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29 Apr, 2020

Disruption Proofing Supply Chain

Faculty & students (PGDM Batch 2019-21) of GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research, Greater Noida attended an online webinar of Leader Speak Session on the topic “Disruption Proofing Supply Chain” which was organized by All India Management Association (AIMA) on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 under the visionary guidance of Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director, GLBIMR.

The speaker of the session was Mr. Devender Chawla, CEO, Spencers Retail & Mr. Vineet Agarwal, Managing Director, TCIL was the moderator of the session.

During the session, Mr. Vineet Agarwal explained impact on logistics and transportation due to lockdown and its effect on supply chain ecosystem. He explained how manufacturers are facing issues of goods delivery by road and rail. He also highlighted that efforts are being made to seek support from central and state government to normalise the movement of goods across the country. Taking the discussion further, Mr. Devender Chawla deliberated on the challenges faced by retail organizations due to shift of consumption pattern of consumers in recent times. He discussed about adoption of digital platforms and shared that online ordering and home delivery touched new heights in last one month. He also shared his views on the post lockdown strategies to revive the demand and coming back to normal operations. He concluded with sharing information on various initiatives in pipelines by logistics organization for the safe and secure goods transfer post lockdown period.

Overall, it was a highly informative and insightful session.