Match sticks are the consumer goods that are invented after the man is fed up from creating the fire from the rubbing stones.They are the handy tools used for the starting a fire, when required. They are available in different types, sizes, boxes and of different use. They are generally used in kitchen, religious rituals, camp fires, industrial and school/colleges used. They are made from wooden sticks in which paraffin wax layer is coated. But the originally made from the ammonium phosphate that is seen in tip of the match sticks.as these matchsticks and matchboxes comes under the consumer goods,products; starting this business of matchbox manufacturing business is profitable.
The following are the case studies of the matchbox manufacturing business:
# SS EXIM: They are the Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu based firm in India, started in 2010. They ranked as the prominent name under the export, trading and supplying of wide collection of agro products and chemicals. They are best known for their quality served. Their consistent efforts and the team work proved them and the succeeded in making the renowned name in the manufacturing match box.
The marketing plan of the matchbox manufacturing business:
The following are the point of the supply chain management of the matchbox manufacturing business:
# The first step in the supply chain is the selection of the location for the manufacturing. The place must be suitable for the business, so that goods loading and unloading can be easily done.
# The second is the arranging of the raw material for the manufacturing process and also the supplier for the material. That supplier must be at reasonable rate and on time delivery of raw material.
# The third step is the manufacturing of the matches and on the other side production of match box from the paper cutting and folding. That matches to be tested and quality to be verified before packaging.
# The fourth step is the packaging of the goods and ready them to sent to market.so that they reach the desired market.
# The fifth step they entered into market and some of the goods passes from logistic chain of the supplier, dealers, wholesalers, retailers and finally they reach to customers. While few of them are passed to the door to door delivery and reach directly to customers.
The following are the machines required for the matchbox manufacturing business:
# Safety matchbox manufacturing machine= Rs. 45,000- 1.25lakh /piece approx.
# Box making machine- 39800-42000 approx.