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About D.A.Logistics

Mr. D.K.Singh (affectionately called D.K.), a self-made man, a great visionary of strong
values, started a small trucking business in the 1984.His short-term goal was to establish a road
transport business between his native place and the commercial capital of India. The company
was very aptly named D.A. logistics catering to the transportation needs of the customers in
these stations and the stations enroute.With his able leadership and great vision, D.K nurtured the
nascent organization into an India wide Transport Company catering to the very need of the
customers nationally. Quality, Integrity and Social responsibility are the values that he practiced,
preached and imbibed in the culture of DAL.
In line with his mission, he had grown the business steadily to about INR 2 crores by
1989. By that time, the 2nd generation had already been groomed to take the reigns of the
business. Mr. Devesh singh Commerce Graduate from Mumbai University, joined the Family
business in 1987 started by his father Mr. D.K.Singh Through his able leadership, he has
transformed DAL into an INR 23 crores company with a network of more than 10 offices spread
across the length & breadth of the country.Mr. Devesh singh is an active member of various
developmental industry bodies & associations like Indian Road Transportation Development
Association (IRTDA), All India Transport Welfare association (AITWA) and Bombay Goods
Transport Association (BGTA) and is actively involved in industry regulations necessary for the
development of the transport infrastructure in the country.
Set up as a small trucking business in 1984, by a visionary Mr.D.k.Singh, DAL has
shifted gears to become one of the largest & most reliable Transportation & Logistics companies
in India.From a one man operating and managing in a single office in 1984, the company grew
steadily to a sizeable business of about INR 2 crores (INR 20 Million) and three offices by 1989.
1990s saw the spurt of growth in DAL as the company grew from a INR 2 crores in
revenues from three offices to 6 crores out of a network of more than 10 offices all over India at
present. The Company has moved up the ladder through innovation & consolidation and today
with a 58-people strong family, DAL has become one of the most sought after Transportation &
Logistics companies in India. The fact is well endorsed by the customers nationally.With a fleet
of more than 70 vehicles including trucks, trailers & LCVs and with a network of warehouses in
major cities in India, DAL offers a truly integrated Logistics Services to its customer. Custom
Bonded-warehousing, bonded-trucking and excise bonded warehousing are additional unique
features of DAL's offerings to complete the bouquet of total Logistics Services.DAL is

Jeevan prakash loui wadi Thane west 400606 opp union bank Mumbai TELEPHONE : 022-25802347. the company has promoted DAL Logistics to cater to the Logistics / Supply Chain requirements of the customers.committed to service the customers by offering complete logistics & supply chain solutions. DAL Logistics is being led by professionals with varied corporate backgrounds and rich industrial experience Name of company : D. In order to facilitate this. LOGISTICS Private .A. 09323797053 E-MAIL : centralcm@gmail. Corporate Office : 19.

Logistics as a business concept evolved only in the 1950s. Goods. or external focus (outbound logistics) covering the flow and storage of materials from point of origin to point of consumption. between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet the requirements of consumers. In business.Meaning and Defination Logistics is the management of the flow of goods. information and other resources. material-handling and packaging. The importance of logistics as an enabler of trade and economic growth is worth mentioning. transportation. logistics may have either internal focus (inbound logistics). Containers. The goal of logistics work is to manage the fruition of project life cycles. The main functions of a qualified logistician include inventory management. Logisticians combine the professional knowledge of each of these functions so that there is a coordination of resources in an organization. calling for experts in the field who are called Supply Chain Logisticians. warehousing. This can be defined as having the right item in the right quantity at the right time at the right place for the right price and it is the science of process having its presence in all sectors of the industry. consultation and the organizing and planning of these activities. Logistics involve the integration of information. including energy and people. supply chains and resultant efficiencies. On the positive point of view. transportation. This was mainly due to the increasing complexity of supplying one's business with materials and shipping out products in an increasingly globalize supply chain. Massive improvement in infrastructure for transportation leads to present and future development in trade. purchasing. . One optimizes a steady flow of material through a network of transport links and storage nodes. warehousing. There are two fundamentally different forms of logistics. resulting in the economic growth of the nation. and inventory. The other coordinates a sequence of resources to carry out some project. new opportunities are opening up for the sector. Electronic Equipments etc. Integrated logistics and multimode transportation are opening up new business for logistics/ shipping companies. The pace of growth in the specialized sectors like Liquid Natural Gas (LNG). Trade volumes both overseas and inland are growing very fast. are comparatively much higher.

transporting 8. the number of deaths caused by traffic is amongst the highest in the world and is still increasing. The automobile industry in India is currently rapidly growing with an annual production of over 4. and India's public transport systems are among the most heavily used in the world. The demand for transport infrastructure and services has been rising by around 10% a year with the current infrastructure being unable to meet these growing demands. However. Public transport remains the primary mode of transport for most of the population.224 million passengers and over 969 million tonnes of freight annually. Since the economic liberalisation of the 1990s. India will need to spend US$1. India's rail network is the 4th longest and the most heavily used system in the world. today there are a variety of modes of transport by land. Despite ongoing improvements in the sector.7 trillion on infrastructure projects over the next decade to boost economic growth. infrastructure development has progressed rapidly. India's relatively low GNP per capita has meant that access to transport has not been uniform.History Transport is an important part of India's economy. of which US$500 billion is budgeted to be spent during the Eleventh Five-Year Plan . with only 10. Motor vehicle penetration is low by international standards. only around 10% of Indian households own a motorcycle. Despite this. as of 2012. In addition. several aspects of the transport sector are still riddled with problems due to outdated infrastructure and lack of investment in less economically active parts of the country.3 million cars on the nation's roads. According to Goldman Sachs. and vehicle volume is expected to rise greatly in the future.6 million vehicles. water and air.

16% per annum over the last five years.Features of Transportation In India About 65% of freight and 80% passenger traffic is carried by the roads. India has the second largest road network in the world. with over 3.7% of the road network but carry about 40% of the total road traffic. Number of vehicles has been growing at an average pace of 10.     National Highways constitute only about 1. Yamuna-expressway which connects Delhi to Agra is also good. with some Indian National Highways having concrete roads. The roads are primarily made of bitumen.7% of the road network but carry about 40% of the total road traffic. and the Mumbai – Pune expressway and Delhi Gurgaon expressway are the finest examples. the Silk route was made which tremendously aided in trade across India. Number of vehicles has been growing at an average pace of 10. Around the 1st centuy.314 million kms of roadways spread across the length and breadth of the country.The history of roads in India takes you back to the Indus Valley Civilization. The concept of expressway roads is also catching up in India. National Highways constitute only about 1. The medieval India saw the emergence of the Grand . where street pavings were made for the first time in India.16% per annum over the last five years. About 65% of freight and 80% passenger traffic is carried by the roads.

The density of the highway network of India is somewhat more as compared to the United States (0.Trunk Road.059 million miles or 4. there is 0. However.66 km of highways in the country.42 million kilometers. the scenario has changed in the past decades.65) and substantially higher as compared to Brazil (0. as it is famously called. The GT Road.20) and China (0. National Highways Development . For every sq km of land. The Government of India in collaboration with a number of private players is taking groundbreaking endeavours for the road transportation system of the nation.!!!!Previously. India did not had funds fori ts road network. starts in Sonargaon near Dhaka in kolkata to Amritsar.Till date. The road network of the country covers more than 2. some of the important plans that have been put into operation include names like the Yamuna Expressway. The Indian roadways network ranks as the second biggest roadways network in the world.16).

Exchange of goods. Service in Rural Areas: Road transport is most suited for carrying goods and people to and from rural areas which are not served by rail. Less Capital Outlay: Road transport required much less capital Investment as compared to other modes of transport such as railways and air transport. its routes and timings can be adjusted and changed to individual requirements without much inconvenience.According to the data furnished in 2002.3% of the Indian roadways network comprised paved roads. water or air transport. 5.Project. just 47. Flexible Service: Road transport has a great advantage over other modes of transport for its flexible service. The cost of constructing. loading and unloading expenses. operating and maintaining roads is cheaper than that of the railways. Door to Door Service: The outstanding advantage of road transport is that it provides door to door or warehouse to warehouse service. between large towns and small villages is made possible only through road transport. Suitable for Short Distance: . 2. and the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. 3. Benefits of transportation There are numerous benefits of road transport in comparison to other modes of transport: Benefits: 1. 4. This reduces cartage. Roads are generally constructed by the government and local authorities and only a small revenue is charged for the use of roads.

there is lesser risk of damage. Goods transported by motor transport require less packing or no packing in several cases. 7. 6. the process of packing in motor transport is less complicated. road transport is most suited for transporting delicate goods like chinaware and glassware. Feeder to other Modes of Transport: The movement of goods begins and ultimately ends by making use of roads. 10. 8. ships and airways. motor transport is more suited than the railways or water transport. Thus. of the goods in transit. Saving in Packing Cost: As compared to other modes of transport. Also much time is wasted in booking the goods and taking delivery of the goods in case of railway and water transport. Lesser Risk of Damage in Transit: As the intermediate loading and handling is avoided. the cost of operation and maintenance is also comparatively less. 11.It is more economic and quicker for carrying goods and people over short distances. breakage etc. Goods can be loaded direct into a road vehicle and transported straight to their place of destination. 9. which are likely to be damaged in the process of loading and unloading. Less Cost: Road transport not only requires less initial capital investment. the actual effective cost of transporting goods by motor transport is less. Private Owned Vehicles: Another advantage of road transport is that big businessmen can afford to have their own motor vehicles and initiate their own road services to market their products without causing any delay. . Water transport is very slow. unloading and handling charges. The actual cost is less because the motor transport saves in packing costs and the expenses of intermediate loading. Even if the rate charged by motor transport is a little higher than that by the railways. Delays in transit of goods on account of intermediate loading and handling are avoided. Rapid Speed: If the goods are to be sent immediately or quickly. Road and motor transport act as a feeder to the other modes of transport such as railways.

Functions of transportation 1 Transport contributes in Growth of industries whose product requires quick marketing. Transport exerts considerable influence upon the stabilization of the prices of several commodities by moving commodities from surplus to deficit areas. 2 Transport helps in increase in the demand for goods. Perishable articles like fish and green vegetables are carried to various consumers quickly even in distant markets through transport. It has been made possible by virtue of the improvements in the speed of transport. 4 Transport creates time utility. Through transport newer customers in newer places can be easily contacted and products an be introduced to them. Transport bridges the gap between production and consumption centers. It helps the product to be distributed in the minimum possible time. This equalizes the supply and demand factor sand makes the price of commodities stable as . Of late transport has started creating the time utility also. 5 Transport helps in stabilization of price. Geographical and climatic factors force industries to be located in particular places far away from the markets and places where there may not be any demand for the products. Today markets have become national or international only because of transport 3 Transport creates place utility.

Some farmers have tractors. an essential factor for further development of marketing and economy 8 Transport identifies competition. The India railway system is today the largest in Asia and the second largest in the world. which has an underground railway system. Prices are also reduced because of the facilities offered by transport for large-scale production. Kolkata is the only city in our country. Roads can be built even in places where other means of transport are not possible.well as equal. Shatabdi Express has been introduced which connects important cities. In villages. Types of transport Road Transport In our country. The roads in our country connect the towns and cities. we have a good and large network of roads. The Indian railways carry crores of passengers and heavy and bulky goods from one part of country to another. . we have local train service also. We have kutcha roads and pucca roads in our country. In big cities. famines and wars.The farmers mostly use bullock-carts to carry the goods to towns and cities. Some villages are connected with pucca roads. railways carry men and materials to places where they are most needed. The pucca roads provide the means for fast and comfortable travel. All the important towns and cities are connected by the railways.Railways provide a cheap and fast means of transport. most of the roads are kutcha roads. ‘Rajdhani Express’. 7 Transport enables the consumers to enjoy the benefits of goods not produced locally. In many times of crisis. which in turn. Many state capitals are connected to the country’s capital by the super fast. This increases the standard of living. such as floods. 6 Transport ensures even flow of commodities into the hands of the consumers through out the period of consumption. they attach a trolley with the tractor to carry goods. reduces pries. Advantages op large-scale production is possible only due to transport. even in remote areas like mountains and desert. called the Metro service. Rail Transport Railways are an important means of land transport.

working or just for travelling and learn about the customs and habits of their people. carrying all types of goods from one part of the world to another. 2008 No. for studying. Roads/Ways Length (Km..000 6 Single Lane/Intermediate Lane 32% 7 Double Lane 56% 8 Four or more Lanes 12% . It is also not possible to transport heavy and bulky goods by air. The backwaters of Kerala are also widely used for water transport. Food. can reach those places where rail and road transport cannot reach. It is now possible to buy goods produced in other parts of the country. etc. All our major cities are connected to one another and to almost every part of the world through air transport. The development of fast means of transport has increased the trade not only within the country. Water transport may be slow as compared to road. Air transport has made not only our country but also the entire world very small. but also between different countries of the world. India has many ports along its long coastline. Ships sail in the oceans and seas. rail or air transport but it is a cheap way to transport bulky goods over long distances.763 5 Rural and Other Roads 26. Air Transport Aeroplanes are the fastest means of transport.Now we can easily go to different countries. air travel is expensive. and the world.Water Transport Ships and boats are means of water transport.31. Helicopters and aeroplanes are pressed into service in times of floods.50. from our local market.67. medicine.) 1 Expressways 200 2 National Highways 66.899 4 Major District Roads 4. along their banks in India. Can you name some of them?Steamers and boats sail along big rivers carrying passengers and goods from town to town.590 3 State Highways 1. other natural calamities or accidents However. Status of National Highways as on 31st March. Big rivers like the Ganga and Brahmaputra are used extensively as an inland means of water transport.

To know the potential for logistics industry in fourth coming years. 2. . To study manpower used and material handling in loading and unloading of trucks. 8. To study the booking and delivery process maintained in organization. 6. To study the role of infrastructure in logistics management. 5. To understand the logistics management. 7. To study various costs involved in logistics and steps to reduce those costs. To study various documents maintained while transportation of goods. To study the importance of warehousing in logistics.OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 1. 4. 3.