Asian Council of Logistics Management has formally
started functioning from February 1996.The Logistics
movement got impetus from the Council of Logistics
Management (CLM), USA, University of British Columbia
and Georgia Southern University. It was felt by some
of the practicing managers in the field of logistics
study and practices in Asia to achieve the following
Leadership in defining and understanding the
Offering a forum for
the exchange of ideas amongst logistics professionals.
enhancement of customer value and supply chain
Lighter moments at the Dinner Party after Convention.
Asian Council of Logistics Management was, therefore,
formed to achieve the laid down mission.
Eminent personalities having interest in logistics
discipline were contacted, who volunteered to render
help by providing office accommodation, guidance and
A brochure, conveying what logistics is all about,
a folder giving out various component of logistics
were printed and dispatched to various organizations
and eminent persons.
The first meeting of the ACLM was convened on 19.2.96
and was attended by 9 practicing professionals in
logistics. In that meeting a Governing Body was formed
in which Mr. S. K. Ghose, Executive Director, Coal
India Limited was elected as Convenor and Brig. M.D.
Kamath, Chief Materials Manager & Ex-Officio Additional
Secretary, DVC as President. The action plan was drawn,
to be implemented by the Governing Body. Thereafter,
the Committee in its extended form with the increased
number of members has met on every 3rd Friday of the
month. Today ACLM has in its fold 125 members from
all over the country and abroad.
Governing Body during its various meeting laid down
priorities on the following areas
of quarterly organ 'Logistics Today'.
Growth in Membership
and get the ACLM registered under Societies
Holding of Seminars, Workshops, Symposiums,
Panel Discussion, Annual Convention etc.
Conduct of capsules
and orientation courses on Logistics Management.
Primary and secondary
research on logistics related areas.
Formulation of Logistics
Management Course for Under Graduates and
Building up a Library of Books, publications
and journals on logistics and related areas.
Collection of Indian/Asian
case studies in logistics and related areas.
Publication of Text
Book on Logistics Management and other related
Management Disciplines where integration of
logistics become essential.
Open branches in major
Render specialized consultancy
services in logistics related areas.
of Logistics Service Providers.
contacts with similar type of institutions.
Logistics today is being published every quarter.
Besides members, these are being mailed to over 50
logistics professional bodies all over the world,
Post Graduate Management Institutes, Chambers of Commerce,
selected Secretaries to Government of India, State
Govt. Officials, Ordnance Factories and other dignitaries.
Logistics Today is now popular and in demand. 35 issues
of Logistics Today have so far been published.
Membership:"ACLM today has been able to expand its membership base to around 250 individuals." .
ACLM has been registered under
the West Bengal Societies Act on 6th May,1998.
Seminar/Panel Discussion: Following seminars/Panel
Discussions/Conventions have been held so far in Kolkata:
One day seminar on 'Logistics
2000' on 7th December 1996.
Panel Discussion on
'Logistics Support for Empowering' on 12th
One day seminar on 'Cost
Effectiveness Through Logistics Excellence'
on 6th March, 1999.
1st National Convention
'Logistics Management-Challenges for the Millennium'
on 21st & 22nd December 2000.
2nd National Convention
'Logistics-The Cutting Edge for Competition
' on 8th & 9th February 2002.
3rd National Convention
'Infrastructure - Capability, Constraints,
Compatibility' on 17th, 18th January 2003.
4th National Convention on the theme "Logistics Tomorrow - Players, Platforms, Processes" .
5th National Convention on the theme "Regional Economy - Challenges & Strategies for Logistics Management" .
6th National Convention on the theme "Cost Effectiveness - Through Supply Chain Knowledge" .
7th National Convention on the theme "Mastering the Challenges of Supply Chain Nerwork in India" .
(xi) Workshop on : International Trade Finance and UCP 600 on 8th August, 2008
(xii) Training Programme on Logistics Management for ONGC Academy from 19th - 23rd january, 2009
(xiii) 8th National Convention on the theme Connect- Create- Collaborate- Logistics & Supply Chains for Optimizing Costs on 6th March, 2009
(xiv) One Day Workshop on “Logistics Management” for MSTC Ltd. organized at their premises on 11th December, 2009.
(xv) 9th National Convention on the theme; “Enter the Fast Lane of Supply Chain with World Class Infrastructure” held at Hotel Trident, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai on 19th & 20th March, 2010.
(xvi)10th National Convention on the theme, 'Logistics & Supply Chain Management Problems Today – Solutions for Tomorrow' held on 11th November, 2011 at Hotel Oberoi Grand, Kolkata.
(xvii)11th National Convention on the theme, 'Logistics : Vision – Value - Velocity' held on 2nd February, 2013 at APTDC Beach Resorts, Vishakhapattanam.
Research Study : The
gist of research carried out by ACLM Research Bureau
and details of its functioning has been reported in
the various issues of ' Logistics Today ' on the subjects
like 'Specification of Ambulances', 'Preventive maintenance
of Health Care equipments', etc .
One year certificate course on Logistics
Management leading to gradation as Certified
Logistics professional (CLP) ,recognized by
West Bengal State Council of Technical Education
has been concluded under CORSI-ACLM Joint Academic
Program. Evening classes were held thrice in
a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at 7/3, Mandeville Garden,
Calcutta-19. Total strength of the Class was
eleven. An expert team of faculty conducted
second Certificate Course on Logistics Management
was inaugurated on 1st August 2002 in which
38 students were enrolled. This year the enrolment
had been substantially increased due to the
Public Relations effort done through Ananda
Bazar Patrika and Times of India. The classes
were being held at Ramrick Institution, Calcutta.
This syllabus was thoroughly revised and had
been made more practical oriented with a view
to see that the students get absorbed in the
corporate world after completing this course.
A separate committee looked after the gamut
of activities along with a dedicated Programme
The Third Academic Session has started on and
from 1st September 2003 with 27 students. Now
classes are being held at the Bhawanipur Education
Society College, 20, Lala Lajpatrai Sarani,
Kolkata- 700020. There was yet another revision
in the syllabus as the empowered Committee decided
to update the Course Curriculum.
ACLM has been helping to get employment opportunities
who had successfully completed the Course and
were awarded with the Certificate (CLP). To
provide such help, ACLM is publishing one Placement
Profile where necessary bio-data of all successful
students including their evaluation are printed
along with their photographs. The profiles are
sent to different prospective employers with
a request from ACLM for providing opportunities
to the students. The response so far is very
encouraging and most students, completing the
Course got opportunities for interviews and
The academic sessions are continuing with regular updation of Course curriculum. The sessions are being organized by Cadopia in cooperation with ACLM
Capsules & Training Programs:
A Capsule Course and a Logistics Orientation Course
were successfully conducted and have received applause
from the participants.
Netaji Subhash Open University have been approached
for running Logistics Management Courses for the Defense
personnel and others under their recommendation, guidance
and help. The university has responded and asked to
submit further information on our request, DGR, Ministry
of Defence has also been briefed on our venture.
attractive library with books on logistics and related
subject has been established. Journals/newsletters
from other logistics professional bodies throughout
the world are being received regularly on exchange
Case Study: Some
of the case studies on Indian/Asian environment in
Logistics related areas have been published in 'Logistics
Text Book on Logistics:
A book solely on Logistics Management
namely "Logistics Management-Definitions, Dimensions
& Functional Application" written by Dr.S.K.Bhattacharya,
Secretary, ACLM has been published by S. Chand &
Company. First edition has been completely sold out.
The Second edition of the publication was formally released by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Shri Buddhadeb Bhattarcharjee, in the year 2007.
Dimensions and Functional Applications
Asian Council of Logistics Management
S.Chand & Company
155mm X 240mm
128 pages Paperback
Logistics Management: Definitions, Dimensions and
Functional Applications is a first of its kind research
publications for the Asian countries. The book covers
almost all the aspects and facets of Logistics Management,
definitions, supply chain management, organization,
management of logistics information, third party alliance,
disposal / reverse logistics, strategic planning,
monitoring, activity based costing, operations research
and computer applications.
Definition, Concepts, Components, Requirements
Supply Chain Management
Organizing Logistics Functions
Management of Information in Logistics Functions
Third Party Alliance: Issues and Cases
The Reverse Logistics Process
Integrating Strategic Planning for Logistics
Functions- The Method of Accomplishment
Measurement and Improvement of Logistics Service-
Quality and Performance
Activity Based Costing and Logistics
Operations Research and Logistics Decision
The Place of Logistics Management- Present
on logistics ' Integrated Logistics and benefits to
Indian Industries' has been published by The Statesman
on 25.6.97 and another article written in Bengali
language ' Industrial Management : Logistics Showing
new ways' has been published in Ananda Bazar Patrika
Delhi Chapter: A
chapter at Delhi was inaugurated on 14th June 1998
by our Patron Lt.Gen. S.K.Bhatnagar, PVSM, AVSM, Maj.Gen.
(Retd.) B.S.Keron, V.S.M has been nominated as chapter
has been featured as one of the 78 Logistics Professional
Organization of the World in the Directory of Organizations
interested in logistics published by CLM, USA in 1997.
The Material Handling and Management
Society, USA has affiliated ACLM for the purpose of
international advancement of the material handling
profession and promotion of understanding and cooperation
between the two organizations.
Communication Partnership, London has arranged to
send free copy of 'Air Cargo World' to a number of
members of ACLM.
A London based publication 'MT Logistics' has asked
for Indian base case study for publication which has
Friend of ACLM: Following
organizations have enrolled their names as friend
Indian Aluminum Co.Ltd.
Indian Oil Corpn.Ltd.
Mother Dairy, Calcutta
Indian Institute of Coal Management, Ranchi
The Bangalore Study Centre is on course to be opened shortly. The Study Centre will conduct Certificate Courses in Logistice & Supply Chain Management.
For Details : Contact Col(Retd.) M.E. Fernandes
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
offered its consultancy services to one Inland Water
Transport Corporation, DGOF, IFB Agro and some of
the leading Management consultants.
Placement Services: We
have been intimating through Logistics Today for placement
services. We have been able to induct few personnel
in the private sector companies.
is just 7 years old. In the days, months and years
to come with the cooperation of members in particular
and society in general we endeavor to-
Grow membership in numbers.
Open ACLM branches at Hyderabad,
Pune, Bombay & Bangalore.
Organize ACLM national convention at Delhi.
Bring out another encompassing
various logistics process, viz. sourcing, purchasing,
transportation, packaging, warehousing, etc. Another
manuscript on logistics of health care units is ready.
Develop young logistics professionals
with 10+2 certificates.
Impart short duration capsules, workshops, training
program on logistics related areas in large organization
throughout the country.
Bring out Journal of Asian Logistics.
Popularize logistics management advantage through
publication, interaction and volunteering our services
to sister professional organization through out Asia.
are members of ACLM from the very beginning NEVER
looked at profit as a prime objective. In fact there
are lot of expenditure our members incurred have been
made as voluntary donations. It will be the endeavor
of the Governing Body to keep every one informed about
the progress we make over the coming days through
media of 'Logistics Today'. Our further endeavor to
add to the prestige and glamour of our professional
competence will continue.