Supply Chain Management

Wholesale market in India

Wholesellers are none but middlemen who buy products from distributors (wholesale/retail) and sell them to retailers. In most cases, the retailers come to the wholesellers to buy products to replenish their stock. However, wholesellers may also sell to end consumers, but such sales are minimal. In the Indian FMCG market, we have broadly two types of wholesellers: 1. […]

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Impact of GST on Supply Chain

To understand how Goods and Services tax (GST) will help companies optimize their supply-chain, one needs to understand a little bit taxation and the existing warehouse strategy. Let us take the example of a company whose manufacturing facility is present in Delhi, and it moves its goods down to South India. As the company sells […]

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FMCG Distribution Network

The typical chain for a grocer store FMCG product will be: Manufacturing plant -> Company Ware House -> Regional Ware House -> Regional Stockist or Depot -> Super Stockist or Depot -> Stockist/Depot -> Distributor -> Retailer Main Godown -> C&F Agents/Super Stockists -> Distributors as per the territories -> Wholesalers/Retailers So, the retailers either […]

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Link between SCM and Finance Management

In many companies, financial, information and physical flows are often not synchronised. Managers take ecisions from an operational or financial point of view and do not recognise the impact of supply chain management on financial performance or vice versa. Growth, profitability and capital utilisation are better optimised through information, financial and physical supply chains integration. […]

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