AMCHAM supported India Supply Chain Conference 2017: ‘Supply Chains: Managing in Times of Upheaval’ 

 

On 15th of November 2017, AMCHAM India as an associate partner to ASCP organized the India Supply Chain Conference 2017 on the overarching theme ‘Supply Chains: Managing in Times of Upheaval.’ The conference was a world class platform for discussions amongst business and academic leaders with a view to seeking novel and innovative solutions to positively transform supply chain challenges into opportunities for all business verticals in India.

 

The event commenced with addresses by Mr. Anshuman Neil Basu, Convener & Hon. Secretary, Association of Supply Chain Professionals and Mr. Ashish Pednekar, President, Association of Supply Chain Professionals. The 2017 conference theme address was shared by Mr. TAS Vijayaraghavan, Professor, XLRI – Jamshedpur and Chair – Academic Research & Policies, Association of Supply Chain Professionals. On the occasion, special addresses were made by Mr. Ryoji Noda, Consul General of Japan, Mumbai, Mr. Mukesh Ajmera, Chairman & Managing Director, ADN Fire Safety Pvt. Ltd. And Ms. Surabhi Wahal, Regional Director – Western Region, AMCHAM India.

 

The keynote address for the India Supply Chain 2017 Academic Conclave was made by Mr. Edward Sweeney, Professor, Aston University, Birmingham, U.K. who through his address highlighted ‘Supply Chain Learning Innovation: Meeting Contemporary Global Challenges.’ The Academic Conclave – panel discussions focussed on ‘Managing the Supply Chain Talent – Skill India’ to focus on developing programmatic strategies for the logistics sector towards ensuring corporate readiness for 2020. The panel included academic professional from NITIE Mumbai, SIIB Pune, IIM Kashipur, IIM Cacutta and was chaired by Mr K G Karmakar, Ex. Managing Director, NABARD.

 

The keynote address for the India Supply Chain 2017 Business Conference was made by Mr. Anubhav Jain, Principal, The Boston Consulting Group, India while highlighting ‘Supply Chain: Getting Future Ready.’ A special address by Mr. Ambarish Gupta, Senior Partner, Intueri Consulting LLP highlighted ‘Meeting the Challenges of Competitive Emerging Market – The View from Outside India for 2020.’ A special presentation on ‘Current Topics and Situation on Logistics and Supply-Chain Management in Japan & Japanese Companies’ was made by Mr. Tomoyoshi Ogawa, Professor of Logistics and Marketing, School of Commerce, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan.

 

The 1st conclave session of India Supply Chain Business Leaders discussed ‘Building Blocks of Successful Supply Chains: Infrastructure Needs and Supply Chain Alignment for Make-In-India – Integrating Process & Technology.’ The session was followed by a presentation by Mr. Subhash Agarwal, Commissioner Customs, JNCH on GST and AEO.

 

The 2nd conclave was a panel that discussed ‘Future Trends – Is our Supply Chain Prepared?’ to blend with ‘The View from Outside India for 2020 – The Supply Chain of Change.’ The panel was represented by business leaders from “K” Line (India) Pvt. Ltd., Aston University, U.K. TransAsia Bio Medical, St. John Groupand IIM Calcutta and was chaired by Abhinav Johri, Global Operations Leader – Digital Risk & Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP.

 

The day’s insightful conference came to a close with addresses by Mr. Shubhobroto Chakraborty, Kampan Mukherjee, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur and Mr. Ashish Pednekar, President, Association of Supply Chain Professionals.