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Tips from Top by Mr. Jagadeesh Kunchey (ITC) - FMCG Supply Chain Management - A Key Perspective

Apt to the theme, the seminar started with defining Supply Chain Management. In the words of Mr. Jagadeesh Kunchey, National Supply Chain Head of ITC - “Supply Chain is the flow of material, money and information; and Supply Chain Management strives to stream line the flow, in order to ensure availability of right things at right place, in an optimized manner.”
The first slide of his presentation rightly summed it up as “The enabler of business growth”.  There after a brief overview was given about the FMCG industry in India, which stands at around 170,000 crore today, growing rapidly at a CAGR of 17% over last 5 fiscals. Following pie chart was presented, depicting various sectors of the FMCG industry in India as on date and as a matter of fact, ITC has presence in almost every sector! Mr. Kunchey said that being one of the youngest and most populous countries in the world makes India one of the most attractive destinations for manycompanies. In terms of the FMCG sector this translates…

Tips from Top by Mr Animesh Kumar(Cisco) - Corporate Strategy, Acquisitions, & Strategic Ecosystem

On the 21st of August, Mr Animesh Kumar, HR Business Partner and ER Manager of Cisco Systems India, visited IIT Kanpur and gave a talk on corporate strategy and acquisitions, and the strategic ecosystem with focus on Cisco India. The session started on a lighter note, with an easy demeanor,and this was maintained throughout. Mr Kumar talked about the vision, goal and strategy of Cisco and how it is implemented constantly despite the changes that the company has gone through over a span of around 30 years of its existence. Showing some of the current trends and future projections in the networking industry, we got a brief idea about how cloud computing has currently become the most prevalent technology, and about the shift towards the Internet of Things (IoT) concept, which is known as the Internet of Everything (IoE) in Cisco. It is a concept of connecting “people, programs, data and things”, wherein everything around you will be connected via wireless networks and can make a revolutio…

Tips from Top by Mr Sudhakar Mishra(Philips) - Product Management with Focus on Healthcare Sector-

The session was divided into two parts. The first was about Mr Mishra’s  journey after MBA from IIT Kanpur. The second focused on various nuances about the healthcare industry, market position of Philips, and the role Product Manager. Mr. Mishra shared his experiences and key learning in the corporate world- working with a start-up, Entrepreneurial experience and journey with Phillips. He explained the importance of mentor, agility in start-up, learning as a key factor for growth and evaluating stock option opportunity while working with a start-up. He further moved to his own entrepreneurial journey with the alums of IIT Delhi and IIT Roorkee in health care sector. The key learning which he shared from this experience included working with managers’ vs working with entrepreneurs, tapping market opportunity, importance of constant innovation and improvement, recruitment as per need, hindrance to decision making due to too many partners, equality among partners, etc.  Mr Mishra went …

The Dawn of A New Beginning - MBA Batch 2016-18

Enthusiasm, zeal, hopes, ambitions resonate high in the spirits of the new batch of IME department, IIT Kanpur, which is en route a new journey. A new journey brings along with it a set of new experiences. And the journey at IIT Kanpur has been no different. From setting up our tiny rooms (which ultimately turn into a hotchpotch clutter), to detouring the huge campus (IIT Kanpur is spread in 1050 acres of land), owning the most prized vehicle on campus – a cycle, and the sight of National bird of IIT Kanpur- peacock, the initial days were a vacation. However the fun was yet to start. And how does this fun kick start- the fun activities and assignments (believe me how much you tend to hate them; they are indeed fun to do). It was an amazing experience with the ad making assignment- gathering at CCD for the subsided Devil’s Own on pretext of brainstorming creative ideas, the retakes and bloopers and then the final product-the ad. All the fun activities are scheduled at 11. Don’t take it…