ANALYSING THE BARRIERS FOR IMPLEMENTING AN EFFECTIVE SUPPLY CHAIN FOR THE PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IN INDIA: A TISM APPROACH

Authors

  • Ajay Bohtan Research Scholar The Northcap University, Gurgaon, India
  • Dr. Kaliyan Mathiyazhagan Dr. K. Mathiyazhagan M.E., Ph.D., Associate Professor (Designate), Mechanical Engineering, The Northcap University, HUDA Sector 23-A, Gurgaon - 122017, Haryana, India. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2340-7394
  • Prof. Prem Vrat Pro Chancellor, Prof of Eminence & Chief Mentor, The Northcap University, Gurgaon, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.23055/ijietap.2017.24.6.3384

Keywords:

Effective supply chain, Public Distribution System (PDS), Barriers, Total Interpretive Structural Modeling (TISM)

Abstract

The National Food Security Act-2013 (NFSA) in India has the primary aim of ensuring food security in India. This has to be achieved through the existing Public Distribution System (PDS). The foodgrains undergo a vast supply chain wherein after procurement from the farmers these are transported and stored at various levels before being finally distributed to the intended beneficiaries. It has been seen that this long and complex supply chain is not effective due to various obstacles and barriers in its efficient implementation. This paper analyses the barriers which impede the implementation of an effective Supply Chain Management (SCM) in PDS using Total Interpretive Structural Modeling (TISM). The work has been divided into two main phases one being the identification of fifteen barriers and the other being their qualitative analysis. Initially the Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM) qualitative analysis was used to understand the mutual influences amongst the barriers by survey/questionnaire. This part identified the dominant barriers which prevent the adoption of an effective supply chain management. Later the TISM approach was used to bring out the exact influence of the barriers on each other. The result of this study would be helpful for the government to adopt an efficient PDS supply chain thereby reducing the ever increasing burden of subsidy. Implementation of an effective PDS supply chain would also help in achieving the aim of NFSA in the most efficient way.

Author Biography

Dr. Kaliyan Mathiyazhagan, Dr. K. Mathiyazhagan M.E., Ph.D., Associate Professor (Designate), Mechanical Engineering, The Northcap University, HUDA Sector 23-A, Gurgaon - 122017, Haryana, India.

Dr. K. Mathiyazhagan is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY (NCU) formerly ITM University, Gurgaon, Haryana, India-122017. He did his Ph.D in the Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology – Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu. Received B.E degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering from I.F.E.T College of Engineering, Tamilnadu and M.E (CAD/CAM) degree from J.J.C.E.T, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu. In addition to the Ph.D work, he went to the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark” four months as a visiting research scholar. He has sixteen international publications with Cumulative impact factor of (SCI/SSCI) 36.585 and one international book chapter in the Taylor and Francis also presented a paper in nine international conferences and two international workshops. He is privileged as a reviewer of six international journals (Four Elsevier journals and two Inderscience journals). Also, he organized two international workshops and one international conference. He received an opportunity as an examiner for Ph.D research thesis on Anna University, Chennai, Tamilnadu. Also, he delivered a special lecture for the faculty and research scholars in International workshop. His research area interests are “Green Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Shipping Container Selection”. He is having research collaboration with Dr. Kannan Govindan (Professor, Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark) and his research team members from USA, BRAZIL, CHINA and DUBAI.

Published

2018-01-11

How to Cite

Bohtan, A., Mathiyazhagan, D. K., & Vrat, P. P. (2018). ANALYSING THE BARRIERS FOR IMPLEMENTING AN EFFECTIVE SUPPLY CHAIN FOR THE PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IN INDIA: A TISM APPROACH. International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications, and Practice, 24(6). https://doi.org/10.23055/ijietap.2017.24.6.3384

Issue

Section

Supply Chain Management