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Case Title:

Transport Corporation of India’s Supply Chain Solution: Nervous System of the Organised Retail in India

Publication Year :  April 2009

Authors: Thalluri Prashanth Vidya Sagar, Saradhi Kumar Gonela

Industry: Transportation

Region:US

Case Code: SCM0004

Teaching Note: Available

Structured Assignment: Available

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Abstract:
This case study primarily helps in discussing the competitive landscape of Indian logistics sector, assessing and analysing the competitive advantage of Transport Corporation of India (TCI). It helps in analysing the importance of logistics companies in India in the light of role of retail boom. This case can also be used for debating over the new operating model that TCI should adopt to compete effectively in the changing Indian logistics sector. Vibrancy in Indian economy is reflected by many sectors and logistics is one among them. During the last decade, it has been blessed with many a positive trend – expanding manufacturing sector, growing retail sector demands, new regions (hitherto neglected) being integrated to mainstream economy and improving infrastructure. All these, together, are multiplying demand for integrated logistic solutions. Longstanding logistics company, TCI launched its integrated logistic solutions under ‘Supply Chain Solution’ (SCS) brand. TCI is targeting to simultaneously meet compounding demand for logistics and growing competition effectively with its Supply Chain Solution

Pedagogical Objectives:

    This case study attempts to achieve the following pedagogical objectives:
  • To examine the competitive landscape of Indian logistics sector and assess TCI’s competitive advantage
  • To discuss the evolution of the concept of ‘Supply Chain Solution’ and its potential of becoming a key factor deriving competitive advantage for TCI and boost the growth of organised retail
  • To examine the promising prospects offered by the retail boom in India for the logistics industry and the role of TCI-SCS to cater to the needs of emerging retail boom in India
  • To analyse various operating models that can be adopted by TCI to compete effectively in changing Indian logistics sector

Keywords : Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Solution, Cargo Transport, Multi-modal Transport, Express Services, TCI Frieght, Transystem Logistics International Pvt Ltd

Contents:

  • TCI's Profile
  • TCI Supply Chain Solution
  • Impact of Retail Boom on Logistics Sector
  • Future Expectations of TCI-SCS

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