Supply Chain Management Practices of Indian Automobile Industry
B. S. Sahay,
Vikram Sharma and
G. D. Sardana Additional contact information B. S. Sahay: Indian Institute of Management, India
Vikram Sharma: Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology, India
G. D. Sardana: Birla Institute of Management Technology, India
The automobile industry is a major contributor to Indiaâ€™s economy. The Indian automobile manufacturers face stiff international competition in the wake of all major US and European car manufacturers entering the Indian market. In the contemporary scenario, supply chain management practices can be adopted to improve operational efficiency and profits. This paper presents the current status of Indian automotive supply chains. For this, data was collected by conducting a nationwide survey. The paper highlights some major problems plaguing the Indian automotive supply chains and finally, presents some recommendations that are potentially useful to bring Indian automotive supply chains at par with global industry leaders.