Toyota is one of the cases where operations management has been successfully implemented at a global scale. The productivity has been enhanced by strategic approaches towards operations management through the coordinated efforts for streamlining processes. The Toyota Production System (TPS) as pioneered within Toyota Motors (Fujimoto 1999, Benders 2001), has become the model for global … Continue reading OpScoop Chapter II Issue X: Toyota Production System
Disruptive changes through digitization have started to affect the rail sector as well. To increase efficiency and reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO), fleet reliability is a key lever. Big data and advanced-analytics solutions, such as condition-based maintenance and predictive maintenance is actually a good opportunity to yield the next big efficiency leap in … Continue reading OpScoop Chapter II Issue IX: How will the Original Equipment Manufacturers and Operators in the field of Railways reap the benefits of Digitization?
While working as an accounting manager for Texas Instruments in 1960’s, Pete Pyhrr created zero-based budgeting. A decade later, after being published as a Harvard Business Review, it was picked up by Governor Carter to manage the budget to manage Georgia budget process. In the recent years we have seen that the Zero-Based-Budgeting is again making … Continue reading OpScoop Chapter II Issue VIII Zero-Based-Budgeting: A comeback on the cards?
India was a milk deficit country post-independence. This situation pushed the government to launch “Operation Flood”, which so far has been one the most successful government-led programs on inclusive growth and livelihood generation. The program was implemented in three phases and with three main objectives – increase in milk production, augmentation of rural incomes and … Continue reading OpScoop Chapter II Issue VII: Indian Dairy Industry
Electric vehicles gathered a considerable amount of market share in the US by starting with luxury cars and then moving down-market with the help of Tesla. India's nascent transition to EVs is heading in the opposite direction. Alternative ways to charge electric car Most of the Indians will get their first experience of electric vehicles … Continue reading OpScoop Chapter II Issue VI: Are electric vehicles the new face of automobile industry?
Travel and tourism is an ever-expanding stakeholder of the global economy as it already accounts for 10.2 percent of global GDP, and 292 million jobs. Due to expanding global middle class, improved digital and physical connectivity, and human curiosity the sector is bound to grow even more rapidly. If we could spread out the travellers around … Continue reading OpScoop Chapter II Issue V: Administering crowds and organizing overpopulated tourist destinations!
The Indian Railways is planning to bring transparency in system by developing a common digital platform through integration of information from all departments. This step is expected to save 60,000 crore for the public transporter. With the entire supply and procurement chain of Railways becoming digitized, payments and procurement will be made electronically. Hence, there … Continue reading OpScoop Chapter II Issue IV: Railways supply chain goes digital
The fashion industry is detecting glimmers of hope in the fashion industry after a lacklustre 2016- one of the most challenging years the industry has ever seen. Various forecasts indicate that the sales growth with nearly triple between 2016 and 2018, from 1.5 per cent to somewhere between 3.5 and 4.5 per cent. The growth … Continue reading Revitalized Buoyancy in the Fashion Industry.
The demand for beer has remained strong for over 5000 years. With the changing times, preference for fresh artesian produce has seen a significant growth in the demand for authentic craft beer products. Craft brewing relies on high-quality ingredients to produce a variety of unique tastes and flavours. As beer consumers develop a taste for more … Continue reading OpScoop Chapter II Issue II: Supply chain management in beer industry!
The whopping numbers and the facts about the success of the above-mentioned sales bamboozle us and make us believe that the E-Commerce is really doing good. Being in a Metro or even in Tier 1 or Tier 2 city we seem to relate to the success even much more. Is the business really so hot … Continue reading OpScoop Chapter II Issue I: Debunking Myths of ‘Big Billion Day’ sales and the current bottlenecks in the E-Commerce space!