Skip to main content

On supply chain issues - Mr. Harsh Manglik, MD, Accenture

A guest lecture was conducted by the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering on Supply chain issues in specific and Accenture in general. The dignitaries present to deliver the talk were
• Mr. Harsh Manglik, MD
• Mr. Sanjay Dawar, Managing partner-Supply chain
• Mr. Prithvi Shergill, Senior Executive-HR
The discussion highlighted the business processes at Accenture in general and how its end to end solution implementation helps it live up to its tag line- “High Performance. Delivered.” While Mr. Harsh Manglik stressed on the client relationship management and how Accenture ensures that the solutions are implemented successfully at the client’s end, Mr. Prithvi Shergill talked about the career opportunities and measures that Accenture has taken to reduce employee attrition and increase employee motivation in the current slowdown. Mr. Sanjay Dawar talked about the supply chain issues prevalent in India and how they are different from the issues in the rest of the world. He specifically highlighted the complexity of the Indian Retail supply chain given the vast expanse of the distribution network unlike in western countries where a large chunk of the distribution network is taken care of by large retailers like Wal mart. This in itself presented huge challenges in managing Indian supply chains. Upon being questioned about the different supply chain performance metrics that are applicable in different industries, he mentioned about the broad framework which is common to all supply chains across all industries apart from the metrics that vary in each industry per se. He also stressed on the fact that in the current scenario of attempts towards a never ending optimisation of the supply chain, it is imperative to try and implement cross industry effective supply chain measures in other industries. This was substantiated by the fact that an increasing number of mining & exploration companies are using 3PL for accessing capital goods and equipment which is a long standing successful inherent feature of the supply chain of the automobile industry. On the whole, it was an excellent interface for the students with the current supply chain industry practices.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Dawn of A New Beginning - MBA Batch 2017-19

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” -Sun Tzu




‘I am an IITian’, even after two months here at IIT Kanpur this one line still fills our heart with excitement. Each one among the 54 students here who have started the journey into the MBA programme of IIT Kanpur, batch of 2017-19, feels that pride and with that equally realizes the responsibility it carries.
We started our journey here on 20th July. Meeting our batch mates for the first time still feels thrilling. Though we knew each other through the whatsapp/facebook group that was created by our seniors to make our registration process as smooth as possible. We were given several assignments before the registration to give us an inkling of the idea of how life at IIT Kanpur is going to be. Assignments were planned in a way such that we get a hands-on experience on case studies, presentations, group activities and article reading. We began burning the midnight oil as a precursor to actually doing it, and how! These assignments u…

Tips from Top - "Various dimensions of leadership." Mr Amit Kasliwal, India Head - Corporate Sales, Ford India.

Leadership is one of the most desired traits for success in life and MBA students at IIT Kanpur were fortunate to get a fresh perspective on the topic from the top echelon of corporate world, when Mr Amit Kasliwal, India head of corporate sales at Ford India visited the campus to interact with the students.

Sir described leadership as the zeal to identify and solve problems. Citing an example, sir said that India has a myriad of problems and out of those; transportation was one of the major issues. Ford is dedicated to solve this problem. Talking specifically about the corporate sales department, he told that by selling cars to taxi operators, they created entrepreneurs, thereby solving the problem of job creation at that level.   
Further describing leadership, sir claimed that a leader must have a long term view, and should be enthusiastic about other’s agenda, thereby creating opportunities and ‘win-win’ situations. According to sir, and rightly so, sustainable leadership can be …

International Exposure: Japan, Utkarsh Maurya, MBA 2nd Year

JENESYS 2016 from 27th Feb to 7 March 2017. About JENESYS 2016 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan promotes people-to-people exchanges between Japan and the various nations of the Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean regions. The Asian and Oceanian regional component of this exchange program is called “JENESYS 2016”- Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths. Around 250 students and working professionals were invited for the 7th batch of JENESYS 2016 (Theme: Economics) from 12 countries: India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Brunei and Vietnam. The objective is to promote mutual trust and understanding among the people of Japan and participating countries, and regions, to build a basis for future friendship and cooperation. The Indian Delegation 23 youths were selected from India; out of them 15 were students and the rest were working professionals. From IIT Kanpur, 3 stud…