Title: Supply chain risk management and quality: a case study and analysis of Indian automotive industry

Authors: Aditya Gautam; Surya Prakash; Umang Soni

Addresses: Advance Purchasing, Continental Automotive Components (I) Pvt. Ltd., IMT Manesar, Gurgaon, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, BML Munjal University, Gurgaon, India ' Division of Manufacturing Process and Automation Engineering, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Dwarka, Delhi, India

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to study supply chain risk management and quality aspects of Indian automotive industries. The potential risks are identified in the supply chain by taking the inputs from available literature. The supply chain risk management enablers are further identified so that most critical supply chain risks can be prioritised and ranked. The study successfully identified enablers from Indian automotive industry perspective, which include relationship, multiple sourcing, redundancy, flexibility, coordination, visibility, collaboration, and postponement. This work also performed analysis of each enables and guidance to identify the most appropriate supply chain risk management strategy is presented. The survey tool for twenty highly experienced professionals is implemented. The results show that the top enablers are relationship and multiple sourcing in Indian context to design the most efficient risk management and supply chain quality improvement policies. It was also found out that production problem at supplier end, internal machine breakdown, and raw material fluctuations are most critical risks in modern Indian automotive supply chain environment.

Keywords: supply chain risk; risk analysis; risk identification; supply chain risk management; SCRM; Indian automotive industry; quality improvement.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIE.2018.091189

International Journal of Intelligent Enterprise, 2018 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.194 - 212

Received: 09 Jan 2017
Accepted: 15 Aug 2017

Published online: 15 Apr 2018 *

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