XLRI to host annual operation and supply chain conclave
XLRI (PGDM) (GM), in association with the Association of Supply Chain Professionals INDIA (ASCP), hosted its annual flagship Operations and Supply Chain Conclave — CLOCKSPEED 1.0 — in virtual mode.
The theme for this year’s conclave was Future-Proofing Supply Chains through Technology and Inclusion.
Amitava Bakshi, chief procurement officer, Tata Steel and the president of the Association of Supply Chain Professionals; Matheen Sait, supply chain manager – Logistics, 3M; Subrata Basak, chief logistics officer, Tata Steel BSL; and Edward Sweeney, professor of logistics and systems, head, department of engineering systems and supply chain management (ESSCM), College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Aston University, UK, will be the key speakers at the conclave. Father P. Christie, director, XLRI — Xavier School of Management, will deliver the inaugural address.
As part of the CLOCKSPEED 1.0 Supply Chain Conclave, the national finale of Supply Chain Case Competition ended on January 17. Victor Cheng, world-renowned management consulting expert, inaugurated the competition that received 1,688 entries from students and working professionals across India. For the first time, XLRI Jamshedpur collaborated with Jubilant Foodworks and allowed students to work on a live case involving the Jubilant Foodworks supply chain.
The national finale of the Supply Chain Case Competition featured the 12 best teams presenting their solutions to a high-octane jury in a live virtual setting. The winning teams will get an opportunity to present their solutions to an illustrious industry panel comprising CEOs and CXOs of the top international companies attending the Clockspeed 1.0 Conclave. Team U-NITIE from NITIE Mumbai emerged as the winner of the Supply Chain Case Competition.
Jury member Manohar Raghavan, area leader, Asia Pacific, Commercial Solutions Division, 3M, described Clockspeed 1.0 as a “testament to the power of young innovation”. “I was really impressed with how students incorporated technology, in-depth analysis, and research to demonstrate that supply chains of the future could be more diverse and inclusive,” he said.
The jury also included Kaustav Sen, partner, business consulting, KPMG. He expressed admiration for the “insightful presentations with in-depth and thorough research on supply chain technology (which) made the event very engaging and enriching for the jury members”.
“The presentations made and the solutions offered in the finale were of the highest quality and will certainly help us in taking our supply chain to the next level,” said Subrata Basak, chief logistics officer at Tata Steel BSL, and Avinash Kant Kumar, executive vice-president, supply chain and quality/regulatory affairs, Jubilant Foodworks.
Kanagaraj, chairman, placements of XLRI PGDM(GM), said it was an extremely well-conducted event. “Clockspeed 1.0 is further evidence of XLRI's focus on promoting high-quality research and creating a generation of future thought leaders,” he said.
“ASCP has always been a proud partner to XLRI and we are delighted with the unique format and best-in-class event taking place this year,” said Anshuman Neil Basu, secretary-general of the Association of Supply Chain Professionals.
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