CriticaLog'ssuccess thrives on skilled professionals having immense industry experience, coupled with uniquely designed processes and technology, driven by customer success.
Logistics is the backbone of any economy; it delivers an efficacious and cost-effective flow of goods.
In India, this industry is progressing swiftly; it is the interplay of infrastructure, modern technology, and contemporary service providers through which the logistics industry can support its customers, reduce their costs, and provide the finest services.
Unlike common belief, logistics is a highly technical subject. The availability of skilled & trained manpower is lacking in IT, transportation, warehousing, and even at the strategic level.
An initiative, CriticaLog India is a solution-driven express logistics organization, presents a perfect environment for employee learning and growth.
It is headquartered in Bangalore and seed funded by Swiss-based PE. The company imbibed an open management style, and its leadership team welcomes every team member to take part in the progress of the organization.
CriticaLog is a pioneer in critical and sensitive logistics. The company believes that logistics is all about precision and efficiency, process engineering, data management, relationship, and innovation.
To perceive more about CriticaLog and its work environment, the editorial team of Startup City had a conversation with the CEO and Managing Director of the company, Sujoy Guha.
As the name suggests, we provide customized logistics solutions, optimizing the end-to-end SCM, considering factors like cost, timely transit, and solutions to suit specific organizational needs.
Our solutions are proven with some of the top-end brands through forward, reverse, strategic stocking, IT integration, and various other innovative methods.
We don't sell. We provide Solutions.
The senior management team members are from large and like openness, transparency, and professionalism displayed in every aspect of the business.
Our HR team is mandated to acquire the right talent for each position, to ensure that it replicates in the company's culture and attitude. We have our stringent intake process where interviews are conducted at multiple levels to create unbiased final opinions.
Preliminary interviews through respective functions
Selection tests to understand functional capabilities
Functional Head and HR interview
Meeting CEO or COO, for final selection at mid/senior levels
The value system of CriticaLog is based on integrity and transparency – encompassing every activity undertaken by the company. With the foundation laid on happy teammates, we believe in delivering high-quality services consistently with a 'Customer First' approach.
Variety in the workforce demands a dynamic, versatile, and adaptable work environment and our company is committed to providing such an environment to all its team members. Its strong code of ethics and the ability to deliver high-quality service drives responsibility and mutual respect among all its employees.
We do conduct cross-departmental inductions and training regularly to ensure that everyone in the organization is on the same page.
We have events like family day, regional festivals, secret Santa, fun games, etc., organized at regular intervals to encourage intermingling between personnel from various departments and develop close relationships between them.
Company incorporation with seed funding from Switzerland
Technological footprint & architecture established. In-house ERP for transportation & warehousing developed
Associated with top-end firms for audits, taxation, legal, insurance & other compliances
Unique solution-oriented logistical services offered
Strategic Stocking initiated as new revenue vertical
Financial break-even point achieved
Careful and limited entry into high-end and complex e-com business
Enhance critical to customize logistics solutions
Continue to increase geographical spread with 100+ Clients and a team of 200+ teammates.
The company is now profitable and capable of running on its own steam.
All business development is through word of mouth and reference.
Products value of INR 300+ Crore carried per month, in a secured environment.
Introduced 2 Hr/ 4 Hr delivery and complex "Repair & Return" services.
The operational network covers 8000+ Pin codes. Strong Tier II capabilities with J&K and North-East presence
Forward Stocking Locations (FSL) across the country to serve fast & reliable service for the end customer satisfaction
Strong IT network across the country with CCTV, GPS, security systems, etc.
Automation drives in every sphere. 40% of consignments are booked through Customer Interface technology.
IATA, GDP certified; member of TAPA, WCA, and trade bodies
First Control Tower set up in Bangalore
All India network – covering more than 14500 Pin Codes
Recipient of multiple awards. 'Top 10 Best Start-ups in India', 'Hot Brands of 2019', '10 Most Admired Transport & Logistics Service Providers, etc.
GST ready with registration in 16 States
Infrastructure augmented with additional capacity across cities
The technology is used as a prime catalyst for solution building. All pick-ups & deliveries through Android handsets for real-time visibility
Recognized by Govt. TDS Dept. for timely payment of taxes
Initiated international logistics business
Hard work and smart work! As we are a people and process-driven organization, we expect our people to be proactive and bring in optimization at every level.
People should be acceptable to change and adapt quickly to the changing world of digitization without missing humanization.
Individuals are encouraged to make decisions. Errors are considered as a shared responsibility, as long as they are not repetitive. Individual initiatives are recognized instantly, through monthly/quarterly programs and annual appraisals.
Individuals are encouraged to follow the "Never say never" policy, which facilitates a close relationship between the team members.
CriticaLog supports employees through the following steps:
Internal Job Vacancies
Functional and behavioral training.
Coaching and mentoring by senior team members
Encouraging team members to attend seminars, professional gatherings, etc.
Providing support for higher studies
We are a small team and can leverage significant efficiency due to higher deployment of technology and by bringing passion to our work. While making our workplace happier and fun-filled, we also make sure every team member spends quality time in his/her capacity and does not get bogged down with workload.
We focus on individual and team deliverables rather than time spent in the office. This outlook allows us to schedule flexibility.
Celebrations during Christmas, Holi, Diwali, and other festivals
Periodic family outings – in larger locations
A celebration of achievements – milestones, acquisition of large customers, end of training program, etc.
We plan to build a sustainable national and international network for critical logistics while continuing to add value to all customers. Automation of processes through the incessant deployment of IT, making CriticaLog a great place to work, bringing in higher than normal returns on investments – will keep us busy in the coming years.
(CEO and MD)
Sujoy has more than two decades of experience in the industry. He is an excellent business leader and with his long-standing team, delivers superior performance consistently.
With his unmatchable leadership ability and skilled management team, Sujoy drives the organization to be the best in class, develops and nurtures talent, and ensures consistent profitability.