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Supply Chain and Logistics 2005

Title: Supply Chain and Logistics 2005
Product features: 150 pages
Released on: Mar 2005

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Brief: There’s business to be done in Supply chain in India. That’s the bottom-line from this edition of ET Intelligence Group’s study of the supply chain scene in India. Opportunities outnumber challenges in India’s supply chain scenario today. Are you ready to grab chances as they come by?

The opportunity to grow, in revenues, in reach, in sophistication and in market share for service providers for everything from trucking to cargo, from warehousing to software programming, for instance, are limitless, bounded only by their own ability to deliver value and take share from the vast unorganized sector that still exists. While this edition highlights the best practices in SCM that service provider companies have put in place, we also highlight the savings and productivity gains that companies implementing SCM best practices have attained. Check out the findings of the ETIG surveys that bring to you the pulse of the industry.

Even as we highlight the potential of SCM in India, it must be clearly understood that for most industries, there is no choice but to adopt the best SCM practices just to survive. As our study reveals, Indian companies are rising to this fundamental challenge admirably

 
CONTENTS: SCM and Logistics 2005

1. Opportunities and Challenges ……………………………………………………….8 
Indian companies continue to grow and excel in some of the world’s worst logistics infrastructures. Imagine what would happen if these companies were to start off on the same level of infrastructure as many others in Asia. Well, that’s exactly what’s about to happen as the Indian supply chain management industry gets ready to take on the future

2. Metrics and Measurement………………………………………………………...…………25 
There’s a strong feeling that things are moving in the right direction for the logistics industry in India. But the problem is to come up with the right paradigm that will help assess the industry’s growth on a real-time basis

3. Supply Chain Surveys……………………………………………………………………….34 
The devil’s in the details. And biggies like HLL, Maruti Udyog and Asian Paints have already factored this in their operations. Almost every company that ETIG studied, listed the transition phase from functional silos to matrix and process set-ups as the most difficult to handle. Things have improved five years after the SCM boom started

4. SCM Practices in User Companies …………………………………………………….52 
SCM. That’s the new word buzzing in the corporate corridors. It is triggering a wave of innovative practices across companies and industries, bringing about a catalytic change in the way Indian companies handle their day-to-day operations. India Inc looks all charged up to face the challenges for a brighter future

5. Vendor/Service Providers ……………………………………………………………….83 
Well, that could be the refrain for buyers of logistic services in India. Things are far from perfect -- whether it’s the pricing, range or quality of services offered. But there are some enterprising players who have taken the lead in setting global standards in the service providers industry in India. There’s scope for much more

6. Expert Speak ………………………………………………………………………113 
There are some stories that are best narrated by those who make them. So here are a few first person accounts of some of the pathbreakers in the SCM industry in India. They give you a low down on the frontier moves in the industry

7. Indian Infrastructure ……………………………………………………………………….134 
Things are moving at a better speed across road, water and air. And private participation is definitely changing the way things operate in India. Perhaps that’s the way to go if we want to break free of the infrastructure-related bottlenecks which routinely bog down SCM operations in the country

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