diversified conglomerate TVS Group, has taken up measures to
serve companies that are reinventing themselves to manufacture
coronavirus related equipment.
The city-based company has deployed over 1,000 employees
and drivers to support its logistics activities in view of the
ongoing lock-down in the country, company Joint Managing
Director Ravi Viswanathan said.
Dubbed as ”Corona Warriors,” the personnel would
ensure movement of essential goods and services during the
lockdown across the length and breadth of the country, he
The leading end-to-end supply chain management services
company has provided ”Corona Kavach,” a protective personal
equipment (PPE) to the front line team besides training them
to maintain social distancing while they perform their duties.
“With the prevailing challenges, TVS Supply Chain
Solutions has been responding in supply chain of food,
pharmacy, life saving equipment and other essentials across
the length and breadth of the country,” he told PTI.
TVS SCS has a great opportunity to be a leading fleet
player as it comes into terms and battles this ”particular
Viswanathan said the ”corona kavach” provides guidelines
and personal protection equipment for people who were
operating at the frontline.
“We have 65 locations across India and we are engaged
actively with the Central government through the nodal
agencies to make sure that speedy and hassle free transport
are done..,” he added.
On the challenges and opportunities faced, Viswanathan
said the challenges were the real opportunities as customers
(clients) use their own assembly lines to redo to manufacture
ventilators, while many of the FMCG clients have made their
own assembly line to make PPE.
“we were able to quickly be very vigilant and agile to
the opportunity.. the fact that we have 65 locations is a
great opportunity for us to talk to them (customers) and
convert it into a great testimony to the (TVS) brand”, he
Asked how they were able to instill the confidence among
truck drivers during the current situation, he said the
company was working with operators who have a ”strong
relationship with driver partners”.
The company”s ability to constantly engage with the
government agencies also made sure that they would have least
hurdle to move across the state boundaries.
“In short, I think the TVS brand helps very strongly, our
measures to protect the people who are in front-line and third
constantly engaging with nodal agencies”, he said.
Viswanathan said the company was also able to monitor the
movement of each and every truck through technology and would
also be able to reach out to drivers if they were stranded or
faced any difficulty.
“We also provide protective equipment and gear to drivers
which also provides confidence.”, he said.
TVS SCS was already working with the government of
Karnataka in managing health care equipment services and
spares in primary health centres, community health centre,
district and government hospitals.
The company was also closely engaging with other state
governments and private health care organisations to replicate
TVS SCS CEO R Shankar said, “During this critical
lockdown, we are proactively reaching out to organisations who
are dealing with food, drug and other essential commodities to
be able meet their immediate logistics,”. PTI VIJ
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