The second edition of the Pan IIM Operations Magazine, “Opsworld” was released by Prof. Janat Shah, Director, IIM Udaipur during the International Operations Conference organized by Society of Operations Management at IIM Calcutta on 18th December 2011. The theme of the magazine is Sustainable Operations Management. The magazine would be hosted on SOM website alongside the prestigious operations management journals.
The magazine contains two corporate articles – one from Flipkart and the other from Ernst & Young. The magazine contains faculty as well as student opinion on Sustainability through two different sections. Also included are the general operations management articles in the General section.
The magazine can be downloaded from the following address as well. (http://paniimoperations.com/magazine/)
In the Editorial, The Editor in Chief has thanked IIM Raipur for their valuable support throughout the process.
In his article, “Jack of All Trades, Master of… Two”, Prof. Omkarprasad S Vaidya, Faculty in Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques Group at IIM Raipur has discussed some of the Management Problems and their possible solutions as a result of an interface of other streams with ‘Operations’ Management.
Rohit Bhagat, a PGP 2010-12 Student of IIM Raipur has written an article on “Unique Challenges in Humanitarian Logistics”. The article starts with a description of the Disaster Profile of India and emphasises the need for research in the field of Humanitarian Logistics keeping in mind India’s risk profile. The article brings out the challenges that need to be addressed while undertaking humanitarian logistics.
Aditya Kumar Konathala and Amit Sharan Singh, PGP 2010-12 Students of IIM Raipur have discussed the positive impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on Paddy Procurement and Public Distribution System (PDS) in Chhattisgarh in their article “ICT and Supply Chain Practices in PDS (Chhattisgarh)” .
Tarang Singhal, a PGP 2011-13 Student of IIM Raipur was a part of the Layout and Design Team.