SPJIMR hosts Supply Chain Practitioners Council (SCPC) Edition 14.0

June 23, 2023

SPJIMR hosted the SCPC Edition 14.0 on “Emerging Digital Commerce Initiatives and Supply Chain Imperatives” at its Mumbai campus. The SCPC intends to create an environment to propel India towards global supply chain leadership and make it a go-to place for SC excellence. The 14th edition brought together leading supply chain practitioners from across diverse industries, and academicians to explore the transformative impact of digital integration on supply chains.

Prof. Sesha Iyer set the day’s agenda for the conclave. SPJIMR alumnus Prasad Kurup, Vice President & Senior Partner, Asia Pacific – Data & Technology Transformation, IBM Consulting introduced SCPC and said, “We aim at both contributing and imbibing knowledge on supply chain dynamics.” Prof. Sheila Roy delivered the keynote address on the role of the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) in optimising supply chain management practices, providing insights into harnessing ONDC for enhanced supply chain management. She noted, “The challenges faced by mom-and-pop stores in going digital are significant. ONDC seeks to digitise micro and SMEs, capture new markets, and overcome monopolies. It also enables the unbundling of the commerce value chain, providing scalable discovery capabilities.”

The panel discussion on the conclave’s theme “Emerging Digital Commerce Initiatives and Supply Chain Imperatives”, featured Nemisha Ghia, COO, More Retail; Santosh Rao, Partner and Executive Director-India-South Asia, IBM iX; Dhritiman Chakraborty, CSCP, Director Operations, Ingram Micro India Limited; Sameer Jain, VP of Supply Chain, Jio; Swapnil Shah, Founder, Freight Tiger; Manish Gupta, Founding Partner, Kuiper Solution, and other esteemed guests. The panellists discussed multiple aspects of the pivotal role of digital integration in reshaping supply chains.

The event also featured a hackathon sponsored by Henkel, where SPJIMR students showcased their skills and innovative ideas, contributing to the ongoing digital transformation in the supply chain industry.

Prof. Debmallya Chatterjee, Department Chair, Operations, Supply Chain Management & Quantitative Methods, commented, “The Supply Chain Practitioners Council event served as a platform for industry experts, academia, and students to explore emerging digital commerce initiatives and supply chain imperatives. The panel discussions, keynote address, and enthusiastic participation in the hackathon highlighted our commitment to driving innovation and excellence in supply chain management.”

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