IIM Visakhapatnam initiatives under the Mission of PM Gati Shakti

PM Gati Shakti is a National Master Plan (NMP) for multi-modal connectivity to provide integrated and seamless connectivity for movement of people, goods and services from one mode of transport to another. The NMP facilitates the last mile connectivity of infrastructure and also reduces travel time for people in delivering the necessary goods.

With a view to building capacities in the professionals and practitioners who could strengthen the implementation of the NMP, IIM Visakhapatnam has initiated several steps. One such initiative is to share knowledge through well-structured online Executive Education Programs (EEP). 

Accordingly, six-month, online Executive Certificate Programs titled “Digital Supply Chain and Logistics Management” were launched in succession. The focus of the programs is digitization of Supply Chains and Management of Logistics. Experience-sharing sessions have been bringing to the table, practical exposure on enhancing the supply-chain and logistics performance in key sectors such as textiles, food and processed foods, retail goods etc. 

The broad Program Objectives are:
  • To develop in the participants, better understanding of the various supply chain and logistics processes.
  • To help them develop and analyse the role of digital transformation of the supply chain and logistics processes.
  • To enable them to analyse the effectiveness of their supply chain and logistics processes in the digital age and strengthen the same for enhanced performance.
Going by the popularity of the program and encouraging response from the participants, the program is already into the third batch. The details are as follows:





Dates (From-To)

20.02.2022 – 24.07.2022

25.09.2022 - 12.03.2023

20.08.2023 – 21.01.2024

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Prominent Organizations Represented

Accenture, Amazon, and Brandix Apparel Manufacturing Ltd., etc.

TVS Motor Company, Dalmia Cement, Infiniti Retail Ltd., Croma, Tech Mahindra, Honda Motorcycle., Indian Army, Visakhapatnam Port Authority, 3M India Ltd. etc.

Reliance Industries Limited, DB Schenker, Hindustan Unilever, Pidilite, Bata India limited, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, L&T, Accenture India, Fedex, etc.

In addition, IIM Visakhapatnam has also organised two Faculty Development Programs (FDPs) for supporting the NMP, titled “Sustainable Agri-Food Supply Chain Management for Social Goods” and “Sustainable and Responsible Aids for Logistics 4.0 (SARAL 4.0)”. These two programs have been successfully completed, with good feedback.

As a further endeavour, IIM Visakhapatnam is in the process of launching a generic EEP in Logistics Management with a view to facilitating the teaching-learning communities, industry professionals and practitioners coming onto a common platform for idea-exchange, knowledge- and experience sharing. 

Thus, IIM Visakhapatnam is contributing to the digitalization and thereby improved efficiency and effectiveness of logistics operations in the country, through its initiatives under the Mission of PM Gati Shakti.