We were given the challenge of showcasing the World’s First Gold Car for a period of 6 months across 30 towns. GoldPlus, a leading jewellery brand and a subsidiary company of Tata, embellished...
Sequel Logistics: Redefining Processes and streamlining HR operations with SAP solutions
Case Study on successful SAP/ERP implementation at Sequel Logistics
Personalized Shipment Service for LifeCell International - India’s Largest Stem Cell Storage Company
The stem cells are typically serviced through and an overnight hub and spoke model causing significant wait periods before the sample reaches the lab. Sequel changed the industry dynamics by offering ‘Personalized Shipment Service’, round the clock, 365 days a year, whereby Stem Cells are delivered either through first available flight or Direct Drive. This ensures that the stem cells reach the lab in the least possible time and in a secured manner.
Customized Service for Lens Delivery within 14 hours
A customized and tightly monitored approach has been developed to ensure that the ‘lens’ are delivered within 14 hours of pickup after daily pickup at 3 am. Ability to ensure first flight connections, faster airport clearances, smart route planning and safe handling of fragile products, close shipment tracking and continuous status updates to client plays a critical role in this.
Servicing the Most Challenging Geographical Location in India
Metropolis had a site in Aizwal for one of the clinical trial locations. As a Clinical Trial location, Aizwal is geographically one of the most difficult regions in India with poor connectivity. The feasibility of the project depended on the samples reaching Mumbai from Aizwal within 36 hours and at a budgeted cost. To combat the challenge, Sequel stationed a dedicated resource at Aizwal for 6 months till successful completion of the project, for timely pickup of samples, replenishment of dry ice by receiving the same from Kolkata, retrieval of packaging boxes etc. This was Sequel’s commitment towards consistent and superior service.
ISO 39001 specifies requirements for a road traffic safety (RTS) management system to enable an organization that interacts with the road traffic system to reduce death and serious injuries related to road traffic crashes which it can influence. The requirements in ISO 39001 include development and implementation of an appropriate RTS policy, development of RTS objectives and action plans, which take into account legal and other requirements to which the organization subscribes, and information about elements and criteria related to RTS that the organization identifies as those which it can control and those which it can influence.
What are the benefits of ISO 39001?
We meet our organizational safety and social responsibility targets
The standard supports the campaign
We identify ways to improve efficiency through better management
We are able to improve efficiency
We are one of the few companies to implement ISO 39001
TAPA’s mission is to minimize cargo losses from the supply chain. TAPA achieves this through the development and application of global security standards, recognized industry practices, technology, education, benchmarking, regulatory collaboration, and the proactive identification of crime trends and supply chain security threats.
TAPA’s vision is an international supply chain where controlled and traceable product can be transported in a cost efficient and secure environment.
Being TAPA certified is critical to the success of our business, safeguarding our goods, ensuring customer orders are fulfilled and protecting our business reputation and financial performance. TAPA statistics prove that its members are measurably reducing cargo crime compared to the rest of the industry.
A few Benefits we extract from being a TAPA certified member are as below:
Increased security of our warehousing and handling
ncreased customer satisfaction by meeting customer’s security expectations for their products
Increased security and safety of our employees as well as our stakeholders
Access to the TAPA Cargo Crime database
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is an international not-for-profit standards and certification organization. RJC Members commit to and are independently audited against the RJC Code of Practices – an international standard which addresses human rights, labour rights, environmental impact, product disclosure and many more important topics in the jewellery supply chain. At Sequel, these are our core business values. We are honoured to be certified by RJC on their Chain-of-Practices.
As a responsible certified member of the RJC community,
We Promote responsible business practices in the diamond, gold and platinum group metals jewellery supply chain
We Operate our business in accordance with the prevailing Principles and Code of Practices on business ethics, social, human rights and environmental practices adopted by the Council
We Implement continuous improvement processes to achieve increased performance and higher standards
The RJC Code of Practices includes criteria that address the following issues:
Responsible Supply Chains
Business Ethics and Labor Rights
Human Rights and Social Performance
Health and Safety
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is a trade association of the world’s airlines. Consisting of around 260 major airlines, representing 117 countries, the IATA's member airlines account for carrying approximately 83% of total Available Seat Kilometers air traffic. IATA supports airline activity and helps formulate industry policy and standards.
IATA members and all industry stakeholders have agreed to three sequential environmental goals:
An average improvement in fuel efficiency of 1.5% per annum from 2009 through 2020
A cap on net carbon emissions from aviation from 2020 (carbon-neutral growth)
A 50% reduction in net aviation carbon emissions by 2050 relative to 2005 levels.
A few Benefits we extract from being an IATA certified member are as below:
Access to approximately 250 IATA airline members using a single standard Sales Agency Agreement.
Global consumer confidence as we meet industry standards identifiable by the IATA and it provides us with standard procedures which ensure fair and uniform standards in all dealings with all its members
IATA maintains an international perspective and provides a unique global voice on behalf of its members
With over 60 offices worldwide, IATA maintains relationships with governments and other industry stakeholders around the world, advocating on behalf of its members on key industry issues
Safety remains the industry's top priority and IATA assists its members in continuing to meet industry standards
IOSA which is mandatory for IATA membership, is a critical component of IATA's safety program
IATA is actively working with ICAO to globally harmonize security measures and is working to improve security processes
Col K N Ghorpade joined Sequel in Feb 2013 as Head Network security & Infrastructure. It has been a very challenging but a very satisfying & educative experience. My previous experience of Army & Brinks served me well in contributing to the growth of Sequel. When I joined Sequel was a dominant player in domestic D & J business. The Company was trying to foray into the Bullion Business in a small way; the foundation for High Grade Vaults (HGVs) was laid in the form of Jhandewalan facility at Delhi. Today we have 18 HGVs, some of which are the envy of our competitors. I am delighted that I have played a significant role in this phenomenal growth of the Company; of course a very proactive Management support was instrumental in this achievement. Today Sequel is into Global Critical Logistics with two Branches overseas (one each in US & Belgium). Sequel is marching ahead with Visionary Zeal to achieve greater glory. I am proud to be a SEQUELITE.
- Col KN Ghorpade
"We work and grow as a Team, with a -
Vision – to be the most preferred logistics company,
Passion – wanting to achieve the purpose,
Courage – to sometimes hold on to, sometimes to let go,
Commitment – effort and sacrifice,
Compassion – sharing, caring, fairness, respect and dignity, and
Our never ending Obsession - to put a smile on our Customer’s face.
The Sequel Team works together on all projects and helps where necessary. It doesn’t matter who gets the credit for what, because we accomplish everything together. We’re knit together, not separated. Most importantly the ongoing guidance from Sharad Sir and Raj Sir – is always motivating, advising and guiding us to achieve higher levels, with their vision to build Sequel a world class company."
- Rahul Purwar
Working at Sequel has been an enriching experience. Like any other Sequelite, I have been given opportunities to explore my strengths and build on it.
I feel at home with Sequel but at the same time the various challenges thrown upon have always pushed me to come out of my comfort zone and give my best.
The trust entrusted with various projects gives a feeling of belongingness and has over the years enhanced my bond with the Sequel team.
Wish Sequel continues to prosper and scale new heights and we as proud Sequelites continue to contribute our bit towards it.