Tooling Division, Die Casting Department has
won the prestigious "Supplier Award for Tooling — Die Cast Category
(2002-03) Award from M/s. Honda Motorcycle & Scooters India (HMSI) Limited.
To have received this award from none other than a two-wheeler major of the
class and cadre of Honda is no mean achievement and an honour in itself.
A team of Japanese experts from M/s. HMSI, who had visited Godrej Tooling
Division at the time of a Project Feasibility Study, rated Godrej's
capabilities as the top rank in India. This recognition and appreciation
translated into business when HMSI had placed an order for the first set of
dies for a complex component viz. Crank Case "Left" and Crank Case "Right".
The Japanese team also appreciated the quality of Dies by affirming that the
Die Casting Dies manufactured and supplied by the Tooling Division performed
better than the imported set of Dies.
Timely delivery and superior quality of the Dies opened the floodgates for a
spate of orders which flowed into Tooling Division from HMSI.
The Die Casting Dies Department of Tooling Division is in the business of
design, manufacture and assembly of a wide spectrum of Die Casting Dies,
which include (among others) very complex Pressure Die Casting, Low Pressure
Die Casting and Gravity Die Casting Dies.
The award is a recognition of team effort of dedicated, highly skilled and
experienced personnel from Design, Process Planning, Production-Planning &
Control (PPC), CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing), CNC (Computerised
Numerical Control) and Conventional Machine Shop, Heat Treatment, Assembly,
Quality Assurance, Purchase, Marketing, and other support services.
The clientele list of Tooling Division comprises almost all the two-wheeler
majors from the Automobile Segment like Hero Honda, Bajaj Auto, TVS … and,
of course, HMSI, in addition to a host of other customers from other
segments of the industry.
Godrej Tooling Division pledges its unflinching support and commitment
towards ensuring total customer satisfaction, which, it believes, is the
best return for the confidence and trust reposed by the customer.
Friends of Trees have been organising fruit,
flower and vegetable shows every year in Mumbai. Exhibitors from all over
Mumbai and its far off suburbs participate and exhibit the best of products.
Various gardens are also exhibited under various categories.
Recently, a show was held at SNDT Campus, Juhu, Mumbai. This year, the
Garden Department entered the competition by exhibiting the J-16 bungalow.
The reason for exhibiting this bungalow was the keen interest shown by B.K.
Rajkumar, Vice President and Business Head, Locks Division and Jaishankar
Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer, Tech Pacific India Ltd., in maintaining
the landscapes. Ultimately, it was teamwork of the Garden Department along
with the residents of this bungalow that helped bag the first prize in the
category of Corporate Bungalows with a landscape area bigger than 500 sq.
Congratulations to the residents and the team that worked for maintaining an
Jayendra M. Khune (Roll No.H-298/ Salary Code
98744) of Punching Department, Security Equipment Business, Plant 17, being
awarded the State level Kamgar Bhushan Award for his social services from
the Manushyabal Vikas Lokseva Academy, Aurangabad on 16 May, 2003. He is
receiving the award from Shivajirao Bhosale, Kulguru, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
Atul K. Jagtap
Nitin Sudhakar Shetty (18), son of Sudhakar
Shetty, CNC (Computerised Numerical Control) Department, Plant 16 and Atul
Kashinath Jagtap (18), son of Kashinath R. Jagtap, Security Department,
Plant 11, have successfully secured admission at the National Defence
Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune, after qualifying through a very demanding
It is noteworthy that while Nitin has studied in the Udayachal Schools, Atul
has studied in Gnyaneshwar Vidyalaya. Both are brilliant in their studies.
During the three-year stay at the
Academy, Nitin and Atul would be trained to attain the requisite educational
standards and acquire mental, moral and physical qualities essential for
their progress and continued development as Officers of our Indian Armed
Forces. At the Academy, the cadets learn to live by the prescribed code of
conduct expected of service officers and imbibe qualities of leadership,
which are essential pre-requisites for a career in the Armed Forces.
After three years at the Academy, Nitin would be moving to Karwar and Atul
to Dehradun for a year's specialisation in the Naval and Army wings of the
Armed Forces, respectively.
Godrej has full and complete faith in the capabilities of Nitin and Atul to
become competent officers of the Indian Armed Forces in whose hands the
defence of our great nation rests. The Company wishes them a successful
career in the Defence Forces.
Visit to Chandigarh
Our Chairman and Managing Director, Jamshyd N.
Godrej, along with wife Pheroza Godrej, visited Chandigarh Branch on 5 May,
2003. They had gone to Shimla and, while returning, dropped in at our
Jamshyd and Pheroza Godrej having a close
look at the Showroom displays of Chandigarh Branch. Bibhash Biswas, Branch
Manager, is seen in the centre.
We showed them our Showroom as well as the Branch premises. Both of them
showed keen interest in the products displayed, especially the new ones.
They also appreciated our Showroom.
Jamshyd Godrej addressed the Branch. He informed us about the changes that
had taken place within the Company, and that more are yet to come in due
course of time.
He was curious to know the business scenario of Chandigarh Branch,
especially in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that CII was planning to take some
initiative to review business in Kashmir. Generally, it was a great
experience for us. He visited the Branch after five years and this time we
had the added pleasure of having Pheroza Godrej with us.
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New Dealer : New Showroom
Our new dealer, M/s. M.S. Traders, Bathinda,
bought a showroom of around 2,000 sq. ft. at a prominent place in Bathinda.
The proprietor, Prof. Mittal, displayed the showroom with our entire range
of Office Consumer Products. Sanjeev Aggarwal, Assistant Manager (Sales),
Security Equipment Division inaugurated the showroom on 11 April, 2003. Our
sales team comprising Satish Dogra, Bhagirath Dogra, Jaspreet Singh, Vishal
Gupta and Arpan Bhattacharya of Chandigarh Branch were present on the
L-R: Chandigarh Branch employees Bhagirath
Dogra, Security Equipment Division, having a word with Jaspreet Singh,
Furniture & Interiors Group at the new showroom displaying Godrej products.
A Customer Meet followed by cocktail and lunch, too, was organised on that
day. Approximately, 60 customers comprising senior banking officials
attended the programme. There was a lot of curiosity and enthusiasm,
particularly for Recliners, Computer Furniture and Sofas.
The new showroom along with the Customer Meet will surely help us in
creating goodwill and generate more business from this region.
Training for Branch
Branch Accountants play a significant role in
supporting the sales team in achieving business objectives by getting more
involved in the business, giving quick responses and providing easy and
quick access to information. In order to train and motivate them, a training
programme was organised at the Delhi Branch, Accounts Section from 12th to
14th May, 2003 for Branch Accountants of North Zone and Ahmedabad Branch.
L-R (seated): N. F. Daruwalla (Ahmedabad), R.K.
Pareek (Lucknow), A.K. Bajoria (Jaipur), Sangita (Delhi).
L-R (standing): Rajiv Sharma (Delhi), R. Ganesan (Chandigarh), R. Khokri (Ahmedabad),
Naveen Malik (Delhi), Prakasha A. (Chandigarh).
Highlights of Training Programme:
In his address to the Accounts team, Dhruv Sharma, General Manager (North)
recognised the useful contribution and support of the Accounts Section, and
inspired them to be more proactive in their approach. He also stressed the
need of sharing best practices and new ideas for playing a more effective
role in commercial and customer management.
Training was imparted on new BaaN sessions for generation and printing of
Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) certificates and Annual TDS return.
Accountants were explained the process of simplifying the task of
reconciling sales tax accounts with ledger.
Accountants were explained the Sales Tax Form Tracking system available in BaaN for ensuring timely intimation of details of pending forms to
respective sales teams.
The process of downloading of BaaN data as MsExcel file was shown live,
and guidance was provided on further analysis of data with an aim to get the
Practical exposure was given on advanced features on MsExcel and BaaN
Treasury module to ensure that Accountants make best use of available
Accounts Department, Delhi Branch
A dinner was hosted by Mr. & Mrs.
Jamshyd Godrej on Monday, 21 April, 2003 on the Roof Garden of Godrej Bhavan
to welcome the Steelcase Leadership team who had come to India for the first
time. Godrej has been distributing Steelcase products in India for the past
seven years. Since September 2000, India, as a region, is being managed by
the Asia Pacific team of Steelcase International. The Steelcase Leadership
team that graced the occasion comprised Bob Black, President, Steelcase
International, Leslie Brackenridge, Global Alliance Director, Asia Pacific,
Frederic Mequel, Vice President, Steelcase France, Ernie Greer, General
Manager, Steelcase Asia Pacific and Colin Snow, Manager, Steelcase India. On
behalf of Godrej, P.D. Lam, Executive Director, Anil G. Verma, Executive
Vice President and Head (Personnel & Administration), Anil Sain Mathur, Vice
President, Furniture & Interiors Group (with their respective spouses), K.A.
Palia, Executive Director, Naresh Tahiliani, General Manager (Marketing —
Steelcase & Milliken), Freddy Khapoliwalla, General Manager (West), and the
Mumbai Branch Steelcase sales team were present.
The function was well attended by over 50 guests who comprised a wide
cross-section of customers ranging from software developers to design and
project management consultants to bankers. We had some very important guests
such as Ranjan Joshi, Head Facilities, Asia Pacific, Accenture, Manu Parpia,
CEO, Geometric Software Solutions Co. Ltd., Arvind Pahwa, President,
Reliance, Arun Shetty, Vice President (Facilities), Tata AIG, Dushan Soza,
Senior Vice President, Infrastructure and Change Management, World Network
Services, Narayan Kamath, Head — Facilities, Tata Consultancy Services and
Shirish Tare, Executive Vice President, Siemens Real Estate. Also present
were architects Kumar Kubsad, Karim Noorani & Associates, Hafeez Contractor,
Architect Hafeez Contractor, Gerry Shirley, G.S. Project Management Limited,
Ravi Sarangen, Edifice Architects Pvt. Ltd., Ashok Kumar, Insignia Brooke
and Rajiv Shroff, Interics Rajiv Shroff & Associates.
The function, which was organised jointly by Steelcase Marketing and Mumbai
Branch, was a resounding success. It allowed Steelcase visitors as well as
the Godrej teams to interact informally and build relationships with
Naresh Tahiliani / Rashi
Marketing / Sales (Mumbai Branch)
The Alpina Sofa set exhibited at the two
wholesale dealer outlets.
Mumbai Branch, under the able leadership of
its new Branch Manager, Barinder Singh, organised an exhibition-cum-sale of
Godrej's "Perfect Home" products comprising Sofa Sets, Dining Sets, Coffee
Tables, etc. at two wholesale dealer outlets at Prabhadevi and Andheri from
22nd May to 3rd June, 2003. A special mandap was erected and a massive
promotional exercise was undertaken by way of banners, handbills and press
advertisements. There was a huge traffic of customers at both the sites. On
the second day itself, the displayed Alpina Sofa Set and Bed were sold off.
The Branch was successful in its attempt to create market awareness for the
new range of products of the Furniture and Interiors Group.
Furniture & Interiors Group, Mumbai Branch
Wholesale Dealers Conferences
Chandigarh Branch organised the Annual
Wholesale Dealers (WDs) Meet 2003 from 20th to 22nd May, 2003 at Timber
Trail Heights, Parwanoo, Himahcal Pradesh. We chose the venue in the hills
of Himachal Pradesh for relief from the summer heat.
Dhruv Sharma, General Manager (North)
presenting the awards for Best Performance to Nitin Chopra, Handa & Chopra,
Chandigarh, while Bibhash Biswas, Branch Manager, Chandigarh Branch, look
Chief Guest Dhruv Sharma, General Manager (North) apprised the gathering of
the latest developments in the Company. The Branch gave a presentation on
the Business Plan of various product groups such as Furniture & Interiors
Group and Security Equipment Group. We also gave presentations on various
other Departments of the Branch such as Service, Warehouse and Accounts.
WDs were given away awards for their outstanding contribution.
We also used this opportunity to get feedbacks from WDs to enable us to
support them in a better way.
Games such as cricket and tambola were organised during the leisure period.
Inspired by the Kaun Banega Crorepati show, a game show, entitled
Banega Hazarpati was organised to test the knowledge of our dealers. It was
won hands down by our Shimla WD, Sanjay Laul, Wardhan Corporation.
Dealers were very happy with the arrangements. Such Meets help us foster
close business relationships between the Company and the WDs.
A Wholesale Dealer (WD) conference was
organised by Delhi Branch on 26 April, 2003 at Hotel Grand Hyatt, New Delhi.
The participants comprised all WDs under Delhi.
Majority of the WDs attended the Conference with great enthusiasm. Various
issues of day-to-day operations, future sales strategies and prospects of
increasing the business were discussed in detail. The WDs took a lot of
interest in the presentations made by the Furniture & Interiors Group as
also the Security Equipment Division. They gave valuable inputs towards
maintaining customer relationships and fighting competition.
(Centre): Sandeep Wadhwa, WD, Comfortnet
Traders proudly showing his award, walked away with awards in highest sale
of Furniture, Storwel and Security products, the best after-sales and
service and the best overall dealer award. (L-R): Sushil Thariani, Sr.
Branch Manager, Delhi Branch, Dhruv Sharma, General Manager (North) and L.K.
Mangal, Secretary to Sushil Thariani.
An award ceremony, too, was organised by the Branch to felicitate those WDs
who contributed towards sales, after-sales service, customer satisfaction
and special achievement for the last financial year. Certificates and
mementos were given away by Dhruv Sharma, General Manager (North).
The Conference ended with a lot of optimism from the dealer fraternity for
doing even better in the financial year 2003-2004. Cocktail and dinner were
served. WDs and the Branch team members enjoyed on the dance floor till past
Kolkata Branch organised a WDs Meet at
Sinclairs Resort, Chalsa, Siliguri on 5 May, 2003. A detailed sales plan
covering aspects such as new products, their positioning in the market, new
sales avenues, schemes for WDs, etc. was presented by the Branch team to the
22 WDs who participated in the Meet.
Certificates were given to the best performing dealers in different product
groups. M/s. N.P. Vyas of Asansol received the Lifetime Achievement Award,
being the oldest dealer of the Branch.
The Meet was a total success and was well organised by the Branch team.
WDs under Pune Branch were invited to attend a
conference on Tuesday, 8 April, 2003 at Hotel Le Meridian, Pune. 24 dealers
from both Pune and upcountry participated. The Conference was held at a time
when the new Branch Manager, Firdaus Dinshaw, was formally introduced to the
dealers, though he knew most of them.
Kaizad Eduljee, the outgoing Branch Manager (now transferred to Ahmedabad
Branch), gave the Welcome Address followed by a speech by Freddy
Khapoliwalla, General Manager - Sales (West). Presentations on all three
businesses — Furniture & Interiors, Security Equipment and Storage Solutions
— were made by the respective Assistant Managers along with the respective
Sales and Service Executives. Information on new arrivals by way of slide
presentation and display through CD was done, which was well appreciated by
all the WDs, who were given a file with new catalogues of all products. The
new arrivals in the Furniture & Interiors Group are Seating: Net Chair, E
Sense, Maya Chairs, Super Premium, Shell Chair, new models of Auditorium
Desking: Viva, Versitala, New Senate Conference, Achiever, Varienta
Pedastals, Table T 1070/71.
Beds: Variata (Double and Single Beds), Cetina (Double Bed), ESCA (Single
Bed), Economy Range of Single Beds
Dining Tables (Six Seater): Graci, Allura
Sofas: Verona, Sofa Cum Bed. Wooden Double Beds, Dressing Table range of
Wooden Double Bed with and without Storage along with Dressing Table and
Coffee Tables: Milva, Catherine, Sophie, Slimline.
Storflex, K.D. Locker Units, A.P.O. Storages, Periodical Display Rack.
Laboratory Furniture: Instrumentation Table.
New arrivals in the Security Equipment Business are Defender Safes Plus
Model, Rhino Safes, Saffire Safes, Note Banding Machines (Cross), New Godrej
New arrival in the Storage Solutions Group is the Godrej Plan Horse (for
The Vote of Thanks was delivered by Firdaus Dinshaw.
De-merger of the Appliances
A composite scheme of arrangement between
Godrej Appliances Ltd. (GAL), Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. (G&B), Godrej
Capital Limited and their respective shareholders, inter alia, providing for
the de-merger of the Appliances Business, (including Refrigerators and
Washing Machines, excluding Air-Conditioners) of GAL into G&B is approved by
the Hon'ble High Court of Judicature at Bombay.
As per the Scheme, with effect from 1 April, 2002, the whole of the
undertaking, properties, including moveable assets, sundry debtors,
outstanding loans and advances, debts, liabilities, duties and obligations
of the Appliances Business of GAL has been transferred to G&B. Accordingly,
with effect from 1 April, 2003, the said Appliances Business is conducted in
the name of G&B.
Consequent thereto, all employees of the said Appliances Business are deemed
to have become employees of G&B, with effect from 1 April, 2002.
The Management is confident that the aforesaid de-merger will enhance our
capabilities to successfully meet the challenges of today's highly
competitive business environment.
Executive Director, Personnel & Administration
A Night To Remember
Appliances Division sponsored the Sukhwinder
Sing Nite on 26 April, 2003 at YMCA Grounds, Ahmedabad. The event was
organised along with M/s. Sales India, Ahmedabad. The aim behind Godrej
sponsoring the show was to increase the on-ground visibility of the brand.
It has been the endeavour of the Division to be present in a big way at the
local level and concentrate on micro marketing rather than only at a macro
Sukhwinder Sing Nite
The evening was a complete sell-out with the who's who of Ahmedabad flocking
to hear the popular singer. The Guests of Honour were R. Ravi, Vice
President (Sales) and Kamal Nandi, Regional Manager (West and East). The
Godrej brand was present all over the packed Grounds with its new Pentacool
campaign featuring Preity Zinta and 5-Side Funda, Fastest Thanda. All in
all, it was a night to remember.
The Power of the Godrej Brand
The world's economy today is driven by the
brute force of brands, which is most evident when one goes out in the
markets. Godrej is one of the oldest and most respected brands in India. It
has become synonymous with the values of integrity and commitment. Its
employees are usually so occupied in providing quality products, that they
tend to forget the power they wield. The anecdote below tells us about a
pleasant surprise some of the employees of the Godrej Appliances Division
K.K. Saraf, Kiran Suryawanshi and Suresh Shinde went to Tulsibagh area for
purchase of some items required for the Plant. After browsing through
several shops, they finally found what they needed — some metal and plastic
objects for office use. The name of the shop was "Tulsi". Since the original
purpose was not to buy the items, but only to confirm their availability,
they were not carrying any cash. But then it was decided that the items be
bought on individual credit cards, which the shopkeeper refused. They then
requested him to keep these items packed and that those would be collected
and paid for the next day.
The shopkeeper inquired the details and on mentioning the name, "Godrej", he
told them to take away anything they needed, that the payments could be made
later! The explanation he gave for his trust and faith went like this: "Sahab,
Godrej Company poora desh chalati hai, hum itna nahi kar sakte Godrej ke
liye? Kaun Godrej pe vishwas nahi karega!" ("Sir, when Godrej Company is
running the country, can't I do a little in turn for Godrej? Who would not
This delighted Saraf, Suryawanshi and Shinde. They were given the goods just
on producing their visiting cards.
This further reiterates the fact that "Jo baat Credit card me nahi, wo
Godrej ke brand power mein hai!" ("The power that a credit card doesn't
wield, the Godrej brand wields!")
Influencer Interaction — Carpenters Meet
Venkat Narasimhan, Senior Sales Officer, Bangalore Branch, explaining
product details to carpenters at the Carpenters Meet.
Bangalore Branch conducted a Carpenters Meet on 28 March, 2003 along
with distributors M/s. Shantilal Bros. and Heera Agencies. Approximately, 54
carpenters participated in the Meet. Product features were explained and
demonstration given about proper installation. The programme had an open
session with the carpenters. A small memento was gifted at the end of the
Channel Partners Salesmen/Technicians Training
Locks Division, Bangalore Branch, conducted a Sales and Service training
programme on 7 May, 2003 at Vijay Residency, Bangalore for Dealer salesmen
and technicians from Mangalore, Mysore, Udupi, Belgaum, Hubli, Shimoga,
Chikmagalur, Bellary and Bangalore.
Dealers Ramesh Setty from Mudugal Bhimasenappa & Bros. (Belgaum), Balaji
from Mudugal Sales & Service (Hubli), Ravi Ladha of M/s. Marktech, Maganlal
of M/s. Shantilal & Bros., Mahendra Kumar of M/s. Heera Agencies and V.A.
Ramachandran (Regional Manager — South) were amongst the 55 participants of
the training programme.
The first half of the programme covered the following topics :
Dealer Salesman Training
Dealer Technician Training
- Product features & Application
including new products
- Feedback on service Selling skills
- Retail Coverage through proper
- Competitor products
- Customer handling
- Product feedback
- Customer satisfaction
- New locks required by
- Other service issues
In the second half, an interactive session was arranged with the
participants and the entire discussion was recorded live on video. It was
aimed at gaining insights into customer preferences and purchase behaviour.
The group was divided into two teams: Salesmen and Technicians. Each group
discussed various pertinent issues. There were two Head Office personnel to
moderate the discussion.
(L-R): R.H. Ansari, Service Head and Dipankar
Guha, Marketing Department, Locks Division, moderating an interactive
session with Service Technicians of various Karnataka dealers.
The discussions were helpful as the
participants shared a variety of opinions and were able to express
characteristics of their markets.
Also, recording the session has helped us to review the contents of the
K. Mohan Kumar,
Channel Partners Meet
Kochi Branch, along with distributor
M/s. Alappatt Traders Pvt. Ltd., organised a Retailers Meet at Hotel
International on 8 March, 2003. Approximately, 200 retailers participated in
The entire range of Godrej locks was displayed. The Divisional film was
shown to the participants and on viewing the production, testing and quality
processes followed at Godrej, retailers felt proud of being part of the
Jayanto Goshal, Area Sales Manager, delivering
the welcome address. Seated (L-R): N. Sadananda, Commercial Officer, Joy
Kuriakose, Proprietor, Alappatt Traders Pvt. Ltd., G.B. Manoj, Senior Sales
Officer and S. Rathish, Senior Sales Officer.
M/s. Alappatt Traders distributed prizes to its retailers for the Quarter
III scheme operated in the market. The bumper prize given was a
Refrigerator. From the Company, a lucky draw was conducted for "Sell More
Earn More," a scheme given to the retailers to boost our Ultra model sales.
On the whole, the Meet was a great success and all our retailers were happy
selling our products and being invited for the Meet.
Launch of Ebiz
Locks Division organised an annual
get-together of major suppliers on 26 March, 2003 at the Conference Room of
Plant 11, Pirojshanagar. The aim was to ratify the concept, "Partners in
Progress". The programme started with the inauguration of Ebiz by P.D. Lam,
President & Executive Director. Ebiz is an e-commerce tool, which is to be
jointly implemented by Locks Division and its suppliers. This tool will
usher in an era of transparent information flow and fast decision-making.
This is the first time in Godrej that an attempt is being made to use
internet connectivity for commercial transactions.
B.K. Rajkumar, Vice President and Business Head of the Division, addressed
the gathering. He stressed on the need for innovation and change in this
time of global competiton. He felicitated the 13 suppliers who had attained
Self Certification Status with their consistent quality performance. He also
felicitated six suppliers with Certificate of Excellence for their
outstanding contribution to our business.
K.B. Master, General Manager, Purchase and Finance, applauded the suppliers
for the good work done in the last financial year and requested their
wholehearted participation in implementation of Ebiz. A roadmap of Ebiz was
The meeting, which was attended by 62 suppliers, ended with a sense of
oneness towards a common goal and a toast to the future.
Purchase Office, Locks Division
Devendra D. Pranami, Asst. Manager,
Purchase Department, Locks Division and S. Ishwar, Plant Officer, Godrej
Industries Ltd., Manufacturing Department, stood Runner-Up in a MATQUIZ
organised by the Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM), on 13
As part of the celebrations, aptly named Material Management Fortnight
celebrations, on Materials Management Day (23 April), the Mumbai Branch
of IIMM had organised a series of activities for 15 days dedicated to
the Materials and Supply Chain Management profession. A MATQUIZ, the
first ever quiz competition in India in the Materials field, was held
for Materials professionals to challenge their domain knowledge.
The quiz comprised seven rounds with questions on Materials, Inventory,
Supply Chain, Incoterms, Imports/Exports and general management. It was
attended by 17 different teams from a varied spectrum of industries such
as petroleum (ONGC, BPCL), construction (Hindustan Construction,
Shapoorji Pallonji), automobile (Mahindra, Fiat), FMCG (Marico), paint
(Asian Paint, Nerolac paint), PSU (Konkan Railways), etc.
The National Institute of Technology and Industrial Engineering (NITIE)
team won the first prize. The Runner-Up trophy and certificate were
awarded by Richard Moras, President, International Federation of
Purchasing and Materials Management (Vienna, Austria) during the grand
finale at Hotel Orchid, Mumbai on 26 April, 2003.