Procurement & Supply Chain

NCML has been providing various services to the stake holders across commodity value chain. Supply Chain Management as a vertical has pioneered in the commodity space by linking commodity handling with commodity funding and has evolved as a single reliable, and reputed corporate entity for various agri-value chain participants.

Services offered by Supply Chain Management

  • Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
  • Procurement services
    • For Government agencies
    • For Agribusiness companies
  • Railway Receipt leverage services
  • Disposal services for Financial institutions

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

NCML leverages its vast experience in commodity handling and commodity funding. NCML with integrated end-to-end solutions help the processors, exporters and traders to remain focused on core competency with minimum resources spent on the complex task of co-ordinating with multiple service providers separately for procurement, quality testing and warehousing and logistic services.The aim is to ensure commodity stakeholders optimise their financial, time and manpower resources available with them for processing and trading of commodities where NCML take care of all-encompassing services of commodity handling and funding.

NCML with this pioneer service benefits commodity value chain participants – from bulk exporters and traders having large purchase orders, to start-ups or companies undergoing capacity expansion, exchange participants or arbitrageurs , industries that are based away from origin of production or face supply difficulties due to poor procurement network and industries requiring large captive consumption of commodities.

We have continues endeavour to offer best possible innovative service which empower our clients to expand their business. We are now offering rail receipt leverage services. NCML has presence in most of the railway rake location for warehousing and quality analysis services. We offer door to door service in rail way receipt wherein sourcing, rake movement & quality analysis at loading and unloading point and local transport to warehouse locations will be supervised and undertaken by NCML.

Benefits to stake holders of value chain participants

  • Procurement:
    NCML purchase commodities directly from production centers on behalf of and at the prices shared by the customer. Our geographical presence and established relationships with commodity suppliers across the country enables us to source commodities in required quantities at most competitive prices and pass the price advantages to our customers.
  • Quality Assurance:
    Our NABL accredited laboratory ensures purchase of commodities strictly as per the quality specifications provided by the customer.
  • Additional Leverage:
    We provide additional leverage facilities to enable the commodity sourcing capability of our client.
  • Warehousing:
    We undertake stock management of procured commodities under our safe custody in NCML’s warehouses irrespective location of client we manage the stock across India.
  • Logistics management:
    NCML will assist customers at their cost and responsibility in arranging subsequent logistics till final destination.

Benefits to customers

  • Single reliable professional service provider for sourcing and procurement, warehousing and logistics services
  • Purchases at competitive market prices
  • Quality and quantity assurance till final dispatch/ delivery
  • Scope to increase additional leverage

Government Procurement

NCML strength is strong connect with producers directly. It has helped in sourcing commodity from farmer door-step by setting up of farm gate procurement centers for Government and multiple private sector entities.

NCML has acquired vast understanding for undertaking government procurement operations. The Company has created a focused vertical for identifying and engaging with all such opportunities.

NCML is the first private procurement agency engaged by the Government of India (GOI) to procure commodities under the Minimum Support Price (MSP) operations. We are the leading private service provider to the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in the States of Jharkhand, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. NCML has procured and handled close to two million tonnes of paddy and wheat on behalf of FCI under MSP operations. Through these services alone we have reached more than 0.5 million farmers.

Our procurement services are provided through 40 regional offices, 500 centres / Mandis and 700 bank accounts.  Our procurement team consists of agri – professionals with experience in handling agricultural commodities in various parts of the country. With over three years’ experience in handling logistic-intensive procurement operations for the FCI, STC, Private Companies etc, with this expertise NCML is also fully equipped to offer sourcing services to Corporate & Traders.

Our USPs

  • NCML is the first private sector institution permitted by Government of India to procure food grains at MSP
  • Have procured over two million MT of commodities from about 5 lac farmers during 2005 – 08
  • Have direct reach to the farmers thus reducing the actual cost of procurement
  • Wider presence in all the major mandis of the country
  • Experience in handling large volumes along with storage and transportation
  • Experienced and specialized manpower
  • Cost effective operation models

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