India’s Inland Waterways Transportation


The post India’s Inland Waterways Transportation appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Transportation Chainalytics India's Inland Waterways NHAI Rohit Prasad Sarma Supply Chain

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Is it Advantage Organized Retail in India?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Guest post by a former UPS colleague and now independent consultant with a particular specialty in India, e-commerce and retail. Organized retail is 7% of the total retail market in India – compared to upwards of 85% in the US – and is expected to grow to 10% in 2020.

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How to Design Successful “Swachh Bharat” (Clean India) Supply Chains


Consultant, Integrated Demand & Supply Planning | Chainalytics “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” — also known as the “Clean India Mission” — is one of the major initiatives that Indian Prime Minister Modi announced in October 2014 on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. One … The post How to Design Successful “Swachh Bharat” (Clean India) Supply Chains appeared first on Chainalytics.

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The India supply chain revolution

Supply Chain Movement

India is on the cusp of a supply chain transformation that may end up being nothing short of a major game changer. At IMD, we often discuss the distribution footprint of L’Oréal which had an outsized 15% of distribution centers located in India. This usually leads to a lively discussion as to why companies in India have surprising supply chain configurations. The India tax system is a series of complex state taxes based on origin of goods and a central, federal tax.

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Managing a Large Recall in India Pharmaceutical Supply Chain


The post Managing a Large Recall in India Pharmaceutical Supply Chain appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog What's New Chainalytics FDC Ban Fixed Dose Combinations India Pharma pharmaceutical recalls Recall Supply Chain Operations Vikas Argod

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Transportation Procurement in India


The post Transportation Procurement in India appeared first on Chainalytics. By Linsa Godwin Sathiamoses | Consultant, Transportation, Chainalytics | Procuring transportation services is an important activity on the supply chain calendar.

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Modular Refrigeration Units Could Reduce Cold Chain Costs in India

Supply Chain @ MIT

A team of MIT and Harvard University students won the first-ever MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize this month for an idea to make India’s temperature-controlled supply chain for food — or cold chain — more affordable.

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Amazon Taking a Long View on India Online Market Penetration

Supply Chain Matters

The Asian editions of the Wall Street Journal report (paid subscription or free metered view) that Amazon is taking a long view on the growth opportunities for online commerce in India. The online juggernaut is reported to be prepared to invest $2 billion in India for developing a nationwide delivery system along with technologies tailored to serve India’s consumers, most of which don’t have computers but do have mobile phones.

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Report Indicating Apple is Near Deal to Manufacture Products in India

Supply Chain Matters

The Wall Street Journal reports (Paid subscription required) that according to a senior government official, Apple is nearing a deal to manufacture its products locally in India. India is expected to overtake the United States as the globe’s second-largest market after China, and thus such a move is a big deal for Apple and India’s […].

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India’s tiger unleashed: Supply chain design under GST


By Mayur Vamanan, Director of the Supply Chain Consulting at Chainalytics India. After spending 11 years in various states of limbo, the Constitution Amendment Bill to institute a single Goods & Service Tax (GST) has passed both houses of Parliament in India and signed by President Pranab Mukherjee. It’s a done deal and is expected … The post India’s tiger unleashed: Supply chain design under GST appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Supply Chain Success in India: How to Choose the Right Site Locations


… The post Supply Chain Success in India: How to Choose the Right Site Locations appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Report Indicating the Assembly of the First iPhone in India

Supply Chain Matters

A report indicates that Apple has assembled the first iPhone in an assembly facility in India. We view Apple’s manufacturing strategy concerning India to be quite savvy, one that when completed, can provide a lot of market and supply chain benefits down the road.

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Report that Alibaba Has Taken Majority Control of India’s Paytm

Supply Chain Matters

Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Alibaba customer fulfillment capabilities Alibaba strategies in India blogs- independent analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog

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Made in India: an Impossible Dream or A Reachable Star?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In February, 2016, India unveiled the world’s cheapest smartphone “Freedom 251” that sells for US$ 4! Not only are the Indians excited about this phone, Prime Minister Modi embraces this phone because it supports his “Made in India” and “Digital India” initiatives.

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Xiaomi's Success in India Could Impact the Global Supply Chain


India is becoming a battleground for market share among smartphone makers — and success will come down to supply chain. India is the world’s second-largest—and fastest growing—smartphone market in the world. Such results didn’t stop Xiaomi from taking chances with India.

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Additional Report Indicating Apple to Begin Manufacturing iPhones in India

Supply Chain Matters

In late January, Supply Chain Matters called attention to a published report by The Wall Street Journal, citing local government sources, indicating that global smartphone and consumer electronics provider Apple was nearing a deal to manufacture its products locally in India.

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Tighten Up: India and China boost medical device regulations


India and China have both recently introduced new regulation that will impact medical device manufacturers. India’s Department of Pharmaceuticals released a document titled “National Medical Device Policy, 2015” that delineates a new pricing structure for medical devices.

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Currency in India: Current State of Disruption, Confusion, and Economic Slowdown


Currency in India: Current State of Disruption, Confusion, and Economic Slowdown.Transportfolio. Two of India’s major currency denominations have been withdrawn since November 8. India is, by large, a cash economy.

India Based Ranbaxy Laboratories Acquired- Quality Conformance Remains an Issue

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters has featured multiple commentaries citing India based generic drug producer Ranbaxy Laboratories. Our latest commentaries were in a specific posting in late January and in an India based industry regulatory commentary published in February. the parent of Ranbaxy, has agreed to sell the generic drug manufacturer to India based Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Conducting Business in India? Chances Are that You Could Be by 2025


If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025. Shippers around the world seem fairly optimistic about growing their engagement with India. The post Conducting Business in India?

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India Regulators Cite 200 Drug Makers for High Risk in Compliance Standards

Supply Chain Matters

FDA News and other India news outlets report that 200 drug manufacturers have been now cited by India’s national drug regulator for noncompliance and “high risk” for quality control lapses as part of an initial effort to crackdown on the country’s pharmaceutical […]. Here is some rather troubling news for pharmaceutical and life sciences supply chains.

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Unrest in India and the Impact on Global Supply Chains


Recent protests in Northern India states resulted in the mass blockade of key roadways, national highways, and the railway system. Movement of containers to and from Northern India have been affected and will likely remain that way for the next couple of weeks.

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Building Sophisticated Supply Chains in India


In my discussions and travels, I often meet engineers who have become supply chain professionals. To me, that makes a lot of sense. I think engineers, like supply chain experts, seek to make sense out of what appears chaotic and complex. Ask anybody with global experience, and they will tell you that supply chains and manufacturing

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How to Reap the Supply Chain Benefits in India’s GST


With the political impasse over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in India’s last parliament session, the new launch date now seems to be 12 to 18 months away. […]. The post How to Reap the Supply Chain Benefits in India’s GST appeared first on Chainalytics. By Prateek Chauhan | Manager, Supply Chain Strategy, Chainalytics After all the brouhaha, April 1, 2016 will still be celebrated only as All Fools Day!

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Happy Birthday, GST! You Are Delivering Supply Chain Savings


| By Karthik Ravikumar | Senior Manager, Supply Chain Design | and | Vikas Argod | Senior Manager, Supply Chain Operations | Chainalytics | Exactly one year ago, on 1st July 2017, India entered into “one country, one tax” world.

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Is Walmart Really Ready to Take on Logistics In India?

Supply Chain View from the Field

Today’s Wall Street Journal printed a great story on the challenges that Walmart faces as it grows its logistics network in India. The article notes how India is the second-largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world, but that one-third of the produce rots because of its horrendous logistics infrastructure. Middlemen, tiny farming plots, and bad road conditions aren’t unique to India.

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Are sustainable supply chains in India wishful thinking?

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Growing Pains: What’s Stopping India from Overtaking China?


As China’s growth rate slows, India’s economy is picking up speed and manufacturers are taking note. stocks and threatens to severely impact India's export market. Things are looking up for India’s manufacturing sector. India’s energy sector is also facing problems.

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Cars Drive India’s Manufacturing Growth


India grew its automotive industry to the 6th largest in the world through manufacturing strategy and investments by Ford, Toyota, Honda and others

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Deep Dive on 2017 Prediction Eight- Alibaba and Amazon Continue to Position for Global Online Platform Dominance

Supply Chain Matters

Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Technology Transportation and Logistics Alibaba Amazon customer fulfillment capabilities Amazon India important developments in B2C online fulfillment Independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari's Blog online commerce challenges in India supply chain industry analyst advisory services Supply chain Matters blog

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Moving Auto Components in India: More Complex than You’d Expect


The new “Make in India” initiative is a major factor in the growing trend to move automotive manufacturing to India. Every day, I get to help auto manufacturing organizations with their supply chain challenges in India.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Recognition in India for Supply.

Supply Chains Rock

Recognition in India for Supply Chains Rock. For this reason I was thrilled to get a package yesterday from Hory Sankar Mukerjee in India who recently had an informative and educational textbook published called Industrial Marketing. If that wasnt enough, the proceeds of the book will support educating the deprived children in India, who cannot afford to go to school. Who said supply chains are boring?

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Should we really 'Make in India'? Why & How?

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Should we really ''Make in India''? Last month on my flight back to Pune after Diwali Vacations, I happened to read an article on Manufacturing strategy in India. The article I read in my flight made me ponder on the decision to "Make in India". I agree that India''s policy should mainly focus on creating millions of more jobs in manufacturing for the stability of India''s socio-economic and political situation. Why & How?

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Supply Chain Planning Challenges: Exciting Times Ahead


My team and I had just gotten back from the India Manufacturing Supply Chain Summit & Awards 2016 at Mumbai. Arkieva accepts the “Emerging IT Supply Chain Solution Provider of the Year” award at the India Manufacturing Supply Chain Summit.

India calls for more ships

Logistics Middle East

Lack of vessels to delay new route between India & Bangladesh