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Dr.Xavier Britto Endowment Lecture has been instituted in recognition of the excellence service done in the area of Logistics and Supply Chain Management by Dr.Xavier Britto, Chairman of Kerry-Indev Logistics, who is also in the Governing council of Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Loyola College Campus in Chennai city, Tamil Nadu, India.
Dr.Britto is an acclaimed leader and entrepreneur who has built a huge enterprise from naught to heights. And equally he has introduced very many seminal insights in the field that are imitated by so many, even his own competitors in the field. By the endowment lecture, it is intended to broaden his impact in the field of education to form and groom future entrepreneurs who would replicate his model entrepreneurship.
The endowment lecture invites an eminent speaker in the field of logistics and supply chain management to reflect upon current trends in the area and future prospects.
In the first of this lecture series, LIBA has invited Mr. John Parkes, Managing Director-Integrated Logistics, Kerry Logistics Network, Hong Kong.
The director of LIBA Rev. Fr.C.Joe Arun, SJ, welcome the dignitaries and audience and he spoke about the vertical of Logistics and Supply Chain.
The inaugural address was given by Dr.S.Xavier Britto and he reiterated the importance of Logistics for any Economy. He spoke on right mix requirement in transportation, how Logistics sector is top five employer in India, growth of Logistics sector, cold chain logistics and E-Commerce and e-Vehicles. He also highlighted the important government initiatives like GATI SAKTHI, ULIP, National Logistics Policy and National logistics laws.
Mr.John Parkes has addressed a wider audience of executives from logistics industry as well as students of LIBA on “Logic of Logistics in Building Technology Enabled Future” on 24 March 2023 at LIBA.
Mr.John Parkes has given us an overall view on future trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics.
He explained how current World and Supply Chain are now facing different challenges. The six key trends namely region wide growth, b2c now to b2b soon, demographic drivers, localised business models, manufacturing spill over, ESG on the rise provided us various dimensions of logistics and supply chains.
He reiterated the importance of technology and how it is used in end-to-end supply chain.
Finally, he gave his perspectives on Indian economy, how factories are moving to India, and his predictions on Indian retail and consumption.
As part of this endowment lecture, Dr,S. Xavier Britto has instituted an award named as Dr.Xavier Britto Excellence Award to appreciate best academic performance in Logistics and supply chain management studies. This award is given every year to best student of Post Graduate Program in Logistics, a program of LIBA in collaboration with Kerry Indev.
This year the award goes to Ms.Sowmiya Alagappan Singaram, PGP 2021-22 batch, who scored first rank. The lecture event saw a larger audience of more than 700 which consists of top executives and managers from various industry including logistics, full-time and part-time students of LIBA, and faculty of LIBA.