The objective of this group assignment is to research on the strategic role of an organization within its supply chain management, as well as its efficiency and effectiveness in performing its role in physical distribution management. There is also a need to look at the organization's good practices from the physical distribution management within the supply chain management of the organization.
For this assignment, Guardian Pharmacy Private Limited has been identified as a role organization for its approach in supply chain strategic focus and best practices.
Guardian Pharmacy Private Limited was incorporated in 1985 to distribute the brand Ginvera', Bio Essence', Nugeno' Syahirah' and Ebene' in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry in Singapore (Ginvera, 2010).
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