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Infrastructure challenges in the FMCG

Supply chain

4th October, 2008
ITC FMCG Supply chain

• Consists of diverse categories with different priorities

• More than 1000+ SKUs
• Buying Value $68 MM
• Warehousing space of more than 3.5m SFT around 55+
• Products manufactured at 45+ plants
• More than 650 trucks moved every day
• Direct distribution from factories to Distributors.
Indirect movement through RDCs
• Combination of Rail/Road/Sea movement within the
country depending on the product type.
(Target is Safer, Faster, cost effective)
What are the issues we are facing

 Absense of Bigger /designed
 Government support Warehousing warehouses in the Pvt sector .
 Increasing Toll booths  B class cities have no
pushing the costs/TATs warehouses.
upwards.  Govt Warehouses more
 Govt funds for Infra/Road focussed on the commodities
Development reducing
every year.
 Support on Rail unclearGovernment Poor Infra Transportation
 Supply lesser than the demand
in most of the markets thereby
pushing the costs up.
Skilled WSPs
 Transporter profile skewed
Pockets of excellence. Not even a
Skilled towards the small truck
single player with a PAN India foot WSPs owners/Brokers
 Poor Road connectivity
Too costly to the FMCG items.
pushing up the inventory
High rate of Attrition due to the
across the Supply Chain.
emerging opportunities
 Non Availability of Rakes
/Wagons as per requirement
• Studies reveal that in India the total logistics costs constitute nearly 10 percent
of the GNP out of which nearly 40 percent is because of transportation alone. In
the U.S., the estimates show that the cost is around 6 percent of the GNP
• India has one of the largest road networks in the world (over 2.9 million km at
• only 20 percent of the surfaced roads are estimated to be in good condition. This
compares unfavorably with other countries (Indonesia and Brazil 30 percent,
Korea 70 percent, Japan and U.S. more than 85 percent).
• Commercial vehicles in India are able to run only 250 km on average per day as
compared to 600 km in developed countries