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SKF India hosts Procurement and Supply Chain Roundtable in Pune Print E-mail
Written by Vivek   
Friday, 21 October 2011
Pune: SKF India hosted a one day knowledge sharing Procurement and Supply Chain Roundtable at the SKF College Campus in Pune, India.

"Business scenarios are changing everyday and so are demand patterns across the world. This round table is an opportunity to create a dialogue among industry experts to share best practices and offer insights on ways to improve collaboration across the supply chain," said Shishir Joshipura, Managing Director, SKF India Ltd.

The event brought experts and professionals from various industry segments together on a common ground to discuss challenges and best practices in the area of procurement and supply chain. Industry professionals from diverse backgrounds attended the event.

Bo-Inge Stensson, Senior Vice President, Purchasing, SKF Group, shared his thoughts on the challenges in global and connected demand chains and how SKF is adapting to meet the dynamics of varied demand patterns across the world. He appreciated the participants for willing to share their best practices as the knowledge connection in a high speed world will enable development of business processes that are more agile and innovative.

The speakers at the event included Ramesh Doraiswami – Vice President, Supply Chain & Business Knowledge Center, Johnson & Johnson Medical ; Vinay Bachani – Associate Director, HSBC India, Global Markets ; Ramesh Krishnamurthy – Procurement Director, South Asia, Unilever ; Balaji Natrajan – Program Director, SaaS Applications, IBM ; Ashish Gore – General Manager, Automotive aftermarket, Bosch Chassis Ltd. ; Manish Chandra – Managing Partner, Operations practice, Accenture Consulting.

The forum provided attendees with a first-hand look at proven solutions and innovative approaches to many of their supply chain, procurement and talent management challenges, perspectives and new strategic thinking across diverse industries like Medical Devices, FMCG, manufacturing and engineering.

It created an ideal platform to learn about the latest news and trends, network with organizations facing similar challenges. The program included practical examples of organizational adaptations, value chain thinking with a partnership approach, risk management strategies and solutions that companies are practicing with success to remain competitive in a in the wake of  increasing globalization.

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