Dr MGR University
Lecture on Supply Chain Management
Faculty of Management Studies, Dr. MGR University, Maduravoyal had organised an international Conference on TQM on Friday 27th March 2015 and NIQR Student Chapter arranged a lecture on Supply Chain management as part of it. Dr. R Srinivasan, Treasurer, NIQR-HQ gave a guest lecture on SCM for their MBA students.
About 110 students of 1st & 2nd year MBA students and faculty attended the program. One of the final year students introduced the speaker to the audience.
Dr. R Srinivasan started explaining the importance of JIT in today’s Lean Manufacturing. He gave lot of examples of how SCM is dynamic and how they evolve and change over time. He elaborated on the ways to ensure SCM is able to meet challenges through e-commerce.
He dwelt at length about the emergence of backward integration and forward integration to help the organisations to be more profitable in the competitive world. His examples on the above drew lot of lengthy interactions from the students. He also explained the strategic, tactical and operating issues involved with SCM. He made the session very interactive with examples from real time manufacturing.