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Asian Journal of Management
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 745) Last page : ( 751)
Print ISSN : 0976-495X. Online ISSN : 2321-5763.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5763.2018.00116.6

Supply Chain Management-A Pathway for Economic Development of SME's in India

Dr. Joshi Vijay*

Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Management Studies & Research (DAIMSR), Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur

*Corresponding Author E-mail: vijayjoshi62@gmail.com

Online published on 2 June, 2018.


Supply Chain Management (SCM) practices in India is stood out of the felt need by managers, expert professionals and academicians to address logistics and supply chain practices at the national level. This exploratory study is primarily based on secondary data, captured facts, figures as well as qualitative responses about the logistics infrastructure and supply chain practices. Here the focus is on supply chain collaboration and partnerships, supply chain structure, facilities network design, transportation and logistics and the role of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). Here we analyze and assess existing logistics and SCM practices and distinguish emerging trends as well as areas of concern. The paper gives insights into how far the firms and their supply chains in India have come in dealing with major logistics and supply chain issues, the practices they focus on or need to focus on. We also highlight and address a few issues related to supply chain managers and policy makers.



Supply chain, Network design, Information and Communication Technology, Economic Development.


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