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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 reins 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

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

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

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

with over 3. where street pavings were made for the first time in India. Yamuna-expressway which connects Delhi to Agra is also good. Number of vehicles has been growing at an average pace of 10.Features of Transportation In India About 65% of freight and 80% passenger traffic is carried by the roads. with some Indian National Highways having concrete roads. Around the 1st century. the Silk route was made which tremendously aided in trade across India. Number of vehicles has been growing at an average pace of 10.     National Highways constitute only about 1. About 65% of freight and 80% passenger traffic is carried by the roads. The medieval India saw the emergence of the Grand . and the Mumbai – Pune expressway and Delhi Gurgaon expressway are the finest examples.16% per annum over the last five years. The concept of expressway roads is also catching up in India.314 million kms of roadways spread across the length and breadth of the country.7% of the road network but carry about 40% of the total road traffic. India has the second largest road network in the world.7% of the road network but carry about 40% of the total road traffic. The roads are primarily made of bitumen. National Highways constitute only about 1.16% per annum over the last five years. The history of roads in India takes you back to the Indus Valley Civilization.

Till date.16).20) and China (0.059 million miles or 4. The Indian roadways network ranks as the second biggest roadways network in the world.65) and substantially higher as compared to Brazil (0. the scenario has changed in the past decades. National Highways Development .42 million kilometers.!!!!Previously. The road network of the country covers more than 2. The GT Road. However. as it is famously called.66 km of highways in the country. there is 0. For every sq km of land. India did not had funds fori ts road network. The Government of India in collaboration with a number of private players is taking groundbreaking Endeavour’s for the road transportation system of the nation. starts in Sonargaon near Dhaka in Kolkata to Amritsar. some of the important plans that have been put into operation include names like the Yamuna Expressway. The density of the highway network of India is somewhat more as compared to the United States (0.Trunk Road.

Less Capital Outlay: Road transport required much less capital Investment as compared to other modes of transport such as railways and air transport. The cost of constructing. 3.Project. 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. just 47. 5. According to the data furnished in 2002. Door to Door Service: The outstanding advantage of road transport is that it provides door to door or warehouse to warehouse service. Roads are generally constructed by the government and local authorities and only a small revenue is charged for the use of roads. Exchange of goods. loading and unloading expenses. This reduces cartage. water or air transport. and the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Suitable for Short Distance: . 4. between large towns and small villages is made possible only through road transport. its routes and timings can be adjusted and changed to individual requirements without much inconvenience. operating and maintaining roads is cheaper than that of the railways. 2. Flexible Service: Road transport has a great advantage over other modes of transport for its flexible service. Benefits of transportation There are numerous benefits of road transport in comparison to other modes of transport: Benefits: 1.3% of the Indian roadways network comprised paved roads.

Saving in Packing Cost: As compared to other modes of transport. which are likely to be damaged in the process of loading and unloading. Also much time is wasted in booking the goods and taking delivery of the goods in case of railway and water transport. Even if the rate charged by motor transport is a little higher than that by the railways. the process of packing in motor transport is less complicated. Goods can be loaded direct into a road vehicle and transported straight to their place of destination. breakage etc. Road and motor transport act as a feeder to the other modes of transport such as railways. Rapid Speed: If the goods are to be sent immediately or quickly. Lesser Risk of Damage in Transit: As the intermediate loading and handling is avoided. 8. Water transport is very slow. . 7. The actual cost is less because the motor transport saves in packing costs and the expenses of intermediate loading. Less Cost: Road transport not only requires less initial capital investment. 11. Delays in transit of goods on account of intermediate loading and handling are avoided. 6. 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. road transport is most suited for transporting delicate goods like chinaware and glassware.It is more economic and quicker for carrying goods and people over short distances. Feeder to other Modes of Transport: The movement of goods begins and ultimately ends by making use of roads. 10. the cost of operation and maintenance is also comparatively less. the actual effective cost of transporting goods by motor transport is less. of the goods in transit. there is lesser risk of damage. Goods transported by motor transport require less packing or no packing in several cases. motor transport is more suited than the railways or water transport. Thus. unloading and handling charges. ships and airways. 9.

It has been made possible by virtue of the improvements in the speed of transport. Transport exerts considerable Influence upon the stabilization of the prices of several commodities by Moving commodities from surplus to deficit areas. Perishable articles like fish and green vegetables are Carried to various consumers quickly even in distant markets through Transport. Of late transport has started creating the Time utility also. Through transport newer customers in newer places can be easily contacted and products an be introduced to them. This equalizes the Supply and demand factor sand makes the price of commodities stable as . 2 Transport helps in increase in the demand for goods. Today markets have become national or international only because of transport 3 Transport creates place utility. 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. Transport bridges the gap between production and consumption centers. 4 Transport creates time utility.Functions of transportation 1 Transport contributes in Growth of industries whose product requires Quick marketing. It helps the product to be distributed in the minimum possible time. 5 Transport helps in stabilization of price.

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

The development of fast means of transport has increased the trade not only within the country. Now we can easily go to different countries. rail or air transport but it is a cheap way to transport bulky goods over long distances. All our major cities are connected to one another and to almost every part of the world through air transport. working or just for travelling and learn about the customs and habits of their people. etc. for studying.) 1 Expressways 200 2 National Highways 66. Status of National Highways as on 31st March. 50. can reach those places where rail and road transport cannot reach. carrying all types of goods from one part of the world to another. from our local market.Water Transport Ships and boats are means of water transport. 899 4 Major District Roads 4.000 6 Single Lane/Intermediate Lane 32% 7 Double Lane 56% 8 Four or more Lanes 12% . Air transport has made not only our country but also the entire world very small. medicine. but also between different countries of the world. along their banks in India. The backwaters of Kerala are also widely used for water transport. Food. Roads/Ways Length (Km. air travel is expensive. Big rivers like the Ganga and Brahmaputra are used extensively as an inland means of water transport. 31.. Air Transport Aero planes are the fastest means of transport. It is now possible to buy goods produced in other parts of the country. other natural calamities or accidents However. Ships sail in the oceans and seas. Can you name some of them? Steamers and boats sail along big rivers carrying passengers and goods from town to town. 67. India has many ports along its long coastline. Helicopters and aero planes are pressed into service in times of floods. and the world. 2008 No. It is also not possible to transport heavy and bulky goods by air.763 5 Rural and Other Roads 26. Water transport may be slow as compared to road.590 3 State Highways 1.

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