regional Council held in today, a Confederation of Indian Industry press release said.

Datla served in various responsibilities including as the Past Chairman, National Committee.

Kirloskar was Past Chairman of Innovation Council and Global Innovation and Technology Alliance Board.

He has been a member of National Council since 2012.

Dr. Atul Chauhan - Chancellor, Amity University shared

his thoughts on this path-breaking partnership and revealed some of the highlights of the programmes. "The partnership between an apex industry body like CII and Amity, India's top private university will result in industry integrated competency based education which is practice-led. Importance will also be given to soft skills to produce a better class of professional. Students will get to interact with experts from the top of the Logistics and manufacturing industries who will be part of the faculty. They will get access to live case studies and will gain invaluable insights from leaders in the field."

"The school will be established at our Noida Campus and we plan to have more campuses established in major cities including New Delhi (NCR), Mumbai, Chennai, Vishakhapatnam & Kolkata."

Mr K V Mahidhar - Executive Director, CII spoke of how this approach will positively impact the future. "Over the years, the traditional system of higher education not supported fully creating ideal Logistics & Supply Chain professionals for the logistics industry. The true potential of talent has also not been realised. As a result, the supply of professionals to support the massive growth has not been on par with the demands of the industry." "In terms of numbers, the current requirement of 16.74 million employees is set to rise to 28.4 million by 2020. In the same period the global E-Commerce Logistics Market is set to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 9.69% while Indian Containers Handling is growing at about 11% CAGR. EXIM Cargo is also expected to increase to 2,800 Million metric tonnes.

He concluded by explaining how the CII School of

Logistics will contribute to India's national development on multiple levels. "India is an emerging logistics hub and Delhi NCR is one of the largest warehousing nodes in India. The Warehousing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10% and the Freight Forwarding market at a CAGR of 12% till 2020. This means quality has to not just be maintained but improved rapidly as well to become a major global logistics hub."

"A developed globalized Logistics & Supply Chain Management System is vital for the success of the Government of India's for 'Make-in-India' plan. By producing world-class professionals,

the school will contribute on this front as well." About CII Institute of Logistics (CIL): The Indian logistics market accounts for $90 billion and is slated to grow at the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 16% from 2007-10. To address the need of sharpening India Inc's competitive edge through better Logistics and Supply Chain practices, CII Institute of Logistics (CIL) was established in 2004 by the Confederation of Indian Industry as a Center of Excellence in Logistics and Supply Chain. At CII Institute of Logistics we create a platform for the Industry to gain more insights into the emerging trends, industry specific problems of national importance and global best practices in logistics & supply chain management.

We enable the industry to cut down the transaction cost, increase efficiency, and enhance profitability and enable to sensitize and bring solutions to macro level issues.

For more information, visit: http://www.Ciischooloflogistics.Com

For further Information, please contact:

Mr. John Varghese

Confederation of Indian Industry





First Published: Wed, March 23 2016. 18:57 IST