Business and Economics
Patrons can now monitor PickMe Drivers, Riders health Condition

Patrons of the PickMe app will now be able to see for themselves, the health condition of drivers and riders they hail. The mobility solutions company has added a special feature to all vehicles connected to their app, to ensure that body temperature readings of drivers and riders are visible to PickMe passengers, suppliers of goods, and end customers.

“This is done particularly, to create transparency and for the peace of mind of users, so they would have the comfort of knowing they are using a safe vehicle. They would know that PickMe is a responsible service provider and we will go the extra mile to keep everyone safe,” says Zulfer Jiffry, CEO, PickMe.

The temperature is taken at various points - there is a drive-through check done at the PickMe headquarters in Nugegoda and some merchants using PickMe for delivery, also check drivers’ temperature.


Kerry Logistics forms new joint venture in Sri Lanka

Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 0636.HK) announced a new joint venture, Kerry Logistics Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (‘Kerry Lanka’), formed with IAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd in Sri Lanka to strengthen its international freight forwarding (‘IFF’) capabilities in South Asia.

Headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Kerry Lanka sits at the strategic crossroads of East Asia, South and South East Asia, Africa and Europe. As part of Kerry Logistics’ South Asia operation, Kerry Lanka operates an office in Colombo, as well as a bonded facility and office for export purposes at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

In 2019, 46% of the total export of Sri Lanka derived from the textiles and garments industry,

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MTI launches ‘Trim & Fit’ for post Covid challenges, opportunities

Based on how businesses world over have responded to previous economic crisis and their own international experience (assignments in over 45 countries over 23 years), MTI Consulting has launched the latest version of ‘Trim & Fit’ – specifically to meet the post Covid-19 challenges and opportunities.

MTI’s Trim & Fit Approach is a Performance-Driven Consulting Solution to help companies to prevail (not just survive) the tough times and seize upside opportunities.

It takes a ‘direct-2-bottomline’ route, thus ensuring sustainable results with the optimum level of resources. The entire process of change is lean and effective, which is further reinforced in the recommendations and outcomes.

Addressing international media on the launch of ‘Trim & Fit’, MTI’s CEO Hilmy Cader said, “a common feature in all financial crisis’ that the world has faced over since the Tulip Crisis in 1637 to current Covid-19 Crisis, is the failure of some of the strongest companies that enjoyed meteoric rise in the good times. Research clearly shows that, how companies respond to the crisis, is what separates the ‘living’ from the ‘departed’.”

According to MTI, Most organizations tend to cut costs indiscriminately, freeze all forms of developmental work and adopt a ‘wait & see’ approach.

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