Case Code : CLSDM022
Publication date : 2005
Subject : Sales and Distribution
Industry : Auto Components
Length : 04 Pages
Price : Rs. 100
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The caselet describes how TVS Logistics Services Ltd, a division of TVS group, has planned and built a global supply chain to meet the needs of automobile giants in the US and Europe, who sourced their automobile components from India and China. It also focuses on the different strategies adopted by the company in building and managing the supply chain.
TVS Logistics (TVS) initially provided the warehousing facility to its clients, but expanded rapidly to provide inbound and outbound logistics to Indian automobile manufacturers such as Ashok Leyland, TVS Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, General Motors, Ford India, etc...
Questions for Discussion:
1. The TVS group separated its logistics division as a wholly new subsidiary in November 2004 to start a global supply chain. Discuss the reasons behind the step taken by the company.
2. Explain the strategy followed by TVS to set up a full-fledged supply chain in foreign countries.