From Compliance to Innovation: Transforming the Future of Electronic Supply Chain

Operating across three key business categories – Power Electronics, Automation, and Infrastructure – Delta Electronics India has emerged as a leader with a steadfast commitment to sustainability and operational efficiency. In an exclusive interview with Prabhu Mishra, Director – Commercial & Logistics at Delta Electronics India, we delve into the intricacies of managing regulatory challenges, ensuring compliance, enhancing the efficiency of electronic supply chains, and adapting logistics operations to global disruptions. Mr Mishra also sheds light on Delta’s significant contribution to India’s EV infrastructure and outlines the company’s commitment to sustainability in the electronic supply chain.

We do navigate Regulatory challenges by understanding the regulatory environment, brainstorming, and finding solutions by interpretation of the law for the better interest of the company. By seeking legal expertise, implementing robust compliance programs, staying updated, leveraging regulatory sandboxes, and collaborating with regulatory bodies, I navigate the complexities of compliance and legal requirements successfully. Proactive compliance is the strategic approach to complying with global regulations. It is a methodology to pinpoint and address potential compliance problems before they impact our business. We adopt a five-step strategy to ensure compliance within the organization, which involves staying informed about changing laws, regular reviews, adherence to procedures, internal audits, and leveraging digitalization through specialized software.

Just like any other supply chain, the five most critical phases of an electronic supply chain are planning, sourcing, production, distribution, and returns. A supply chain manager is tasked with controlling and reducing costs and avoiding supply shortages.

Some of the most widely accepted ways to improve supply chain efficiency involve increasing supply chain visibility, developing strong relationships with dependable suppliers, perform consistent vendor management, forming mutually beneficial strategic partnerships, automating supply chain processes and using integrated supply chain software.

At Delta Electronics India, we observed that the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated preexisting issues in the supply chain and brought priorities such as visibility, resilience, and digitization to the fore. It is to be noted that our production levels didn’t take any major hit because of the disruption. But across the board, protecting, retraining, and reskilling the workforce has been a major priority, along with investing to make the autonomous supply chain a reality.

As per reports, Delta Electronics India has delivered over 7,000 EV chargers to date. How does the company tailor its solutions to address the specific needs and challenges of the Indian market in the context of EV charging infrastructure and smart energy solutions?

I would like to make a correction here that, Delta Electronics India has already installed more than 10,000 EV charging points across various cities in India. This extensive network allows EV owners to charge their vehicles conveniently at homes, workplaces, public areas, and other high-traffic locations. Globally, Delta Group has surpassed a significant milestone of 2 million installed EV chargers, solidifying its position as a leading provider of innovative charging solutions worldwide.

We offer our products and solutions for various vertical segments including AC chargers, and DC Fast Chargers, for both e-4wheelers and e-bus applications. Having our in-house RD, we bring in the latest technological advancements in our products and solutions to make the entire ecosystem user-friendly and robust charging experiences.

As part of our commitment to sustainability and clean energy solutions, Delta Electronics India unveiled the green EV charging station during Elecrama 2023. The green EV charging station combines advanced technology and renewable energy sources to deliver efficient and environmentally friendly charging solutions. This station serves as a model for future charging infrastructure, showcasing Delta’s dedication to creating a sustainable and greener world.

This is an abridged version of the interview published in the February edition of the Logistics Insider Magazine. To read the complete interview, click here.

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