SCM Symposium 2019

Indira Management Symposium 2019

Supply Chain Management, March 2nd – 3rd, 2019

Two days Indira Management Symposium on “Supply Chain Management” kick started with participants coming from across Maharashtra Industries, faculties and students from ICRI, Mumbai, Marathwada College and Akemi Business School, Pune.

Indira Institute of Management, Pune. IIMP organized this event on 2ndand 3rd March’ 2019 in Tapasya auditorium of campus. Over 35 participants from Industries, academia and 250 students of IIMP attended the event. This Symposium was sponsored by Garware Wall Ropes, Pune.

The symposium was started with a welcome note of Dr. Pandit Mali (Director – IIMP), has talked about importance of Supply Chain Management and the prospects of the Supply Chain professional in future. The video of IKEA has clearly portrayed the emerging technology used by the company in its warehouse operations.

In the opening ceremony, Dr. RajPathakShridhar Shrikrishna – Chief Guest, Vice President- Commercial- Garware Technical Fibres Ltd. Punehas talked that the objectives of a business can be achieved through sustainable growth, which can be tackled by supply management team and played a very crucial role in it. He has described sustainability from social, economic, environmental and legislation angle, which are the drivers of business growth.The first half session was ended with the vote of thanks by Dr. Pallavi Sajanapwar(Deputy Director).

Technical sessions started in the second half of the day. First session was engaged by Mr.S. V. Gogate, Executive Director – Keihinfie Pvt Ltd., Pune on the theme of “Taxation and Supply Chain”. He has thrown light on the shifting of manufacturing plant location to that location where zero tax is prevailing. Now the companies are focusing on how to avail tax benefits as compare to cost control focus in the past.  The second session was taken by Mr. Vaibhav Pathak, Sr. GM- Operations & SCM FleetGuard Filters Pvt. Ltd. on the theme of “Theory of Constraints and Supply Chain”.He explained that the critical need of OEM suppliers are 100% availability of parts and components in order to manage the variability arose due to supply or demand side. Post lunch session was started with panel discussion on “Emerging Trends in Logistics and Supply Chain Management”, moderated by Prof Vinayak Dravid. Many upcoming trends like block chain, Internet of things (IoT), and innovative packaging were discussed and elaborated in detail. Mr. Sukanta Padhy Chief Information Officer at ATG Tyres Ltd. Mumbai took the session on “IoT and Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain”briefed about the use of analytics in manufacturing sector. Manufacturing companies are very implementing the analytics in the case maintenance, operations and quality as well.The last session of first day of symposium was taken by Mr. Mohan Nair, DirectorEnsigns Software & Communications Pvt. Ltd. Puneon “Logistics and Warehousing” who stressed on the upcoming demands of supply chain professionals in companies like Amazon, hospitals having sound knowledge of packaging. The day’s activities got over with concluding remarks by Dr. Hima Gupta (Professor and LF – Operations).

On second day of the symposium,Mr. Subodh Singhania AGM (SCM) Garware Technical Fibres Ltd. Punedelivered a session on the theme of “Garware Nylon’s Supply Chain Management”.His main topic of discussion was spare parts management and its framework in uncertain situations. Theory of constraints and identification of bottleneck is the critical need for spare parts planning. The second session of day 2 was taken by Mr. SagarWayangankar, Head – SCM Sourcing (Yazaki India Ltd.), Pune on the theme of “Import Supply Chain in Automotive Industry”. In case of import supply chain, the importance of INCO terms, Iot, role of freight forwarders was discussed by him.“Business Transformation through Supply Chain Management” was addressed by Mr. S. K. Singh, Head – Operations Planning (PVBU),TATA Motors Ltd. Puneand briefed that the business transformation is possible through supply chain verticals like customer, operations excellence, supplier and system. He has also talked about the concept of V4L viz., velocity, variety, volatility and learning, which are needed to make the supply chain system agile.He has also specified the vision of 2050 as Oxygen emitter vehicles which will lead the future market of automobile sector.Post lunch session was started with panel discussion on “Potential and Scope of MBA Graduates in Supply Chain Management”, moderated by Dr. Hima Gupta. The panelist are of the view that the students should possess the knowledge (K), Skill (S) and ability (A) in become a potential candidate for the job. They have also that the student should undergo the SAP training, packaging and EXIM training through certified bodies.“Inventory & Financial perspective of Supply Chain” was very well talked by Mr. B.V. Jagmohan Dy. General Manager,SCM (Trucks MH&ICV)Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Limited, Pune.He has discussed the “stranger, runner, and repeater model to manage the market fluctuations. The closing session was taken by Mr. Amit Borkar Chairman, IIMM – Puneon the theme “Supply Chain – Complexities and Opportunities”and explained that the supply chain should be agile to deal the complexities and uncertainties. Mr. Vinayak Dravid, Adjunct Professor, IIMP proposed vote of thanks.

The two days SCM Symposium was concluded by the distribution of certificates to delegates came from 15 different industries and other participants of ICRI, Mumbai and Akemi Business School.

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