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Hilti Tie-up With Fareye As Its Digital Logistics Partner

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Hilti develops and manufactures products, systems, software and services that provide the construction and energy sectors with clear added value.

Hilti stands for quality, innovation, and direct customer relationships and continuously thrives to provide a seamless experience to its customers. Among all the services, one of the standard services that Hilti provides is delivery of its product to customers’ site or office, as per their preference and also provides an end-to-end solution for repair of tools with hassle-free pick-up and return. In order to provide fast & reliable deliveries to its customers, Hilti has tied up with FarEye, a leading technology provider to enable digital logistics, gain real-time visibility of goods movement, predictability with actionable insights and build a digital integrated ecosystem with third-party vendors.

Working with various 3PL partners across the country, a major pain area for Hilti was to manage these partners, map them against each other, track individual shipments and keep the customers informed on the status along with actionable insights. Additionally, manual processes and lack of proper communication between transporters and logistics managers resulted in manpower wastage and high wait time at warehouses for loading/ unloading of products.

“Supply chain providers across the globe are aiming to achieve complete visibility and seamless collaboration amongst all the stakeholders. For us, the fundamental challenge was lack of real-time visibility on the movement of shipments once they left the warehouse. FarEye seamlessly integrated with the various data sources available with our 3PL partners to provide predictive visibility at every step. The team at FarEye is well qualified and very flexible. They have been more of consultants for us rather than a technology vendor. FarEye Transportation ensures that our supply chain is now more reliable & optimized & supports our business in making time-sensitive data-backed decisions,” says Puneet Dhamija, Director- Operations, Hilti India.

FarEye’s state-of-the-art technology has been a key enabler for the company in many ways:

  1. Seamless Collaboration:With the connector integration module, FarEye helps manage data collection from multiple third-party vendors’ Transporter Management Systems and Warehouse Management Systems and makes relevant information available to the right stakeholder at the right time with actionable insights.
  2. Improved Visibility:Real-time visibility of goods from the start of their journey until the final destination along with live tracking and estimated time of arrival updates.
  3. Digitalization of Processes:Hilti achieved 100% automation of processes which increased operational efficiency and reduced loading time by 2 to 3 hours at the warehouse.
  4. Scalable Logistics with 3rd Party Vendors:Seamless integrations with 3PL vendors enabled Hilti to scale processes as per requirement.
  5. Better Customer Experience:Customers get the exact status of orders and service requests in real time at the convenience of their mobile devices, improving their experience and trust in the brand.
  6. Actionable Insights: With real-time and predictive analytics,logistics managers are able to make better business decisions with a proactive approach.

“We are delighted to work with Hilti and enable them in their quest to create products which power the professional construction industry. We are glad they have chosen our platform to create the most advanced and satisfying delivery experience for their customers. FarEye provides predictable and actionable business insights across the value chain, which helps Hilti to increase its overall efficiency, cut costs and increase profitability,” says Kushal Nahata, CEO & Co-founder, FarEye.

FarEye uses automation and machine-learning algorithms to help HILTI in transforming its operations and enabling logistics managers to gain a 360-degree view of what is going on the field. The platform provides them with an analytics dashboard for KPI mapping, vendor performance management, identification of bottlenecks and mitigates it in time. Intelligent allocation of freight to 3PL partners and digital proof of deliveries makes operations efficient and cost-effective.

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Dinesh Nair Appointed as Director for Consumer Business Lenovo India

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Global technology leader Lenovo has appointed Dinesh Nair as Director, Consumer Business for India region. Dinesh succeeds Mr. Shailendra Katyal, who has recently been appointed Site Leader for Lenovo India and Managing Director of Lenovo’s PC and smart device business in India. 

Dinesh Nair has been an integral part of the Lenovo India consumer business for more than 11 years and has worked successfully across several roles. His most recent role was as the sales & channel management lead for Lenovo’s consumer segment in India. He has handled leadership responsibilities across offline general trade retail, distribution management, field sales, eCommerce, large format retail and category management, and has been a key contributor to the company’s growth journey in India. 

“During this difficult time in India, we are working hard to ensure the safety of our employees, partners and customers and I am grateful that we have excellent leaders in place to bring our team together and offer this support. I am proud to hand over the reins of the consumer business to Dinesh. At the same time, this is a demonstration of our commitment to developing talent internally. I am sure he, along with the consumer leadership team, will propel the business to new heights,” said Shailendra Katyal, Managing Director, Lenovo India.

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ASUS ROG Announces ROG Masters Asia Pacific eSports Tournament

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ASUS ROG will host its first ROG Masters Asia Pacific eSports tournament from March to April 2021. Due to COVID-19 pandemic affecting travel around the region, the tournament will be conducted entirely online, with quarterfinal to final matches livestreamed.

The ROG Masters tournament will feature Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) as the official game title will provide opportunity to teams with enthusiastic players to pitch their skills against each other, as well as the best professional teams from their market and in the region.

Tournament Structure

The tournament will see various teams from 15 markets across the region vying for the chance to be crowned as the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific Edition CS:GO Champion. 

The tournament will be played in three stages played over the course of 2 months:

  • Country qualifiers
  • Country finals
  • Asia Pacific finals

Country qualifiers matches for India will start in the second week of April 2021; 8th April and the finals to be held on the 10th April. The India finals to find the top three teams to represent the country will be livestreamed live on 10th April.

Professional teams from across the region will be automatically placed into seeded positions in the country finals. This gives a greater chance for non-professional, enthusiast teams from India to get through the qualifiers and meet the pro teams in the country finals. 

Country Champions will then go on to experience battling winning teams from other APAC markets in the finals that will be livestreamed during 22nd to 25th April 2021.

Prizes

3 qualifying teams from India finals will stand to win US$800 for first place, US$400 for second place, US$200 for third place. They will then go on to the Asia Pacific finals with the chance to win the following prizes for the championship:

ROG Masters APAC ChampionshipAPAC Finals (USD/ team)
1st$10,000
2nd$3,500
3rd$1,500

Registration and Official Tournament Website

Registration for the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific tournament opens on February 8, 2021 at the tournament’s official website.

Registration closes on February 28, 2021 Further details, match schedules, pro team information as well as rules and regulations can also be found on the tournament website.

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Garena Launches Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars

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Garena has announced the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars, Free Fire’s first-ever esports tournament for the South Asia region. Taking place on 6 February, the tournament will feature some of the gaming community’s favourite Free Fire streamers and personalities from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

The Free Fire community has continued to expand in South Asia and across the world, with the mobile battle royale game the most downloaded mobile game globally in 2020, according to App Annie. Through the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars, Garena will look to continue its efforts to excite and delight its fast-growing South Asian community with exciting Free Fire content, and to support and develop the incredible online community in the region.

Tournament Format

The Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars will feature a total of 12 teams. Each team will be led by one of the top 3 streamers from each of the 4 participating nations – chosen by public voting – in this epic clash to determine the best in the region. 

The 12 teams will compete in the Battle Royale Squad mode for a slice of the 1 million diamond prize pool. The ultimate winner of this star-studded tournament will receive 500,000 in-game diamonds; the first and and second runners-up will be awarded 300,000 and 200,000 diamonds respectively. 

Invited Teams

The Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars will feature some of the most popular streamers and personalities from across South Asia. 

The team captains for each nation are: 

India

  • Total Gaming (19.4 Million YT Subs)
  • Desi Gamers (7.8 Million YT Subs)
  • Two-Side Gamers (6.85 Million YT Subs)

Bangladesh

  • Gaming with Nayeem (1.6 Million YT Subs)
  • Illusionist YT (479K YT Subs)
  • Gaming With Zihad (698K YT Subs)

Nepal 

  • Sooneeta (3.26 Million YT Subs)
  • Bshow Mgr (399K YT Subs)
  • Tonde Gamer (2.37 Million YT Subs)

Pakistan

  • RKG ARMY (1.77 Million YT Subs)
  • Unusual Gamer (81K YT Subs)
  • The Skinzo FF (75.5K YT Subs)

Broadcast Details:

Fans can witness all the high-octane action by tuning in to the live broadcasts of the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars. These will be hosted on Free Fire Esports India YouTube and Facebook, Free Fire Bangladesh Official YouTube and Facebook, as well as on BOOYAH!. 

To cater to the diverse South Asian community, the matches will be streamed with live commentary in 5 languages – Bengali, English, Hindi, Nepali and Urdu.

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