SKEIN, the Operations and Supply Chain Club of IIMU, is driven by the sheer passion for Strategic and Operational thinking. We aim to serve as a platform for the student community to hone their knowledge in the domain of Operations and Supply Chain Management. The club continuously strives to boost students' skills in the ever-changing field of Operations by facilitating industry-student interaction and sharing of ideas. SKEIN catalyses the laminar flow of thoughts among students and keeps them informed of the issues that are faced by industries globally. Further, this club derives its strength from the unique association between the 2-year MBA and 1-year MBA students, which increases the knowledge base and introduces a streak of diversity in its functioning. The club also aims to showcase IIM Udaipur as a B-school, which is focused on providing top management talents to the Operations and Supply Chain domain.
After close to a decade of its inception, SKEIN redesigned its logo on 9th September 2021. The logo contains a pair of gears that symbolizes a process. The gear's pivot represents the importance of process robustness. Logistics, which covers a critical aspect of the Supply chain, is shown by a transportation truck. The clock boundary shows how important it is to complete the operational or supply chain processes in time. The red circle in the logo expresses the circularity in the supply chain and its transformation from a linear model to a more circular model.
An endeavour by SKEIN for educating the enthusiasts by posting weekly blog series “Ops Shots” on Instagram and LinkedIn handles. A pdf version of this blog series is also sent to the community. With this series, the club aims to explain the fundamentals of supply chain and operations concepts in a candid and fun manner.
Another endeavour by SKEIN, wherein the latest happenings in operations and the supply chain world are brought in the light on Instagram and LinkedIn handles. A pdf version of this blog series is also sent to the community.
SKEIN releases the annual magazine during the SCM Summit every year, highlighting the views of the domain enthusiasts on the present-day highlighted topics in the field of Operations and Supply Chain.
The Annual Magazine launched during SCM Summit 2022-23
The Operations Summit was conducted during Solaris – Annual Management fest of IIM Udaipur on Oct 30, 2022. The Operations Summit is aimed at promoting intellectual interactions between the students and the industry professionals. It provides a platform for future leaders to meet inspirational visionaries and learn from their rich and diverse experience in the domain. This helps the students and other stakeholders gain the industry's perspective. The theme for Unmesh at Solaris 2022-23 was "Alchemizing Innovations”
Speaker Profiles for Unmesh 2022-23 –
Bridgestone India (Automotive Products)LinkedIN
Global Head- Supply Chain
Grasim Industries Limited.LinkedIN
Speakers for Unmesh 2022-23
The Supply Chain Management Summit is the flagship event of SKEIN. It provides a platform for the student community to improve industry interaction and corporate relations by organizing engaging panel discussions by industry experts and corporate leaders. Last year the 10th edition of the event was conducted on December 18th, 2022, under the theme "Stimulating Sustainability through Circular Supply Chain"
Speaker Profiles for SCM Summit 2022-23 –
Director of Operations
Head Lubricant, Supply Chain & Operations, India hub
Sr.Vice President, SCM & Procurement
Vice President, Supply Chain
Head, Asia Pacific Supply Chain Strategy
Managing Director, Operations
Growth Market Lead , Sustainable Value Chains
Interaction with industry speakers during SCM Summit 2022-23
This is a real-time simulation game that is open to all business schools across India. The event comprises three rounds, with each round testing different theoretical and analytical skills. The event is conducted twice in a year, once during Unmesh, and again during SCM Summit under the name Ops Enigma 2.0.
This is a comprehensive case study-based competition that tests the knowledge of operations and supply chain. The teams are given a case study where the teams have to put on their thinking hats to solve real-world problems faced by the industries. The shortlisted teams get an opportunity to present their solutions before a panel of thought leaders in the field of Operations and SCM. The event is conducted twice in a year, once during Unmesh, and again during SCM Summit under the name Ops Samasya 2.0.
It is an inter-college article writing competition open to all business schools in India, conducted during the SCM Summit, to give an opportunity to the Operations and Supply Chain Management enthusiasts to showcase their writing acumen. Last year, the participants were allowed to pick any topic of their interest, complementing the theme of the summit, "Impact of Industry 4.0 on Supply Chains.”
A quiz competition was conducted for the incoming batch of MBA 2022-24 on 22nd July 2023. This fun event tested students with different interesting and engaging questions from the domain of Operations and Supply chain. The event was conducted on the Kahoot platform. It gave the students a brief introduction to the Operations and Supply chain world.
To ensure students are up to date with the current trends in the industry, SKEIN organizes the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification drive every year at the institute to help them advance in their careers in the domain of operations and supply chain management, as well as general management. This year SKEIN organized the certification in collaboration with International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA).
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