Sankshetra 2019

Sankshetra’19- The Strategy and Operations Conclave

Sankshetra’19 aims to provide a dais where the veterans from industry will interact and reflect with the budding managers on the recent trends and developments in Strategy and Operations. This year’s Operation panel discussion would revolve around the umbrella theme – “Supply Chain Complexities: Building a resilient supply chain amidst disruptions” and the Strategy panel will scrutinize on the feasibility of “Dynamically Sustainable approach in creating competitive advantage”. The conclave aims to provide the student fraternity at IIM Amritsar a holistic view of how a cohesive and competitive market responds dynamically to varying conditions. The Operations panel will delve deep into the sources of static, dynamic complexities and decision- making complexities ponder the methods to approach these complexities. The Strategy panel will discuss on how to create an adaptable sustainable solution that would provide a competitive edge in an ever-changing market.

  • Panel #1

    Managing The Unexpected: Building Resilient Supply Chains Amidst Disruptions & Complexities

    Supply chains are thriving in an increasingly complex and interdependent world. The pressure of meeting customer expectations is forcing more and more supply chains to go global. This interdependence has made supply chains highly susceptible to disruptions such as natural disasters, geopolitical instability, cyber-attacks, cargo failures and price hikes. The factors both internal and external to the organization are driving supply chain complexities. The colossal increase in complexities of supply chain tends to impact the overall performance of an organization. It is important for the organizations to be proactive in planning for the any unforeseen event which can cause disruptions. Hence, the organizations have to consider these complexities while designing their supply chains to respond to these unexpected events in a timely manner and reduce or absorb the effect of any disruptions that may occur. The panel discussion will be focused on the need of building resilient supply chains in present times. The discussion would also be looking at various types of supply chain complexities which may arise due to internal or external forces and finally the discussion would explore the factors/strategies to reduce the impact of unexpected disruptions and create a resilient supply chain.
  • Mr. Vikas Bhaskar
    Head - Solutions Design, Program Management and Business Excellence
    Stellar Value Chain Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dr. Rakesh Sinha
    Global Head - Supply Chain, Manufacturing & IT
    Godrej Consumer Products Limited
  • Mr. Salil Kapoor
    Mentor at Supply Chain Labs, Former Chief Operating Officer & EVP UPBG at Voltas Ltd.
    Supply Chain Labs
  • Mr. Joydeep Sarkar
    Hicare Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Shailen Shukla
    Head Logistics
    Jumbo Electronics Company Ltd.
  • Mr. Ramnath Sadasivan
    SVP, Head Reliance Retail Ltd.
    Reliance Retail
  • Panel #2:

    Dynamically Sustainable Approach In Creating Competitive Advantage

    Sustainable development is clearly defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The present competitive conditions vary considerably due to externalities which are characterized by rapid technological changes, the common turbulent business environment that exists these days, and increased globalization. To tackle such fluctuating market circumstances, flexible strategic solutions with minimal response time are required. Certain dilemmas are bound to occur during strategy preparation and the measurement of its effectiveness owing to its complexity and the arbitrary nature of the targets. Due to their dependence on necessary business resources and their inertia, firms often do not proactively respond to the changes in external business environment. In fact, they are known to resist the changes in order to survive in the market. It would be interesting to explore how firms can have dynamic sustainable approach to create competitive advantage given such scenarios. The Strategy panel will discuss on how to create an adaptable sustainable solution that would provide a competitive edge in an ever-changing market. The panel discussion will be focused on scope of dynamic sustainable growth models to achieve competitive advantage and the panelists sharing their relevant experiences. The panel will scrutinize the issue and analyze it from various perspectives to understand the viability of sustainable approach in the current market.
  • Mr. Aditya Singh
    Head - Jewellery International Business
  • Mr. Avinash Chandra
    Senior Director
  • Mr. Satish Pandey
    Head of Strategy
  • Mr. Ankur Dhawan
  • Mr. Saurabh Saith
    Orion Nutritionals Pvt Ltd
  • Mr. Anuj Chopra
    Head Strategy & Operations