Opsession

Opsession, The Operations and Supply Chain Management club of MDI Gurgaon, seeks to connect students interested in Operations Management, supply chain, or logistics, introduce others to the domain, and serve as a conduit to career opportunities within the industry. Opsession leverages rela-tionships with sponsoring organizations, alumni, and the MDI community to facilitate relationship building and technical development specifically tailored for the needs of students.

Throughout the year, Opsession organizes many activities. The club aims to bridge the gap between classroom teaching and practical application by facilitating learning through various means such as competitions, quizzes, case studies, conclaves, Live Projects, and online journals. By contributing to students' knowledge repositories through newsletters, annual magazines, flagship events, and indus-try exposure, the club aims to cultivate and grow a strong pipeline of qualified students interested in Operations Management. To equip the students with the latest in SCM and to help them stand out during the summer placement season, the club had collaborated with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) this year for a Supply Chain Management Professional Certification (CII-SCMPro).

Under the stewardship of Dr. Manoj K. Srivastava (Area Lead, Operations Management at MDI), the club through its endeavors strives to make life at MDI a great learning experience. Prof. Sri-vastava has been the visionary and the real guiding force behind the club. With his 22 years of rich experience and great teaching and mentoring skills, he continues to nurture, enrich and expand the knowledge and skills of the entire students' fraternity.

Annual Events
Opniscient – The Operations Case Study Challenge
The event calendar began with Opniscient, the flagship Case Study Challenge of Opsession. Herein, a live operations-based case study was floated across top B-schools of India. The event was spon-sored by KnoWerX Education India Pvt Ltd and Henry Harvin Education. This year, Opniscient garnered a reach of 25k+ participants on Dare2Compete from over 65 colleges. The competition was open to Business Schools (Track 1) and Undergraduate students (Track 2). For Track 1, after bat-tling it out in the quizzes, the top 10 teams presented their case solutions in front of the jury panel. NMIMS Mumbai was the winning team, while IIM Bangalore was the runner-up for the Case Study Competition. For Track 2, the top two posters were adjudged as the winners. Manipal University, Jaipur was the Winner, and Jadavpur University, Kolkata came in as the runner-up in the Under-graduate category.

OpsTalks - The Operations Management Conclave
Opsession also conducted OpsTalks, An annual Operations Management Conclave in collaboration with ThinC, the Business technology Club at MDI Gurgaon. It hosted Mr. Rami Goldratt, CEO of Goldratt Consulting, a world-renowned Theory of Constraints (TOC) authority, and the keynote speaker on Day 1 of the conclave. Furthermore, it was a moment of pride for the club to organize a dual-panel discussion. Wherein, Panel 1, consisting of Mr. Nand Kumar Kulkarni, Integrated Sup-ply Chain Director, Mondelez India, Mr. Anil Choubey, SBU Head Packing Artwork, Trade Kings Group, and Prof (Dr.) Manoj K. Srivastava, Assoc Professor, and Area Lead- OM, engaged in an enlightening discussion on "Industry 4.0: Revolution or Setback".
Meanwhile, Panel 2, consisting of Dr. Dinesh Chandrasekar, CSO - Pactera EDGE, and Mr. Harish Gudi, COO - Tredence Inc, educated the audience about the challenges inhibiting the globalization Indian supply chain. Opsession also hosted its first-ever Student Panel on Day 2 of the conclave, comprising Anshul Golani, Manali Paranjape, and Aranya Ghosh, all students of MDI Gurgaon. Each of the speakers shared their views on the topic of "Industry 4.0" and captivated the audience with industry perspectives, trends, drivers, and insights into what the future holds.

Core Activities
Certifications: Opsession in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) pro-vides the Supply Chain Management Professional certification (CII-SCMPro) to students at MDI. The certification is recognized across industries with high standards and it consists of modules like Essentials of Supply Chain Management, Competitive Drivers of Supply Chain, Customer Relation-ship Management & Supplier Relationship Management, Role of Information Technology in Manag-ing Supply Chains effectively, and Global Supply Chain Management.
OpStakes: The Annual Magazine of Opsession sharing the thoughts and articles coming from across the management student’s community. This year we received over 300 entries for the articles among which the best 10 are published in the magazine.
OpsLite: A 26-day infographic series explaining words/phrases starting from 26 English alpha-bets.
SCOPS Quiz: Week-long competitive quiz on the Club’s multiple social media handles with ex-citing prizes and opportunities for the winners.
Compendium: Annual deliverable collection of concise but detailed information about Opera-tions and Supply Chain Management.
Knowledge & Experience Sharing Sessions: Bi-weekly/Monthly sessions for peer-to-peer learning.

Events conducted throughout the year:
•    OpsTalk
•    Opniscient
•    OpStakes
•    OpsHunt
•    OpsLite
•    Women in SCM
•    SCOPS Quiz

Secretary - Sneha Upadhyay