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International logistics & Supply chain management June 2024


International logistics & Supply chain management June 2024



NMIMS Global Access
School for Continuing Education (NGA-SCE)
Course: International Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Internal Assignment Applicable for June 2024 Examination
Assignment Marks: 30
 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 tea estate based in Assam auctions its tea leaves to beverage companies who process the tea leaves into their brands of tea powder & instant tea premixes for sale in different consumer markets. The management of the tea estate has decided to embark on forward integration of tea processing and launching their own brand of tea powder & instant tea premixes to be sold pan India. It is confident of seeing stable, strong demand for its new brand of tea after the initial introductory phase during which the demand could be low and require promoting & pushing the product in the market. How can the tea estate go about its supply chain planning, and suggest appropriate supply chain strategy / strategies for its forward integration project.
(10 marks)
Q2. An Indian chemical company is planning to expand its markets by exporting its products to the European market. What are the various factors it must consider in planning the logistics for the exports, and suggest the appropriate choice of logistics strategy (in-house / outsourcing, etc.) for the same. (10 marks)
Q3. An Indian manufacturer of home appliances sources raw material & components from suppliers in India & China.
a. Compare the various options of transportation modes to source the required raw material & components explain the choice of the appropriate transportation modes for the same. (5 marks)
b. The manufacturer plans to launch its range of smart home appliances for which it will need to import chips from reliable suppliers abroad. From which countries can the manufacturer source such chips? How can it facilitate such procurement process over the long term in a consistent & reliable manner?
(5 marks).


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