he Security Equipment Division has launched a strategic initiative to strengthen the product knowledge base of its Top 100 channel partner salesmen who account for more than 60 per cent of the trade channel sales. In line with this move, the Security team at Head Office (HO) organised a channel partner salesman training programme from 22nd to 26th August, 2005. In all, 30 Wholesale Dealer (WD) salesmen from the top 24 dealerships in the North Zone attended the programme.
The five-day programme began with a brief introduction of Godrej in an interactive presentation made by Harpreet Kaur and Kanchan Kathuria of our Corporate Human Resources Department. This was followed by a detailed presentation on "Vision 500", and a summary of product lines and business plans by the Security Marketing team. Information about various lines of business was made available through presentations and by actually seeing the products being manufactured.
The session included two days of training for Physical Security Products and a dayís training of Currency Handling and Electronic Security Solutions (CHESS). Details of new products introduced under both categories were also provided.
The fourth day began with a detailed presentation on Fire Doors and the Entranza range of doors, followed by an introductory presentation on SPPS line of products.
The training sessions were considerably enlivened by interactive games and quizzes about PSP products. The three winners of the quiz contest were:
Pavan Kochar of Ashoka
We congratulate the winners and thank all those whose participation made the programme a success.
The team interacted with Vice President and Business Head Dara E. Byramjee and General Manager Neville D. Bachana, and gave a detailed product/market-related feedback. The programme ended with the distribution of mementoes and certificates. Everybody relaxed on the fifth and final day, when Farhad Chichgar and Bomi Billimoria from our Marketing Department volunteered to accompany the group on a sightseeing tour of Mumbai.
The salesmen representing our Wholesale Dealers were very happy at the recognition they received from the Company, to see the manufacturing facilities and the magnificent Godrej campus and to be given the opportunity to interact with HO team members.
We now look forward to organising similar programmes across other zones.
FURNITURE & INTERIORS GROUP
he Inside Outside Mega Show exhibition, which took place at Harsheela Resorts in Ludhiana from 18th to 21st August, was inaugurated by Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana. Godrejís Furniture & Interiors Group participated in the exhibition and was awarded the third prize in Category "A" stalls for its overall display and design by Architect Mandeep Singh.
The show was a huge success thanks to the efforts put in by the Branch team, supported by the local Wholesale Dealer, Rajiv Singla of M/s. Barnala Marketing Agency, Ludhiana. Thanks are also due to Khushnuma Jamasji for all the support and guidance in designing the stall and to the HO team for ensuring timely availability of the products.
MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DIVISION
seminar was organised on 23-24 July by the Institute of Engineers at National Aluminium Co. (NALCO), Angul, 150 kilometres from Bhubaneshwar. The seminar was hosted by NALCO, and co-hosted by M/s. Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. (MCL) and M/s. National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).
C.R. Pradhan, Chairman and Managing Director of NALCO, and Abhiram Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director of MCL, were among the dignitaries who addressed the delegates. Both Pradhan and Sharma emphasized the importance of world-class maintenance practices for manufacturing companies to be globally competitive.
Various technical presentations were made and in-depth analyses presented by organisations known to be the torchbearers of the engineering industry in India today. D.B. Vijaykar, Senior General Manager (Design), Material Handling Equipment Division, presented a paper on behalf of Godrej on "Computerised Maintenance Management System" ?an upcoming trend, where a wireless and web-based two-way communication system enables large organisations to monitor/fault-diagnose their fleet of mobile equipment from a remote location. MHE Divisionís C.N. Dumasia, General Manager (Marketing), P.K. Roy, Regional Manager (East), along with the Bhubaneshwar team, also attended the seminar.
Interactive discussions on various challenges in maintenance, with the focus on emerging trends in maintenance management, generated awareness of the upcoming trends in various aspects of maintenance.
Attending this seminar was indeed a rewarding experience.