Global logistics group DHL, with plans to invest $100 million in coming years, is working with its customers to prepare for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) being implemented next month. Well ahead of the curve, DHL is planning to invest over $100 million in its supply chain operations in India in the next 3 to 4 years to meet the expected increasing demand following the GST implementation.
“We are working together on how to create new solutions for the Indian market especially focusing on GST for likely immediate challenges,” said Scott Allison, President of Life Sciences & Healthcare sector, DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation.
“To help our customers prepare for the GST implementation, we had started this engagement more than a year ago. There have been discussions with each of our customers because each of them have different setup requirements,” elaborated Leonora Lim, Vice President of Life Sciences & Healthcare, Asia Pacific, DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation.
“We just want to make sure we understand where our customers are with regard to GST and where they want to be,” Lim said. This would help bridge any gap in operations during the transition period and as GST regulations become clearer and clearer, she added. Elaborating on the $100 million supply chain investment, Allison said, “A lot of what we are trying to do is related to GST”.