Sohan Lal Commodity Management (SLCM), one of the leading Agri-logistics solutions has been conferred with ‘Golden Peacock Innovation Management Award’ by Institute of Directors (IOD). The award recognises the Group for implementing the most innovative technology for warehouse management amalgamated with technology and coupled with agri domain expertise. ‘AGRI REACH’, one of the initiatives of SLCM has been highlighted by IOD for the Award.
On receiving the award, Sandeep Sabharwal, Group CEO, SLCM said, “IOD recognising our technology on this prestigious platform has given us motivation through which we will continue to direct ourselves to empower the crop in distinct manner. As a company, we believe that increased investment in processes and continued investment in technology and administration are needed to leverage company’s strong capital availability and strong research and development capacity.”
“SLCM initiated a shift to change the perception from infrastructure driven to scientific warehousing processes. Agri-Reach, which took about seven years to develop and is constantly evolving, covers the gamut of inspection services for agri-produce by not only quality monitoring but also prescribing curative steps if crops were found to be damaged,” Sabharwal said.
Weekly checks are carried out by SLCM auditors who are fortuitously tracked in specific geo-fenced warehouses and the information is relayed instantly to the headquarters. The Group has integrated the system in android-tablet device at all its locations. SLCM is claiming to bes the first company in India to bring bar-coded warehousing receipts as far as seven years back. And, also the first in the country to implement a centralised MIS and SAP system in a sector where data asymmetry is still a common hitch.