India’s leading integrated multimodal logistics and supply chain solutions provider, Transport Corporation of India (TCI Group), in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, one of the country’s premier management schools, announced the launch of a new sustainability lab at the IIMB campus with a focus on supply chain management. This will be a one-of-a-kind centre of excellence in sustainable supply chain practises, dissemination, and advocacy. The lab was inaugurated by renowned Indian cardiac surgeon Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman and ED of Narayana Health, and Chairperson, Board of Governors, IIM Bangalore, along with the Chairman of TCI Group, DP Agarwal.
The event started with a welcome address by Prof. Jitamitra Desai, Chairperson, Supply Chain Management Centre at IIM-Bangalore. After which, the intent of setting up this lab was covered by Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Bangalore, in his speech. Backing it up with on-the-ground action, Vineet Agarwal, Managing Director of TCI Group, launched the beta version of a GHG measurement tool. This tool, named TEMT, has a multi-lingual interface, enabling grass-roots adoption by India’s logistics and supply chain ecosystem. It covers all modes of transportation, i.e., road, rail, air, and sea.
Speaking at the launch, Vineet Agarwal said, “We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Indian Institute of Management at Bangalore for the creation of a one-of-a-kind Supply Chain Sustainability Lab. As a group that believes in knowledge-sharing and uplifting the industry, this is yet another addition to our initiatives that facilitate a culture of collaborative growth and thought leadership. With a continued commitment towards delivering excellence, we believe that this lab will build a community of solvers by combining research with industry expertise.”
Commenting on the collaboration, Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Bangalore, added, “Evolution is being made in almost all sectors. Our idea of launching the TCI-IIMB lab is to create sustainable solutions for organisations and supply chains that will lead to large-scale adoption and subsequent benefits; advance and disseminate sustainable supply chain management knowledge; conduct research to identify and replicate good practices for sustainable supply chains; and cooperate and coordinate with other organisations with similar aims and objectives within and outside the country.”
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