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Supply Chain Mgt - Grp Assgnmnt

Supply Chain Mgt - Grp Assgnmnt

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Changes in the Agricultural Produce Distribution System Brought by Organized Retailing

Submitted to: Ms. Tahmina Khanam Course Instructor: Supply Chain Management Department of Management Studies Faculty of Business

Submitted by:

Md. Mosabber Hossain Marzia Haider Nabiba Ahmed Nadera Afrin Farzana Yasmine Nipa

ID No: 03-09-17-015 ID No: 03-09-17-042 ID No: 03-09-17-056 ID No: 03-10-18-065 ID N0: 03-10-19-033

Date of Submission: 26th October 2011

They endow with products. This store is ideal for emergency and immediate purchases.  Supermarkets. The above mentioned ones are categories of retailing. like electric power. However. which gives attention to a particular category and provides high level of service to the customers. which has a range of retail shops at a single outlet. either directly or indirectly through a broker.  General stores. which sell mostly food items. The term "retailer" is also applied where a service provider services the needs of a large number of individuals. which plays prominent role in the supply chain management of any sort of product. in general sense. Usually it is noticed that a retailer buys products in large quantities from producer. Warehouse stores. which offer superior quality goods at low-cost. Most of the retailers apply a pricing technique that includes an additional amount to the retailer’s cost. which are very large stores offering variety of categories and has broad assortment at average price. and then sells smaller quantities to the consumers. it is more important in case of agricultural . such as a public utility. which is either decided by the retailer himself or recommended by the manufacturer.  Malls.Retailing. which is essentially found in residential areas. a few of which are stated below:  Department stores. which is a rural store that supplies the main needs for the local community. Retailing can be classified into a number of categories.  Discount stores. in small units for direct consumption by the purchaser. at affordable acnd cut-rate prices. food and entertainment under a roof. which tend to offer a wide array of products and services. means the sale of commodities from a fixed location.    Supermarkets. They provide limited amount of merchandise at more than average prices with a speedy checkout. Specialty stores. which is a self service store consisting mainly of grocery and limited products on non food items.  Convenience stores.

which in turn results in their affluence. The existence of these mediators created a hindrance in the establishment of an ideal association between the farmers and the consumers. for example: transportation. leads to decrease in the price that needs to be paid by consumer. Maintaining a reliable and steady information channel facilitates the task of farmers to meet up the exact demand of consumers.products. storage. which takes place because of the organized retailing. much attention is needed as the products pass through the entire supply chain. improper transportation etc. which focuses on two major issues. increasing productivity and accomplishing consumer needs. Although the supply chain for agricultural products in India face some traditional obstacles like lack of storage facilities. due to constructive changes in the distribution channels. which are discussed hereby :  The number of intermediaries diminishes as a result of the introduction of organized retailing in the distribution system. . starting from harvesting to consumption. handling activities etc. but organized retailing has originated significant changes in the agricultural produce distribution system. Farmers are being offered with agro-based education. The responses that the distribution channels make towards the changes that have been taking place in the respective system are mentioned below :  The income of farmers increase as well as reduction occurs in the price that is to be paid by the end consumers. instead of being misguided by the consolidators and wholesalers.     Carrying costs for the produces decline because of reasons like the presence of a regulated transportation system and the need for lesser packaging. because as these goods are easily perishable. Increase in supply. Reduction of wastages are also noticed at various stages of the distribution system.   Involvement of specialized organizations assures the stable flow of superior products from the farmers.

the introduction of a planned and structured retailing system indeed brings some constructive changes in the agricultural produce distribution system of a country. improvement in the standard of living of farmers is attained as a response to these changes. .   Creation of opportunities for employment is an impact to be mentioned. Thus it might be concluded that. Lastly. which occurs as a consequence of the changes in the distribution channels. as they get to pay a comparatively low price. which simultaneously convey benefits to the consumers as well. The optimistic changes in the distribution channel also assemble the way of proper utilization of the natural resources available.

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