November 27, 2012


Strive, the biannual publication from OPEP (the Operations and Supply Chain Club of IIM Raipur), was launched on 24th of November, 2012, by Prof. B S Sahay, Director, IIM Raipur; Prof. Sanjeev Prashar, Chairman (Placement & Corporate Communication) IIM Raipur; Mr. Abraham Ranji, Director – HR, Delphi, along with other dignitaries during the Management Confluence 2012.

The first issue of the second volume of Strive magazine is a special issue on Manufacturing. Strive, was initiated last year to create a platform where experts from academia as well as industry and corporate world could contribute their views, opinions and experiences about the contemporary issues and challenges in the field of Operations and Supply Chain Management. It also represents an opportunity for the students of IIM Raipur to voice their interests, views and relevant experiences.

The main features of this publication include articles on Taguchi’s Design of Experiment by Prof. Maddulety, NITIE, Operations strategy by Dr. Dinesh Likhi, Director (Production and Marketing) and Member, Board, in Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited and the views of Mr. Jawaharlal Aggarwal, Vice President (Projects), Danieli India Ltd., on project management in the steel industry.

From left: Prof. B S Sahay, the Director of IIM Raipur; Mr. Abraham Ranji, Director – HR, Delphi; Prof. Sanjeev Prashar, Chairman (Placement & Corporate Communication); Subhash Kumar, PGP 1st year student

The publication also includes articles written by students about some of the contemporary issues in the manufacturing sector – ‘National Manufacturing Policy’- discusses the new manufacturing policy of the country. ‘Dark ages of Manufacturing’ discusses the challenges that stand in the way of the growth of the sector.

The emerging areas presented in the magazine are the impact of FDI on the manufacturing sector, the column Gurumantra which explains Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) and a debate on the importance of having a significant manufacturing base in an economy. Also included in the publication are the summer internship experiences shared by 2nd year PGP students of IIM Raipur, a book review of “The Toyota Way” and a brief account of a visit to Bhilai Steel Plant by IIM Raipur students.

The launch of the magazine was part of the Management confluence 2012, organized by the Indian Institute of Management Raipur. The efforts of the club in contributing to the sharing of knowledge on fields related to Operations and Supply Chain Management and bringing together the various aspects of and challenges in the Manufacturing sector were appreciated by Prof. Sahay, faculty and the dignitaries who were present on the occasion.

The magazine will now be available for students of all B-schools across India and abroad and also for industry-relevant professionals.

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