Experts focus on supply chain management studies

KARACHI: The objective of this program is to promote the significance of Supply Chain Management as an academic need for the youth of the universities. The increasing demand of efficient and effective supply of products to end- users requires expert and well-educated people conversant with the value of the whole supply chain management process.

Knowledge of supply chain management in present times will help them improve their capacity for competitive advantage in the global markets. Prof Dr Khalid M Iraqi, Dean, Faculty of Management & Administrative Sciences in his message for the seminar “Why we need an agile supply chain management” organized at the campus appreciated that the Department of Public Administration has, as the beginning, initiated the teaching of Supply Chain Management as diploma course. He further said that the Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Mohammad Qaiser was determined to support all new courses to enable the university sustain in the academic and research competition in the world.

The guest speakers included Rizwan Malik, Azhar Qadri, Zeeshan Ilyas and Ismail Hasan coming from organizations dealing in a variety of business areas including airline, media, drilling, and consultancy. They highlighted the vitality of understanding the supply chain process as it not only concerns an effective transportation and supply of end product to customers but also in many cases proves of great value for human life.

Especially, sensitive vaccines like that for polio need great care, safe keeping and timely supply to the consumers, and any delay in the supply chain system could put life of thousands of people at risk. Dr Shabibul Hasan, Chairman, Department of Public Administration, emphasized that besides degrees in the areas of banking, finance and marketing, it had become equally vital that our youth entered into the field of logistics and supply chain management. He thanked the guest speakers for their valuable information for the students and the faculty of the department. He also presented them souvenirs.

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