This course not
only trains the students to use a computerized Materials system and get a hands
on experience of the automated processes, it goes much beyond to train them as
managers and future heads of departments to become a proactive and intelligent
partner in the automation process. It aims at making them IT savvy so that they
can not only use IT to their best advantage, but get the best of IT folks by
skillfully interacting with them and becoming an equal partner in the IT game.
Today, there is a big divide
between Managers who are IT Aware and those who are not. This course will make
them ready for the IT-Driven Corporate World as a skilled Materials user,
Process Automation consultant, Materials System Implementer, Materials Management
Automation Expert and Materials Manager.
To make students capable of not
only using the computerized Materials Management software, but as managers,
ensure efficient, smooth and flawless use of Materials Information System in
their department and also contribute to the entire company by learning a unique
skill as catalysts to IT Driven change.
To make the students better Materials
Management professionals, better Materials Managers and better contributors to
the Company in today’s IT-Driven Corporate World.
It is not just enough for MBA
students to know the Materials management processes. With most organizations
opting for computerized processes, students need to be familiar with the
automated processes. There is more demand for professionals with exposure to
automated business processes, and more so for those with hands on training on
some Materials Management systems.
Whereas most courses on automated
processes cover the routine stuff like familiarizing the students with
application packages like Materials Information System or ERP, this course goes
much beyond. Since it comes from Prem Kamble, a CIO with over 25 years of
industry experience, it aims to equip the MBA students with all aspects of
automation that their job will demand - not only as Materials executives, but
also future Materials managers and as Material Department Heads.
With his very close interactions with users and keen observations
of people during his tenure as CIO, Prem Kamble knows that software users need
to play different important roles in the automation process apart from simply
using the product effectively. MBAs not only need to know the nitty-gritty’s of
using the product optimally, they should be able to perform the role of Materials
Business Analysts to improve automated processes, to define the specifications
of automated Materials processes in case they are part of the implementation
team. Most important of all, they need to be able to, as managers and future
Heads of Materials Management Departments, be able to manage the transition to
automated systems which is often the most difficult last mile of any automation
project. When Materials Information System is implemented in your department,
you as Materials managers will play a very critical role which is more
important than the role of IT Manager when it comes to the success or failure
of the implementation process. This course will make you capable to effectively
play that important role as a prime driver of change in your department.
So the course prepares the
students to be effective users, IT-Driven change managers, effective business
analysts to define and improve automated processes within their department.
They will be able to smartly and intelligently interact with the IT folks to
get the best out of them. They can also take up roles as Business Analysts or
Functional Specialists in IT companies.
- Firstly, students will become
familiar with computerized Materials systems so that they are comfortable
working in an environment in a company where they use Computerized Materials
- They will understand the
intricacies of a computerized application
- Students will not only be
proficient in using the package, but in suggesting improvements.
- Students will know the
intricacies of IT Transition from a manual system to computerized system so
that they can intelligently interact with the IT folks to successfully
implement Materials system.
- Implementation of new system is a
very difficult process. There are 70-80% failures in implementations. The
students will be capable to be catalysts in the implementation of not only Materials
system but any other IT driven change
- Students will learn how to manage
a Department with automated Materials system
- They will learn not only how to
use the package to their advantage, but as managers, how to lead efficiently,
and make the best use of IT for their department as leaders in the department.
- Interested students can also take
up a role of Business Analysts for Materials processes in IT companies