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India Supply Chain http://www.supplychains.in/tresources/en/images/icons/tendenci34x15.gif http://www.supplychains.in India Supply Chain Copyright 2008 India Supply Chain Tendenci Association Software by Schipul - The Web Marketing Company en-us noemail@supplychains.in Wed, 10 Dec 2008 06:05:07 GMT Events http://www.supplychains.in/en/cev/102 SupplyChain IT Solutions Workgroup <div class="vevent"> <a class="url" href="http://www.supplychains.in/en/cev/102"> <span class="summary">SupplyChain IT Solutions Workgroup</span> </a><br/> Start Date: <abbr class="dtstart" title="20090302T023000Z">2-Mar-09 12:30 PM</abbr> <br/> End Time: <abbr class="dtend" title="20090302T043000Z">2-Mar-09 2:30 PM</abbr> <br/> Speaker: <br> <br/> Event Details: <div class="description"><p style="font-size: 8pt"><img height="120" alt="" hspace="5" src="http://www.supplychain.cn/attachments/wysiwyg/4/Image/chain.jpg" width="120" align="left" />You and your colleagues are invited to join the&nbsp;India Supply Chain Council&nbsp;for a new <strong>Supply Chain IT Solutions Workgroup</strong> on&nbsp;March 2 in Bangalore.<br> <br> This workgroup aims again to provide a platform and an opportunity for software vendors, system integrators and consultants in India to get to know each other, network, share operational experiences and think on how to cooperate and work with each other to increase efficiencies in ERP, SCM, WMS, TMS, SRM, CRM, PDM implementations in India.<br> &nbsp;<strong><br> PLSE FORWARD!</strong> If you know anybody who maybe interested to join and is involved in supplychain, logistics, distribution, transportation, purchasing or manufacturing software and IT systems, do not hesitate to forward them this message.<br> <strong><br> What:</strong> Supply Chain IT Solutions Workgroup <br> <strong>When:</strong> March 2, 2009,&nbsp;lunch 12:00 noon<br> <strong>Fee:</strong> Pay What You Order, set lunch<strong><br> </strong><strong><br> Seats are limited to 20 persons, so please register ASAP. </strong></p> </div> </div> <br/> <div class="vcard"> <a class="fn"> </a></div> http://www.supplychains.in/en/cev/102 Sun, 16 Nov 2008 19:12:46 GMT Events http://www.supplychains.in/en/cev/101 Supply Chain Networking Mixer <div class="vevent"> <a class="url" href="http://www.supplychains.in/en/cev/101"> <span class="summary">Supply Chain Networking Mixer</span> </a><br/> Start Date: <abbr class="dtstart" title="20090228T160000Z">28-Feb-09 5:00 PM</abbr> <br/> End Time: <abbr class="dtend" title="20090228T180000Z">28-Feb-09 7:00 PM</abbr> <br/> Speaker: <br> <br/> Event Details: <div class="description"><p style="font-size: 8pt"><img height="125" alt="" hspace="5" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/5/ISCCnetworking.gif" width="169" align="left" border="0" />Working in supply chain, sourcing, procurement or logistics in Pune, Mumbai area and interested in supply chain management? Join us for a new supply chain mixer in Mumbai.<br> &nbsp;<br> As part of our ongoing effort to continually grow the awareness around supply chain management in India, we invite you and your guests to join us for this cocktail.<br> &nbsp;<br> Organized by the India Supply Chain Council, this is your chance to network with other supply chain professionals and learn how you can get plugged in with the Council activities in India. And it's not just for members either - if you're a not a member but wish to have more information and to meet other members of the Council, then you're welcome! Come on out and mix it up with us!<br> <br> Prospective members will learn about the exciting personal, professional and business development opportunities that the Council membership has to offer, meet other chapter members and network with supply chain executives.<br> &nbsp;<br> Attend and find out what our membership is all about! We'll have our Council "ambassadors" there to answer any questions you might have, and you'll get to meet other fellow new members in a fun social event!<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>Fee:</strong> pay what you order, venue to be confirmed later.&nbsp;<br> Guests are encouraged to bring plenty of business cards.<br> <br> <strong>RSVP TODAY! Please register ASAP for this networking event, seats are limited.</strong></p> </div> </div> <br/> <div class="vcard"> <a class="fn"> </a></div> http://www.supplychains.in/en/cev/101 Mon, 17 Nov 2008 04:10:09 GMT Events http://www.supplychains.in/en/cev/100 Supply Chain Cost Optimization India Summit <div class="vevent"> <a class="url" href="http://www.supplychains.in/en/cev/100"> <span class="summary">Supply Chain Cost Optimization India Summit</span> </a><br/> Start Date: <abbr class="dtstart" title="20090226T230000Z">27-Feb-09 9:00 AM</abbr> <br/> End Time: <abbr class="dtend" title="20090227T073000Z">27-Feb-09 5:30 PM</abbr> <br/> Location: <span class="location"> to be confirmed shortly</span> <br/> Speaker: .<br> <br/> Event Details: <div class="description"><p><strong><span style="font-size: 8pt"><img height="63" alt="" hspace="5" src="http://www.supplychain.cn/attachments/wysiwyg/4/Image/logoCostOptimizationSmall.jpg" width="203" align="left" border="0" /></span></strong><span style="font-size: 8pt"><strong><span style="color: #996600"><strong>Did you know that a 5% reduction in spending can have the same impact on bottom-line profits as does a 30% increase in sales?<br> <br> Business services are an expenditure area ripe for optimization, as they account for an average 30% to 50% of purchasing dollars that companies spend in India.</strong><br> <br> </span></strong><strong style="color: #800000">How do you make more with less? + = -? </strong>The question is on the lips of all supply chain executives. <br> <br> <img height="102" alt="" hspace="5" src="http://www.supplychain.cn/attachments/wysiwyg/4/Image/bxp65271.jpg" width="120" align="right" border="0" />While there is no doubt that the current soft economy has created a renewed focus on cost management for most organizations, those who use this opportunity to align cost cutting measures with their long-term strategic goals could emerge with a distinct competitive advantage.<br> <br> The Cost Optimization Summit has one goal: to bring together in one place all the decision makers looking for efficiency, to give them access to the best practices in a range of different areas: procurement, finance, corporate travel, logistics… This event will offer best practices on costs optimization through conferences sessions, case studies, workshops and a compact exhibition space.<br> <br> </span><span style="font-size: 8pt"><span style="color: #996600"><strong><img height="100" alt="" hspace="5" src="http://www.supplychain.cn/attachments/wysiwyg/4/Image/cutdollarbill.jpg" width="125" align="left" border="0" />Benefits of attending:<br> </strong></span>• To get an overall perspective of Cost Optimization Strategies in India<br> • Enable the participant to review the organization Procurement Strategies <br> • Assess key drivers of cost optimization <br> • Identify cost reduction areas through qualitative analysis <br> • Enable participant to Identify strategies and help implementation of the same </span></p> <div style="font-size: 8pt" align="left"><br> <span style="font-size: 8pt">The Cost Optimization Summit is an enriching and rewarding event for all executives and operational leaders involved or simply interested in cost optimization programs. With more educational and networking opportunities than you’ll find at any other conference, there’s something for everyone at this summit.<br> &nbsp;<br> </span><span style="font-size: 8pt"><strong><span style="color: #333399"><span style="color: #996600"><strong><img height="82" alt="" hspace="5" src="http://www.supplychain.cn/attachments/wysiwyg/4/Image/yuanbill4.JPG" width="125" align="right" border="0" />Who Will Attend?</strong><br> </span></span></strong>Attendees span the enterprise and business solution environments from functional-level management to director-level decision-makers. You should attend this summit if you are working in supply chain management , manufacturing, production, procurement, sourcing, operations, logistics.<br> <br> Make plans now to attend the Cost Optimization Summit on February 27, 2009. Join dozens of manufacturing, supply chain, procurement and sourcing&nbsp;professionals from around China with a shared common goal: <strong><span style="color: #996600"><span style="color: #996600">optimize and cut costs.</span></span></strong></span></div> <div style="font-size: 8pt" align="justify"><br> <strong><span style="color: #996600"><span style="color: #996600"><span style="font-size: 8pt"><img height="60" alt="" hspace="4" src="http://www.supplychain.cn/attachments/wysiwyg/4/Image/expo.jpg" width="80" align="left" /></span></span></span></strong><a href="http://www.supplychain.cn/sponsorship" target="_blank"><strong><span style="font-size: 8pt">Sponsorship &amp; Exhibition Opportunities</span></strong></a><br> <span style="font-size: 8pt">The event will include a compact and efficient exhibition space bringing the latest services and solutions focused on&nbsp;cost optimization solutions and services. If you think that traditional trade shows work best for your solutions, think again. Our experience in running supply chain events in India for 2 years has shown that delegates who come to learn and network also want to meet solution providers who can help them in their China operations. </span><a href="http://www.supplychain.cn/sponsorship" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 8pt">Click here for more info</span></a><span style="font-size: 8pt">.</span></div> </div> </div> <br/> <div class="vcard"> <a class="fn">to be confirmed shortly </a></div> http://www.supplychains.in/en/cev/100 Sun, 16 Nov 2008 19:00:14 GMT Events http://www.supplychains.in/en/cev/99 SupplyChain IT Solutions Workgroup <div class="vevent"> <a class="url" href="http://www.supplychains.in/en/cev/99"> <span class="summary">SupplyChain IT Solutions Workgroup</span> </a><br/> Start Date: <abbr class="dtstart" title="20090117T023000Z">17-Jan-09 12:30 PM</abbr> <br/> End Time: <abbr class="dtend" title="20090117T043000Z">17-Jan-09 2:30 PM</abbr> <br/> Location: <span class="location"> to be confirmed shortly</span> <br/> Speaker: <br> <br/> Event Details: <div class="description"><p style="font-size: 8pt"><img height="120" alt="" hspace="5" src="http://www.supplychain.cn/attachments/wysiwyg/4/Image/chain.jpg" width="120" align="left" />You and your colleagues are invited to join the&nbsp;India Supply Chain Council&nbsp;for a new <strong>Supply Chain IT Solutions Workgroup</strong>&nbsp;in Bangalore.<br> <br> This workgroup aims again to provide a platform and an opportunity for software vendors, system integrators and consultants in India to get to know each other, network, share operational experiences and think on how to cooperate and work with each other to increase efficiencies in ERP, SCM, WMS, TMS, SRM, CRM, PDM implementations in India.<br> &nbsp;<strong><br> PLSE FORWARD!</strong> If you know anybody who maybe interested to join and is involved in supplychain, logistics, distribution, transportation, purchasing or manufacturing software and IT systems, do not hesitate to forward them this message.<br> <strong><br> What:</strong> Supply Chain IT Solutions Workgroup <br> <strong>Fee:</strong> Pay What You Order, set lunch<strong><br> Where:</strong> to be confirmed<br> <br> <strong>Seats are limited to 20 persons, so please register ASAP. </strong></p> </div> </div> <br/> <div class="vcard"> <a class="fn">to be confirmed shortly </a></div> http://www.supplychains.in/en/cev/99 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 19:14:21 GMT Events http://www.supplychains.in/en/cev/98 Supply Chain Networking Mixer <div class="vevent"> <a class="url" href="http://www.supplychains.in/en/cev/98"> <span class="summary">Supply Chain Networking Mixer</span> </a><br/> Start Date: <abbr class="dtstart" title="20090116T160000Z">16-Jan-09 5:00 PM</abbr> <br/> End Time: <abbr class="dtend" title="20090116T180000Z">16-Jan-09 7:00 PM</abbr> <br/> Speaker: <br> <br/> Event Details: <div class="description"><p style="font-size: 8pt"><img height="125" alt="" hspace="5" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/5/ISCCnetworking.gif" width="169" align="left" border="0" />Working in supply chain, sourcing, procurement or logistics in Pune, Mumbai area and interested in supply chain management? Join us for a new supply chain mixer in Mumbai.<br> &nbsp;<br> As part of our ongoing effort to continually grow the awareness around supply chain management in India, we invite you and your guests to join us for this cocktail.<br> &nbsp;<br> Organized by the India Supply Chain Council, this is your chance to network with other supply chain professionals and learn how you can get plugged in with the Council activities in India. And it's not just for members either - if you're a not a member but wish to have more information and to meet other members of the Council, then you're welcome! Come on out and mix it up with us!<br> <br> Prospective members will learn about the exciting personal, professional and business development opportunities that the Council membership has to offer, meet other chapter members and network with supply chain executives.<br> &nbsp;<br> Attend and find out what our membership is all about! We'll have our Council "ambassadors" there to answer any questions you might have, and you'll get to meet other fellow new members in a fun social event!<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>Fee:</strong> pay what you order, venue to be confirmed later.&nbsp;<br> Guests are encouraged to bring plenty of business cards.<br> <br> <strong>RSVP TODAY! Please register ASAP for this networking event, seats are limited.</strong></p> </div> </div> <br/> <div class="vcard"> <a class="fn"> </a></div> http://www.supplychains.in/en/cev/98 Thu, 16 Oct 2008 04:11:50 GMT Articles http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?684 Nokia Siemens to set up new R&D centre <div align="justify"><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/1872/images5.jpeg" align="left" width="106" height="133" />Nokia Siemens Networks has announced that it is setting up a new development centre in Bangalore next year to augment its capacity in the city. The company said on Thursday that its Bangalore Development Centre (BDC) has witnessed steady growth since the company started its operations 18 months ago.<br> <br> The new campus will come up at the Manyata Embassy Business Park in 2009 with additional capacity to accommodate this growth, a company release said.<br> <br> Nokia Siemens Networks will also expand the BDC to strengthen its global research and development R&amp;D organisation. The development centre currently employs 1,600 engineers in a variety of roles.<br> <br> Stephan Scholz, chief technology officer, Nokia Siemens Networks said, “The drivers behind creating a global R&amp;D presence include proximity to customers as well as availability of talent and competencies that drive innovation and productivity and India scores high on each of these parameters.<br> <br> Today, our development centre in Bangalore drives innovation for three of our five business units globally. We see the India R&amp;D centre playing a pivotal role in our globally distributed network of R&amp;D centres.”<br> <br> Key areas of R&amp;D competencies for Nokia Siemens in Bangalore lie in operations and business support, charging software, voice and multimedia communication enablers, wireless access solutions for mobile voice and messaging. BDC also hosts functions like systems integration, product documentation and test laboratories.<br> <br> Nokia Siemens Networks, the communication services arm of Siemens Networks, reported that it invested 586 million euro on R&amp;D globally in the third quarter of 2008. Its globally distributed network of R&amp;D centres has locations in China, Europe, India and the US. </div> <br><br>18-Nov-08 1:30 AM Nokia Siemens to set up new R&D centre <div align="justify"><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/1872/images5.jpeg" align="left" width="106" height="133" />Nokia Siemens Networks has announced that it is setting up a new development centre in Bangalore next year to augment its capacity in the city. The company said on Thursday that its Bangalore Development Centre (BDC) has witnessed steady growth since the company started its operations 18 months ago.<br> <br> The new campus will come up at the Manyata Embassy Business Park in 2009 with additional capacity to accommodate this growth, a company release said.<br> <br> Nokia Siemens Networks will also expand the BDC to strengthen its global research and development R&amp;D organisation. The development centre currently employs 1,600 engineers in a variety of roles.<br> <br> Stephan Scholz, chief technology officer, Nokia Siemens Networks said, “The drivers behind creating a global R&amp;D presence include proximity to customers as well as availability of talent and competencies that drive innovation and productivity and India scores high on each of these parameters.<br> <br> Today, our development centre in Bangalore drives innovation for three of our five business units globally. We see the India R&amp;D centre playing a pivotal role in our globally distributed network of R&amp;D centres.”<br> <br> Key areas of R&amp;D competencies for Nokia Siemens in Bangalore lie in operations and business support, charging software, voice and multimedia communication enablers, wireless access solutions for mobile voice and messaging. BDC also hosts functions like systems integration, product documentation and test laboratories.<br> <br> Nokia Siemens Networks, the communication services arm of Siemens Networks, reported that it invested 586 million euro on R&amp;D globally in the third quarter of 2008. Its globally distributed network of R&amp;D centres has locations in China, Europe, India and the US. </div> http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?684 Tue, 18 Nov 2008 00:30:00 GMT Articles http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?681 Volkswagen to source 1 bn euro auto components from India <div align="justify"><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/1872/images2.jpeg" align="left" width="96" height="133" />German auto major Volkswagen AG is embarking on an auto component sourcing drive from India, which will see the company ordering materials worth one billion euro for its global operations, within the next two years. <br> <br> The company is also aiming at about 70 per cent localisation of its cars produced in India within two years of starting operations at its manufacturing unit at Pune in Maharashtra. <br> <br> "Our target is to give priority to local suppliers for our soon-to-be-launched Polo once the Pune plant starts operations by the end of 2009, Volkswagen AG global Head of Purchase (New Product Start-Ups) Bernd Martin told PTI here. <br> <br> "We are planning to source at least 55 per cent of the components for the plant and its production at the start of our operations and take the figure to 70 per cent within two years of that," he added. <br> <br> The company currently makes annual purchases of auto components worth 70 billion euro from suppliers across the globe and now plans to secure at least one billion euro worth component supplies from Indian supplier firms. <br> <br> He said the company had a chance to see component parts from various Indian suppliers at the just concluded fifth International Suppliers Fair organised here at Wolfsburg. <br> <br> "We are looking at exporting components worth at least one billion euro from the Indian supplier firm within next two-three years," Martin said. <br> <br> Wolfsburg, located in the German state of Lower Saxony, is the global headquarters of the Volkswagen Group. The company is also planning to use India as an export market for components to Europe. <br> <br> "We have already come up with a regional sourcing office in India. Our priority is to use local competency, technology and materials," Martin added.&nbsp; <br> </div> <br><br>18-Nov-08 1:00 AM Volkswagen to source 1 bn euro auto components from India <div align="justify"><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/1872/images2.jpeg" align="left" width="96" height="133" />German auto major Volkswagen AG is embarking on an auto component sourcing drive from India, which will see the company ordering materials worth one billion euro for its global operations, within the next two years. <br> <br> The company is also aiming at about 70 per cent localisation of its cars produced in India within two years of starting operations at its manufacturing unit at Pune in Maharashtra. <br> <br> "Our target is to give priority to local suppliers for our soon-to-be-launched Polo once the Pune plant starts operations by the end of 2009, Volkswagen AG global Head of Purchase (New Product Start-Ups) Bernd Martin told PTI here. <br> <br> "We are planning to source at least 55 per cent of the components for the plant and its production at the start of our operations and take the figure to 70 per cent within two years of that," he added. <br> <br> The company currently makes annual purchases of auto components worth 70 billion euro from suppliers across the globe and now plans to secure at least one billion euro worth component supplies from Indian supplier firms. <br> <br> He said the company had a chance to see component parts from various Indian suppliers at the just concluded fifth International Suppliers Fair organised here at Wolfsburg. <br> <br> "We are looking at exporting components worth at least one billion euro from the Indian supplier firm within next two-three years," Martin said. <br> <br> Wolfsburg, located in the German state of Lower Saxony, is the global headquarters of the Volkswagen Group. The company is also planning to use India as an export market for components to Europe. <br> <br> "We have already come up with a regional sourcing office in India. Our priority is to use local competency, technology and materials," Martin added.&nbsp; <br> </div> http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?681 Tue, 18 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT Articles http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?686 Reliance supply chain to work for rival firms <div align="justify">Reliance Retail’s back-end sourcing capabilities will now be deployed as a buying firm for other retailers on the lines of international entities like Li &amp; Fung, sources said. Reliance is believed to have approached several retailers, including Sanjay Lalbhai-led Arvind Ltd, to manage their supply chain requirements towards utilising its sourcing infrastructure optimally in an economic downturn. <br> <br> Over the last two years since Reliance Retail unveiled its plans to become country’s biggest retail player with an investment of Rs 26,000 crore, it has built vast capabilities in cost-effective product sourcing, across categories, from India as well as globally. <br> <br> According to sources, the company would start leveraging on this strength in a first-of-its-kind move by an Indian retailer. It could probably start with sourcing for apparel retailers, and the move to approach Arvind should be seen in this context. <br> <br> It is believed that Reliance mooted a proposal to manage sourcing for Arvind’s licensed fashion brands like Arrow and discount chain Megamart. While Arvind declined to comment, when contacted, Reliance said they could not comment on speculation. Sourcing is a key function for retailers as buying cost effectively helps them maintain better margins and pass on the goods at cheaper prices to the consumer. <br> <br> As per sources, Reliance had originally developed vast sourcing capabilities to carry out its own retail functions, but since its expansion has been much slower than planned due to many factors like high realty prices, government opposition and the current economic slowdown, it is now looking at doing third-party sourcing to utilise its capabilities. <br> <br> When the company had first announced its plans, it had said it would have over a thousand stores across several formats by the 2009- end.&nbsp; </div> <br><br>18-Nov-08 1:00 AM Reliance supply chain to work for rival firms <div align="justify">Reliance Retail’s back-end sourcing capabilities will now be deployed as a buying firm for other retailers on the lines of international entities like Li &amp; Fung, sources said. Reliance is believed to have approached several retailers, including Sanjay Lalbhai-led Arvind Ltd, to manage their supply chain requirements towards utilising its sourcing infrastructure optimally in an economic downturn. <br> <br> Over the last two years since Reliance Retail unveiled its plans to become country’s biggest retail player with an investment of Rs 26,000 crore, it has built vast capabilities in cost-effective product sourcing, across categories, from India as well as globally. <br> <br> According to sources, the company would start leveraging on this strength in a first-of-its-kind move by an Indian retailer. It could probably start with sourcing for apparel retailers, and the move to approach Arvind should be seen in this context. <br> <br> It is believed that Reliance mooted a proposal to manage sourcing for Arvind’s licensed fashion brands like Arrow and discount chain Megamart. While Arvind declined to comment, when contacted, Reliance said they could not comment on speculation. Sourcing is a key function for retailers as buying cost effectively helps them maintain better margins and pass on the goods at cheaper prices to the consumer. <br> <br> As per sources, Reliance had originally developed vast sourcing capabilities to carry out its own retail functions, but since its expansion has been much slower than planned due to many factors like high realty prices, government opposition and the current economic slowdown, it is now looking at doing third-party sourcing to utilise its capabilities. <br> <br> When the company had first announced its plans, it had said it would have over a thousand stores across several formats by the 2009- end.&nbsp; </div> http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?686 Tue, 18 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT Articles http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?680 Making CSR Easier for India Inc. <div align="justify">Many NGOs helping victims of the Bihar flood found it easier to get corporate sponsorships thanks to an exclusive supply chain management website, connecting corporate social responsibility cells directly to the NGOs. The project, named Corporate Disaster Resource Network (CDRN,) was officially launched on November 7 in India. <br> <br> The need for the website was felt after the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) cited instances from the past, such as the Tsunami and the recent floods of Bihar, to highlight the valuable need for an information system for companies to leverage. The current project, which is a joint effort by NDMA, Aidmatrix, and CSO (a non profit organization) helps corporates know how they can help disaster struck people by providing real time information on products and services needed during emergencies. <br> <br> Aidmatrix, which builds and operates technology hubs to support stakeholder groups, developed a prototype during the Bihar floods. It also united FEMA and corporates to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Gustavo that had hit the US in the recent past. <br> <br> There has been an increase in the frequency at which disaster has struck people all across the world. And in the absence of a system that can help in forecasting or prevent man and material loss, CDRN would help in building an effective channel through which resources could be directed during times of crisis, with the help of Public Private Partnership (PPP), according to a statement. <br> <br> The prototype being used in the website logistics, administrative and financial co-ordination tool customized as per the Indian requirements and is developed upon in-house software, online application and other platforms developed with the help of technology partners. The database which is being developed contains names of NGOs, corporates, the aid required, time to respond among other requirements. It is being used by 64 NGOs and many corporate houses across India. <br> <br> 32 states across the US are already using the online application tool said Kuldeep Nar, managing director of Aidmatrix India. "The need for tools such as CDRN is evolving. It provides a central platform for the supply chain. Each NGO is given a unique login ID and password. All they need is Internet connectivity to access the URL." <br> <br> "We have seen potential donors come online and check the needs. Large steel companies from India have donated steel sheets for temporary shelters. Since there are no brokers involved, the companies can directly interact with the NGOs, and decide whom to work with and in what capacity," said he. <br> <br> Nar said since Aidmatrix does not follow a revenue sharing model, being a non profit organization, it uses the industry sponsorship module for earnings. For India, we have introduced the donation model, the gift deed model and the discounted pricing model that corporates can avail to help beneficiaries," he said. <br> <br> Since the project will work on a PPP model, NDMA will play at critical role at all levels, he said. "We have already developed a database of construction, food and transport and logistics companies, who are the first ones a country refers to for help during any disaster. We are expanding the database, and are inviting everybody to be a part of our endeavour." <br> <br> FICCI and CII has shown a keen interest in the project, Nar said. "We will now approach different federations, individual companies, state governments and other stakeholders for partnerships." Besides CSR, the partnership would also give the companies a footprint into a new place, as well as enable sustainable development because of direct communication with the community, he said. <br> </div> <br><br>18-Nov-08 1:00 AM Making CSR Easier for India Inc. <div align="justify">Many NGOs helping victims of the Bihar flood found it easier to get corporate sponsorships thanks to an exclusive supply chain management website, connecting corporate social responsibility cells directly to the NGOs. The project, named Corporate Disaster Resource Network (CDRN,) was officially launched on November 7 in India. <br> <br> The need for the website was felt after the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) cited instances from the past, such as the Tsunami and the recent floods of Bihar, to highlight the valuable need for an information system for companies to leverage. The current project, which is a joint effort by NDMA, Aidmatrix, and CSO (a non profit organization) helps corporates know how they can help disaster struck people by providing real time information on products and services needed during emergencies. <br> <br> Aidmatrix, which builds and operates technology hubs to support stakeholder groups, developed a prototype during the Bihar floods. It also united FEMA and corporates to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Gustavo that had hit the US in the recent past. <br> <br> There has been an increase in the frequency at which disaster has struck people all across the world. And in the absence of a system that can help in forecasting or prevent man and material loss, CDRN would help in building an effective channel through which resources could be directed during times of crisis, with the help of Public Private Partnership (PPP), according to a statement. <br> <br> The prototype being used in the website logistics, administrative and financial co-ordination tool customized as per the Indian requirements and is developed upon in-house software, online application and other platforms developed with the help of technology partners. The database which is being developed contains names of NGOs, corporates, the aid required, time to respond among other requirements. It is being used by 64 NGOs and many corporate houses across India. <br> <br> 32 states across the US are already using the online application tool said Kuldeep Nar, managing director of Aidmatrix India. "The need for tools such as CDRN is evolving. It provides a central platform for the supply chain. Each NGO is given a unique login ID and password. All they need is Internet connectivity to access the URL." <br> <br> "We have seen potential donors come online and check the needs. Large steel companies from India have donated steel sheets for temporary shelters. Since there are no brokers involved, the companies can directly interact with the NGOs, and decide whom to work with and in what capacity," said he. <br> <br> Nar said since Aidmatrix does not follow a revenue sharing model, being a non profit organization, it uses the industry sponsorship module for earnings. For India, we have introduced the donation model, the gift deed model and the discounted pricing model that corporates can avail to help beneficiaries," he said. <br> <br> Since the project will work on a PPP model, NDMA will play at critical role at all levels, he said. "We have already developed a database of construction, food and transport and logistics companies, who are the first ones a country refers to for help during any disaster. We are expanding the database, and are inviting everybody to be a part of our endeavour." <br> <br> FICCI and CII has shown a keen interest in the project, Nar said. "We will now approach different federations, individual companies, state governments and other stakeholders for partnerships." Besides CSR, the partnership would also give the companies a footprint into a new place, as well as enable sustainable development because of direct communication with the community, he said. <br> </div> http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?680 Tue, 18 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT Articles http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?683 GM Hopes To Reach $1 Billion/Year India Auto Parts Sourcing Aim By '10 <div align="justify"><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/1872/images4.jpeg" align="left" width="121" height="91" />General Motors Corp. (GM) expects to achieve its target of doubling sourcing of auto parts from India to $1 billion a year by 2010, as it seeks to cut costs due to declining sales in key markets in the U.S. and Europe.<br> <br> GM will also continue with its expansion plans in India, including an engine and transmission factory and launching two new cars in 2009, Karl Slym, the president and managing director of its local unit said Friday.<br> <br> "It's (auto parts sourcing) going to be based on volumes," Slym told reporters. "It's affected by forex, volumes and things like that."<br> <br> "(But) our aim is still a billion (dollars)," he said. "We still think that is right for the supplier base that's available here in India."<br> <br> GM sourced about $300 million in auto parts from India in 2007, which is expected to increase to half a billion dollars this year, Slym said. The company buys auto parts such as casting and machining parts from more than 50 suppliers in India.<br> <br> Sourcing auto parts from low-cost countries such as India may help the Detroit automaker in its efforts to reverse one of the biggest downturns in U.S. automotive history, resulting in plunging sales and restructuring costs. GM has lost $20 billion this year alone and has said its cash reserves could fall fell below the levels it needs to run its operations within a few months.<br> <br> Slym said the Indian unit is expected to grow sales by more than 20% this year. It sold 60,302 vehicles in 2007.<br> <br> He said GM will introduce its third small car in India in the second half of 2009 in an effort to capture a tenth of Asia's third-biggest automobile market within two years. The company will also launch the Chevrolet Cruze sedan next year, he added.<br> <br> GM India, which began operations in 1996, currently produces six cars and sport-utility vehicles of the Chevrolet range such as the Spark small car, Optra sedan and Tavera sport-utility vehicle. It also sells the imported Captiva SUV.<br> <br> GM has two factories in India located in the western states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.<br> <br> The company is investing more than $200 million to build the engine and transmission factory adjacent to its car plant in Maharashtra.<br> <br> The engine factory is scheduled to start operations in early 2010 and will have an initial capacity of 160,000 units a year, Slym said.&nbsp; </div> <br><br>18-Nov-08 1:00 AM GM Hopes To Reach $1 Billion/Year India Auto Parts Sourcing Aim By '10 <div align="justify"><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/1872/images4.jpeg" align="left" width="121" height="91" />General Motors Corp. (GM) expects to achieve its target of doubling sourcing of auto parts from India to $1 billion a year by 2010, as it seeks to cut costs due to declining sales in key markets in the U.S. and Europe.<br> <br> GM will also continue with its expansion plans in India, including an engine and transmission factory and launching two new cars in 2009, Karl Slym, the president and managing director of its local unit said Friday.<br> <br> "It's (auto parts sourcing) going to be based on volumes," Slym told reporters. "It's affected by forex, volumes and things like that."<br> <br> "(But) our aim is still a billion (dollars)," he said. "We still think that is right for the supplier base that's available here in India."<br> <br> GM sourced about $300 million in auto parts from India in 2007, which is expected to increase to half a billion dollars this year, Slym said. The company buys auto parts such as casting and machining parts from more than 50 suppliers in India.<br> <br> Sourcing auto parts from low-cost countries such as India may help the Detroit automaker in its efforts to reverse one of the biggest downturns in U.S. automotive history, resulting in plunging sales and restructuring costs. GM has lost $20 billion this year alone and has said its cash reserves could fall fell below the levels it needs to run its operations within a few months.<br> <br> Slym said the Indian unit is expected to grow sales by more than 20% this year. It sold 60,302 vehicles in 2007.<br> <br> He said GM will introduce its third small car in India in the second half of 2009 in an effort to capture a tenth of Asia's third-biggest automobile market within two years. The company will also launch the Chevrolet Cruze sedan next year, he added.<br> <br> GM India, which began operations in 1996, currently produces six cars and sport-utility vehicles of the Chevrolet range such as the Spark small car, Optra sedan and Tavera sport-utility vehicle. It also sells the imported Captiva SUV.<br> <br> GM has two factories in India located in the western states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.<br> <br> The company is investing more than $200 million to build the engine and transmission factory adjacent to its car plant in Maharashtra.<br> <br> The engine factory is scheduled to start operations in early 2010 and will have an initial capacity of 160,000 units a year, Slym said.&nbsp; </div> http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?683 Tue, 18 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT Articles http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?685 “Business is no more a Stand-alone Entity but a Total Supply Chain” <div align="justify">“A business is no more recognised as a stand-alone entity but rather a total supply chain. Hence, each business entity needs to co-ordinate and manage the relationships with their partners in a network, committing themselves to a better, closer and more agile relationship with their end customers,” said Mr S Ravichandran, President, TVS Logistics Services Private Limited. <br> <br> Addressing a session on Outbound Supply Chain Management for OEM Exports at Auto SCM India 2008, a two-day conference organised by the CII Institute of Logistics, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here today, Mr Ravichandran said that the need of the hour is joint ownership of inventory and replenishment and a shared process of creation between two or more parties with diverse skills and knowledge. Delivering a unified approach that provides the optimal framework for customer satisfaction is important to meet the supply chain delivery challenges. The industry also needs to produce single demand forecast jointly and a single, shared source of data and simple control processes.&nbsp; <br> <br> Mr Ravichandran said that the key supply chain delivery challenges include: ensuring reliability, least cost/continuous improvements, inventory reductions, flexibility and problem solving ability, transparency, value-added knowledge, and ‘any-location-coverage’. He said that the stake holders of supply chain include: supplier, consumer, origin logistics service provider, destination logistics service provider representing inland transportation, warehousing and last mile service. And the roles played by the logistics service provider are physical fulfillment, knowledge management and integrator. He added that the physical fulfillment includes asset utilization, infrastructure, warehouse, material handling equipments, storage structure and vehicles etc, apart from manpower. The knowledge management for the logistics service provider would encompass designing and optimizing warehouse, layout, infrastructure, evolving decision tools for logistics plan, plan for every part, for every supplier and inventing unique processes. As an integrator, the logistics solution provider has to provide single window solution and continuously add value to the customers by knowledge management and optimization of assets.&nbsp; <br> <br> In his Opening Remarks, Mr Sudhir S Rangnekar, Managing Director &amp; Group CEO, Sical Logistics, stressed the need to give more importance to cost control. He said that the time taken for getting a shipment approval at Indian ports, which at present is 3 to 5 days, should be reduced. Similarly, there is a scope to cut down the number of documents to be filled pertaining to imports and exports. He pointed out that on average the cost of shipment processes in India is around US$1200, whereas it is less than US$ 300-350 in China and Singapore.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br> <br> He said that the logistics service providers should try to increase their usage of railways and port infrastructure. In India, the domestic logistics via sea, which is called as ‘short sea shipment’ in European countries, is just 8–9% and the domestic cargo movement through railways is just 22%. However, about 80% of the domestic logistics use only roadways.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br> <br> In infrastructure developments at Indian ports are behind ten year time. Unlike India, China preplans infrastructure development for 20 to 30 years. There is also a need to review the Acts related to shipping – some of our current acts were passed in 1907. For instance, the Multi Modal Transport of Goods Act was last amended in 1993. Though, we had a lot of industrial developments happening in the last fifteen years, the Acts need to be reviewed.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br> <br> In his address Mr BG Menon, Marg Karaikal Port said that out of total export volume of cargo handled by Tamil Nadu ports, over 50% come from the automotive sector. South India is emergeing as a global connecting point. In the last three years, there have been significant developments in the port infrastructure of Tamil Nadu. However to attract automotive players, ports should have facilitate ‘Roll-On Roll-Off’ vessels and exclusive value added services to provide end-end solution. <br> <br> Marg is creating ports at strategic locations that enjoy proximity to production centres and to sea routes that provide access to global markets. Our focus is to effect time and cost savings, faster transport activities from and to production centres. Karaikal Port is strategically located to help manufacturers from hinterlands and industrial clusters of Tamil Nadu such as Trichy, Salem and Coimbatore to export products to global markets. Karaikal Port will have three berths by March 2009. The unique selling proportions of Karaikal Port are congestion free traffic, hinterland connectivity and good pathways. <br> <br> Addressing the conference, Mr Jasjit Sethi, CEO, TCI Supply Chain Solutions said that the major bottleneck was lack of industry status. “We do not have a separate ministry for logistics to look into the specific requirements of the ports and to help SCM companies administer processes related to logistics movements across state borders effectively. We also need to create enough road networks,” he said.&nbsp; <br> <br> He emphasised the need for companies to customise their vehicles and equip them specially taking into the specific needs of products they handle. “Without a customized vehicle, it is not possible to meet Just-in-Time supply chain management,” he said and added that route mapping is essential to meet correct time lines. Apart from that companies should have good internet backbone across various points of access, ERP software and digital back-up facilities with right storage medium as the flow of information is more critical than the flow of materials.&nbsp; </div> <br><br>18-Nov-08 1:00 AM “Business is no more a Stand-alone Entity but a Total Supply Chain” <div align="justify">“A business is no more recognised as a stand-alone entity but rather a total supply chain. Hence, each business entity needs to co-ordinate and manage the relationships with their partners in a network, committing themselves to a better, closer and more agile relationship with their end customers,” said Mr S Ravichandran, President, TVS Logistics Services Private Limited. <br> <br> Addressing a session on Outbound Supply Chain Management for OEM Exports at Auto SCM India 2008, a two-day conference organised by the CII Institute of Logistics, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here today, Mr Ravichandran said that the need of the hour is joint ownership of inventory and replenishment and a shared process of creation between two or more parties with diverse skills and knowledge. Delivering a unified approach that provides the optimal framework for customer satisfaction is important to meet the supply chain delivery challenges. The industry also needs to produce single demand forecast jointly and a single, shared source of data and simple control processes.&nbsp; <br> <br> Mr Ravichandran said that the key supply chain delivery challenges include: ensuring reliability, least cost/continuous improvements, inventory reductions, flexibility and problem solving ability, transparency, value-added knowledge, and ‘any-location-coverage’. He said that the stake holders of supply chain include: supplier, consumer, origin logistics service provider, destination logistics service provider representing inland transportation, warehousing and last mile service. And the roles played by the logistics service provider are physical fulfillment, knowledge management and integrator. He added that the physical fulfillment includes asset utilization, infrastructure, warehouse, material handling equipments, storage structure and vehicles etc, apart from manpower. The knowledge management for the logistics service provider would encompass designing and optimizing warehouse, layout, infrastructure, evolving decision tools for logistics plan, plan for every part, for every supplier and inventing unique processes. As an integrator, the logistics solution provider has to provide single window solution and continuously add value to the customers by knowledge management and optimization of assets.&nbsp; <br> <br> In his Opening Remarks, Mr Sudhir S Rangnekar, Managing Director &amp; Group CEO, Sical Logistics, stressed the need to give more importance to cost control. He said that the time taken for getting a shipment approval at Indian ports, which at present is 3 to 5 days, should be reduced. Similarly, there is a scope to cut down the number of documents to be filled pertaining to imports and exports. He pointed out that on average the cost of shipment processes in India is around US$1200, whereas it is less than US$ 300-350 in China and Singapore.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br> <br> He said that the logistics service providers should try to increase their usage of railways and port infrastructure. In India, the domestic logistics via sea, which is called as ‘short sea shipment’ in European countries, is just 8–9% and the domestic cargo movement through railways is just 22%. However, about 80% of the domestic logistics use only roadways.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br> <br> In infrastructure developments at Indian ports are behind ten year time. Unlike India, China preplans infrastructure development for 20 to 30 years. There is also a need to review the Acts related to shipping – some of our current acts were passed in 1907. For instance, the Multi Modal Transport of Goods Act was last amended in 1993. Though, we had a lot of industrial developments happening in the last fifteen years, the Acts need to be reviewed.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br> <br> In his address Mr BG Menon, Marg Karaikal Port said that out of total export volume of cargo handled by Tamil Nadu ports, over 50% come from the automotive sector. South India is emergeing as a global connecting point. In the last three years, there have been significant developments in the port infrastructure of Tamil Nadu. However to attract automotive players, ports should have facilitate ‘Roll-On Roll-Off’ vessels and exclusive value added services to provide end-end solution. <br> <br> Marg is creating ports at strategic locations that enjoy proximity to production centres and to sea routes that provide access to global markets. Our focus is to effect time and cost savings, faster transport activities from and to production centres. Karaikal Port is strategically located to help manufacturers from hinterlands and industrial clusters of Tamil Nadu such as Trichy, Salem and Coimbatore to export products to global markets. Karaikal Port will have three berths by March 2009. The unique selling proportions of Karaikal Port are congestion free traffic, hinterland connectivity and good pathways. <br> <br> Addressing the conference, Mr Jasjit Sethi, CEO, TCI Supply Chain Solutions said that the major bottleneck was lack of industry status. “We do not have a separate ministry for logistics to look into the specific requirements of the ports and to help SCM companies administer processes related to logistics movements across state borders effectively. We also need to create enough road networks,” he said.&nbsp; <br> <br> He emphasised the need for companies to customise their vehicles and equip them specially taking into the specific needs of products they handle. “Without a customized vehicle, it is not possible to meet Just-in-Time supply chain management,” he said and added that route mapping is essential to meet correct time lines. Apart from that companies should have good internet backbone across various points of access, ERP software and digital back-up facilities with right storage medium as the flow of information is more critical than the flow of materials.&nbsp; </div> http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?685 Tue, 18 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT Articles http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?682 United Tech to step up aerospace parts sourcing <div align="justify"><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/1872/images3.jpeg" align="left" width="113" height="113" />Aerospace and building systems company United Technologies expects turnover from its India business to double to $1 billion in two years if the country's economy continues to expand at 7-8 percent per annum, president and CEO Louis R Chenevert said.&nbsp; <br> If Indian economic growth slows below 7 percent, the company should reach $1 billion in sales in about three years from the projected $500 million for 2008, he said. The US-based company's products include Carrier heating and cooling systems, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace and industrial products, Otis elevators and escalators, Pratt &amp; Whitney aircraft engines, UTC Fire &amp; Security systems, and UTC Power fuel cells. <br> <br> "Business will come from all segments-airports, shopping malls and big infrastructure projects. We have not seen a slowdown in terms of deals with our customers. A handful of projects have been deferred globally, but it's not a massive amount. United Technologies is well positioned and all emerging markets have done well. In fact they are growing in double digits in India, China and the Middle-East," he said. <br> <br> The aerospace business is seen contributing 30-40 percent to India revenue. <br> <br> United Technologies, a key supplier for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, will be sourcing parts for the project from India and double to 28 the number of suppliers for its aerospace business. "I see a lot of opportunity to grow (sourcing of aerospace parts). India has skill sets to manufacture products and the design is very good." <br> <br> The $55-billion United Technologies' main aerospace suppliers in India include Infotech Enterprises, L&amp;T and HAL. The Pratt &amp; Whitney unit had explored an opportunity to participate in the co-development of the Kaveri engine for the indigenously-designed Tejas Light Combat Aircraft. However, US export restrictions made this "unfeasible," he said. <br> </div> <br><br>18-Nov-08 1:00 AM United Tech to step up aerospace parts sourcing <div align="justify"><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/1872/images3.jpeg" align="left" width="113" height="113" />Aerospace and building systems company United Technologies expects turnover from its India business to double to $1 billion in two years if the country's economy continues to expand at 7-8 percent per annum, president and CEO Louis R Chenevert said.&nbsp; <br> If Indian economic growth slows below 7 percent, the company should reach $1 billion in sales in about three years from the projected $500 million for 2008, he said. The US-based company's products include Carrier heating and cooling systems, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace and industrial products, Otis elevators and escalators, Pratt &amp; Whitney aircraft engines, UTC Fire &amp; Security systems, and UTC Power fuel cells. <br> <br> "Business will come from all segments-airports, shopping malls and big infrastructure projects. We have not seen a slowdown in terms of deals with our customers. A handful of projects have been deferred globally, but it's not a massive amount. United Technologies is well positioned and all emerging markets have done well. In fact they are growing in double digits in India, China and the Middle-East," he said. <br> <br> The aerospace business is seen contributing 30-40 percent to India revenue. <br> <br> United Technologies, a key supplier for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, will be sourcing parts for the project from India and double to 28 the number of suppliers for its aerospace business. "I see a lot of opportunity to grow (sourcing of aerospace parts). India has skill sets to manufacture products and the design is very good." <br> <br> The $55-billion United Technologies' main aerospace suppliers in India include Infotech Enterprises, L&amp;T and HAL. The Pratt &amp; Whitney unit had explored an opportunity to participate in the co-development of the Kaveri engine for the indigenously-designed Tejas Light Combat Aircraft. However, US export restrictions made this "unfeasible," he said. <br> </div> http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?682 Tue, 18 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT Articles http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?674 Alcatel-Lucent plans to expand India operations <div align="justify"><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/1872/images16.jpeg" align="left" width="116" height="116" />Global communication solution provider Alcatel-Lucent is looking at expanding its India operations as it sees a strong growth in telecom services and converged services in the country. <br> <br> "This is a hugemarket...it is also a resourcetalent and capability so its important to us," Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen, who is here to attend the India Economic Summit, said. <br> <br> Exuding confidence on India's growth prospects, he said "Even in the present economic climate there is growth in India...there is a drive to quality here which is an important element for the market." <br> <br> The company, which has 5,000 workforce in India, has plans to raise the headcount. However, he declined to share specific figures and the timeline. <br> <br> "We have 5,000 people in India and I will be surprised if from two years from now we don't have more," he added. <br> <br> Alcatel-Lucent has a tie-up with ITI to bid for BSNL tender. It has a tie-up with Department of Telecom for Wimax data card. <br> <br> It has also entered into a joint venture with Anil Ambani group company Reliance Communications for managed data services. <br> <br> Verwaayen said, "There are two major trends in the telecom market -- first to fulfill the need to get connected where the voice and video both are required and the second is convergence which will drive a lot of market globally. I can see a lot of technology leapfrogging happening in India because of the vast market and the advanced operators here." <br> <br> "We will do some strategic review and report on it in December but on a generic terms I see developments are very important in this market. <br> <br> Alcatel, which is a key wimax player globallyhas a research centre in India in partnership with C-DoT. <br> <br> The centre completed first live wimax field trial using mobile service provider Aircel's licence spectrum last year. <br> <br> This technology has already patented by Alcatel-Lucent and C-DoT and is likely to be used for commercial purpose. <br> <br> The company may utilise India for manufacturing broadband and wimax equipment through a transfer of technology and contract manufacturing arrangement with state-owned ITI, according to industry sources.&nbsp; </div> <br><br>18-Nov-08 0:30 AM Alcatel-Lucent plans to expand India operations <div align="justify"><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/1872/images16.jpeg" align="left" width="116" height="116" />Global communication solution provider Alcatel-Lucent is looking at expanding its India operations as it sees a strong growth in telecom services and converged services in the country. <br> <br> "This is a hugemarket...it is also a resourcetalent and capability so its important to us," Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen, who is here to attend the India Economic Summit, said. <br> <br> Exuding confidence on India's growth prospects, he said "Even in the present economic climate there is growth in India...there is a drive to quality here which is an important element for the market." <br> <br> The company, which has 5,000 workforce in India, has plans to raise the headcount. However, he declined to share specific figures and the timeline. <br> <br> "We have 5,000 people in India and I will be surprised if from two years from now we don't have more," he added. <br> <br> Alcatel-Lucent has a tie-up with ITI to bid for BSNL tender. It has a tie-up with Department of Telecom for Wimax data card. <br> <br> It has also entered into a joint venture with Anil Ambani group company Reliance Communications for managed data services. <br> <br> Verwaayen said, "There are two major trends in the telecom market -- first to fulfill the need to get connected where the voice and video both are required and the second is convergence which will drive a lot of market globally. I can see a lot of technology leapfrogging happening in India because of the vast market and the advanced operators here." <br> <br> "We will do some strategic review and report on it in December but on a generic terms I see developments are very important in this market. <br> <br> Alcatel, which is a key wimax player globallyhas a research centre in India in partnership with C-DoT. <br> <br> The centre completed first live wimax field trial using mobile service provider Aircel's licence spectrum last year. <br> <br> This technology has already patented by Alcatel-Lucent and C-DoT and is likely to be used for commercial purpose. <br> <br> The company may utilise India for manufacturing broadband and wimax equipment through a transfer of technology and contract manufacturing arrangement with state-owned ITI, according to industry sources.&nbsp; </div> http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?674 Mon, 17 Nov 2008 23:30:00 GMT Articles http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?675 Bombardier’s railway production unit in India goes on stream <div align="justify"><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/1872/images17.jpeg" align="left" width="92" height="125" />US transportation and aviation major Bombardier Inc.’s Indian arm inaugurated here Wednesday India’s first fully foreign-owned railway coach manufacturing plant.Bombardier Transportation India (BTI), a subsidiary of Bombardier Inc, a Fortune 500 company, will manufacture coach shells and bogies in the new factory here, an industrial hub near Vadodara in the western India state of Gujarat.<br> <br> The new manufacturing facility here will be the first large-scale rolling stock and bogies manufacturing site in India that is fully-owned by a foreign multinational company. <br> <br> India has two indigenous state-owned coach manufacturing units, one at Perambur in Chennai (Integral Coach Factory) and another at Kapurthala in Punjab.<br> <br> Initially, the unit will manufacture 340 Movia metro cars for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and is also expected to shape up as an engineering centre for its global projects and for low-cost sourcing.<br> <br> Present on the occasion were Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, Bombardier Inc.’s chairman Laurent Beaudoin, M. Ramachandran, Secretary in the union ministry of Urban Development and E. Sreedharan, managing director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.<br> <br> The value of Movia metro cars to be assembled at the factory here is valued at 425 million Euros ($590 million or Rs.23.6 billion) and they will be delivered by 2010 so as to be in operation well in time before the New Delhi Commonwealth Games scheduled for October that year. <br> <br> Bombardier already has a production site at Vadodara, Gujarat, which has been in operation since 1996 for the manufacture of a range of converters, electronic controls for trains, communications for three-phase propulsion technology, as well as circuit breakers and tap-changers. <br> <br> Bombardier’s signalling office and software development centre are also located at Vadodara, where it develops software for signalling and traction applications, and caters to the software requirements of Bombardier Transportation worldwide. </div> <br><br>18-Nov-08 0:00 AM Bombardier’s railway production unit in India goes on stream <div align="justify"><img alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/1872/images17.jpeg" align="left" width="92" height="125" />US transportation and aviation major Bombardier Inc.’s Indian arm inaugurated here Wednesday India’s first fully foreign-owned railway coach manufacturing plant.Bombardier Transportation India (BTI), a subsidiary of Bombardier Inc, a Fortune 500 company, will manufacture coach shells and bogies in the new factory here, an industrial hub near Vadodara in the western India state of Gujarat.<br> <br> The new manufacturing facility here will be the first large-scale rolling stock and bogies manufacturing site in India that is fully-owned by a foreign multinational company. <br> <br> India has two indigenous state-owned coach manufacturing units, one at Perambur in Chennai (Integral Coach Factory) and another at Kapurthala in Punjab.<br> <br> Initially, the unit will manufacture 340 Movia metro cars for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and is also expected to shape up as an engineering centre for its global projects and for low-cost sourcing.<br> <br> Present on the occasion were Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, Bombardier Inc.’s chairman Laurent Beaudoin, M. Ramachandran, Secretary in the union ministry of Urban Development and E. Sreedharan, managing director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.<br> <br> The value of Movia metro cars to be assembled at the factory here is valued at 425 million Euros ($590 million or Rs.23.6 billion) and they will be delivered by 2010 so as to be in operation well in time before the New Delhi Commonwealth Games scheduled for October that year. <br> <br> Bombardier already has a production site at Vadodara, Gujarat, which has been in operation since 1996 for the manufacture of a range of converters, electronic controls for trains, communications for three-phase propulsion technology, as well as circuit breakers and tap-changers. <br> <br> Bombardier’s signalling office and software development centre are also located at Vadodara, where it develops software for signalling and traction applications, and caters to the software requirements of Bombardier Transportation worldwide. </div> http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?675 Mon, 17 Nov 2008 23:00:00 GMT Articles http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?673 To lure buyers, cars to come out with Made-in-India tag <div align="justify">Global car manufacturers are charting out plans to cement their position in the country by building an all-India car that is tailor-made to suit the preferences of the Indian buyer.<br> &nbsp;<br> This move comes close on the heels of growth in developed auto markets such as the US and Europe dipping in the red. Companies such as General Motors, Maruti Suzuki (MSIL) and Volkswagen have either commenced work on the ‘Made-in-India’ car or are in the final stages of drafting the plan.<br> <br> While MSIL and Volkswagen have announced their strategies, GM said that a project involving a car model built entirely out of India has a ‘strong possibility’ in the next few years.<br> <br> GM India President and Managing Director Karl Slym said, “There is a strong likelihood that a car will be built entirely in India considering the strong presence we have here. Our Bangalore technical centre will play a pivotal role if that happens. However, the car will not be restricted just to the Indian market. It will be exported too.”<br> <br> A Made-in-India car is the one, which will be developed almost entirely in the country, using the technical expertise and know-how of Indian engineers.<br> <br> Although finer details are yet to be worked out, GM said it will not face any financial difficulties in carrying out the plan even as its parent company, the US-based General Motors Corporation, is close to bankruptcy.<br> <br> As Maruti prepares to increase the headcount of engineers to 1,000 by 2010 to facilitate the India-built car, Korean auto major Hyundai has launched the i10, which was partially designed keeping the emerging markets such as India in focus. Hyundai launched the car in India first, before exporting it to foreign destinations.<br> <br> Although the recently unveiled A-Star of MSIL owed its success to Indian engineers and designers, the car still had a lot of Japanese technology involved. Similarly, the Swift hatchback, which is also called the world car, was developed with the help of Indian engineers based in Japan.<br> <br> Volkswagen, the German auto giant, will also build an ‘India car’ from scratch, the plans of which are in the developmental stage currently. The project will involve various levels of engineering such as design cues, architecture, manufacturing process and engine development among many other necessary aspects.<br> <br> Analysts say that global auto companies are now focusing on developing new models for emerging markets like India with main focus on containing costs. The cost of development in India is considered to be the lowest in the world.<br> <br> “Instead of reworking and fine-tuning their international models, mainly compact cars, companies are not shying away from investing into India for the development of new models. Besides, some of the Indian models such as Hyundai i10 and Suzuki AStar (Alto in overseas markets) are hot favourites in places like the Europe,” stated a Mumbai-based analyst.<br> <br> Currently, seven out of every 10 cars sold in the country are compact cars ranging from Rs 2.50 lakh to Rs 4.5 lakh. Experts say that the contribution of small cars will stagnate over the next few years not considering the ultra-low cost cars from Tata Motors and Bajaj Renault and Nissan among others. </div> <br><br>18-Nov-08 0:00 AM To lure buyers, cars to come out with Made-in-India tag <div align="justify">Global car manufacturers are charting out plans to cement their position in the country by building an all-India car that is tailor-made to suit the preferences of the Indian buyer.<br> &nbsp;<br> This move comes close on the heels of growth in developed auto markets such as the US and Europe dipping in the red. Companies such as General Motors, Maruti Suzuki (MSIL) and Volkswagen have either commenced work on the ‘Made-in-India’ car or are in the final stages of drafting the plan.<br> <br> While MSIL and Volkswagen have announced their strategies, GM said that a project involving a car model built entirely out of India has a ‘strong possibility’ in the next few years.<br> <br> GM India President and Managing Director Karl Slym said, “There is a strong likelihood that a car will be built entirely in India considering the strong presence we have here. Our Bangalore technical centre will play a pivotal role if that happens. However, the car will not be restricted just to the Indian market. It will be exported too.”<br> <br> A Made-in-India car is the one, which will be developed almost entirely in the country, using the technical expertise and know-how of Indian engineers.<br> <br> Although finer details are yet to be worked out, GM said it will not face any financial difficulties in carrying out the plan even as its parent company, the US-based General Motors Corporation, is close to bankruptcy.<br> <br> As Maruti prepares to increase the headcount of engineers to 1,000 by 2010 to facilitate the India-built car, Korean auto major Hyundai has launched the i10, which was partially designed keeping the emerging markets such as India in focus. Hyundai launched the car in India first, before exporting it to foreign destinations.<br> <br> Although the recently unveiled A-Star of MSIL owed its success to Indian engineers and designers, the car still had a lot of Japanese technology involved. Similarly, the Swift hatchback, which is also called the world car, was developed with the help of Indian engineers based in Japan.<br> <br> Volkswagen, the German auto giant, will also build an ‘India car’ from scratch, the plans of which are in the developmental stage currently. The project will involve various levels of engineering such as design cues, architecture, manufacturing process and engine development among many other necessary aspects.<br> <br> Analysts say that global auto companies are now focusing on developing new models for emerging markets like India with main focus on containing costs. The cost of development in India is considered to be the lowest in the world.<br> <br> “Instead of reworking and fine-tuning their international models, mainly compact cars, companies are not shying away from investing into India for the development of new models. Besides, some of the Indian models such as Hyundai i10 and Suzuki AStar (Alto in overseas markets) are hot favourites in places like the Europe,” stated a Mumbai-based analyst.<br> <br> Currently, seven out of every 10 cars sold in the country are compact cars ranging from Rs 2.50 lakh to Rs 4.5 lakh. Experts say that the contribution of small cars will stagnate over the next few years not considering the ultra-low cost cars from Tata Motors and Bajaj Renault and Nissan among others. </div> http://www.supplychains.in/en/art/?673 Mon, 17 Nov 2008 23:00:00 GMT Release http://www.supplychains.in/en/rel/?10 The Retail Supply Chain Summit shares Best Practices in the Sector 9 May 2007, The Retail Supply Chain Summit shares Best Practices in the Sector, New Delhi, India The India Supply Chain Council (ISCC) & the Global Supply Chain Council organized a one -day program on the Retail Supply Chain, in New Delhi. HCL & Birlasoft were the sponsors for the event along with Third Eyesight as the knowledge partner. The event was attended by leading supply chain professionals from across India. The sessions covered a wide range of topics varying from Leveraging Supply Chain to improve Retail Profitability, by Deepak Gupta, Director &#8211; Product Supply, P&G; Insights on best practices by Bimal Sareen, CEO, Avanna; Supply Chain Challenges by Harsharan Marwah, Chielf Supply Chain, Dominos Pizza India; Impact of Modern Retail in Supply Chain Evolution, by Devangshu Dutta, CEO Third Eyesight and International expectations for the future of the CP and Retail Chain by Drs. Ard Jan Vethman, Principal Consultant at CAPGEMINI among others. Mr. Harsharan Marwah, from... http://www.supplychains.in/en/rel/?10 noemail@supplychains.in Thu, 10 May 2007 01:00:00 GMT Release http://www.supplychains.in/en/rel/?9 The First India Supply Chain Summit Revealed Critical Aspects of India's Supply Chain and Logistics The First India Supply Chain Summit Revealed Critical Aspects of India&#8217;s Supply Chain and Logistics The First India Supply Chain Summit 2007 successfully concluded with over 60 attendees who were satisfied by the diversity and the quality of the different speakers and topics of the summit. The India Supply Chain Council (ISCC), India&#8217;s leading professional organization for the supply chain profession, held its inaugural event with the India Supply Chain Summit at the Oberoi, New Delhi, on March 1st. The vision of the summit was to initiate the dialogue among Indian companies, encourage active engagement with various supply chain vendors and provide opportunities for networking among executive-level peers and promote cross-cultural learning. Some of the most prestigious representatives attended, including supply chain, procurement and logistics executives from companies like Accenture, APC Rollex Logistics, APCC, Aramex, Argus Global Logistics, Caterpillar Logistics,... http://www.supplychains.in/en/rel/?9 noemail@supplychains.in Mon, 19 Mar 2007 01:00:00 GMT Release http://www.supplychains.in/en/rel/?8 India Supply Chain Council to Host Inaugural Summit in Delhi on March 1 2007 India Supply Chain Council to Host Inaugural Summit in Delhi on March 1 2007 Supply chain industry leaders to gather for 1 day of executive-level education and networking, March 1st, 2007. The India Supply Chain Council (ISCC), India's leading supply chain professional organization, today announced that its first India Supply Chain Summit will be held on March 1st, 2007 in New Delhi, India. The annual conference will bring together industry leaders and features one day of keynotes, presentations, and panels that address the strategies and tactics necessary for companies to build successful supply chains in India. Attendees to this inaugural summit will learn the latest practices and trends impacting their supply chain, including best-in-class case studies from leading companies across a wide range of industries and sectors. Presentations will help conference-goers understand how to select and manage global supply chain partners, implement technologies and business processes and... http://www.supplychains.in/en/rel/?8 noemail@supplychains.in Sun, 10 Dec 2006 21:00:00 GMT Release http://www.supplychains.in/en/rel/?5 India Supply Chain Council Selects Tendenci to Power New Web Site The newly established India Supply Chain Council&trade; in Mumbai expects the Internet to fuel rapid growth and has selected Tendenci association management software application to power its Web site. The site, www.supplychains.in, will provide a platform for members to share and implement ideas about technology growth in India. Tendenci, which automates and simplifies many of the functions of association management, was designed and is marketed by Houston-based Schipul &ndash; The Web Marketing Company, a leading worldwide provider of Web-based solutions for membership organizations. This is the latest of a growing number of international organizations turning to Tendenci to satisfy their association management needs. Tendenci's integrated Content Management System enables the India Supply Chain Council to easily update Web content without going through a third party. It also encourages distributed authoring among site administrators and registered users. The Council also utilizes... http://www.supplychains.in/en/rel/?5 noemail@supplychains.in Fri, 22 Sep 2006 17:00:00 GMT Resumes http://www.supplychains.in/en/res/?81 SUPPLY CHAIN CONSULTANT Desired Position Title: SUPPLY CHAIN CONSULTANT Experience: I HAVE WORKED IN 5 SHIPS AS A MARINE ENGINEER OFFICER AND HANDLED THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF ENGINE ROOM MACHINERY.I WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN INVENTORY MANAGEMENT AND SAFETY OFFICER WORKS.<br> Skills: I HAVE DONE THE CERTIFICATION OF 'BASICS OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT FROM APICS.I HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF MS OFFICE TOOLS AND MS PROJECT.<br> Education: M.B.A. FROM WELINGKAR INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT Certifications: DONE 'BASICS OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT FROM APICS. Ideal Job Description: N/A<br> Willing to Relocate: False Contact Info: Ritesh Sinha 2ND MAIN 4TH CROSS CHIKKA AUDUGODI ,BANGALORE-5600 BANGALORE KARNATAKA 560029 INDIA voice: (091) 924274-3270 <br/> <div class="vcard"> <span class="fn">Ritesh Sinha</span><br/> <span class="email">rsinha4969@gmail.com</span> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address">2ND MAIN 4TH CROSS CHIKKA AUDUGODI ,BANGALORE-5600</div> <span class="locality">BANGALORE</span>, <span class="region">KARNATAKA</span> <span class="country-name">INDIA</span> <span class="postal-code">560029</span> </div> <span class="tel">(091) 924274-3270</span> </div> http://www.supplychains.in/en/res/?81 Thu, 28 Feb 2008 00:00:00 GMT Resumes http://www.supplychains.in/en/res/?80 Intellectually Stimulating & Creatively Satisfying Desired Position Title: Intellectually Stimulating &#0038; Creatively Satisfying Experience: Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, Mumbai; (18 months) Post-MBA Designation: Management Trainee; Office of Strategy Management – Global Consulting Practice (GCP) (June 2007 – Till Date) Job Profile: · Assist in the formulation and communication of GCP strategy to all the stakeholders · Ensure all Sub-practices and Strategic Support Services are aligned with the overall GCP strategy · Facilitate periodic strategy reviews and share best practices across the GCP organization · Involved with various new initiatives like Performance Monitoring Dashboard, Revenue Sharing Model, GCP CRM setup, Global Utilization Framework and Revenue Leakage/Seepage Analysis Pre-MBA Skills: Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), USA Certified in Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management by Supply Chain Online ... http://www.supplychains.in/en/res/?80 Tue, 26 Feb 2008 12:00:00 GMT Resumes http://www.supplychains.in/en/res/?79 Manager / Dy Manager - Sourcing / SCM Desired Position Title: Manager / Dy Manager - Sourcing / SCM Experience: 1. Presently working with M/S LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED, Heavy engineering Division, Visakhapatnam from May’2004 to till date as an Officer - Materials. JOB RESPONSIBILITES Looking after procurement of various machining and fabrication items, paints, hardware, insulation materials, non-metallic material, raw material, consumables, etc. Receiving requirement from various departments, locating source ,obtaining quotations, conducting negotiations, placing purchase orders and expediting POs Source Development and supply chain integration. Cost estimation & negotiation. Contract administration and supplier management. To implement ERP for materials management. Soft wares used are BaaN, PDM, MOST, ISDMS, etc. 2.Worked with M/S SPARCO ENGINEERING PVT LTD., MIDC, Chinchwad, Pune from 24-Sep-03 to 20-May-2004 as Engineer-PPC. 3.Worked with M/s BADVE ENGINEERING PVT LTD., Aurangabad... http://www.supplychains.in/en/res/?79 Sun, 03 Feb 2008 07:00:00 GMT Resumes http://www.supplychains.in/en/res/?62 Manager - Logistics- Supply Chain Desired Position Title: Manager - Logistics- Supply Chain Experience: Senior Engineer - Logistics Ryder Systems Inc, Michigan, USA June’05 - Present Distribution and transportation management, network zone analysis, productivity improvement, facility layout, labor and space analysis, RFQ proposal support Engineer – Industrial Collins & Aikman Corporation, Michigan, USA Nov’03 - June’05 Productivity improvement, plant layout, capacity analysis, packaging and equipment acquisitions Intern – Industrial and Manufacturing Burner Systems International Inc, Ohio, USA July’03 - Nov’03 Process development/improvement, tooling&quality improvement and cost analysis Engineer - Development Hyundai Motor India Ltd., India Oct’99 - Jun’00Ÿ Designed and fabricated jigs, fixtures, injection molds and press tools Skills: Supply Chain : ILPS, i2, e-SCOR, GSCM ŸCAD : AutoCAD, Pro/Engineer Ÿ Application : ARENA... http://www.supplychains.in/en/res/?62 Sun, 11 Nov 2007 13:00:00 GMT Directories http://www.supplychains.in/en/dir/?410 Chainalytics Services Pvt. Ltd Chainalytics provides leading companies with comprehensive supply chain consulting and outsourcing services to improve supply chain performance. Services Chainalytics specializes in providing leading companies with advanced consulting and outsourcing services to improve supply chain performance. We support improved strategic, tactical, and operational decision-making in three core supply chain areas: Supply Chain Strategy Transportation Planning Inventory and Capacity Planning Supply Chain Strategy Chainalytics’ strategic planning services help clients apply advanced decision sciences and systematic what-if analysis to current strategies to improve profitability and customer satisfaction while minimizing risk. Chainalytics assists clients in four key areas: SUPPLY CHAIN DESIGN AND INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING. Design and planning services provide recommendations for facility location and capacity, customer assignment, and general product flow. Clients use this analysis to... http://www.supplychains.in/en/dir/?410 Fri, 14 Dec 2007 21:00:00 GMT Content Managers http://www.supplychains.in/en/cms/1524/ Membership Benefits The Council offers a convincing slate of member’s benefits and here's why hundreds have already joined this fast-growing community. 18 Reasons to Join the Global Supply Chain Concil Ultimate Peer-to-Peer Networking As a member, you have tremendous opportunities to interact with other supply chain professionals through local chapters meetings, workshops, site tours, conferences and summits. With 80+ events or activities organized each year, there is plenty of opportunities to meet and learn from some of the industry's most influential professionals. Free Access to Supply Chain Public Seminars - The Council offer a variety of seminars to help you develop effective strategies to better manage your supply chain in China, India and beyond. As a member, you get free access to gain valuable knowledge and experience the industry’s best. These events feature dynamic, quality speakers giving you the tools you need to stay ahead with your India’s supply chain. BIG Discounts... http://www.supplychains.in/en/cms/1524/ Fri, 21 Nov 2008 02:00:26 GMT Content Managers http://www.supplychains.in/en/cms/1/ About India Supply Chain Council (ISCC) CONFERENCES & SUMMITS Cost Optimization India Summit, Feb 27, Mumbai Learn the latest techniques in cost optimization and efficiency improvement in a soft economy. Supply Chain Excellence India Summit, later in 2009 Discuss and debate best practices and latest trends in supply chain best practices in India. WORKGROUPS & LUNCHEONS More Groups Supply Chain Networking Mixer, Feb 28, Mumbai Network with other professionals and learn how you can get plugged in with the Council activities in India. 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