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International logistics & Supply chain management April 2024

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International logistics & Supply chain management 2024

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NMIMS Global Access
School for Continuing Education (NGA-SCE)
Course: International Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Internal Assignment Applicable for April 2024 Examination
Assignment Marks: 30
Instructions:
 All Questions carry equal marks.
 All Questions are compulsory
 All answers to be explained in not more than 1000 words for question 1 and 2 and for question 3 in not more than 500 words for each subsection. Use relevant examples, illustrations as far as possible.
 All answers to be written individually. Discussion and group work is not advisable.
 Students are free to refer to any books/reference material/website/internet for attempting their assignments, but are not allowed to copy the matter as it is from the source of reference.
 Students should write the assignment in their own words. Copying of assignments from other students is not allowed
 Students should follow the following parameter for answering the assignment questions
Q1. An Indian dairy products company is planning its international foray beginning with exporting ice-creams & flavored milk beverages. It has chosen the Middle East & Singapore markets to begin with. Discuss the key considerations the company must deliberate upon, and accordingly suggest an appropriate supply chain strategy for the exports venture. (10 marks)

Q2. An Indian eye-wear products manufacturer has a well-established distribution channel comprising of distributors & independent retailers as well as its own retail stores in India which are serviced through a 3PL service provider. The manufacturer has now set its eye on the D2C (direct-to-consumer) market for which it is working on the logistics setup. What factors must the manufacturer consider for its D2C distribution logistics, and how, if at all, are they different from those of its traditional distribution channel comprising of distributors & retailers? Provide your recommendation, with justification, of the logistics strategy of having the same 3PL provider for both the markets or having two different 3PL providers for the two markets. (10 marks)
Q3. An Indian jewellery manufacturer specializing in gold & silver jewellery wholesales its products to retailers across India. Having established its credibility with retailers for gold & silver jewellery, it has planned to expand into diamond jewellery for which it will need to import diamonds which will be polished and used for making jewellery products in India.
a. What factors must the jewellery manufacturer consider for importing the diamonds, and from which countries can it import them? How can the company best facilitate such import procurement from those countries? (5 marks)
b. Explain the role of government agencies in this process, and the related aspects that the company will now have to handle. (5 marks)
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