Faculty Development Workshop

Faculty Development Workshop

Department of Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management organized a faculty development workshop on 6th September 2022 from 10:00 to 1:00 PM. The workshop was organized by Ms Syeda Uzma Tahira (Lecturer, Operations and Supply Chain Management). Faculty members from Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain, Accounting, Finance and HRM attended the workshop. 

The objectives of the workshop were to  

  1. Discuss supply chain collaboration, the bullwhip effect, and their impact on supply chain performance.  
  2. Discuss obstacles to coordination and collaboration in a supply chain.  
  3. Discuss managerial levers that help achieve coordination in a supply chain.  
  4. Understand different forms of collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment that are possible in a supply chain 
  5. Discuss possible areas of collaboration among business schools

Mr. Asher Ramish, Assistant Professor (UMT), Supply Chain Trainer and Consultant, was invited as a trainer. With the cross cultural experience of more than 19 years in the corporate/private sector from organizations both in Pakistan and Germany, Mr. Asher Ramish brings with his concepts and knowledge about the revolutionary field of Supply Chain Management from abroad and is now considered among the renowned and in-demand Supply Chain Trainers blending practical concerns effortlessly. 

Besides his enrolment in the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Supply Chain Management at AACSB accredited Putra Business School, Malaysia, Mr. Asher previously has done his MS in Production Management from Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany, on a full scholarship sponsored by a world-renowned German company Koerber AG. He also holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from UET, Lahore.   


Mr. Asher has conducted numerous training workshops in Pakistan in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Strategies, Supplier Relationship Management, and related sites. His last three consultancy projects were regarding the development of Supply Chain Performance Measurement Systems for one of the well-known textile weaving firms, building supplier development programs in a large footwear firm and designing a supply chain procurement system for a national-level educational chain. Employees from Coca-Cola, Pepsi, ICI Chemicals, Bata, Service Industries, Service Sales Corporation, Hush Puppies, Stylo Shoes, Berger Paints, Jotun Paints, Happilac Paints, PSO, Shell, Total Parco, Packages, Agility Logistics, Raaziq International, KSB Pumps, Descon, Borjan, Century Paper Mills, City School, Samin Textiles, CCL Pharma, Served, Wilshire Pharma and many more have been part of his training sessions. 

During the workshop, Mr. Asher explained that Supply chain collaboration is a hot topic today. No wonder companies collaborating effectively across the supply chain have enjoyed dramatic reductions in inventories and costs, along with improved speed, service levels, and customer satisfaction. He further explained the Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) Model, a widely known practice used to create synergy between multiple trading partners. Possible areas of academic and research collaboration among the business schools were also discussed in the session.