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Martin Murray

Supply Chain Issues Cost India $65 Billion Each Year

By September 2, 2010

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A report by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Amarthi Consulting has surmised that $65 billion is lost each year on account of the inefficient supply chain infrastructure in India. The report, entitled "'Global Competitiveness of Retail Supply Chain - Challenges, Strategies and Recommendations" found that despite a high growth industry such as retailing, the country does not have the supply chain infrastructure to take advantage of the tremendous growth in the Indian economy.

The report highlighted that supply chain costs in India are as much as 13 percent of GDP as compared to 7 percent in developed countries. This disparity is in part responsible for the $65 billion lost each year, but the country's infrastructure is also to blame as it has not kept pace with the economic growth. The report highlighted the following issues:
  • Since 1947, the railway network has increased only 20 percent in size, while the traffic it accommodates has increased ten fold
  • The lack of an integrated cold chain infrastructure means that farm produce worth $13 billion is wasted each year
  • Capacity constraints at airports causes airline fuel consumption to increase by up to 30 percent

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September 3, 2010 at 8:35 am
(1) Austral Transit says:

very interesting web… i’ve learn many thing and i’m here cause me too i’m in the logistics section.
If there is more actualites, i will be very happy to read them.

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