Title: Analysis of time delays for loss reduction in an automobile components manufacturing organisation using a proactive supply chain risk management model

Authors: D. Elangovan, G. Sundararaj, S.R. Devadasan, P. Karuppuswamy

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karpagam College of Engineering, Othakkal Mandapam, Coimbatore 641 032, Tamil Nadu, India. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore 641 004, Tamil Nadu, India. ' Department of Production Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore 641 004, Tamil Nadu, India. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore 641 022, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: Today|s global market demands top priority on outstanding quality, better reliability and on-time delivery of products using effective supply chain executions to stay against fierce competition. Hence, it is essential to identify and address the various issues in supply chain executions in a cursory manner. In this research work, the major time delay issues in supply chain of an automobile components manufacturing organisation have been investigated. A proactive supply chain risk management model has been developed to analyse these issues. The predominant time delay is prioritised for risk mitigation. Corrective measures have been recommended for implementation to achieve loss reduction.

Keywords: supply chain management; SCM; automotive components; auto parts; time delay; supply chain risks; risk management; loss-producing events; risk ranking; event tree analysis; proactive strategies; loss reduction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSEM.2010.033374

International Journal of Services, Economics and Management, 2010 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.385 - 411

Available online: 01 Jun 2010 *

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