Monday, 29 October 2012

India, China Join Hands to Develop Opportunities

Indian companies may see a successful collaboration between the two countries in the near future.
India and China are taking steps to enhance economic and strategic cooperation. From October 26 to 28, 2012, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and the Embassy of India, Beijing, organized the 'India Show'.
The event was held simultaneously with the 6th China International Auto parts Expo in Beijing. The event saw the participation of more than 80 companies. With India wanting to tap into opportunities in the Chinese market, and China's interest in Indian markets, the event provided both countries collaboration opportunities in automotive supply chain development.
The Indo-China collaboration can have an immense impact on supply chain management in India. Companies around the world are beginning to acknowledge the value that supply chains bring to their business. The Chief Supply Chain Officer Report 2012 finds that supply chain excellence boosts top-line growth. This also includes scheduled product launches, an increase in production efficiency, and supplier priority treatment when key materials are in short supply.
Among the various companies that offer supply chain management in India, one organization that would benefit immensely from these proceedings is Tata Autocomp Systems LTD. (TACOSCM). We specialize in supplying components and assemblies to global clients under various product categories. We cater to a host of clients from three main business regions, i.e., South East Asia, Europe, and USA.

TATA Autocomp Systems – SCM also offers  sourcing services, supplier quality services, logistic services and packaging services.
Our core automotive team uses its excellent experience to provide a variety of products to global OEMs and Tier 1 companies. Our services can be a great boost to the Indo-China collaboration. Our product range includes:
•    Machined Ferrous Castings
•    Machined Aluminium Castings
•    Investment Casting
•    Bar Turned and Machined parts
•    Sheet Metal Components
•    Fabricated Assemblies
•    Small System Assemblies

We are the preferred destination for auto components sourcing in South East Asia. We provide our clients with the following services:

•    Component sourcing
•    Sourcing services
•    Supplier quality services
•    Logistics services
•    Packaging services

We provide a consistent level of quality in our business, whether it is communicating with the client, component sourcing, logistics, or packaging. We provide the best solutions that allow you to manage your costs. It also helps us to meet the committed delivery period. We respond quickly to our customers' needs and feedback. Our teams make conscious efforts to improve processes, products, and services. We also take steps to improve our suppliers' work quality.

So, when you are looking for the best supply chain management services in India, you need not look further than TACOSCM. Visit our website and contact us to know more.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Cleansing Our Supply Chain

Consumers in India are now getting informed. To maintain brand loyalty, companies need to reduce their harmful emissions and carbon footprints. This is possible only through, efficient and cost effective supply chains. Thus, staying eco-friendly is not only helpful to our planet but also beneficial for business.
Indian government is also taking steps on this front, to reduce carbon emissions. In a recent United Nations conference on sustainable development Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that India has set a target to reduce carbon emissions of GDP BY 20-25% between 2005 and 2020.
Let us understand why, it is so important, for business as well to stay clean.
Freight emissions are growing tremendously. Over the coming years, freight transport will be among the fastest growing source of emissions expected to rise by 40%. Many manufacturers have become aware and are maintaining stringent control over environmental footprint of supply chain logistics operations. Their selection of production, storage, designing, packaging, and transit time have a massive impact on carbon and other air pollutants along with cost efficiency.  
Some companies have also introduced programs that help them to catch, calculate and manage emissions properly through their supply chains. Above all, public perception of an organization also improves that is cautious about the environment further increasing brand loyalty.
Environment Defense Fund an organization based in USA has formulated 5 principles that can help shippers in lesser pollution and more carbon efficient freight supply. Here are some of them:
·        Reinforce “hotspot” cleanup: All old diesel equipment have less or no control over harmful carbon emissions. They are hazardous to human health. According to World Health Organization, diesel emissions can cause cancer in humans. People who work in areas where there are higher levels of these emissions, such as, ports and railways are more prone to harmful health outcomes. The root cause of these emissions is freight. Hence, shippers are usually held responsible for cleaning these areas or hotspots of diesel pollution.
·        Select the most carbon-efficient mode of transport: Different modes of transport emit different amounts of carbon. For e.g., Planes emit a lot more than container ships and trucks emit more than trains. So wherever possible, use the lesser emitting mode of transport for a more carbon efficient supply chain.
·         Partnering with other shippers: Wherever possible, you could merge your warehouse and distribution resources with other companies or ship your goods directly to the clients. These and some more ways are being used by retailers now-a-days.
As good movement is increasing tremendously over the globe, it is a major challenge to take efforts, to reduce effects of global climate change, and lessen harmful effects on public health. This is especially important, in a country like India, where carbon emissions, harmful effects on public health, changing weather conditions are in abundance.
However, it is still possible to reduce carbon emissions, grow our economy and also have an efficient freight transport.