Supply Chain Management in Retail Food Industry

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN RETAIL FOOD INDUSTRY

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter - 1 Introduction…………………………….…………… ……………………7 Chapter - 2
2.1 Objective…………………………………….………..…………………….9 2.2 Scope of the Study ……………………………….……..………………….9 Chapter – 3 Limitation…………………………………..………….………………....10 Chapter - 4
4.1 Industry Profile……………………………………………...…..………...11
4.2 The Indian Retail Revolution……………………………………..……….20
4.3 Traditional and Modern Retailing: The Indian Story……...………………22
4.4 Growth Across Segments………………………………….…..…………..23
4.5 Organized Retail In India…………………………………..………………24
4.6 Future Outlook………………………………….………….………………28
4.7 Advantage India……………………………………..…….……………….29
4.8 Factors Affecting Retail Food Industry……………………………………33
4.9 Integrated Logistics Services for Food…………………………………….39
4.10 Food Retailing Changes……………………………………………..……40
4.11 Selling Convenience……………………………………………...………41
4.12 Efficiencies…………………………………………………...…………..42
4.13 About Supply Chain Management…………………………………….…43 Chapter – 5 Methodology and Procedure of Work…………………………………46
5.1 Research Design…………………………………………………………...46
5.2 Company Focus………………………………………………………..…..46
5.3 Types of Research………………………………………………………….46 Chapter – 6Analysis of Data……………………………….…………...…………..47
6.1 SWOT Analysis……………………………………………………………47
6.2 Distribution…………………………………………………..…………….49
6.3 The ECR Initiative………………………………………...……………….55
6.4 ERP and its impact on SCM…………………………………….…………64
6.5 Efficient Foodservice Response……………………………..…………….64
6.6 Electronic Data Interchange………………………………………...……..66
6.7 Computer Assisted Ordering……………………………………...……….67
6.8 Continuous Replenishment Practices………………….…………………..67
6.9 Key responsibilities may include………………………………………….68
6.10 Qualifications…………………………………………………………….68
6.11 Professional Skill Requirements…………………………………………69
6.12 Changing faces of Supply Chain Model in Global Food Market………..69
6.13 Companies Using Supply Chain Management Tools Successfully……...70 Chapter – 7Conclusions and Recommendation…………………….……..……….73 Chapter – 8 Summary………………………………………………………………75

ANNEXURE I - PROJECT PROPOSAL…………………………………………….76 ANNEXURE II - REFERENCES…………………………………………………...80 ANNEXURE III - LIST OF Charts, Figures, Diagrams & Tables….……….………..81

CHAPTER - 1

Introduction

This study focuses on the changes occurring in the retail food industry and as these changes are occurring, the market is becoming more competitive. Hence in order to cope with the intense competition, changing consumer interests and lifestyles and advancement in technology it is necessary to bring some change in the operation of the retail food. Therefore, in this study supply chain management is given special focus insisting on its relevance and scope in the retail food industry. This paper shows that how IT plays a very important role in maintaining the operations of retail food chains by reducing timely and immediate flow of information, reducing logistic cost and managing the inventory.

This study has the main objective of drawing out the relevance of supply chain management in retail food industry. This paper also analyze the current status of the food industry, changes occurred and the future scope. This study has some limitations also like this study is not much applicable to Indian retail sector as 97% of the Indian retail industry is unorganized. The research design used is exploratory research design.

All the data collected is through websites, journals and research papers. No primary data is involved. Since there is no primary data, hence there is no sample design. Further, the retail food industry is discussed in which current scenario, factors affecting the retail food chains and changes occurring are covered. Then in the data the usage of supply chain management is discussed in the retail food industry. It is discussed that what are the changes which have occurred in retail food sector,...
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