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WTC Pune collaborates with PCHAA and ISCEA-SCNext

Jul 22, 2015


PUNE, INDIA – World Trade Center Pune (WTC-P) inked Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Pune Customs House Agents’ Association (PCHAA) to establish Pune as business friendly destination for multi-national corporates.

PCHAA and its 100+ members alongwith Indian Customs Authorities, led by Commissioner Mr. V. Seshagiri Rao are striving to enhance and facilitate Import-Export clearances at Pune. This will help importers and exporters to avoid congestion-delay and high logistics costs at gateway ports and Air Cargo Complex in Mumbai.

WTC Pune will be a great catalyst in foreign trade by supporting PCHAA initiative of “Clear-In-Pune” felt Mr. Vinod Sharma, President-PCHAA and Mr. Rajdeepak Bhargava, Founder-President PCHAA.

Pune is the industrial epicenter and has attracted major manufacturing plants, additional investments like Mercedes-Benz, GM, Volkswagen, Jaguar LandRover-TATA, FIAT, Cummins etc. Pune is also home to some of the largest IT - ITeS badges including Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant, Tech Mahindra, TCS, and also many KPO – BPO engineering design centers - service providers. Some of the largest back-offices operating out of Pune include MAERSK, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Citibank, IBM, etc. 

Resonating WTCA focus on training and education, WTC Pune recently tied up with US based International Supply Chain Education Alliance and SCNext SkillPRO. 

“Skilled and trained manpower to support massive business growth has greater significance in contemporary India” feels Mr. Sagar Chordia, Director WTC-Pune. The MOU supports Total Supply Chain Knowledge through Education, Certification and Recognition. Government of India has just unveiled a National Skill Development Mission to support Make-in-India, Digital India and Skill India initiatives and the MoU is a step in that horizon.

Mr. Lalith DeSilva, CEO-ISCEA,USA opined that India presents a great opportunity as it spends above 14% of its GDP on Supply Chain and Logistics, compared to <8% achieved by advanced countries.

ISCEA is the developer of internationally recognized certification programs of Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM) and Certified Lean Master (CLM). Advanced training in Demand Driven Planning (DDP) is a novel concept finding global acceptance and is relevant to India too. Mr. Hasnain Millwala, Global President – SCNext - the Young Professionals arm of ISCEA feels that globally trained and multi-skilled manpower will help corporates in India to improve bottom-lines and access global markets competitively. WTC Pune will soon initiate a series of Business Advisory Clinics and Certification Programs.

For more information on this article, please contact Sagar Chordia, WTC - Pune, at