DATE : Saturday, September 27, 2003
TIME : 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
VENUE : Prof Satish Dhawan Auditorium, IISc, Bangalore

organized by

Department of Mechanical Engg.,
Department of Industrial Engg. and Management, and
ORSI Students Chapter,
MVJ College of Engg.,

Workshop Background

A supply chain is a network of supplier, manufacturing, assembly, distribution, and logistics facilities that perform the functions of procurement of materials, transformation of these materials into intermediate and finished products, and the distribution of these products to customers. Supply chains arise in both manufacturing and service organizations. Supply chain management (SCM) is a systems approach to managing the entire flow of information, materials, and services from raw materials suppliers through factories and warehouses to the end customer. Effective supply chain management is the key to productivity and competitiveness of manufacturing and service enterprises. The emergence of the Internet and other advances in information and communications technologies has led to significant changes in the design and operation of supply chain networks, with integration and automation as the key ingredients. Supply chains have become ubiquitous and an understading of supply chain management is extremely important for today's professionals, academics, and graduate students.

Objectives of the Workshop

  1. To introduce the major building blocks, major functions, major business processes, performance metrics, and major decisions (strategic, tactical, and operational) in supply chain networks
  2. To bring out the role of mathematical models and simulation in supply chain planning and decision-making.
  3. To provide an insight into the role of Internet Technologies and Electronic Commerce in supply chain operations
  4. To understand the role of electronic marketplaces, electronic procurement, and ebXML standards in supply chain automation.
The course would provide a first level exposure to all the building blocks, decision making issues, and emerging technological advances in the area of supply chain management.

Who Should Attend?
  1. Industry professionals who wish to understand the fundamental issues and emerging trends in this important area
  2. Academics who are teaching or planning to teach a course on supply chain management at undergraduate or Master's level
  3. Senior undergraduate students, Master's students, and research students who wish to obtain a sound exposure to the area of SCM


08:00 - 09:00:    Registration
09.00 - 09.30:    Inauguration


09.30 - 10.15:    Building Blocks of Supply Chain Management
                  Y. Narahari, Computer Science and Automation, IISc
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10.15 - 11.00:    Supply Chain Dynamics
                  N.R.S. Raghavan, Management Studies, IISc
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11.00 - 11.30:    Coffee Break and Networking

11.30 - 12.15:    Supply Chain Planning
                  D. Garg, Computer Science and Automation, IISc
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12.15 - 13.00:    Logistics Planning
                  D. Mathirajan, Management Studies, IISc
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13.00 - 14.00:    Lunch and Networking


14.00 - 14.45:    Supply Chain Best Practices
                  Shyam Bhaskar, Dell Corporation, Bangalore
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14.45 - 15.30:    Electronic Marketplaces in Supply Chains
                  S. Kameshwaran, Computer Science and Automation, IISc
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15.30 - 15.45:    Coffee Break and Networking

15.45 - 16.30:    Electronic Procurement Best Practices
                  T. S. Chandrashekar, Computer Science and Automation, IISc
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16.30 - 17.15:    Supply Chain Automation using ebXML
                  V.K. Visvanathan, IT Consultant, Bangalore
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17.15 - 17.30:    Concluding Remarks and Discussion

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