Outbound logistics management practices, specific to India have drawn limited attention in the past. Recently though, this sector has garnered renewed attention of researchers and practitioners. Through an exploratory study, we attempt to understand and illustrate the outbound logistics management practices of automotive industry in India. Outbound logistics is divided into a set of interlinked functions based on a logistics framework and described accordingly. Based on findings from the exploratory study and extant literature in this field, a framework for the development of integrated logistics management practices in the aut omotive industry in India is derived and several research directions are proposed.