16 Oct 2020
Kinaxis – Big Ideas in Supply Chain : Reduce volatility with digital capabilities

Presented by:
Mr. Dirk Lembregts, Former Chief Supply Chain Officer for Marks and Spencer, Philips, General Motors Europe & Visiting Faculty, MISI

01 Oct 2020
Covid-19 is Giving Companies a Crash Course in the School of Hard Knocks

Article by:
Prof. Yossi Sheffi, Director, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

01 Sep 2020
Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Freight and Mobility Industry by Dr V. Sumantran

Presented by:
Prof. Dr. V. Sumantran, Ex Chief Executive, Tata Motors, Passenger Cars, Adjunct Faculty, MISI

01 Jun 2020
Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Supply Chain Profession

Presented by:
Mr. Dirk Lembregts, Former Chief Supply Chain Officer for Marks and Spencer, Philips, General Motors Europe & Visiting Faculty, MISI

15 May 2020
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP): Potassium Management for Oil Palm

Co-Organized with:
Mohd Hanafi Bin Mansor, Agronomist, YARA
Soon Tat Chua, Senior Agronomist, YARA

25 Apr 2020
Auto industry and the post-COVID scenario by Dr. V. Sumantran

Author: Dr. V. Sumantran

Dr Sumantran is an Adjunct Professor at MISI. 

He is that unique combination of business leader, technocrat, academic and author, having lived and worked in the US, Europe and Asia over a 30+ year career. He is Chairman of Celeris Technologies and an advisor to several Fortune-100 organizations in autos, technology, industrial equipment, and aerospace. 

He was Executive Vice-Chairman of Hinduja Automotive, UK, as well as Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland, India’s 2nd largest Commercial Vehicle manufacturer. Prior to this, he was Member of the Board at Tata Motors and the Chief Executive Officer of TATA Motors’ Car business. 

Dr. Sumantran has served on the Science Advisory Council of the Prime Minister of India, as Chairman of the National Defence Council of the Confederation of Indian Industries and on the Advisory Board of the Fraunhofer Institutes (Germany). He was also President, Automotive Research Association of India.

In the following series or articles written for the OpEd pages of The Hindu newspaper in India, he discusses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the auto industry and makes recommendations for the industry as it recovers from this crisis.

Published at: The Hindu BusinessLine

List of articles:

  1. The automobile sector can overcome this crisis
  2. Auto industry post Covid-19: Stewardship of cash and capital
  3. Covid-19: An opportunity or a setback for electric vehicles?
  4. The supply chain challenges in restarting the auto industry after Covid
  5. Future urban mobility post Covid-19
12 May 2020
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP): Nutrition Management for Oil Palm

Co-Organized with:
Mohd Hanafi Bin Mansor, Agronomist, YARA
Soon Tat Chua, Senior Agronomist, YARA

27 Apr 2020
Effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on one of the pioneering food banks in Malaysia, The Lost Food Project

Presented by:
Dr. Shardul Phadnis, Associate Professor, Director of Research
Mohd Syazwan Mokhtar, General Manager, The Lost Food Project

16 Apr 2020
Harmonising with nature in life after COVID-19

Author: Dr. V. Sumantran, Adjunct Professor at MISI
Published at: The Hindu newspaper

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