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De-stressing NPD

De-stressing NPD

New Product development processes can be de-stressed to meet all stakeholder expectations in terms of cost and delivery deadlines.Read more

- Vivek Chopra
Spares distribution- When the Long Tail wags the dog

Spares distribution- When the Long Tail wags the dog

Hell hath no fury like a customer scorned! All OEMs know that any failure to support their customers during crucial periods of equipment breakdown can have an enormous impact on the OEM’s reputation and future sales.Read more

- Vivek Chopra
Spare the trouble

Spare the trouble

Ensuring spares availability is naturally a major challenge due to the enormous variety of parts involved across the portfolio of the OEM’s vehicles.Read more

- Satyashri Mohanty & Dr. Shelja Jose Kuruvilla
Auto E-tailing- mistakes & opportunities

Auto E-tailing: mistakes & opportunities

Finding an eCommerce model that works for them is a top strategic issue for auto company CEOs…Read more

- Puneet Kulraj & Dr. Shelja Jose Kuruvilla
Rally with your allies

Rally with your allies

It is a widely held belief among organizations that forging long-term relationships with dedicated vendors is crucial for supply chain excellence.Read more

- Satyashri Mohanty & Puneet Kulraj
More is not merrier

More is not merrier

The customer is spoilt for choice. Thanks to the explosion in variety in almost every consumer goods product category in the last few decadesRead more

- Satyashri Mohanty
An After Thought on The After Market

An After Thought on The After Market

The auto industry in India is going through one of the worst phases in the recent past.Read more

- Puneet Kulraj
Auto Supply Chain in India – a mishmash of “Push” and “Pull” methods

Auto Supply Chain in India – a mishmash of “Push” and “Pull” methods

An Inspiring History The operational practices of almost every player in the Automobile and Auto component industry are greatly influencedRead more

- Satyashri Mohanty & Kiran Kothekar
Fleetguard’s distribution strategy using the Theory of Constraints

Fleetguard’s distribution strategy using the Theory of Constraints

To succeed in the aftermarket it was obvious that FFPL would need to have 100% availability of a wide range of their productsRead more

- Kiran Kothekar
The Liquidity Crunch

The Liquidity Crunch

Maintaining liquidity is providing to be a major problem for the automotive industry but it can be tackled.Read more

- Kiran Kothekar
A Viable Vision

A Viable Vision

Most business and supply chain strategies focus on reducing cost at each link in the chain, and thus they create adversarial relationships.Read more

- James F. Cox III, Ph.D., PhD, CFPIM, CIRM
The Great Indian Productivity Myth

The Great Indian Productivity Myth

An average American woman has coffee machines, toasters, microwaves, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, and a plethora of other equipment to enable her chores. On an average, she probably spends 10 hours a week on these. An Indian housewife living in a metropolitan city, on the other hand, takes the help of multiple domestic workers. In herRead more

- Satyashri Mohanty & Dr. Shelja Jose Kuruvilla
The ‘Delhi Effect’

The ‘Delhi Effect’

Distribution companies have always been wary of wholesalers in their distribution chain.Read more

- Puneet Kulraj
An SOS for the OEMs

An SOS for the OEMs

The actions of the OEMs have cascading effects in the entire supply chainRead more

- Kiran Kothekar
Who dares to play the Russian Roulette

Who dares to play the Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette is a lethal game of chance in which participants place a single round in a revolverRead more

- Kiran Kothekar
The Cascading Effect!

The Cascading Effect!

Managing New Product Development Projects in Auto Component Industry.Read more

- Satyashri Mohanty & Abhijit Jha
The Agony of the Tier 1 Suppliers- Caught between a rock & a hard place

The Agony of the Tier 1 Suppliers: Caught between a rock & a hard place

Most Tier 1 suppliers of OEMs claim that they supply more than 90% of the requirement of OEMs for the month.Read more

- Kiran Kothekar
Three Rules for Rapid New Product Development

Three Rules for Rapid New Product Development

New product development for auto companies is one of the most complex operations environments due toRead more

- Satyashri Mohanty
After Sales Service Not a Lip Service

After Sales Service Not a Lip Service

Couple of decades ago, frequently visiting garages to get one’s car repaired was the norm. Car owners were familiar with the garage owners.Read more

- Satyashri Mohanty & Puneet Kulraj
The new aftermarket highway

The new aftermarket highway

With slowdown in auto industry, the capacity utilisation for component vendors has dropped significantly.Read more

- Kiran Kothekar
Spare Parts Strategy for OEMs in Automobile Sector

Spare Parts Strategy for OEMs in 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.Read more

- Satyashri Mohanty & Dr. Shelja Jose Kuruvilla

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