MDP on ‘Supply Chain Management’ concludes with valedictory session


Aligarh : Experts explained key concepts for supply chain excellence in the recently concluded five-day online Management Development Programme (MDP) on ‘Supply Chain Management’ of the Department of Business Administration, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

In the valedictory session, Prof Salma Ahmed (Dean, Faculty of Management Studies and Research) presented the programme report and pressed for the necessity of having a harmonious relationship between all components of the supply chain.

The experience of this MDP will surely help the participants to make key transitions in their careers, she added.

“This programme has provided the participants with a grasp on the complex and fast changing environment that puts new demands on supply chains—as companies seek ways not just to manage the change, but also to use their supply chains as a source of competitive advantage”, said the keynote speaker, Prof Sunil Sharma.

Prof Jamal Ahmad Farooquie (Chairman, Department of Business Administration) remarked: “Research shows that the supply chains became more resilient, collaborative and networked during the pandemic and conducting a MDP on the topic was the need of the hour”.

Dr Asif Akhtar extended the vote of thanks and Dr Zareen Husain Farooq conducted the valedictory session.

The different sessions of the MDP featured talks by Asad Rizvi (Vice-President, Supply Chain Division, Electrical, Electronics and EV, Maruti Suzuki India Limited), Tasmim Saila (Senior Manager, Country Quality, Unilever Bangladesh Limited), Dr Rahul V Altekar (Director, Supply Chain Solutions, SAP India, Mumbai), Deepak Joshi (Chief Officer, Operations, Hamdard, New Delhi), Puneet Sharma (General Manager, Corporate Services, Reliance Industries Limited, Mumbai), Prof Kunal K Ganguly (IIM Kashipur), Dr Raghavendra Rao (ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Bangalore), Dr Nafeez Faizi (Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College-JNMC) and Dr Saleem Mohammad Khan (Department of Community Medicine, JNMC).

Over 90 research scholars, faculty and executives from AMU and its centres, Jamia Hamdard (New Delhi), Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi), Integral University (Lucknow), IMT (Ghaziabad), GD Goenka University (Gurugram), Presidency Business School and Welingkar Institute (Bangalore), Harcourt Buttler Technical University (Kanpur), IIT (Dhanbad), School of Management Sciences (Varanasi), University of Adelaide (Australia) and King Abdul Aziz University (Jeddah, KSA), Dar Ul Aloom (Riyadh, KSA) and Saudi Electronic University (Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia) participated in the MDP.