Lloyd Business School, Greater Noida organized its flagship Supply Chain Management Conclave themed, "Future Perspectives in Supply Chain Management: Disruption and Mitigation Strategies" on March 17, 2019 at its campus. Such Conclaves, Conferences and Seminars at educational institutions fill the gap between academia and industry, while providing a platform for student interactions with industry experts, targeted at learning the vitals and functionalities of industry in contemporary times.
The Conclave started with lamp lighting and prayer offered to Goddess Saraswati, to seek blessings of knowledge and wisdom. Dr. Vandana Arora, Group Director, Lloyd Group of Institutions introduced the chief guest, panelists and Lloyd Group. Mr. Manohar Thairani, President, Lloyd Group of Institutions, in his opening speech highlighted the importance of numbers in shaping economies. He described how companies worldwide and especially in India have increased their numbers in the income statement and balance sheet, courtesy, supply chain management and E-commerce. He exclaimed how Supply Chain Management is not only reducing cost to companies, but also aiding convenience to customers.
Mr. Harry Himmat Lagad, Chairman of National Supply Council was the chief guest of the conclave and keynote speaker for the first session.
As a Keynote speaker for the first session, Mr. Lagad discussed about lack of development of business leadership in India in the past two decades. He advised young managers to:
Think Globally; Act Locally; and Compete as a Team.
The theme for the first panel discussion was, " Mega Cities: Growth and Challanges".
The Panelists included Mr. VGS Mani, Founder, The ChainWorks; Mr. Rajesh Partap, Deputy Manager-Operations and Training, Benzara; Mr. Sanish Mathew, Head – Learning & Development, Safeducate; Mr. Gaurav Arora, V.P. Yes Bank and Mr. Vishwas Verma, Assistant Professor, Lloyd Business School, who also moderated the discussion.
The panelists were in the view that overgrown population in the mega cities, lack of infrastructure and inadequate restructuring of city layouts continue to create hurdle for the growth of SCM. There is requirement of a better and seamlessly integrated Public transportation system to strengthen connectivity in metro and tier I and II cities. While fintech collaborations with banks like Paytm have smoothened the life of citizens in Mega cities and have created large number of employment opportunities in the field of SCM/Fintech/E-commerce and Banking, a lot of work has to be done in rural and semi-urban parts of India. Panelists discussed the scope for young managers to opt SCM as specialization.
Ms. Venu Vasishta was the keynote speaker for the second session, alumni of IIM, Lucknow and currently employed as Director-Supply Chain & sourcing, Kohler Kitchen and Bath for Middle East.
In her keynote address she emphasized how the objective of SCM is to maximize the overall value generation for the company. She focused on planning manufacturing capacity, inventory management and planning for future, while also discussing scope of female contribution and participation in the Supply Chain Industry.
The theme of the second panel discussion was "Disruptions in Global Supply Chain & Roadmap for Future"
The Panelists included Dr. Babu Lal, Former ED, BHEL; Ms. Venu Vashist, Director-Supply Chain & sourcing, Kohler Kitchen and Bath; Mr. Sushil Agarwal, GM-Supply chain & solutions, Geodis; Mr. VGS Mani, Founder, 'The Chainworks'; Mr. Yuvraj Sharma, Director Sales for APAC, Geodis.
Panel discussed about the legal barriers as primary disruption towards globally integrated Supply Chain. In the view of panelists, disruptions do not arise in a single day; it takes time and keeps sending advance signals. Given the change in technology, there is a continuous requirement for large amount of capital in the field of SCM, along with Knowledge Transfer towards appropriate heads if the country has to grow. This can only be achieved when institutes like Lloyd introduce courses in synchronization with changing market requirements in the given field. Panelists also opened discussion with young managers and motivated them to opt skill base educational programs like SCM, Business Analytics etc. that carry a wider scope in near future.
During the conclave a case study competition was also organized, in which the students of various B-Schools and Universities participated.
First prize was awarded to Anurag Tripathi and his colleagues from Sharda Unversity, Greater Noida. Runner-up prize was awarded to Shalu Upadhay and her colleagues from Lloyd Institute of Management and Technology and third prize was awarded to Archana Yadav and her colleagues from Sharda University.
The conclave also recognized college’s alumni under the Rookie Manager Category Award, to falicitate the students from Supply Chain Management stream for their hard-work and progress made in the industry. Mr. Nitin Choudhary (Batch 2015-17), Ankur Verma (Batch 2016-18), Ms. Jyoti Kumari (Batch 2016-18) and Mr. Arvind Negi (Batch 2016-18) were awarded with the same.
At last conclave ended with sumptuous lunch.
LLOYD Business School hosted the second edition of HR Conclave on 9th February at its Greater Noida Campus. The HR Conclave provides a platform to industries, academia & government representatives to share their knowledge & expertise of Human Resources. This year the theme for HR Conclave was HR Transform : The future of Human Resources. Change is hitting the corporates at an unprecedented pace & thus requires the three interrelated domains to discuss the future opportunities & challenges for HR function. It was a privilege for LLOYD Business School to host Shri B.N.Singh (District Magistrate, G.B. Nagar) as the chief guest for the Conclave. In honour of the chief guest, LLOYD Business school announced DM’sMedha Awards for the alumni with overall best performance as a student from BBA,MBA & PGDM batches. On this auspicious day, LLOYD Business Schoolalso launched the first edition of the Business Management Magazine – LLOYD Chronicles highlighting the various events organised by LLOYD Business School in the last academic year.
The Conclave comprised of two panels & a key note address. The topic for the 1rst panel discussion was shift from employee engagement to employee experience.
The way businesses view their employees has changed. From mere workers and resources, employers started adopting the mindset that they should give their employees benefits and values, instead of just extracting value from them. The concept of employee engagement applies to this. But considering that employee engagement focuses on short term, there is a shift in HR happening with the term Employee Experience gaining steam.
Employee experience is “just a way of considering what it’s actually like for someone to work at your company”. It is a holistic model. It includes what the employee experiences in the workplace and within teams—bringing together all the workplace, HR, and management practices that impact people on the job. The eminent speakers sharing their valuable perspectives were :
Mr. Diwakar Puri (Head – Talent Acquisition, Hero Motocorp)
Mr. Alok Kumar (Senior Director, Manpower Group)
Mr. Umesh Roy (Regional Head – HR, Huawei Telecommunications)
Ms. Jyoti Saran (Head-HR &Admin, Knoll Healthcare)
Ms. Anshu Mahajan (Manager-HR, ImpactQA)
Ms. Priyanka Ganguly (Vice President, T&T Group)
The topic for the second panel discussion was Impact of HR Analytics on Strategic Business Decisions.
In the human resources field, decision-making is changing. Once guided by instinct and intuition, modern human resources utilizes data and algorithms to drive business solutions.
In today’s data-driven world, HR analytics are helping to guide talent, management, and hiring decisions for organizations of all sizes and in all industries. Many organizations use metrics in HR to influence how they recruit, retain, and compensate employees. This allows companies to capture and analyze data that can “both increase revenues by better understanding and more accurately targeting customers and cut costs through improved business processes.
The eminent speakers sharing their valuable perspectives were:
Mr. Ankit Srivastava (AGM-HCDD, Gopal Jee Foods Pvt. Ltd)
Mr. Abhishek Goyal (Advisor, OKPlay)
Mr. Vivek Vahie (Head-India Operations, Remote DBA Experts)
Dr. Gunjan M. Sharma (Assistant Dean, O.P.Jindal University)
Ms. Rati Batra (Founder-YourHR)
Ms. Shweta HandaGupta (Chief Innovator-QuadraBrain Transformation Solutions)
Ms. Neetu Kamra (IBM Connect, Lloyd Business School)
A key note address wasdelivered by Mr. Gaurav Arora (Executive Vice President, Yes Bank).
To share the knowledge of the industry mentors with the students,colleges from Delhi- NCR participated in the conclave. The delegates from various colleges & companies such as Delhi School of Management, Tata Institute of Social Science, Faculty of Arts, Amity, Sharda University, IILM, Remote DBA Experts, Name Drop App etc..attended the Conclave.
For maximum deliberation, LLOYD college organised an essay competition to understand the perspective of students about the “Future of Human Resources.” The best essays were awarded during the Conclave. The event was co-sponsored by Knoll Healthcare, Masti zone & Florina Bakers.
FDP: Business Intelligence Made Easier: 26th to 29th Dec 2018
An Faculty Development Program FDP ON Business Intelligence was conducted in Lloyd Business School, from 26th to 29th Dec 2018 , a 4 Day informative training on Business Intelligence by Senior Consultant ,IBM, Mr Nitin Gupta.
The Faculty Development Program was organized for Faculty of Management so that Faculty can develop expertise in Analytics applications in Business Domains .The application of the tool : IBM Business Analytics Cognos 11.0. The learning’s of the training can be applied in research paper writing, case study discussions and class discussions. Business intelligence tools are essentially data-driven Decision Support Systems (DSS). BI tools discussed, faculty can start analyzing the data themselves, rather than wait for IT to run complex reports. These tools are helpful in business decisions with hard numbers, rather than only gut feelings and anecdotes.
The session was in all a great learning platform by Lloyd for the Faculty enhancement in Business Analytics and Big Data Analysis.
FDP: Applications of Business Analytics: 15th September 2018
A one day session was held on 15th September 2018 for Inter College Faculty by IBM on applications of business analytics. The event saw participation from more than 10 colleges. Students from colleges like Galgotias, DTU, GNIOT, GL BAJAJ etc were some who appreciated the advent of analytics as a reformation tool for business implications. The event was highly appreciated and looked forward to many more.
FDP: Intelligence through Predictive Modeling: 22nd June 2018
Analytics is the changing paradigm of businesses of future. Systems and processes are ever changing drastically to include the power of technology and analytics to drive pragmatic and revolutionary business updations. A session on SPSS Modeller, IBM tool for Business Analytics was conducted in Lloyd Business School for the Faculty. The session was a 4 day event with hands on experiences on model creating and testing the models.
The session was conducted for faculty so that they can utilize the analytics knowledge in their expertise area of business functions and apply as tools for case study analysis etc.
The tool was a pragmatic tool and the learning’s for the session were immense. IBM expert Trainer, Ms Niharika , Consultant, Predictive Analytics, IBM India conducted the sessions.