more and more primary sales i.e. from CFA to Stockist and availability of goods are major strategies.
Normally the chances of dumping of goods at stockist and retailer level are reported also payment recovery of companies is also not very good.
Here the role of supply chain managers can be to provide considerable value to their companies by understanding the customers' delivery requirements. A very powerful tool for understanding these requirements is account segmentation. A company can use account segmentation to identify market segments Such as Acute & Chronic therapy market. which is well positioned to serve and then organize its product range and even SKU’s and service in a superior way.
Companies are fighting (for customers) like never before and if anything is certain then it is further intensification of this war, and because of this companies are increasingly looking at Logistics, as a weapon to gain Competitive Advantage and it is true that Logistics has the potential to do so. and corporate cases associated with them are given below:
There can be various ways through which a business organization can achieve success in the market, but all those ways can be comprised into as above, then it can be rightly said that it revolves specifically around three parties or more; the triangular linkages or the relationship between these three parties (company, customers and competitors) determine the success and failure of business organization. In the medium to long run, the domestic pharmaceutical market will be largely driven by the increasing prevalence of chronic segment. The domestic industry is principally being driven by the chronic segment which has grown by 17.8% this year. Against the backdrop up- take of acute segments has been slow and has grown by 10.1% only. The basis of success in any competitive context can be, at the most, elemental level commercial success; and commercial success can be derived either from a cost advantage or a value advantage or ideally from a combination of both. In other words, the organization with Competitive Advantage tends to be the cost leader in the industry or a seller of most differentiated products amongst all the players. At last the role of supply chain is very prominent in both the phases (in acute as well as in chronic). But the successes of any pharmaceutical industry; when a company changes its concentration from “Acute” to “Chronic” therapy market depend on competitiveness of supply chain. Supply Chain Managers can provide considerable value to their companies by understanding the customers' delivery requirements. A very powerful tool for understanding these requirements is account segmentation. A company can use account segmentation to identify market segments Such as Acute & Chronic therapy market. which is well positioned to serve and then organize its product range and even SKU’s and service in a superior way. The company must tailor its supply chain offerings to meet the needs of each of the market segment it serves. For example, Dabur Pharma has started launching of its products which were G.P.(Acute Threapy) oriented latter it enter in to specialists oriented(Chronic Threapy) products.