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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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  1. Grofers: A Case Study of Influencing Factors and Constraints in an E-Commerce Driven Supply Chain*

    AUTHOR(S) : Sunita Guru - Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Neha - Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
    PUBLISHED DATE: 15/02/2017
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases - GSMC
    CATEGORY: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
    PRODUCT: CASE STUDY
    CASE ID: SCM-1-0007, SCM-1-0007A
    CASE LENGTH: 14 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    The on-demand pickup and delivery service market has rapidly evolved in all major urban centers in India. Major players such as Grofers, Bigbasket, ZopNow etc., provide such services across many verticals such as packaged goods, cosmetics, fresh foods and so on. Designing and maintaining a scalable, cost-efficient & flexible supply chain is a major challenge. This case study narrates how Grofers, a major player in the industry, could design, implement and maintain such supply chain that has given ...
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  2. Building Vendor Relationship through Purchase to Payment Policy: A Case Study of FMCG Organization*

    AUTHOR(S) : Aswini Anandane (Dept. of Management Studies), Dr. S. Riasudeen (Research Supervisor, Dept. of Management Studies), and Dhruv Shankar Dutta (Research Scholar, Dept. of Management Studies) - Pondicherry University
    PUBLISHED DATE: 13/04/2016
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases - GSMC
    CATEGORY: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
    PRODUCT: CASE STUDY
    CASE ID: SCM-1-0003, SCM-1-0003A
    CASE LENGTH: 8 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    This case study analyses the payment system of a leading FMCG Company in India regarding the payment release policy to its vendors. The company outsourced its payment system to a leading software organization for releasing the payment through NEFT and Cheque, if the credit limit is within three days the company itself makes direct payment to its suppliers. In spite of such a regulated policy the company delayed the payment to its vendors due to tracking system. This caused delay in supply of goods ...
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  3. Network Instruments Inc.: The Warehousing Dilemma

    AUTHOR(S) : Sandeep Chatterjee, IIM Kozhikode and Associate Director, KPMG
    PUBLISHED DATE: 11/03/2016
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
    PRODUCT: CASELET
    CASE ID: SCM-2-0006, SCM-2-0006A
    CASE LENGTH: 8 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    This caselet is a classic example of how to setup an optimized end-to-end supply chain. The very complex nature of the hi-tech industry poses further challenge to the cost elements involved in the supply chain. The case gives an overall perspective of Leg 1 and Leg 2 logistics and the complexities involved as the number of  stakeholders increase in the supply chain. The caselet has a number of exhibits which details out the lead time, sales figures and the various cost elements in the supply ...
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  4. Polycab: Setting up the End-to-End Supply Chain

    AUTHOR(S) : Sandeep Chatterjee, IIM Kozhikode (Batch of 2003) and Associate Director, KPMG
    PUBLISHED DATE: 25/02/2016
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
    PRODUCT: CASE STUDY
    CASE ID: SCM-1-0005, SCM-1-0005A
    CASE LENGTH: 17 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    Polycab, India's No. 1 cable and wire company has come quite far from its humble beginning. However, as it is expanding into newer areas, there is a need to set up a strong end-to-end supply chain network. This case study looks at the various business functions of Polycab and tries to find answers to the challenges and what needs to be done to support its expansion plans.

    Pedagogical Objectives To understand the stakeholders in the supply chain for a cable and wire manufacturer To ...
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  5. New Asia Group: Fibre to Fabric

    AUTHOR(S) : Sandeep Chatterjee, IIM Kozhikode (Batch of 2003) and Associate Director, KPMG
    PUBLISHED DATE: 07/01/2016
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
    PRODUCT: CASE STUDY
    CASE ID: SCM-1-0004, SCM-1-0004A
    CASE LENGTH: 31 Pages
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    New Asia Group (NAG) is a powerhouse in textiles in Bangladesh. From a humble beginning of a printing and dyeing unit, the company went through a series of forward and backward integration and is the only integrated textile manufacturing company in Bangladesh (spinning, fabric and readymade garments). Presently, NAG has six  group companies, with an expanded product portfolio from woolens to denim. The next step in the journey is to move from being a contract manufacturer to a design house and ...
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  6. A Chicken Story Gone Wrong?

    AUTHOR(S) : Sandeep Chatterjee
    PUBLISHED DATE: 05/05/2015
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
    PRODUCT: CASELET
    CASE ID: SCM-2-0001, SCM-2-0001A
    CASE LENGTH: 5 Pages
    DESCRIPTION:
    This caselet tries to analyze the problems faced by Reddy Poultry Farms Limited (RPFL) where they had overestimated the poultry market and to add to their further woes, competition was fast catching up. The prices of chicken and eggs had plummeted. They had excess supply and hence had to sell the live birds at various levels of their life cycle at lower than cost price to minimize losses. RPFL tried to venture into packaged meat business as margins were more in this business, but because of the Indian ...
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  7. Strategic Network Optimization at Tetra India

    AUTHOR(S) : Sandeep Chatterjee
    PUBLISHED DATE: 05/05/2015
    PUBLISHER: ET Cases
    CATEGORY: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
    PRODUCT: CASELET
    CASE ID: SCM-2-0002, SCM-2-0002A
    CASE LENGTH: 6 pages
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    This caselet examines the problem of spiraling supply chain costs at Tetra India, an FMCG company engaged in the business of edible oil and popcorn. Multiple layers of costs are involved in an assorted process, ranging from procurement costs, transportation costs, manufacturing costs, distribution costs, ordering costs to opportunity costs. Any kind of supply chain network entails to be global optima rather than local optima. The caselet takes into account multiple suppliers, factory, warehouse, ...
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