The School of Management, GD Goenka University, organised an industrial visit at India’s leading logistics company Safexpress Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon for MBA-II Semester students on 15th March, 2017. Safexpress offers a wide range of innovative supply chain services including Express Distribution, 3PL and Consulting. The firm provides value-added logistics services for 9 different business verticals ranging from Apparel & Lifestyle, E-commerce, Healthcare, Hi-Tech, Publishing to Automotive, Engineering & Electrical Hardware, FMCG & Consumer Electronics and Institutional.
The visit was coordinated by the faculty in-charge Dr. Gyanesh Kumar Sinha and Dr. Parul Sinha. The visit was organized at logistics park of Safexpress (spreaded in 18 acre campus) located at Delhi-Jaipur highway, Binola, Gurgaon. Students received warm welcome by the senior officials of Safexpress Mr. Surjeet Singh Kainth and Mr. Mohinder Gothwal
The visit started with brief introduction of company by Mr. Mohinder Gothwal- Manager (Admin). He took students around various facility centres and departments and explained each major operations in detail. Students saw the state-of-the art facility where transhipment of consignments were taking place. The students observed the actual cross-docking operations and learnt material handling process for consignments being received by the company. The manager explained the hub and spoke system of transportation and distribution and how it facilitates in achieving operational efficiency. The students visited the 3PL (Third Party Logistics) facility at safexpress and learnt its cutting edge technology in providing value added services to customers. They also visited the document and record section and understood actual process of order receiving, order tracking and follow up and order delivery and learnt the modern practices of effective documentation. They gained insight into the role of information technology in enabling faster, effective and efficient logistics operations. In the end Mr. Surjeet addressed all students in the conference hall and explained career opportunities in logistics and supply chain management area. He handled student’s queries during of question & answer session. The company extended a very hospitality to students during the visit.
The trip was very informative, enriching and provided great learning experience to the students.