Gurgaon, Saturday, February 26, 2014 – Ansal University, Gurgaon, a private university with strong international collaborations dedicated to providing advanced trans-disciplinary education hosted two day-long 2nd 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 Dr. D. M. Kale, Director ONGC Teri Biotech Ltd, Dr. Bibek Bandyopadhyay, Ex Adviser, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ex Director, Solar Energy Centre, Government of India, Mr. J. P. Ojha, Executive Director (Operations), Indian Oil Corporation, Mr. Vikram Bakshi, former Managing Director, Mcdonalds India, Mr. C. M. Gupta, Director-Supply Chain for Coca-Cola, Mr. Asim Thakurta, Chief-Corporate Monitoring Group, TATA Power, Mr. Naveen Ahlawat, Asst. General Manager, Supply Chain & Marketing, Jindal Steel & Power Limited, Mr. S. Maitra, COO (Supply Chain), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. Academicians like Dr. Anand Gramopdhye, Dean College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University, USA, Dr. Scott Mason, Department Chair – Industrial Engineering, Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Optimisation and Logistics & Professor, Clemson University, USA, Dr. H. S. Saxena, Director, AITM Lucknow, Dr. William Ferrell Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Professor, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Clemson University, USA, Prof. M. P. Singh, Executive Director and Prof. Anirban Das, Executive Dean AITM Lucknow, Dr. P. K. Goel, Dean – School of Management GD Goenka University & Secretary General CILT, Dr. B. Metri, Dean, International Management Institute, New Delhi, Dr. Scott J. Mason, Chair – Industrial Engineering, Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Optimisation and Logistics & Professor, Clemson University, USA, Dr. Melur “Ram” Ramasubramanian, Distinguished Professor & Department Chair Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, USA and Dr. c S Nagpal, Vice Chancellor, Ansal University, Gurgaon spoke about the role of educational institutions in trying to support industry to successfully navigate the supply chain challenges.
According to Dr. C S Nagapl, Vice Chancellor, Ansal University, “India is one of the fastest growing economy and companies around the world want to explore the potential of our country. But building efficient supply chain is challenging task the companies face due to various reasons. 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.
About Ansal University, Gurgaon:
Established in 2012, The Ansal University is dedicated to providing an advanced quality of education with a futuristic approach for students drawn from around the world in the disciplines and professions that have the greatest bearing on the future of India and the World. Located in a sprawling campus in the heart of Gurgaon, the campus of Ansal University is a marvel in itself. The organization has a rich intellectual capital comprising of about 150 highly qualified and experienced faculties from diverse fields. Interactive sessions with the students and faculty under the Platform Lecture series are conducted every month by eminent personalities like Mr. Raj Jain, MD & CEO, Bharti Wal-Mart Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Joint Managing Director, Hero Moto Corp and Chairman of Hero Corporate Service and Dr. H K Chopra, Chief Cardiologist, Moolchand Medcity, New Delhi.
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