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Ansal University's International Conference on Supply Chain

The conference provided a platform for industry thought leaders and academia to share experiences and ideas on supply chain best practices and challenges with a special focus on the construction, automotive and retail sectors.

March 25, 2013 1:59 IST | India Infoline News Service

Ansal University, Gurgaon, a Private university dedicated to providing advanced Trans-disciplinary education hosted a day-long 1st Industry-University International Conference on Supply Chain jointly organized by Ansal Institute of Technology and Management, Lucknow (India) and Clemson University (USA). The conference provided a platform for industry thought leaders  and academia to share experiences and ideas on supply chain best practices and challenges with a special focus on the construction, automotive and retail sectors.


Speakers included well-known industry names like  VT Chandrasekhar Rao, Director-Operation, Foster Wheeler India Ltd.;  Raj Desai and  Ashish Shah, Fluor Supply Chain Solutions;  PK Goel, Secretary General, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport;  S Maitra, COO, Maruti Udyog Ltd.;  AK Balyan, Petronet LNG and  VK Jain, Interglobe Enterprise (Indigo Airlines).


Academicians like Dr. Prem Vrat, Vice Chancellor, ITM University, Gurgaon; Dr. B. Metri, Dean-Academics, International Management Institute, Delhi; Prof. HS Saxena, Director, Ansal Institute of Technology and Management, Lucknow; Prof. Anand Gramopadhye, Clemson University and Dr. Raj Singh, Vice Chancellor, Ansal University, Gurgaon spoke about the role of educational institutions in trying to support industry to successfully navigate the supply chain challenges. Dr. William Ferrell of Clemson University chaired the conference.


According to Dr. Raj Singh, Vice Chancellor, Ansal University, “It is no secret that India is experiencing tremendous economic growth. Not only are domestic companies thriving, but international conglomerates have been attracted to establish operations within the country as well. But designing an optimal supply chain is a challenging task for any organization, especially in a complex market like India.  


This conference provided an insight into how leading educational institutions are trying to support industry to successfully navigate supply chain challenges thereby ensuring that current growth can be sustained in the future.”


The views expressed in the conference will be beneficial to a wide range of practitioners in the field of Capital Projects, Logistics, Distribution, Operations, Manufacturing, Fulfillment, Inventory, Purchasing, Freight Procurement, Materials, Stock Control, Industrial Engineering, Project Management, Supply Management, Forecasting, Replenishment and Planning.



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