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SCM Now magazine

The Theory of Constraints Smooths the Path to Success

Bajaj Electricals Limited’s transformation story featured in SCM Now magazine - its award winning transformation from a ‘push’ to a ‘pull’ based supply chain and distribution system.

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Theory of constraints - it’s never late too late to re-invent

Kiran Kothekar founding director of the Vector Consulting Group in an investor meet organised by Investec discusses why adopting TOC based pull-manufacturing methodology can help building material companies not only overcome challenges in the current pandemic crisis but also emerge market leaders by consolidating market share in the industry.

Outlook Business

The ‘Leap Year’ at Raymond

In an interview with Outlook Business, Satyashri Mohanty explains on how vector team identifed the real problem faced at Raymond’s textile division and that the problem had to be fixed on priority

The Week

Vector Consulting Group Continues to Grow With New Recruits From Top B-schools

The company has recruited 16 candidates from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM BLR), Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore), Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Indian School of Business (ISB), and S P Jain School of Global Management (Dubai) campuses. With the new addition, the team size of Vector will be 140 consultants.

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Business Standard

Raymond revamps supply chain

Raymond revamped its supply chain to become leaner and more agile. By implementing "pull" manufacturing and distribution, it is dynamically improving its ability to react quickly to demand.

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Schneider Electric Streamlines Software Development With a Nonlinear Approach

Schneider Electric and partner Vector Consulting Group, a supplychain operations firm diagnosed a core issue that afflicts many of today’s software development environments.

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Bajaj Electricals Limited receives 2019 ASCM Corporate Award of Excellence for Advance Supply Chain Industry

Bajaj Electricals with the help of its partner Vector Consulting Group, the company configured an entirely new supply chain to reduce replenishment lead times and increase supply reliability.

Skipper Limited

Skipper Pipes Reboots their Polymer Business with TOC

Skipper Limited turns out to be the only Polymer Products manufacturing company to roll out The Theory of Constraints (TOC) in an organized manner.

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Century Plyboards India Limited

Centuryply adopts ‘pull-based’ strategy

By adopting a ‘pull-based’ strategy as opposed to a ‘push’ in collaboration with Vector Consulting Group, Centuryply has ushered a paradigm shift in its operations.

Edelweiss Research

Parag Milk Foods - Milking value-added portfolio for growth

Edelweiss as part of their series ‘COFFEE WITH CEO’ the team met Parag Milk Foods’ (Parag) Chairman Mr. Devendra Shah and CFO Mr. Vimal Agarwal to gain insights into its business

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Reclaiming Global Leadership in Textile Manufacturing

In an interview with Fibre2Fashion, Satyashri Mohanty discusses how Indian textile is losing its "cheap labor" based competitive edge and how exporters have no option but to make a huge paradigm change to regain a compelling advantage in the international markets.

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Ambit Insights

TOC Sets New Industry Standards

Theory of constraints processes for distribution and retailing has become an industry standard and is so recognized by analysts and competing players of Bajaj Electricals where these processes have been rolled out.

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Parag Milk Foods Limited | Investor Presentation

Parag Milk Foods: From “Push” to “Pull”

Parag Milk Foods announced the results of its new sales pilot after it rolled out TOC Pull distribution solution to provide very high availability at lower inventory while simultaneously improving freshness of products at retail points.

The Textile Magazine

Himatsingka: Emerging global leader in home textiles

The group has carved a niche for itself in home textiles, not by treading old beaten paths but by taking on risks and challenges that have elevated it to be amongst the most advanced textile companies the world

Business Standard

VIP’s real-time conveyor belt

The luggage maker has shifted to a manufacturing model dictated by sales performance. VIP Industries, which was set up in 1971, has four factories that together produce nearly five million pieces annually


Pratibha Syntex Wins C&A’s ‘Best Global Supplier Award’

Pratibha Syntex (Indore), a well-known Indian apparel exporter and a leading manufacturer and exporter of knitted garments and Speciality yarn

Change Magazine

Godrej Interio : Happy Customers, the TOC way

Interio’s B2B arm provides solutions for office furniture requirements and has been experiencing intense competition from the local mid-sized and small players, as well as imports.

Business Today

Conventional Management Approach Is A Misfit Today, Says Vector Consulting Director

Kiran Kothekar, Founding Director, Vector Consulting Group, in an interview with Business Today talks on the trends seen in the consulting space in India

The Hindu Business Line

CV service: Tata Motors rides Vector model for turnaround

Tata Motors is transforming its commercial vehicle after-sales service operations to ensure vehicle owners come back to its authorised service outlets or maintenance, which gives it a key edge.


Fleetguard Filters, Client of Vector Consulting Group Wins 2016 TOCICO International Achievement Award

Vector Consulting Group, India’s largest management consulting firm in the space of Theory of Constraints, is proud to announce that their client, Fleetguard Filters, is the winner of 2016 TOCICO International Achievement Award, Platinum Level.


A practical approach to implement pull based manufacturing

The pioneering endeavours of auto greats Henry Ford and Taiichi Ohno have deeply impacted the industry. The pervasive influence of their ideas can be seen in most of today’s manufacturing environments


Vector Consulting Group Announces Launch of its First Business Novel 'Apparent in Hindsight' for the Auto Industry

The book delves deep into the chronic problems faced by almost all companies in the Indian automotive industry. It closely examines and challenges the fundamental assumptions that have held firm since time immemorial and guided the management of these companies in procurement, operations, distribution and sales


Mr. Arvind Balaji, President ACMA, Launches the Book 'Apparent in Hindsight' Authored by Vector Consulting Group

‘Apparent in Hindsight’ was launched by Mr. Arvind Balaji, President ACMA, during ACMA’s (Automotive Components Manufacturers Association) western region meet, in Pune.


Vector Consulting Group With KOEL (Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited) Wins 2015 AMCF Spotlight Awards for Value & Excellence in Management Consulting

Vector Consulting Group bags the AMCF Spotlight Award for the Second Year in a row in the supply chain category at New York city


How to keep your store from going out of business

When a retail store shuts down merely months after the grand opening, the failure is blamed on a host of external factors such as poor footfalls or economy being down or location issues etc.


2015 AMCF Spotlight Awards Finalists

The AMCF finalists were chosen by an independent panel of judges who assessed the quality of each submission and rigorously evaluated them against detailed selection criteria


Vector Consulting Group Hires from IIM-A, XLRI and ISB

Vector Consulting Group, the largest and fastest growing management consulting company in the space of Theory of Constraints (TOC) in India, has recruited from premier institutes like XLRI, IIM-A and ISB campuses in the recently concluded placement season for 2015

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How to become your OEM's favourite supplier

Tier 1 suppliers of the auto industry claim that they fulfill more than 90% of the orders of the OEMs on a monthly basis. The OEMs, however, complain that the supplies are highly unreliable


The Threat of E-tailers! How do you over come?

E-tailers, with their astronomical valuation figures, are all the rage these days. The daily papers are full of stories of unprecedented funding figures


CCI directives - not necessarily bad news for OEMs

The Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) recent penalty on a few car manufacturers for what it calls “restrictive and anti-competitive trade practices” may be perceived as a disagreeable reprimand to the auto industry.

Business World

Time to Invest in Thought-ware?

Do we really see the world around us with our eyes or do we see it using our mental models. Behavioral scientists are concluding that when it comes to perceiving the world around us, our prejudices shaped by past experiences play a major role

The Economic Times

Companies resort to Theory of Constraints to stay ahead in the game

Godrej & Boyce has 15 different businesses under it, from appliances to furniture and security systems.

SmartCEO Magazine

A spare parts strategy for OEMs in the automobile sector

Competition Commission of India has recently come down heavily on a majority of car manufacturers in India for restrictive and anti-competitive trade practices

The Machinist

In search of the Silver Bullet

Most discrete manufacturing plants struggle with maintaining good on-time delivery performance. Consistent on-time performance of high 90s (sticking to committed deadline) is extremely rare


Implementing Pull Systems in Mom-n-Pop Store Formats

The last week of the month is the most stressful for sales managers of consumer goods companies as they fight to conquer sales targets (not to mention the stress on the dispatch people and the channel partners)

Business Standard

Getting off on the right foot

As the Indian footwear industry becomes more organised, players are honing their forecasting, distribution and display skills to woo the fashion-conscious buyer

The Hindu Business Line

Thinking on their feet

That Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru was a champion of the co-operative movement is well-known. But a little-known fact is that he extended the concept of co-operatives to not only banking, farming and sugar, but shoes as well.


Interview of Mr Puneet Kulraj with

In an interview with, Puneet talks about how ours is a recommendation-thin and implementation-thick engagement model both in terms of time and payouts

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Mahindra First Choice Services (MFCS) Partners with Vector Consulting Group (VCG) to revamp its Supply Chain

Vector Consulting Group Enters Into an Engagement With Mahindra First Choice Services to Build an Agile Supply Chain Using Principles of Theory of Constraints

The Economic Times

Retailers Dilemma: To grow rapidly or to grow cautiously?

It is relatively easier for retail chains to show rapid sales growth by opening new stores, however if there is no profit then continuing on this path of growth jeopardizes the very existence of the company.

The Hindu Business Line

Cashing in on Constraints

Small appliances brand Morphy Richards challenged standard industry practices by adopting the Theory of Constraints.


VIP Industries Partners with Vector Consulting Group to revamp its Supply Chain

Vector Consulting Group Enters Into an Engagement With VIP Industries to Build an Agile Supply Chain Using Principles of Theory of Constraints


2013 AMCF Finalist

Vector Consulting Groups’ TOC implementation project with Fleetguard Filter has been selected as finalists for the 2013 Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF) award for supply chain excellence

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Vector Consulting Group recruits from IIMs and XLRI

In the ongoing placement season of 2013, Vector plans to recruit 10 consultants from the premier institutes of the country like IIM-Ahmedabad, IIM-Bangalore and XLRI-Jamshedpur

Business Standard

Taking a big leap in consultancy – the VCG way

Helping companies beat downturn blues means big bucks these days, and consultants make hay as the sun still shines!

The Financial Express

Reinventing the Bookshop

With TOC implementation, Landmark ensures high availability at low inventory across its stores, and its product mix decisions and innovations have paid off

Business Standard

Go with the flow

The automobile industry in India comes with a disclaimer. That the looping challenges of its component manufacturers, who supply anything from nuts and bolts to seats to the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), puts the brakes on its ambitious plans.

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Jyoti Ltd. Partners with Vector Consulting Group to Revamp its Supply Chain

Vector Consulting Group will be the implementation partner for transforming the supply chain of Jyoti Ltd. using the TOC principles. Through Theory of Constraints, Jyoti Ltd. intends to redefine paradigms of managing the multi-project environment.

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Lucas Indian Service Partners with Vector Consulting Group to revamp its Supply Chain

Lucas Indian Service (LIS) has entered into a multi-year engagement with Vector Consulting Group to build an agile supply chain using principles of Theory of Constraints.

The Hindu Business Line

Removing supply constraints at TACSA

How Tata Automobile Corpn South Africa is tackling short-supply of spares.

The Economic Times

Don’t know what’s holding your company back? Theory of Constraints might give you the answer

The TOC approach takes a cause-and-effect route towards establishing and exploiting the ‘weakest link’ (constraints’) within an organisation that prevents it from reaching profitability and efficiency levels well beyond its ken

Business Standard

Bajaj Electricals partners Vector Consulting Group to revamp its supply chain

Bajaj electricals LTD (BEL), the legacy brand in electricals and lighting, has decided to rework its distribution supply chain in order to improve response time, cut costs, and boost profitability.