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Supply Chain Management in a Private Farming Vis-à-Vis Cooperative Processing and Distribution Environment of Dairy Sector in India

Goel, Veena and Bhaskaran, Suku (2010) Supply Chain Management in a Private Farming Vis-à-Vis Cooperative Processing and Distribution Environment of Dairy Sector in India. Journal of Food Products Marketing , 16 (2). pp. 212-231. ISSN 1045-4446 (print) 1540-4102 (online)

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Abstract

Organized segment of dairy sector was hitherto dominated by the cooperative sector that established a structured and three-tiered organizational hierarchy, procured milk from small-scale farms, processed and distributed milk and milk products. With the liberalization of India's economy and market entry by the private sector, new dynamics have emerged. These include increased supplies of a greater variety of value-added products and increased inter-firm competition with companies and supporting their sales development with integrated marketing initiatives. This fostered greater attention to branding, product positioning and product differentiation with intense price discounting for some products. In response to these challenges, the State cooperatives have started to integrate their operations in areas such as procurement of supplies, logistics, manufacturing, distribution and inventory management. However, these face a major constraint regarding the sufficient availability of milk supplies over space and time while due to political interferences, excess staff adds to the administrative costs therby inefficiencies in its operations and losses results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21623, dairy cooperatives, market liberalization, dairy industry, integrated marketing, supply chain, Bhaskarkan
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Australian Food Marketing Centre
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 20 May 2012 23:17
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2012 23:18
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7153
DOI: 10.1080/10454440903413308
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