THOUGHT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The Thought Leadership Program is the flagship event conducted by the Centre for Supply Chain Management in association with Arista – Operations club of LIBA, Chennai. The event is conducted once in every three months. Professionals from the industry talk about the current trends as well as the challenges in supply chain management and logistics sector. Students from LIBA (both full-time and part-time), as well as other colleges, and industry experts participate in this event. This program provides a hands-on experience on the industry practices and enlightens the students on the current scenario in supply chain management.
This year’s first Thought Leadership Program was held on 10th August 2019, with a talk on “Sports Supply chain management” by Mr. Prakash Muthusamy, Supply Chain Transformation Leader, Decathlon India.
The event started at 5.15 pm with the welcome address and introduction of chief guest. Mr. Prakash talked about the current supply chain practices in Decathlon. He also touched upon the challenges faced, such as, transformation to complete automation, integration of different tools (logistics + production + retail), transformation or change of mindset (supply agility), adapting to new working ways and incorporating them with both ends of supply chain as suppliers and distributors, growing demography and different seasonality. The talk ended at 6 PM and was followed by an interesting Q&A session which lasted till 6.45 pm. Dr.M Ramasubramaniam felicitated the guest speaker with a memento and the event was concluded with vote of thanks.