PowerLogistics Asia 2013- "Business Environment and Project Logistics"- Vivek Atodaria, PACC Container Lines

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The rapid change of our current worldwide business
environment and its impact on project logistics
The organization which can foresee these impacts and plan
for them will come out as the winner in the years to come

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PowerLogistics Asia 2013- "Business Environment and Project Logistics"- Vivek Atodaria, PACC Container Lines

  1. 1. Business Environment & Project Logistics Vivek Atodaria PACC Container Lines Pte Ltd., Singapore
  2. 2. • Region • Culture Business Environment – Language – Social fabric – Transparency • Geography • Climate • People 10/14/2013 • Society – Laws & regulations – Infrastructure – Expertise • Competition • Customers • Internal Ecosystem Vivek Atodaria 2
  3. 3. Results of today’s environment External • Rapid change • Uncertainty • Worldwide consolidation • Increasingly complexity • Vertical and horizontal integration 10/14/2013 Internal • Rapid changes • Uncertainty • Consolidation • Reliance on technology • Restructuring/Repositioning Vivek Atodaria 3
  4. 4. Reflections - Missing the forest for the trees - Crashing on the shores - Crystal ball is …. - BUT – - The Future is bright!!!! 10/14/2013 Vivek Atodaria 4
  5. 5. Internal Ecosystem • Values • Ethics • Systems • Expectations • Fulfillment Process – internal & external 10/14/2013 • • • • • • Vivek Atodaria Customer connect Willingness to reach out Managing expectations Speed of change Network Support systems 5
  6. 6. Coping Strategies Company • Strategy • Acquisitions and Mergers • Talent acquisition • Cost cutting • Consultants 10/14/2013 • • • • Systems IT Training Cost cutting/Resizing/Right sizing • Restructuring Vivek Atodaria 6
  7. 7. Coping Strategies Functional Level • • • • • Networking Doing more of the same Creative Thinking Lobbying Fighting the Pig 10/14/2013 • Upgrading skills • Injecting new blood Vivek Atodaria 7
  8. 8. Project LogisticS What is LogisticS? Project LogisticS Name some LogisticS companies 10/14/2013 Vivek Atodaria 8
  9. 9. Project LogisticS Flow of information? Flow of services? Flow of material products? Or Flow of value? 10/14/2013 Vivek Atodaria 9
  10. 10. Project LogisticS Business Environment • • • • • Global nature Infrastructure or Project Financial Closure Long term engagement Regulatory environment is challenging and rapidly changing. 10/14/2013 • Special relationships • Every stage is evaluated as an independent value proposition by the end user. • Intense competition • Quality of service is taken as granted Vivek Atodaria 10
  11. 11. Organization wide - Markers of success Apposite • Clarity of purpose • Robust culture • Strong teamwork • Closeness to customer • Differentiation • Adaptive 10/14/2013 Opposite • Lack of …. • Lack of a ….. ….. • A divided …. • Non existing customer …. • Competition • Rigid Vivek Atodaria 11
  12. 12. Tools that work Personal traits • Discipline • Setting a routine • Health • Willingness to learn • Seeker mentality • Develop a hobby • Become a volunteer 10/14/2013 Tools • Mind Mapping • Networking • Training – on the job – Using tools already at hand • Starting the job • Seeking help Vivek Atodaria 12
  13. 13. Some useful phrases • When the going gets tough the tough get …. • Keep calm and carry …. • The pot of gold at the end of the ….. • Tough times never last tough people … 10/14/2013 Vivek Atodaria 13
  14. 14. Culture building • Culture is built on anecdotes and stories • Culture is reinforced by visible steps • Culture takes time to grow roots • Training is an integral part of Culture • Culture is an integral part of Training 10/14/2013 Vivek Atodaria 14
  15. 15. Creativity Exercise…1 “Of all variables, the easiest to quantify is often the magnitude and impact of failure…But the odds and magnitude of success are near impossible to define” – Jonathan Fields 10/14/2013 Vivek Atodaria 15
  16. 16. Creativity Exercise…2 Redefine the issue Redefine the rules “I need more customers” 10/14/2013 Vivek Atodaria 16
  17. 17. Creativity Exercise…3 10/14/2013 Vivek Atodaria 17
  18. 18. Thank you

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