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India: A rising giant in the world of supply chain management!!

  India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. The growth in real GDP during 2022-23 is estimated at 7.2 percent compared to 9.1 percent in 2021-22, according to data released by India's Central Statistics Office (CSO). Boasting a robust economy and favorable demographics, it's no wonder many international companies are eyeing India as a prime location to set up their manufacturing facilities and supply chains. As this trend continues, the demand for supply chain management in India is expected to soar. The thriving economy and burgeoning consumer market have created a wealth of new growth opportunities, but they also present unique challenges for companies operating in India. To succeed in this dynamic market, it's essential to understand these challenges and how to overcome them. By doing so, businesses can position themselves for success and tap into India's immense potential. According to official estimates, India's population is set to reach a st

From Blind Spots to Bright Insights: 5 Strategies for Supply Chain Excellence

Imagine an adrenaline-filled pilot of a WWII fighter plane with battle scars limping back to base. What enabled the pilot to return safely? Engineers carefully inspected the returned planes and improved the areas where they found gunfire holes. As the person responsible for managing the fighter plane disruption problem, would you rely on the data you see to define mitigation actions, such as reinforcing the plane where holes were spotted, to protect your soldiers and pilots? Would you comfortably make informed decisions based on the accurate and available data you have seen? The challenge lies in human beings' tendency to be biased toward what they see, causing them to discard what they don't see easily. WWII fighter plane engineers taught us a valuable lesson. If they had analyzed the planes that did NOT make it back to the home base, they would have likely come to different conclusions. However, the challenge of obtaining data from the planes that didn't return must be ac

The Vicious Cycle of Supply-Chain Innovation - Trapped Between Inflation and Interest Rates

  Although headline inflation has fallen in most economies in recent months, core inflation remains stubbornly high. During times of high inflation, the cost of goods and services often increases rapidly, putting a strain on a business's finances. As a result, many business leaders may focus on cost management strategies, such as reducing expenses and cutting back on investments, to maintain profitability. Unfortunately, this can make it challenging to prioritize supply chain optimization. Supply chain optimization can be a highly effective strategy to alleviate the impact of high inflation. However, it is crucial to understand that supply chain optimization can be a highly effective strategy, especially during times of high inflation, and can help alleviate the impact of high inflation on their finances. By streamlining and improving the efficiency of supply chain processes, businesses can achieve long-term cost savings and improved profitability. Optimizing the supply chain can h