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The Silicon Review Asia

Spear Logistics: India's premier Contract Logistics Company

The Silicon Review
August, 2017

thesiliconreview-gautam-dembla-md-spear-logistics-2017“Our vision is to be recognized as the most dependable and responsive logistics service provider.”

Spear was founded by logistics professionals in 2001 with a vision to be recognized as the most dependable and responsive logistics service provider. Spear Logistics is a part of French global logistics company "FM Logistic"​

The following business parameters signify their speed and focus:

  • Spear is a team of 1900+ logistics and supply chain professionals spread over India across 23 cities.
  • Spear has over 76 warehouses which control about 3.4 million sq ft of warehousing space with supporting infrastructure and capital investment.

Spear runs operations in Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Kochi, Nasik, New Delhi, Kolkata and other locations for various clients. They typically lease warehouses to match client need, man and equip them and run operations.

Team at Spear has extensive experience in logistics with setting up and successfully running large automotive Service Parts DCs and container freight stations.

Services Offered

From warehousing to transportation, their process strength and operational excellence extends to all core functions of contract logistics. They combine warehousing, transportation and value-added services to ensure a custom fit. Their facilities share common processes and systems, so you receive consistent reporting in addition to dependable customer service. IT enablers like Warehouse Management System simplifies all data exchange.

They invest time and expertise to fully understand your business before designing plans to improve your supply chain. Also take responsibility for the performance of all suppliers and for ensuring availability of resources and equipment needed to control the flow of goods under charge.  

The company seeks to deliver advanced customer service quality by:

  • Customizing dedicated facility or flexible shared facilities.
  • Optimizing performance of your existing assets. We are happy to work from your facilities if it increases efficiency.

Their services deliver:

  • Inventory integrity
  • Shorter lead times
  • Increased productivity
  • Greater responsiveness
  • Fast and reliable start-ups
  • Flexibility to meet growing volumes and resultant peaks and valleys
  • Recruitment, training and motivation of workforces
  • Transfer of industry best practices from other sectors and regions
  • Rock-solid record keeping
  • Transaction integrity
  • Transaction history record keeping
  • Comprehensive menu of standard reports

Capabilities

Handling over 5 million transactions out of 2.6 million sq. ft. of warehouse space across India, Spear Logistics is well placed to provide competent logistics solutions to you. Their warehousing capabilities are among the best. They have Logistics Engineering team to overview productivity and process review within the warehouses, Cycle Count Team to monitor inventory integrity and MIS team to provide and design customized MIS. These are some of their key differentiator functions over the competition – enabling them to execute our promise to deliver continuous value.

Their performance in productivity, inventory integrity, resource quality and quantity are among the best in the industry. The company relies heavily on customized MIS to demonstrate performance improvements on a continuous basis.

People

The Spear management team is led by professionals with cross-functional experience in logistics. The Spear management team brings expertise and knowledge of latest international benchmarks, unmatchable local expertise honed by years of working in the Indian environment and, critically, a “Solution Providers” mentality.

The overriding philosophy of the Spear management team is to look beyond the immediate problems being faced by their clients and to put a sustainable long-term solution in place. In order to deliver the results Spear has put in a lean and flexible organization with a keen process orientation.

Some of the key members of the Spear Logistics team are:

Gautam DemblaManaging Director - India

Gautam, with a postgraduate degree in Business Administration took charge of a large 3 PL company at the very start of operations in 1992. Under his charge the throughput handled for the company’s customers increased from a modest 160 million in 1992 to almost 3500 million in 1999. He was the CEO at the company from 1992 till he left to join a MNC Logistics company. He joined the MNC as a Director-Logistics and set up the Domestic Logistics division. Several warehouse intensive contracts and countrywide operations such as Cummins Auto Services, Crompton Greaves Mumbai warehouses and JVC distribution network stand out as his contribution in his Geo stint.

He has undergone operational training in Dubai and Kuwait, extensively at Mercedes Benz facilities and also at Jebel Ali Port with GAC shipping. Has attended several Logistics and Supply Chain Development programmes at IIMA. He has been a visiting faculty for the Post Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management at Symbiosis Institute of International Business in Pune.

Piyush Katariya CFO

Piyush has over 14 years of experience in managing all domains of Finance and Accounting. He has strong hold in setting up policies and procedures in the areas of Financial Management to have better management control.

He holds expertise in Finance, M&A, Accounts, MIS Reporting, Costing, Taxation, Insurance and Legal. He has solid planning and organization skills

He has worked at senior management positions in various organizations of repute including A.V. Birla Group, Lalbhai Group, Nilon’s and others.

He is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI and has done his Graduation with Honours in Accounting.

Clients

Spear Logistics handles operations for a diverse range of clients. They rank high in customer satisfaction and customer retention because of their deliver performance based on measurable metrics.

“We combine warehousing, transportation and value-added services to ensure a custom fit.”

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