supply chain management

Clinton pitches for FDI in multibrand retail (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Making a strong pitch for further opening up of the Indian economy, especially with regard to foreign direct investment (FDI) in multibrand retail, US Secretary ... Read more...

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Proposal for free medicines at government facilities


March 20th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The proposal for the 12th Five Year Plan includes a new initiative to supply essential medicines free of cost for patients seeking healthcare in public ... Read more...

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Chinese kids making badges for London Olympics: Report


February 26th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) A firm in China has reportedly employed children and teenagers in gruelling 11-hour shifts to make badges for the 2012 London Olympics.The children made souvenirs featuring ... Read more...

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Panel slams supply of defence ration after expiry date


December 29th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) With an audit revealing that defence personnel were supplied food items whose use-before dates had expired, the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) Wednesday slammed ... Read more...

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RBI hints at more monetary action to curb inflation


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D. Subbarao Tuesday did not rule out further monetary action to curb inflation.He said monetary steps may be warranted in ... Read more...

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Drug trafficking a threat to global stability


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 22 (IANS) Drug trafficking poses a challenge to the stability and health of nations, Narcotics Commissioner of India Jagjit Pavadia said Tuesday."The world of crime, including drugs, is ... Read more...

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IT spending in India to grow 9 percent by 2012 at $79.8 bn


November 21st, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Despite global economic challenges, enterprises will continue to invest in Information Technology (IT) with IT spending in India projected to grow 9.1 percent at $79.8 ... Read more...

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MSP hiked to boost food production


October 25th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) In order to boost food production of the rabi crop in 2011-12, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Tuesday hiked the minimum support price (MSP) ... Read more...

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Central procurement agency to distribute medical goods


September 30th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The union cabinet Friday cleared a proposal to set up a central procurement agency (CPA) for medical goods, making it easier to address shortages ... Read more...

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IGNOU to offer courses in warehousing, accounting


August 10th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will soon be offering programmes in warehousing, financial accounting and office management in a bid to provide more ... Read more...

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Yepme to turn fully-online men’s fashion house


August 10th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Leading Indian men's apparel and accessory brand Yepme has recast its business to turn into a fully-online prĂȘt fashion house and is finalising a second ... Read more...

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Vodafone for 20 percent carbon footprint cut by 2015


August 8th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 8 (IANS) Telecom service provider Vodafone Monday said it is planning to reduce its carbon footprint by 20 percent globally by 2015."Our target is to take it ... Read more...

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Clinton expresses concern for Sri Lankan Tamils


July 20th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday expressed her concern over the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils and said there needs to be an innovative solution ... Read more...

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Meat ration for Indian soldiers hiked


July 2nd, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Indian soldiers will now get to eat better quantity non-vegetarian meal on par with their officers, with the defence ministry approving a higher ration of ... Read more...

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FDI in retail could help consumers, farmers


February 25th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Consumers could benefit with prices coming down and farmers get a better deal for their produce if India allows foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-branded retail, ... Read more...

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US trade chamber seeks India’s retail opening


February 18th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Seeking opening of India's retail sector, the US India Business Council (USIBC) has set up a sub-committee to focus on leveraging the combined resources of the ... Read more...

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US commerce secretary to take lessons from Mumbai’s Dabbawalas


February 4th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Besides meetings with India's top space and nuclear energy administrators and corporate honchos, US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke also has a date with Mumbai's famed Dabbawalas.Locke, ... Read more...

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Apple Blamed For Poor Environmental Work Safety


January 21st, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A coalition of environmentalist groups in China have accused Cupertino based technology giant Apple Inc of neglecting its suppliers damaging the environment and violating safety issues. ... Read more...

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Army Chief appears before PAC


January 12th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Army Chief V K Singh on Wednesday appeared before Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in connection with alleged irregularities in the canteen stores supplies.The PAC had ... Read more...

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Wholesale, retail price gap pushing inflation up: Pranab


January 6th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Terming the widening gap between wholesale and retail prices the major reason for soaring food inflation, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday asked state governments to urgently ... Read more...

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Deshmukh seeks 14 percent duty on capital goods import


December 16th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Vilasrao Deshmukh Thursday urged the finance ministry to impose 14 percent customs duty on capital goods import in a bid ... Read more...

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McCormick buys 26 percent stake in Eastern Condiments


November 17th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 17 (IANS) Global leader in manufacture-marketing of spices, herbs and seasonings McCormick & Company has bought 26 percent stake in Eastern Condiments Private Limited (ECPL), a major Indian spices and ... Read more...

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WalMart to buy farm produce directly, wants retail norms eased


October 26th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) WalMart president Mike Duke Tuesday said his firm's India joint venture will purchase agricultural produce directly from 45,000 small and medium farmers and hoped for easing of ... Read more...

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Indian, Scottish business groups tie-up to boost trade


October 12th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Indian and Scottish business relations will be further enhanced with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) signing partnership agreements with the Scottish Chambers ... Read more...

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L&T forms JV for power transmission in South Africa


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has signed a shareholders agreements with South Africa-based Befula Investments to form a joint venture company, Larsen and Turbo T&D SA (Pty) Ltd, ... Read more...

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World chess champ Anand launches Ramco OnDemand ERP 2.0 in Delhi


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.9 (ANI-Business Wire India): World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand on Thursday launched Ramco Systems Ramco OnDemand ERP 2.0, which is the next generation of India's first full-fledged ERP offering on ... Read more...

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IIM-Calcutta goes green


August 19th, 2010 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C) is all set to introduce a new course on eco-friendly technology in its post graduate programme for executives from the 2010-11 session. "To ... Read more...

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Walmart training centre opens in New Delhi


July 23rd, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): U.S retail giant Walmart and the Delhi Government have opened a training centre to bridge the shortage of skilled workers for organized retail and cash-and-carry stores.Delhi ... Read more...

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CII to set up leadership institute in Tamil Nadu


June 14th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will set up an institute to train middle-level managers in industries and academia for leadership roles in the manufacturing sector. "We will be ... Read more...

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DRS forays into pharmaceutical business


May 27th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) Eyeing a huge opportunity in contract manufacturing space, city-based DRS Group enters the pharmaceutical business with the launch Friday of a new division and a state-of-the-art facility at ... Read more...

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DHL Lemuir Logistics to build warehouse investing $10 million


May 27th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Supply chain management and logistics solutions provider DHL Lemuir Logistics Pvt Ltd is investing $10 million in a warehouse facility in the Chennai Free Trade Zone, India's first ... Read more...

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Gulf of Mexico oil spill interrupting freight movement in Europe, Baltic region


May 6th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Kingston (Rhode Island), May 6 (ANI): The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and epic flooding in Tennessee has created a "perfect storm" for businesses that rely on an efficient supply ... Read more...

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Six Indians among 50 fastest-growing women-led US companies


April 23rd, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Indian American entrepreneurs run six of the top 50 fastest-growing women-led companies in the US, according to an annual ranking by trade group Women Presidents' Organization. Argent Associates Inc, ... Read more...

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Bharti-Walmart ‘push’ changes face of Punjab village


April 8th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Malerkotla (Punjab), April 8 (IANS) Haider Nagar in Sangrur district was an economically backward, little known village until the other day. Today it takes pride in higher crop yield, better ... Read more...

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31 overseas buyers to attend handicraft, handloom fair


February 22nd, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 31 overseas buyers and exporters have confirmed their participation in a two-day international handicrafts and handloom fair beginning in the state capital Wednesday, an official said ... Read more...

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