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1 AMIR MUNIR CEI Logistics / DB Schenker How the SCM effects the Consumerwith Pakistan PerspectiveInternational Conference on Logistics & Supply Chain Management(ICLSC 2011)AMIR MUNIRCEI Logistics / DB Schenker
2 Definition – Supply Chain Management IntroductionDefinition – Supply Chain Management- Supply chain management (SCM) is the management of a network of interconnected businesses involved in the ultimate provision of product and service packages required by end customers.- Supply Chain Management is considered as a Complex series of processes for controlling the storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption (supply chain).Supply chain management is one of the most essential aspects of conducting business
3 FMCG Industry at Pakistan SCM in the FMCG IndustryMulti-National CorporationsLocal FMCG CompaniesSmall to Medium FMCG Companies- FMCG industry, alternatively called as CPG (Consumer packaged goods) industry primarily deals with the production, distribution and marketing of consumer packaged goods. The Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) are those consumables which are normally consumed by the consumers at a regular interval. Some of the prime activities of FMCG industry are selling, marketing, financing, purchasing, etc. The industry also engaged in operations, supply chain, production and general management. FMCG industry provides a wide range of consumables and accordingly the amount of money circulated against FMCG products is also very high. The competition among FMCG manufacturers is also growing and as a result of this, investment in FMCG industry is also increasing, specifically in India, where FMCG industry is regarded as the fourth largest sector with total market size of US$13.1 billion. FMCG Sector in India is estimated to grow 60% by FMCG industry is regarded as the largest sector in New Zealand which accounts for 5% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Common FMCG products Some common FMCG product categories include food and dairy products, glassware, paper products, pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, packaged food products, plastic goods, printing and stationery, household products, photography, drinks etc. and some of the examples of FMCG products are coffee, tea, dry cells, greeting cards, gifts, detergents, tobacco and cigarettes, watches, soaps etc. Market potentiality of FMCG industry Some of the merits of FMCG industry, which made this industry as a potential one are low operational cost, strong distribution networks, presence of renowned FMCG companies. Population growth is another factor which is responsible behind the success of this industry. Leading FMCG companies- Some of the well known FMCG companies are Nestlé, Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Pepsi etc. These companies have internationally proven SCM experience. Their vast Distribution networks, array of Products, and Internationally recognized brands have taken over the Pakistan Market.- Some of the local FMCG companies are successfully engaged in SCM/ Distribution: Dawn, Shan, National Foods, Fresher Juice, Shezan, Kolson, K&Ns Etc. These large local FMCG Companies have 3PL distribution networks, and in some cases their own Retail outlets, and are able to run successful inhouse SCM setups.
4 SCM in the FMCG Industry at Pakistan Room for Improvement in Distribution NetworksMulti-National CorporationsLocal FMCG CompaniesMNCs and Local Large FMCG Corporations and further improve o their Distribution networks by taking steps to improve the efficiency of their fleet and distribution patterns. Negotiate with outsourced Distributors for lower rates. Using latest technology such as RFID and tracking systems for improving efficiency. Investing in more fuel efficient vehicles. Develop new Distribution centres.
5 Flaws in SCM in the Local Small to Medium FMCG Companies at Pakistan Medium to small FMCG CompaniesLack of SCM Experience / SetupFlaws in the Distribution Network- Media and Print advertising / Visual media pays a vital role is the promotion of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) products, so when a consumer visits a retail store to purchase a product or sometimes we see the product on the shelf as well and when we make up our mind to purchase that particular product, the shelf is empty and “Out of Stock”, afterwards we cannot find that product.- Because these is a big flaw in the Supply Chain Management, which keeps the consistent inventory of that particular product in the store.This is the case in our example of a consumer not able to find the Local Product at the point of purchase at the local departmental store.Poor supply chain management results in late deliveries and large stockouts.Fundamentally, these effects are caused due to an inability of the firm to predict the requirement for raw material and equipment capacity together with the uncertainty associated with obtaining deliveries of products on time from its suppliers. But Flaws in Distribution Network plays a major role as well.- The reason why the Multi National Companies in the FMCG is successful, is that they manage a successful Supply Chain Management. The MNC, FMCG Companies have their own or reliable outsourced Distribution Networks and control all aspects of the channel including the point-of-purchase. Where the Consumer is bombarded with Print Adverts. Since the retailers are carrying theThey normally supply the goods before the Launch of the Product and always ensure that the supply of the advertised goods are available for their target segment.
6 Flaws in SCM in the Local Small to Medium FMCG Companies at Pakistan Medium to small FMCG CompaniesComplexities associated with SCM:Involvement of Multiple AgentsInformation AsymmetryUnable to Implement distribution strategiesINVOLVEMENT OF MULTIPLE AGENTS:Supply chain issues need to be decided by different entities sometimes having different interests. For example, a retailer may want that the distributor provide very high availability for the products but at the same time not charge anything additional from theretailer. The distributor may sometimes agree to that but in turn may want information about actual customer sales, which the retailer may not want to share. Even when decisions have to be made within the same firm there could be incentive issues. For example, the marketing orsales department, typically a revenue center presents the future demand forecast to the manufacturing department that is a cost center. Clearly, there is incentive for the former to over-forecast and the latter to under-produce (as compared to the forecast). This createsseveral difficulties while deciding on the amount of inventory to be stocked. Another related issue is encountered where marketing department may push for huge amount of variety in the product/service offerings; the manufacturing department may not want to embrace thatbecause additional complexities are created during execution.Information Asymmetry: Since supply chain processes extend across multiple functional units within a firm and often across different firms there is a high degree of asymmetry in terms of information. This is caused primarily due to two main reasons – one relates to lackof adoption of information technology and the other relates to reluctance to share information with other supply chain partners. The lack of information causes several problems during actual fulfillment. For example, when a consumer goes to an e-commerce site and buys anitem off the electronic catalog the consumer expects to receive the product on time. The consumer is not aware that the inventory status on the product may be updated only once a week and that the information on the site may be outdated. As a result, the consumer isdisappointed when the product does not arrive on time.LEAD TIME: Each and every task in the supply chain process needs time to be completed and the resources (labor, machines or computers) have limited processing capacity. As a result, not all tasks can be completed after the actual demand is known and some of the tasks need tobe done up front (which may or may not get utilized based on the actual demand realized). Further, the limited capacity associated with the resources creates variability in the actual realized lead-time, which in turn necessitates greater resource requirements at the next stagein the supply chain. The above complexities lead to several types of inefficiencies in the supply chain that are often perceived as the “bad effects” of inefficient supply chain management. Some of the major inefficiencies can be classified into the following categories.- Unable to implement distribution strategies due to inaccurate demand data
7 Flaws in SCM in the Local Small to Medium FMCG Companies at Pakistan Complexities associated with SCM:Poor Utilization of Inventory AssetsDistortion of InformationStock-outsPoor Utilization of Inventory Assets: One common effect of poor supply chainmanagement is having excess inventory at various stages in the supply chain, at the sametime having shortages at other parts of the supply chain. Since inventory forms a substantialpart of working assets of a firm, poor management could lead to huge inefficiencies. Lee andBillington (1992) provide an excellent overview of pitfalls and opportunities associated withinventory management in supply chains.Distortion of Information: Another effect relates to lack of visibility of demand and supplyinformation across the supply chain which causes the bull whip effect. This effect describeshow a small blip in customer demands may get amplified down the supply chain because thedifferent entities in the supply chain generate and revise their individual forecasts and do notcollaborate and share actual demand information. Lee, Padmanabhan and Whang (1997)describe the causes and controls for this effect.Stock Outs:This is the case in our example of a consumer not able to find the Local Product at the point of purchase at the local departmental store.Poor supply chain management results in late deliveries and large stockouts.Fundamentally, these effects are caused due to an inability of the firm to predict therequirement for raw material and equipment capacity together with the uncertainty associatedwith obtaining deliveries of products on time from its suppliers.
8 Flaws in SCM in the Local Small to Medium FMCG Companies at Pakistan Reasons for ineffective SCM:Lack of Information Systems / Data from Retailers / DistributorsInaccurate Demand Forecasting resulting in short Inventory ….. Resulting in Product failure.Reasons for ineffective SCM:Lack of Information Systems / Data from Retailers / DistributorsInaccurate Demand Forecasting resulting in short Inventory ….. Resulting in Product failure.Hence, in today’s retail market the Product of the Local FCMG Manufacturer may only get one chance to succeed. The MNC FMCG companies have the resources to sweep your product right off the shelf.With the ineffective or lack thereof Supply Chain Management the small to Medium Local FMCG Manufacturer does not stand a chance to establish a well worth brand.Local Small to Medium FCMG Manufacturers lack the Technical Know-how of Managing a Supply Chain. In addition there are no Industry Leaders that may provide working examples for these Companies to replicate and enhance their business. They lack the resources for latest RFID, EDI apparatus and implementation.
9 What the Consumer Gets Lack of variety of goods Access to new innovative local productsHigher pricesMonopoly by MNC FMCG companiesNot able to buy, what they want- LACK OF VARIETY OF GOODS: The lack of effective SCM setups being a disadvantage. The consumers do not access to a variety of goods.- Access to new innovative local products : The new innovative Products from Local Small to Medium Size FMCG companies are not reaching the consumer.- HIGHER PRICES: MNCs will globally recognized brands will continue to dominate the shelves and charge higher prices.- Monopoly by the MNC : Unilver, Pepsico, Nestle, P&G, have a monopoly of the consumer goods- Not able to buy what they want: Since the MNCs carry only global brands, which are made for the masses, most of the Products are not necessarily designed for the local buyers. Hence buyers cannot get the Product they want!We often see local products, which adhere to our Taste and Requirements, but after initial access to Shelf at our local Departmental Store, we can never find the product again……..could be several reasons for un-availability but the most important is the lack of implementation of an effective Supply Chain Management. With limited access to local markets and product competing with Global Brands and chances are slim for new Local Super Brands competing directly with the Global Brands.For the overall Economy, this circle results in loss of Billions of rupees worth of potential Brands, which may have resulted in Export and contribution to Pakistan’s GDP. In addition to improving the lives of the consumers.We should setup workshops for the Local FCMG Manufacturers for SCM technical schools and there is Potential for professional SCM consultants in the FMCG industry. The Consultants can help the Local Small to Medium FMCG companies be more competitive.
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