Agri Supply Chain Management


Dr. Mehazabeen. A


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Course Name:  Agri Supply Chain Management

Code (Credit):  CUTM2706 (0-0-2)

Course Objective: The course introduces students to the concepts and processes of agricultural supply chain management, the framework for structuring supply chain drivers; network designs. To explain demand forecasting, inventory planning, sourcing decisions and IT enablement of supply chain.

Course Syllabus

Module - I

Overview Of Supply Chain Management: Supply Chain - Present need; Evolution of SCM; Traditional Agri. Supply Chain Management Approach; Modern Supply Chain Management Approach; Elements in SCM. Innovations in Global Agri-SCM.

Module - II

Demand Management in Supply Chain: Types of Demand, SCM Metrics/Drivers and Obstacles.

Module - III

Purchasing Cycle, Types of Purchases, Contract/Corporate Farming, Classification of Purchases Goods or Services, Traditional Inventory Management.

Module - IV

Elements of Logistics Management; Distribution Management, Transportation Management; Service Innovation; Warehousing; Packaging for Logistics, Third-Party Logistics (TPL/3PL); GPS Technology.

Module - V

IT Application in SCM; SCM in Electronic Business; Role of Knowledge in SCM; Performance Measurement and Controls in Agri. Supply Chain Management; Benchmarking: introduction, concept and forms of Benchmarking.

Case Studies on the following: (a) Green Supply Chains (b) Global Supply Chains (c) Cases from FAO/IFPRI, etc

Lecture 5

Reference books
• Acharya SS and Agarwal NL. 2011. Agricultural marketing in India. Oxford and IBH.
• Altekar RV. 2006, Supply Chain Management: Concepts and Cases.Prentice Hall of India.
• Chopra S, Meindl P and Kalra DV. 2016. Supply chain management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation, Pearson Education India
• Mohanty RP. 2010. Indian Case studies in Supply Chain Management & other Learning Resources. Oxford.
• Chandrasekaran N. 2010. Supply Chain Management: Process, system & Practice. Oxford.
• Singh S. 2004. Organic Produce Supply Chains in India- Organisation and governance. Allied Publ

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Dr. Mehazabeen. A

Assistant Professor (ABM)

Dr. Mehazabeen. A is currently working as Assistant Professor (ABM) at the School of Management, Paralakhemundi Campus.