Khurshid Alam, the Chief Executive Officer of Bigtruck stated, "Together we will persevere," in a very candid address to employees.
Covid-19 has thrown the entire world in a game of unprecedented and testing times with hard and brittle challenges. Hit by a deadly virus infestation and endless lockdowns, the wheels have come off the various industries in the world. India's logistics industry, for instance, has taken a major hit because of the disruptions caused by the nationwide lockdown.
Increasing the financial pressure on a lot of companies in the industry, especially transporters, Covid-19 has turned to be a bane. While many truck booking and transport services/businesses and platforms succumbed to the atrocities of the pandemic, Bigtruck rose to the occasion with enhanced energy and agility to the challenges of Covid.
As Khurshid Alam exclaims, "Why dream about a return to 'normal' when we can instead refocus on our way forward amidst the disruption of the new normal and create a new path and story."
How has the pandemic led to inefficiencies in Logistics?
Indian logistics businesses suffered major fallout during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. According to IBEF (India Brand Equity Foundation) that contributes over $200 billion to the Indian economy, logistics inabilities overburdened the economic landscape. From operational constraints, delayed supply chains, stuck shipments, order delays, and unemployment, the pandemic has seen a clear decline in numbers. Adding to that, technological incompetence during the lockdown and the lack of modernized equipment/tools requires disinfecting the largely unorganized sector of Indian logistics.
How did Bigtruck find its feet after being battered by Covid-19?
While the lockdown brought the entire logistics and manufacturing supply chain to a grinding halt, Bigtruck and its employees strived to navigate through the ramifications of the massive lockdown with constructive transformations. Beginning from employee well-being, improving organizational structure, upskilling the professionals, and ensuring a strong backbone, Bigtruck took the opportunity to turn the tide on corona virus and gloom in the logistics sector.