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Supply Chain Management

Seminar on Supply Chain Management was held at Lahore School of Economics on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Mr Nadeem Rehmani, Vice president and Director Operations Metro Cash n Carry, Mr. Salman Nazeer, Head of Supply chain at Nestle, Mr. Salman Goheer, Director Supply chain at Engro and Attique Malik, Head of Supply chain, PepsiCo were invited to deliver lectures on Supply chain management and the growth potential of this field in Pakistan.

Mr. Nadeem Rehmani introduced Metro by presenting facts and figures on sales, employees, customers and outlets of Metro. Explaining the mechanism of Supply chain, he told the students that it was all about strategic management of activities involved in the acquisition and conversion of products into finished goods. The speaker explained fundamentals of supply chain including material flows, information flows and financial flows and also threw light on challenges they had to face in managing Supply chain and how they managed to deal with them.
Mr Salman Nazeer, Head of Supply chain at Nestle, spoke about how supply chain management creates challenges as well as opportunities for an organization. He explained that under the umbrella of supply chain management, raw materials and packaging materials were manufactured and transformed into goods and distributed among the end consumer and enlightened the students about how to reduce the waste in order to control the cost of manufacturing.
Mr. Salman Goheer, Director Supply Chain, Ice Cream and Dairy Business at Engro Corp talked about the scope and growth potential in the field of supply chain and how supply chain management works in a fast moving consumer goods organization. The speaker emphasized that although Pakistan as an economy was not flourishing, it had a huge spending community which resulted in a great scope for multinationals.

Mr. Attique Malik, Director Supply chain at Pepsi International explained the scope and growth potential of Supply chain in Pakistan. He encouraged female students to apply for jobs at Pepsi. He also enlightened the students on different areas of supply chain at Pepsi and informed the students about Pepsiā€™s recently launched Management Trainee program as well.

At the end of the seminar, students from MBA asked interesting questions from the guests (Atika Zaid).

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/18/2013 09:00:00 AM,

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