Friday, October 23, 2015

The Corporate Connect - Mr Mohandas Menon

On 19th of August, 2015, the Corporate Relations Committee of SIMSREE organized a corporate connect session wherein ten students got a chance to interact with Mr.​Mohandas Menon, Director & Commercial Head - CLC & Head Automotive Sector, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics India Pvt. Ltd at Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research & Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) campus. Mr. Mohandas Menon is an expert in Supply Chain Management with over 28 years of experience working for companies like Exel, NYK Logistics, and Future Supply Chain Solutions and has held various domestic and international positions.

Sir spoke about his journey and shared some of his experiences over the years.The session started with discussion on JIT sequencing techniques in the automotive industry and its impact on supply chain and delivery. Mr Menon stated that the current market is not a supply chain but rather is a demand chain. He stressed on the fact that a good operations manager should have inventory management on his/her fingertips.

Mr. Menon answered questions on the impact of the proposed GST bill on operations delivery. He spoke about how GST will make VAT, service tax, octroi etc. disappear and thereby affect multiple processes from procurement to delivery. Sir stated that due to GST implementation the cost to market focus of supply chain will switch to time to market focus to increase efficiency.

The interactive session helped students in gaining an insight into the world of supply chain management and delivery. Mr. Menon also discussed the differences in supply chain between Indian and foreign markets with specific examples related to delivery. He stated that India still lags behind in terms of proper infrastructure required for efficient operations but was optimistic about future growth. He also discussed the effects of globalisation on operations management.

It was a very fruitful session for the students who got an opportunity to interact with him. We thank sir for his time and invaluable inputs.