TVS SCS deploys over 1000 ‘Corona Warriors’ to manage movement of essential goods and services during lockdown

Leveraging its technology strength the firm is actively engaged with customers dealing in essential goods for their end-to-end logistics requirements

Chennai, April 13, 2020 TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS), India’s leading end-to-end Supply Chain Management Services company and part of the $8.5 bn TVS group, is said to have actively engaged with its customers to manage the movement of essential services and goods during this nationwide lockdown. The company is currently operating from 65 locations across the country (covering almost every State) and has deployed over 1000 ‘Corona Warriors’ (employees and drivers engaged in the lockdown time) supporting the logistics activities. The execution team is provided with ‘Covid Kavach’ – a protective PPE kit besides fully trained to maintain social distancing norms.

TVS SCS is already working with the Government of Karnataka in managing health care equipment services and spares- in all Primary Health Centers, Community Health Centers, Taluk, District and Government Hospitals. This covers critical healthcare equipment including ICU equipment and ventilators. The company is also closely engaging with other state governments and private health care organizations to replicate these services. TVS SCS is also closely working with organizations for importing the PPE kits into India that are required by the healthcare sector as well as the organizations who are procuring these in large numbers.

Says, R. Shankar, CEO, TVS Supply Chain Solutions, India, “During this critical lockdown period, we are proactively reaching out to organisations who are dealing with food, drug and other essential commodities to be able to meet their immediate logistics demands including transportation. We are leveraging our technology enabled control tower’s assistance to monitor and manage vehicles for inter and intra state movements with the least hurdles. Besides, the ‘Covid Kavach’ – a PPE kit – instils confidence to drivers and others in the entire ecosystem to be able to engage safely and provide the most critical service to customers across the length and breadth of the country without any interruption.

Shankar further added, “Being a specialised provider in first mile and last mile connectivity, we are working with a few ventilator manufacturers to be able to manage their inbound and outbound supply chain. On the other hand, TVS SCS through its global sourcing capabilities, is procuring PPE Kits from Asian markets to send it to our Global customers. We have already started importing these kits for Indian customers.”

TVS SCS customers are in the business of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, Food and supplements, Financial services (ATM), Healthcare, Telecom Services, Suppliers of essential items etc. TVS SCS employees and their transport partners are providing warehousing and transport services to these customers across India.

About TVS Supply Chain Solutions:

TVS SCS was started as a business unit of T V Sundram Iyengar & Sons Ltd in 1995 and was later established as a separate company – TVS Logistics Services Limited (TVS LSL), in December 2004. The company was rechristened as TVS Supply Chain Solutions in 2019.

By acquiring niche capabilities in supply chain and establishing a domestic presence in markets such as UK, USA, Germany, Spain, Singapore, Australia and other territories, TVS Supply Chain Solutions has been able to deliver value to its customers in every country of its presence, through continuous innovation, differentiation and quality of service.

TVS SCS has grown to become an Indian multinational company providing end-to-end Supply Chain Services to sectors like, automobile, beverages, IT, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, FMCG and Defence globally. It has presence in 14 countries – India, the USA, the UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. The company forms an indispensable link between suppliers and customers from across sectors in over 50 countries and manages more than 100 blue chip customers through its 20,000 plus skilled work force. TVS LSL manages over 10 million square feet of warehouse space in India.

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