Customer Story

How Ather energy gained end to end supply chain visibility with Boxnbiz

“Boxnbiz helped us in managing shipments very effortlessly. They give us better visibility about shipments and hence we can have great control over our supply chain. Moreover, the quality of data provided by their platform is amazing and helped us to improve our production forecast. Their collaboration solution is my personal favorite as saved a lot of phone calls for me. The team is extremely responsive and always excels in delivering a solution.” Sunil kumar, Supply chain professional, Ex Ather Says.



About Company

Ather Energy is an electric vehicle company, building intelligent electric scooters from the home ground of India. It was founded in 2013 by engineering graduates Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain. It manufactures the electric scooter Ather 450 and the Ather 450X. It has also established electric vehicle charging infrastructure Ather Grid.

Ather energy today is India’s fastest-growing EV company backed by Founder of Flipkart Sachin Bansal, Tiger global & many other institutions.

When it comes to electric scooters, technology related to the battery has been one of the main causes of concerns. Ather energy’s lithium-ion battery is designed to be 3 times lighter and smaller than the current battery packs, these packs will charge up over a lunch break and will be virtually immortal. An integrated on-board fast charger is also provided which will allow for a sub-one hour 80% charge.

Challenges

Where Li-ion technology being core to Ather product, managing heavy logistics cost & critical operations with visibility into moving parts was a challenge for Ather. And with the vast majority of its supply shipping over the Air, maintaining visibility of the supply chain to plan production was a nightmare for their logistics department. Having multiple sourcing partners across SE Asia its was important for this fast-growing startup to have deep visibility into every aspect of its value chain in order to deliver an affordable premium electric scooter on time.

Over that being a fast-growing startup it was important for Ather to have a seamless flow of information thought out its organization. Whether it’s the R&D or Logistics team sitting in Head office or the factory coordinator at Shop floor or the compliance & finance team, everyone was involved in the process and always looked up for relevant information whenever requested.

Solution

Through the Boxnbiz technology and data analytics platform, Ather was able to connect all parties in its supply chain and keep them informed in real-time. Ather gained end-to-end shipment visibility, with key milestones logged through the Boxnbiz platform. With higher levels of personal service at both origin and destination By Boxnbiz, Ather was able to plan its production ensuring the shop floor is never been silent.

Boxnbiz did a lot of sitting with the Logistics & R&D teams to understand its products & sourcing plans so that the shipment never get stuck on its way and cleared its critical consignments in a record time of 6 hours. Every Expectation of Ather was converted into a Milestone and ensured to be fully filled within a decided time and the same was populated through a digital dashboard.

Boxnbiz helped us in managing shipments very effortlessly. They give us better visibility about shipments and hence we can have great control over our supply chain. Moreover, the quality of data provided by their platform is amazing and helped us to improve our production forecast. Their collaboration solution is my personal favorite as saved a lot of phone calls for me. The team is extremely responsive and always excels in delivering a solution.

Sunil kumar, Supply chain professional, Ex Ather Says.

He added, “Management of all related files for one single shipment is a must requirement which helps our finance team deal with other government agencies with ease”.

Conclusion

Fast-growing companies need agile systems to manage operations and having a forwarder who not only brings operational efficiencies but also gives visibility into the chain brings an instrumental Change to such organization. With more than 150 Mt of cargo shipped Ather is able to save 12% cost for its end to end logistics with 3 Hours of coordination time saved every day.

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