Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

September 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 9

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From austere to agile supply chains

With efficiency and quality improved in India, manufacturers now must collaborate with others for better delivery

By M. Balaji and V. Vel Murugan

Worldwide, managing supply chains has become a major component of competitive strategy to enhance organizational productivity and profitability. The supply chain of a manufacturing enterprise is a global network of suppliers, factories, warehouses, distribution centers and retailers through which raw materials are acquired, transformed and delivered to customers.


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