Export to EndNote Abstract The modifications that have been occurring in the world marketplace, which translate to a higher level of competition between organisations, have required a rearrangement in how various economic sectors manage their production activities.
A sample of possible research topics in this area is presented below. In addition to the following sample topics, please contact us at consulting etcoindia. The concept of demand forecasting is diminishing as more and more companies are now focusing on getting accurate and timely demand information rather than depending upon forecasts.
This is carried out by effective integration of information from all the nodes of the supply chain and disseminating upstream as well as downstream.
However, there are many industries that will continue to depend upon push strategy and demand forecasting. The students may like to study about the drawbacks of traditional forecasting methods like time series forecasting, moving averages, trend analysis, etc.
Many companies want to incorporate real time data in their forecasting models and focus on forecasting for shorter periods. This requires lots of additional knowledge over and above the traditional ways of working upon past demand data.
The modern forecasting models may be based on accurate knowledge of customer segments, major factors that influence forecasting accuracy, information integration, bullwhip effect, scenario planning, simulations, external factors, risks, and causal Fishbone or Ishikawa analysis.
Most of the studies may be qualitative or triangulated. Aggregation is carried out by a company to determine the levels of pricing, capacity, production, outsourcing, inventory, etc.
Aggregation planning helps in consolidation of the internal and external stock keeping units SKUs within the decision and strategic framework for reducing costs, meeting demands and maximising profits.
It may be viewed as the next step of either demand forecasting push strategy or demand information accumulation pull strategy for carrying out estimations of the inventory level, internal capacity levels, outsourced capacity levels, workforce levels, and production levels required in a specified time period.
Aggregation planning in modern supply chains is carried out using advanced planning tools comprising of 2D layout maps, 3D spatial maps, structural maps, data association with map items, spatial data mining, location-aware data mining, analytical hierachy planning, etc.
The students may like to conduct qualitative case studies and modeling-based quantitative studies to research about modern practices of aggregation planning in various industrial and retail sectors.
I Global Supply Chains: In the modern world, suppliers in a country are facing direct competition from international suppliers as if the latter are operating within the country. This has happened due to modernization of information management and dissemination, supply routes, payment channels, electronic contracts, leading to improved reliability and reduced lead times of international suppliers.
E-Supply Chains are linked with E-Businesses that use Internet as their medium for accepting orders and payments, and then using the physical channels to deliver the products. E-supply chain is an excellent example of pull strategy and short term demand forecasting.
Information flow across the supply chain is instantaneous because both end points and the intermediate agents work through a single Internet enabled portal. E-Bay and Amazon are viewed as the two most successful companies using this concept at global scales with built-in electronic contract signing and management, electronic payment processing, and electronic delivery processing.Dairy Industry Supply Chain Dairy Industry Supply chain.
The Indian dairy industry has been through an evolution right from the British era until today. It has come a long way over the years from a milk production volume of million tons in to million tons in Supply chain risk management is a novel dissertation/thesis research area based on the known and teething current problems in logistics/supply chain management.
The root of the problems lie somewhere in the uncertainties in upstream.
Governance structure and supply chain management practices in the dairy value chain: a comparative study between New Zealand and Brazil: a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand.
Index Terms- Supply chain management, Transportation, Production plan, Customer zones. I. INTRODUCTION Supply chain management (SCM) is a rapidly evolving area of interest to academicians and business management practitioners alike.
Coordinating the external and internal activities of a firm is the basic philosophy of supply chain management. Supply Chain Management Research Project Overview Completing a thesis is a requirement for every graduate student at MIT. The SCM program turns this academic requirement into an opportunity for students to conceive and execute independent research on a topic of their choice.
The dairy supply chain was historically controlled and regulated by means of the Dairy Industry Act of , the Marketing Act of , Dairy Boards and Milk Boards, as well as national, provincial and local health legislation, plus a variety of.