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Modernising the Logistics

Ecosystem: TRUKKIN

An investment banker turned technology evangelist, Janardan Dalmia aka JD is

on a mission to transform logistics industry. As CEO of Trukkin, JD is tasked with

the mammoth responsibility of leading young, energetic and passionate team on

to the next revolution in technology & logistics. Prior to Trukkin, JD was honing

his corporate finance experience working with and advising on some of the very

high profile M&A transactions over a decade at Barclays and Bank of America in

Dubai and New York.

JANARDAN DALMIA,

Partner / CEO, Trukkin

What are some of

the challenges that

manufacturers are facing

in today’s era and how

is Trukkin playing a

role in alleviating those

challenges?

More with less approach. Today,

manufacturers are looking for

ways by which they can optimize

costs i.e, to achieve best quality

production and distribution at the

lowest cost, to be able to compete

in the market.

The logistics ecosystem, lacks a

modern strategy especially from

the commercial transport point

of view. Across GCC, there is a

road network and the distribution

happens through the land

transport. Absence of modern

technology and professional

service is causing inefficiencies in

the business. Trukkin, with an aim

to reinvent and rebuild logistics

ecosystem on the foundations

of technology, delivers top

notch professional services

to the companies as well to

the transporters, providing

faster delivery, consistent

and reliable system and

transparent platform to the

truckers and customers.

What are some of the

current technological

trends existing in the

manufacturing industry

and how do you inject

those trends into the

effective solutions you

offer?

Technology as an enabler.

There is a need for modern

technologies in today’s

logistics market. I believe

the aim of technology is not

to disrupt something, but

to make a system much

more efficient. Our goal is to

use existing technology or

develop technologies to improve

the operational experience

of both the shippers and the

transporters through creating

transparency and visibility for

them and generating more real

time data. We implement data

analytics to help companies

or transporters make real-time

data-driven decisions.

What were the key

elements that stimulated

the conception of

Trukkin? Can you give us

a quick snapshot of the

company’s history and its

evolution over the years?

Bridging the gap. The idea of

was incubated in the beginning

of 2016 while I was in Saudi

Arabia with my partner. We

began brainstorming and

realized that today’s commercial

transport is very much old

school and they have been

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