DV Seshu Kumar has an experience of over 30 years to perform at different managerial levels in a large IT set ups. He is currently working as assistant vice president and IT head at Orient Cement A CK Birla Group for the last 20 years. Kumar has the capability to envision and design a long term IT strategy dovetailing into the overall business direction of the company. His expertise are ERP implementation, BI/BO, IT infrastructure rebuilding, implementation of digital farm-works as well as automations and data analytics.

Orient Cement’s IT team implemented logistic automation as any savings in this is bound to have a positive impact. Multiple process automations were enabled post the implementation of this project. These processes include digital display of truck statuses, weigh bridges, e-way bills etc. The process of tracking the truck has been completely automated, right from when it enters the yard. The order is assigned automatically and the loading time, belt number and gate pass is immediately displayed, hence saving time. The freight bills for releasing payments has also been made digital, hence the whole process has reduced time helping the company to get more vehicles in competitive prices. The KPI for the entire process is that TAT (turnaround time of the vehicles) has been reduced along with gaining the freight advantage.