Seminar on supply chain management marks 33rd anniversary of IIMM
A seminar was organised to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) Chandigarh Branch here today. Theme of the seminar was Challenge the unchallenged – a vision beyond supply chain management.
About 100 participants from leading industry and Public sector Undertakings from the tricity and surrounding areas participated in the seminar held at Golden Jubilee Hall, Panjab University, Sector 14, here.
Mr Rajesh Gupta Chairman Chandigarh branch welcomed all delegates and informed how IIMM is working for uplift of Supply & Logistics professionals. “Materials Management is the backbone of any industry as 60 percent-80 percent materials cost is involved in product produced by different industries. Evolution of Materials Management to Supply Chain Management has created a revolution and it has capacity to challenge all norms and practices, followed by industry and business so far”, he said.
Mr Gupta said, Supply chain is creating linkages for faster business turn around. From strategy to operations, from internal operations to external operations, Supply Chain Management has touched each area of business from Automotive to FMCG, from Pharmaceuticals to chemicals, from Rural Distribution to Infrastructure; SCM has brought revolution in each sector. Now the changing demand on our profession is requiring a transformation of our Corporate.
Dr. A.K. Saihj pal Former Vice President North-IIMM and Master of Ceremony highlighted the activities and Diploma Courses run by IIMM. Five Technical sessions addressed by the eminent Speakers from the country in the field of Supply Chain Management.
Chief Guest, N.S Kalsi, Additional Chief Secretary, Home and Justice, Government of Punjab appreciated the efforts of IIMM for sharpening the skills of Materials professionals who are contributing for enhance the productivity of industry. He also highlighted the future trends and challenges which Material management Profession are likely to face in coming years. He also stressed to make full use of digitization in SCM and future of SCM is adoption of latest technology.
Mr. S. K. Sharma Former National President IIMM inspired professionals by sharing success stories of corporate to have vision beyond SCM & create value for society. Mr O.P. Longia Immediate Past National President IIMM spoke about emerging technologies in SCM. Mr G.S. Sethi, Senior G.M.M & M Swaraj shared case study of SCM in M & M how they are controlling the cost & providing their products to customers as per their requirement.