The Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP), a part of the National Logistics Policy (NLP), sets the roadmap for developing a more interconnected and tech-driven framework for reducing costs and improving operational efficiency in the Indian logistics sector. PM Narendra Modi, on September 17th, launched the NLP in New Delhi, and Intugine was one of the few companies to be invited and selected by the PMO to demonstrate the disruptive capabilities of their platform and its abilities to provide real-time visibility of a shipment from source to destination.
The NLP is hailed as a game changer for the industry as logistics costs are currently at 13–14% of GDP in India. A brainchild of the NITI Aayog, the National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited (NICDC) has taken charge of developing this platform by bringing all the milestones under ULIP, to help the logistics sector grow exponentially.
Intugine has emerged as one of the early companies to integrate with the ULIP initiative to realise its true potential. The company has successfully integrated with the IT systems of various ministries, state departments, governing bodies, and private service providers. Intugine now has an improved real-time multimodal visibility solution, with access to data from systems such as FASTag, FOIS, PCS and ACMES, giving their clients a single-screen view of all their shipments across modalities.
Over and above, vehicle and driver verification that took around 2 hours before have now become easy with Intugine’s access to Vahan and Sarathi data. With all this data, companies can automate their audit processes, avoid unnecessary halts and delays caused by negligence in verifying details, and comply with transportation mandates in India.
The future of supply chain visibility is tech-enabled, and there are many proactive schemes, such as ULIP, to help ambitious startups like Intugine bring transparency to global logistics operations. This increases overall process efficiency, makes ETA predictions more seamless, drives down logistics costs, and helps our clients with a unified document reference to abide by transport regulations. We are ecstatic to fulfil the government’s aspiration to have an integrated view of the Indian logistics value chain by empowering the ecosystem with our improved multimodal visibility solution.”~ Harshit Srivastava, Co-founder and CEO, Intugine
As part of ULIP integration, Intugine is also synced with the Freight Operations Information System (FOIS), which equips their customer with milestone visibility of 9000+ freight trains while capturing real-time arrival and dispatch times of these trains in one of the largest rail networks in the world.
Their Port Community System integrations offer one of the most advanced ways of electronic exchange of information between the logistics sectors and 13 major ports and 200+ smaller and intermediate ports in India.
Furthermore, Intugine can now provide its clients with customs data of their air cargo through integrations with ACMES, ACCS, and AAICLAS systems, covering 20 major airports in the country.