Op-Era, Operations Club of IIM Shillong

Op-Era the Operations Club of IIM Shillong is functioning with the objective of generating enthusiasm in the field of operations. It focuses its activities with a motive to educate the participants with latest trends and help them reach out to the opportunities in the field of Operations and Supply Chain Management. The club conducts many…

Rapid Prototyping

“If you can dream it, you can build it”-Eric Anderson. Such is the power of a digital manufacturing technology called Rapid Prototyping (RP). It is a group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a part or assembly using three-dimensional Computer Aided Design (CAD) data. The 3D printing machine reads the data from…

Doing it the McDonald’s way

We often marvel at the great prices offered by businesses such as Amazon.com and flipkart.com, wondering what it is that makes them tick. While the behemoth, Amazon, has pioneered the e­commerce domain in the last 15 years, Flipkart is still nascent, struggling to make a profit year ­after­ year. So, then how is it still…

Why Lean And Agile Go Together

The command-and-control hierarchical organization of large companies is rapidly giving way to a more biological metaphor, one in which a corporate nervous system senses important signals from the market and supply chain and rapidly reacts. At the largest scale, this trend is being driven by principles of Lean manufacturing, which envisions the enterprise as a…

Logistics of fruits and vegetables – Too big a black hole

Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy. Over 60% of Indian population is dependent on agriculture directly or indirectly. But the contribution of agriculture to the nation’s GDP is merely 16 percent. Despite continued technological innovation in the field of agriculture, the same is not being capitalized to increase the revenue and profit margins. Though,…