An agile professional

An agile professional

Armed with more than 15 years of experience in logistics and freight forwarding Ruchi Dogra ventured into entrepreneurship with FreightCrate Technologies and trying to break the barriers in a male-dominated industry.

ON LOGISTIC AND TRANSPORT INDUSTRY

Over the last couple of years, the Indian logistics industry has maintained a high growth rate. It has grown both in terms of volume and the spread of services that it provides. In spite of this growth, there is still a large room for improvement when compared to other nations, especially in the EU. The use of technology, multi-mode modelling using algorithms, transparency in pricing and reporting of movements to clients still remain a challenge in India. There are new age firms that are already bridging this gap and will surely help improve the situation. 

ON INCLUSION OF WOMEN

We still have a few women, especially at the management level. To address the gender gap, there is a need to create opportunities at all levels, identify talents and develop a career progression plan by providing mentorship, offer flexible work timings and more. Introduction of supply chain & logistics as a subject at school and university level with definitely help create awareness about the industry.

Education, skills, work experience

Graduated from the University of Jammu, attended school and college in multiple states such as Assam, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh & Delhi. Successfully established and lead verticals in key sectors from hotel and beverages, engineering & manufacturing to retail and technology. She has worked with reputed names in the industry such as Kuehne & Nagel, DB Schenker and DHL. 

Interests

Travelling & exploring new places. Passion for cooking and exploring world cuisines. 

Latest book or last read

The Innovators Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen & New Human Revolution by Dr. Daisaku Ikeda

On playlist

Totally depends on mood, but I like to listen to Shania Twain, Adele.

What would you do if you were invisible for a day?

Go back to school – miss those fun-filled, carefree days. Spend a day without a gadget. 

What's in your travel bag?

A pair of jeans & with a few tops, sneakers, my camera, quick cosmetics and peanuts snacks.

5 things that you can't stay without

My never give up attitude, my Family & my Friends – Rest keeps changing?

Travel bucket list

Road trip to Siachen, South Africa, Barcelona & Italy – explore the countryside.

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