About Interstate Shipping in India

Unable to ship your products on time to your customers? Are your shipments returning to you after getting stuck atInter-State Checkpoints? Having difficulty in understanding the rules and finding the interstate shipping forms? If these are the kind of questions that are troubling you with interstate shipping, then we have something incredibly awesome to share with …

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The Five Major Flows in Supply Chain

Supply Chain is the management of flows. There are Five major flows in any supply chain : product flow, financial flow, information flow, value flow & risk flow. The product flow includes the movement of goods from a supplier to a customer, as well as any customer returns or service needs. The financial flow consists …

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The Bullwhip Effect in Supply Chain

The bullwhip effect is a distribution channel phenomenon in which forecasts yield supply chain inefficiencies. It refers to increasing swings in inventory in response to shifts in customer demand as you move further up the supply chain. Causes of Bullwhip effect The bullwhip effect is mainly caused by three underlying problems: 1) a lack of …

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Aggregation Methods in Supply Chain – temporal, spatial and product

In supply chain, there are broadly three types of demand aggregation: Temporal Aggregation: Suppose you are a hyper local grocery retailer, say Big Basket. If the demand from certain area is not enough for you to deliver it every day, then you will aggregate the demand across multiple days and say that you will deliver …

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Service Output Demands and Sales Channel Design

Channel design is a crucial element in any product's marketing plan. It is sometimes the most crucial factor for success. A channel designed properly will bring in customers and increases your market share. Most of the times a channel is designed by the marketing teams and the structure and the maintenance is done by the …

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Inventory Management, Inventory Costs, Newsvendor vs. EOQ

Different models are used to manage inventory for products that are continually available (like milk) or products available for limited time (like seed).The Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) model determines the least cost level of inventory to carry, as well as costs. News Vendor models are used for products only available for a single period. EOQ …

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How Price Undercutting happens via Wholesale Trade?

Wikipedia defines price undercutting as: 'Price cutting, or undercutting, is a sales technique that reduces the retail prices to a level low enough to eliminate competition'. It is obvious that price under-cutting happens mostly to boost volume sales. This article is about how undercutting works in the context of Indian FMCG. Brief Overview of the …

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