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How can you better prepare yourself for festivals like Ganpati Visarjan

Ganpati visarjan is one of the most auspicious celebrations across India. Although it’s a very happening and a lively day some disruptions comes along with it. Traffic and delays is one of the most common one.  It impacts various businesses, infrastructure and people. Supply chain gets affected and various different industries suffer loss due to this. It gets very difficult to travel to and from Maharashtra.  

How can you better prepare yourself for festivals like Ganpati Visarjan

Ganpati Visarjan

 

Ganpati Visarjan is one of the most auspicious celebrations in India. Although it’s a very happening and lively day, some disruptions come along with it. Traffic and delays are two of the most common ones. It impacts various businesses, infrastructure, and people. The supply chain gets affected, and various different industries suffer losses due to this. It gets very difficult to travel to and from Maharashtra.

 

Impact

  • Availability of fewer trucks due to rising demand of trucks for Ganpati Visarjan. 
  • Heavy traffic on the roads increases the delivery time by up to a minimum of 4 hours. 
  • Major traffic for the whole day even with the traffic police on the scene. 
  • The crowd makes it further difficult to pass through.
  • Increased demand during festivals and fewer employees. 
  • Non- availability of resources. 
  • Major chances of inventory understocking and overstocking. 

 

How logistics can cope during Festivals?

1 Plan ahead- There is always that last-minute thing we need to buy; however, due to the factors mentioned above, there is already pressure on the delivery teams to close the pending orders. Our advice to shippers is to plan their deliveries in advance so that a last-minute delay can be avoided.

 

2 Stay alert – Make sure you are aware of all the recent happenings around your employees, warehouse, and various assets. The information helps you make better plans. 

 

3 Be aware of transit times – A lot of people expect same-day delivery for various products, which is not possible at times like this. So, you need to plan accordingly. You can either increase the delivery date or choose an alternative course of action.

 

Example: A recent example would be Ecom Express, which faced an increase in demand during the festive season of about 1.5 million dollars and had to hire 200 people beforehand for the task. For various reasons, the sudden increase in demand couldn’t be fulfilled. One was understocking. They couldn’t stock fully because of less supply from their distributors. There was no access to one of their warehouses, which was caused due by the closure of one of the roads. Major factors resulting in delays and losses. 

How Lythouse helps?

1. Risk alert system – This system filters out relevant information and alerts you on the basis of its impact on your business. 

During the day, you get real-time information on areas that are more likely to get disrupted This helps you decide where and how businesses should focus.

 

2. Mass communicationThis helps you communicate with the employees in a more effective way. You can send notifications and alerts to the employees, with the option to hear back from them. You can send geo-targeted messages through the channel of your choice. 

You can send them updates on the situation in case they need to change the routes or pick up products from a different location. 

3. Risk mitigation workflow- The incident distribution helps you assign and forward the task to the relevant authorities and track the completion status. Technology can ease the burden of command through automation in this area as well.

 

4. Emergency services-  Access to various stakeholders that would impact your business. 

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