Analyzing inventory management and vendor relationship of Robi
AuthorQuadery, Fahad Amin
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According to March 2016 statistics (after biometric) in terms of subscriber Robi Axiata is now second largest mobile operators in Bangladesh. However, Robi is still officially third largest mobile operator in Bangladesh. Robi axiata Limited is a joint venture between Axiata Group berhad, Malaysia and NTT DoCoMO Inc, Japan holding shares 92% and 8% respectively. For reaching the consumers end and providing quality service is very much depended on Robi Supply Chain Management (SCM) because SCM department procures sophisticated telecommunication equipment which eventually helps Robi to achieve organizational goal. For Inventory Management Robi maintains three warehouses. The central warehouse is in Tongi, Dhaka which has the highest capacity of 91,000sq.ft. Others are in Chittagong and Hemayetpur. Warehouses contain three types of inventories such as: Capital Inventory, Trading Inventory and spare Parts Inventory. Despite of increase in ageing inventory amount, the space occupied by them are on the downward trend due to efficient racking and stacking for last six months. A SWOT analysis is done on Inventory Management of Robi. Vendor relationship Management is a vital part for Robi where contracts and documentation are involved with various vendors. A slight mistake in negotiation can cost a lot. Vendor Relationship is maintained based on the steps of bidding stage where a pool of vendors enlisted. In conclusion, the report recommends action plans to be taken in short-term and long-term basis.