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GDGU’S CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE – SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (COE-SCM)

Memorandum of Understanding
MDP on ‘Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Consulting Projects


e-Magazine March 2016

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Center of Excellence (COE) in Supply Chain Management at GDGU is an initiative jointly undertaken by the G D Goenka University and CILT.

About Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is a professional body representing the transport and logistics industries worldwide. It is a membership based organisation with over 30,000 members in over 100 countries. This international body is also known as CILT International to distinguish it from the National Councils, sections and branches.

The principal objective of the CILT is “To promote and encourage the art and science of logistics and transport”, which it achieves both through its membership and professional qualifications. It provides extensive opportunities for training and mentoring.

CILT provides education and training and consultancy in the area of aviation, port, road, sea, rail, bus & coach freight, transport planning and supply chain.

The Institute of Transport (IOT) was founded in 1919 and granted a Royal Charter in 1926 to become the Chartered Institute of Transport (CIT).

In 1999 the Chartered Institute of Transport and the Institute of Logistics (IOL) combined activities to become the Institute of Logistics and Transport (IOLT). In 2004 “chartered” was adopted into the title, which now reads Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

The Institute has a programme of teaching and qualifications, which can lead to a diploma or a degree in transport or logistics. In addition, they certify academic degrees from other institutions.

Goal of COE

We at Center of Excellence believe that a lot can and shall be done on our part to create, disseminate and proliferate the knowledge and learnings in above mentioned field. We are undertaking some endeavours in these broad areas, which are as follow.

  • Carry out extensive, path breaking and relevant research in the area of supply chain management, logistics and transport.
  • Develop and propagate latest technologies and models in the area of supply chain and transportation.
  • Undertake executive trainings, bespoke trainings, and short courses in this area.
  • Jointly conduct seminars and conferences for the convergence and reflection on new ideas and findings.
  • Get connected to best Supply Chain Management professionals across the globe.
  • An access to global research and knowledge in U.K. knowledge centre.


Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

The Memorandum of Understanding (hereafter referred to as “MOU”) entered into on 5th February 2016, to develop a Centre of Excellence for Global Health Supply Chain Management and it’s the first such dedicated Centre of GHSCM’ in Asia Pacific, which shall be administered by Empower School of Health with support from GD Goenka University and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. The MOU will be executed from the date of signing by and among GD Goenka University (hereafter referred as GDGU), considered as First Party, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (hereafter referred as CILT), considered as Second Party AND Empower School of Health, India (hereafter referred as “Empower”), considered as Third Party.

About Empower School of Health, India

Empower’s focus area is ‘Access to Medicines’, and specializes in providing services in sourcing of pharmaceuticals, quality, regulatory, pricing, trade and technology transfer, procurement and supply chain. Within these topics, activities include research, analysis, trainings, highlighting risk, identifying needs and solutions. Empower focuses its research activities to help developing countries in Africa, South East Asia (& Pacific) and Latin America. Empower has been working closely with UN agencies (UNAIDS, UNDP, UNRWA, UNFPA) and also closely with Pharmexcil on areas related to sourcing, global health, and expanding India’s footprint for quality assured medicines.

Party 1, 2 & 3 are collectively known as ‘Parties’ and individually as ‘Party’.

Preamble

  • All the parties recognizing the benefits to their respective institutions from strong partnerships, have agreed to collaborate.
  • This MoU is a general document for collaboration to work together in the areas of education, research, consulting, convening and capacity building.
  • Some of the areas of collaboration may include:
    1. a) Developing joint courses in the area of GHSCM.
    2. b) Capacity building in the area of procurement and supply chain management.
    3. c) Conducting joint conferences, meetings, training sessions for national and international delegates.
    4. d) Diagnostic and strengthening of health systems.
    5. e) Sourcing of quality assured global health commodities.
    6. f) Consulting activities.
    7. g) Strengthening and expanding collaboration between south-south member countries.
    8. h) Green supply chain management including solar supply chain; with focus on scalable systems with technology driven information solutions.


Management Development Programme on ‘Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The center has conducted MDPs for two days in September 2015 and January 2016 on ‘Logistics and Supply Chain Management for middle to senior level executives. The center has planned to conduct more number of MDPs in the related area.

Objective of the MDP

In today’s business environment, an efficient and effective supply chain is a necessity for staying competitive in the market. Nevertheless, supply chain management in India is still in its early stages of deployment. Managing supply chain is a complex job as it includes and affects the entire business activities of an organization and its business partners. Understanding the dynamics and complexity of the supply chain is quite challenging and a prerequisite for any supply chain endeavor. The basic objective of this programme was to develop an appreciation for the concept of working with business partners in order to achieve an efficient and effective supply chain and increase customer value. The programme also aimed to make participant understand the drivers and challenges of achieving supply chain excellence through integration and coordination. The course also provided training on application of analytical skill for handling complex supply chain problems.

MDP (September 2015)

A two days MDP on ‘Logistics and Supply Chain Management’ was organized by Center of Excellence –Supply Chain Management (School of Management), GD Goenka University in collaboration with Chartered Institute of Logistics Management (CILT India) at its campus on January 29 & 30, 2016. The programme was attended by Senior Level Executives with diverse background from Navratna, Miniratna and other leading companies.

List of participating organization

  • Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC)
  • Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC)
  • Rail India Technical and Economy Service Ltd(RITES)
  • Container Corporation of India (CONCOR)
  • Central Railside Warehouse Company Ltd (CRWC)

MDP was conducted in two days which covered eight modules (four modules on each day) Programme started with formal registration by participants followed by the inaugural address by Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Kumar Goel, Dean –School of Management, GD Goenka University.

First day (11th September) covered modules on Fundamental Concepts of Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Management & Operations, Supply Chain for E-Commerce and Modes of Transportation

Second day (12th September) covered modules on Shipping and Containerization, Optimization for Logistics Planning, Information Technology in Supply Chain and Economics for Transportation Systems.

Resource faculty for conducting different modules of MDP were Prof.(Dr.) Pradeep Kumar Goel, Dean-School of Management, Dr. Tanuja Kaushik, HoD-School of Management, Dr. Gyanesh Kumar Sinha, Asst. Professor –School of Management, Mr. Rajneesh Klair, Asst Professor –School of Management, Ms. Hitesha Yadav, Asst. Professor –School of Management, Ms. Sumedha Chouhan ,Asst. Professor-School of Management

At the end of session, Prof. (Dr.) Raj Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor –GD Goenka University, thanked all participants for attending the these two day MDP and conferred memento alongwith the certificate of participation to them.

MDP (January 2016)

A two days MDP on ‘Logistics and Supply Chain Management’ was organized by Center of Excellence –Supply Chain Management (School of Management), GD Goenka University in collaboration with Chartered Institute of Logistics Management (CILT India) at its campus on January 29 & 30, 2016.

List of participating organization

  • Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC)
  • Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC)
  • Rail India Technical and Economy Service Ltd(RITES)
  • Central Railside Warehouse Company Ltd (CRWC)
  • Konkan Railway Corporation
  • Air India
  • Paradip Port Trust
  • Berger Paints
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management
Proceedings of MDP

MDP was conducted in two days which covered eight modules (four modules on each day) with each module of duration one and half hours.

First day (29th January ) covered modules on Fundamental Concepts of Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Management & Operations, Economics for Transportation Systems Supply Chain for E-Commerce and Modes of Transportation

Second day (30th January) covered modules on Shipping and Containerization, Transportation, Sourcing and Green Supply Chain Management, Optimization for Logistics Planning, Information Technology in Supply Chain

Resource faculty for conducting different modules of MDP were Prof.(Dr.) Pradeep Kumar Goel, Dean-School of Management, Dr. Tanuja Kaushik, HoD-School of Management, Dr. Gyanesh Kumar Sinha, Asst. Professor –School of Management, Mr. Rajneesh Klair, Asst Professor –School of Management, Ms.Hitesha Yadav, Asst. Professor –School of Management, Ms. Sumedha Chouhan, Asst. Professor-School of Management


Consulting research projects in collaboration with Empower School of Health

Project 1: Joint India-Africa Cooperation Framework on HIV and Health Commodity Security

Timeline: 30 January 2016

Project Status: Completed on 25th January 2016

Objectives: The main objective of this project was to review Indian and African regulatory harmonization, investment into health commodities including local African production and joint ventures, logistics, health workforce training, monitoring systems and quality controls, and logistics and supply chain improvements.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and evaluation – this included collection of data through primary and secondary research.
  • Report finalization – based on the data collected and the preliminary observations, a joint India-Africa cooperation framework on HIV and health commodity security were prepared. Based on the framework, a final report were written jointly outlining possible strategies to address health commodity security in Africa, focusing on trade, technology transfer and local production from India.
Project 2: Assessment of Fair Price Medicine Shop (FPMS) and Fair Price Diagnostic Center (FPDC)

Timeline: April 2016

Project Status: Under progress

Objectives: The Department of Health & Family Welfare (DoH&FW), Government of West Bengal (GoWB) has taken initiatives to reduce the ‘out of pocket expenses’ of patients seeking treatment in Government Hospitals in this state. As medicines constitute an important and considerably large component of health care services, ‘out of pocket expenses’ can be reduced if medicines and medical consumables are made available either free or cheaper.

Fair Price Medicine Shops set up in West Bengal Government hospitals are providing 48 to 78 % discount over Maximum Retail Price of medicines through a network of 101 shops. FPMS provides drugs and consumables to RSBY and JSSK also at discount rates.

Fair Price Diagnostic Centres have been set up in West Bengal where rates are 50 % of market rates and 20 % services are free by way of buy back by hospital authorities.

Therefore, the main objective of this study is to understand the impact of the initiative, assess the effectiveness, analyse the replicability of the system of FPMS, FPDC and see its linkage with RSBY in West Bengal.

Other collaborating Partner: GIZ GmbH (Note: Government of Germany through GIZ have agreed to provide technical cooperation to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in the field of health insurance and related areas. Within this framework GIZ will also work with various State Governments and help them in improving performance of RSBY and also will provide support in linking State initiatives with RSBY).

Responsibilities:

  • In Phase-1, prepare a detailed report and analyse the existing system of FPMS and FPDC set up in West Bengal Government hospitals which will include the structure, policies, manuals, SOPs, supporting systems of IT/MIS, HR, financial and quality, and process flow of products, information and funds.
  • Examine and highlight some of the key good practices in FPMS and FPDC systems.
  • Examine and highlight some of the key gaps in FPMS and FPDC systems.
  • Suggest ways for this system to be integrated with RSBY scheme in West Bengal.
Project 3: Providing technical support to NACO on Procurement Supply Chain Management

Objectives: Conduct a diagnostic of the existing procurement and supply chain system across the country, with an in-depth focus on essential commodities and priority states, design a ‘rapid response’ process for PSM issues for NACO and the State AIDS Control Societies (SACS), develop an approach for establishing a ‘dashboard for decision-making’ by leveraging existing information systems or recommending the development of ‘add on’ features to those systems and finally, conduct a rapid assessment of Human Resource (HR) capacities in procurement supply chain and support capacity development of staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Methodology of Diagnostic developed and Report of findings.
  • Rapid Response standard operating procedures for use by NACO and SACS to address procurement supply issues.
  • Recommendations on the approaches towards real-time monitoring of procurement and supply chain through an interoperable dashboard as part of existing Information Systems, along with a systems development plan and timelines.
  • Rapid assessment report of Human Resource (HR) capacity in procurement supply chain, plan for reinforce capacity.

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