Analyst Insight: With the government of India recently liberalizing foreign investment into the country's retail sector, many global retailers are eyeing the country as the next expansion opportunity. The experience of early entrants into India's organized retail has shown that supply chain inefficiencies are among the top hurdles to profitability. The unique Indian context requires creative sourcing approaches and significant investment in training and retaining local skilled supply chain talent.
- Viktoria Sadlovska, Chief Research Officer, Prameya Research
Same-day delivery from major e-commerce and multichannel retailers during the 2012 holiday season introduced e-commerce as a viable option, even for last-minute shoppers. This evolution in customer demand now ripples through the supply chain for all retailers, prompting executives to re-evaluate real estate strategies, according to a new report from Jones Lang LaSalle.
Medical technology companies looking to grow globally are finding that one approach does not fit all markets, and they are developing customized growth strategies to penetrate emerging markets, with products tailored to unique local market needs. The challenge is that companies are also finding that limited visibility into globalized manufacturing and distribution chains is leading to increased risk, according to a study co-sponsored by PwC US and published by Axendia, a life sciences and healthcare advisory firm.