Posts from category "Case Studies"

India Post – Pioneer of Last Mile Connectivity

In 2002, the World Bank released its report on India Post, exploring the new opportunities and threats the future holds for India Post, from the time the report was released. Around 10 years later, India Post announced its plan to partner with e-commerce providers in 2013, to increase its business opportunities in search of a possible avenue for profits. India Post, is one of the biggest Public organizations in the country, with over a million employees and over 1,50,000 centres of operation. The icing on the cake is that, more than 80% of the centers are present in rural areas. This provides India Post with the unique opportunity to reach out to the rural masses with e-commerce and other related e-services which the retailers are unable to service as they do not have a presence in most of the rural locations. Whether India Post took a cue from the World Bank report or it simply followed the path of other Postal Dept. in the world, this a leap made in the right path.

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Domino’s Case Study

With about 50 different ingredients, Domino’s Pizza has a complex source of raw materials. As per Domino’s a possible 34mn combinations have been worked out by them. Certainly, you would not want to have them all in your menu, but the number adequately testifies the choices in front of you at domino’s. This is possibly the most customizable food outlet in the world. Yet, for all this variety, Domino’s supply chain is based on a push concept for most of its operations. It is based on the familiar concept of delaying the customization till the last possible stage to maximize automation and production. Let’s look into the Push-Pull Frontier with this illustration of Domino’s Pizza.

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Multiple Supply Chains - A Case Study

For any manufacturing organisation, we can divide the supply chain into two parts. One is the upstream supply chain and the other is downstream supply chain. In this podcast, I am going to discuss the need for multiple supply chains for the downstream. The downstream supply chain originates at the factory and ends with the delivery of the product to the end consumer. We are concerned only with the forward product flow, so I am not considering the reverse product flow or the reverse logistics part. This sets the scope for our discussion related to multiple supply chains.

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