The business case deals with a supply chain that is based out of a village in Gujarat. The villager milk and breed cows. The milk gets deposited in the milk bank from where it is collected and then moved to the processing unit. In the processing unit the milk gets processed and are then moved to the CFA as dairy products as well as to sale as milk. From the CFA they are moved to the distributors and then to the retailer.
The milk takes care of the demand of the local villagers as well as that of local restaurants who buys the product in bulk. The remaining amount is sent to the processing units.
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This step has helped us to identify the upstream issues as well the downstream issues associated with the supply chain as discussed above.
Downstream Issues: –
Upstream Issues: –
There were large number of upstream issues. However, with multiple prioritization we determined two main issues that were causing the maximum damage.
Due to the veterinary problem the milk quality of the cows deteriorates and is not par as what is expected. When that low-quality milk gets mixed with other lots the rejection happens in lot basis.
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