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Area of Specialisation
Operations & SCM

Date of Joining: 22/6/2015

Dr. C G Prakash

Dr. C G  Prakash  is  a  first   class   Mechanical   engineering  graduate  and  an  Operations   management  post  graduate  from  Mumbai  university .

He  is  currently employed  as  Area Chair -  Operations  &  SCM  at  VESIM .  His   teaching  interests  are  in the areas  of   Business  Statistics , Operations  Analytics , Project  Management , Enterprise Resource Planning ( ERP ) ,  Advanced  Supply Chain  &  Supply  Chain  Analytics . He  is  also  the  Associate Dean  and  has  been  entrusted  with the  responsibility  of  Executive  Education  at  VESIM.  

He  has  had  a long  and distinguished  career  in the  industry  for  about  three decades  and  have held  leadership  positions  in reputed companies  like  Godrej and Boyce ,TATA  Steel , Tata  InfoTech , Tata Consultancy Services  ,  Accenture  in addition to  successful  stints  abroad. 

He has won several  awards  which include  the Best ‘ Train the Trainer ‘award  while working with Godrej and Boyce , Accenture ACE awards which include  ALCHEMIST  and PATH FINDER award for innovation at work . He was selected for the prestigious CATALYST program for high performers and future leaders at Accenture. He introduced the unique concept of industry driven innovation and professional excellence centres at college campuses. He designed the Head Start Internship (HSIP) & Head Start Foundation programs (HSFP) which became the Flagship initiatives for Accenture at campuses.

His passion is in the field of education and he finds his calling in motivating young people to excel at work and in life. He believes in the philosophy of  lifelong  education and   have recently completed a post  graduate certificate course from  the  reputed  XLRI  in addition to  a  Diploma  in Youth Development  and  Social change  from  TISS . He was declared as the Best Student and won the Topper award at TISS.

He has  published several  technical  articles  which include  Significance  of   Classification  in  Supply Chain  Management  , Driving  the  Inventory  Cycle  in  Supply chain ,  Sense  and  Essence of  Q factor in Project Management  in various national and international  journals and  has also  won the Technocrat award  for his  publication  on  ‘ Vendor Rating  - The SAP way ‘  . He  has  recently published  a book  review  titled  ‘ Finding Rhythm by  Balancing  the  Flow ‘  in  the  Journal for Developmental Research .

He is a certified Project Management   Professional (PMP), USA and also   a certified Software Quality Analyst from   QAI, USA.  He is also a certified assessor for Emotional intelligence - EQ-I & EQ-360. He  is  a  lifetime member of  Indian Institute of Materials Management  ( IIMM ) and  also  member  of  APCIS  and Academy of  Management  ,USA  .
He has delivered  several  key  note  sessions on Industry  Academia interface at various management  institutes ,  offered  project  management  consultancy  services  to   industry   and  also provided  project management  training  for urban governance and policy makers at TISS.

He  has been a  visiting faculty  and  has been  teaching   SAP- ERP  at   IIT  ( Mumbai  )  & IITM  ( Gwalior ) ,  Project  Management  at  TISS , Ethics  &  Corporate  Governance  at  NMIMS  ,Communication Excellence (COE , Trivandrum) , Attitudinal Leadership at  COE (Pune ) and  Supply  Chain Management  at  NIT ( Warangal  and  Suratkal ) .

He  has  recently  published  a  compilation  of  delightful  poems  entitled ‘ The Someone  In Me ’   written by  him  over  the  years  beginning from  his  school days  .

He  is  also  associated   with  several  social  causes  and  is  a  patron   of    Mankhurd  Children’s  Home  ( Orphanage  )  where  he  interacts  with  the  children on  spiritual , behavioural  and  personality  development  aspects . He  lives  in  Mumbai  with his mother  , wife ( Dr  Jayalakshmi T.K  –  HOD - Pulmonology  , Apollo Hospitals, Nerul ) and two sons.

Educational Qualifications
BE Mechanical
MMS Operations

Academic Affiliation
Associate Dean - Executive Education - VESIM
Area Chair - Operations and SCM - VESIM
Alumni - XLRI , TISS , Somaiya Management
Visiting Faculty - NMIMS & TISS
Member - Faculty Group for Operations - Jamnalal Bajaj Inst of Management
Qualified - PHD entrance test of Mumbai Univ - PET

Professional Affiliation
Life Member - Indian Instiitute of Materials Management
Member - Academy of Management - USA
Member - Association for Production and Inventory Systems - APICS ,USA

Operations Analytics
Business Statistics
Supply Chain Analytics
Project Management

Area of Research
Youth Development
Talent Supply Chain
Social Entrepreneurship
Ethics in Management
Creative and Innovation Management

Current Research
Dynamics of Talent Supply Chain and its relevance w.r.t post graduates in management 


Research Papers
1. "Presented a paper on Talent Acquisition at an International conference at SIMSREE ,Churchgate , Mumbai"

2. "Participated in National Case Study Seminar - ‘ Talent Supply Chain & Entry Level Recruitment Process : A Strategic Framework ‘"

3. "‘ Significance of Classification in Supply Chain Management ‘ - International Journal - Asia Pacific"

4. "‘ Driving the Inventory Cycle in Supply chain ‘ – Materials Management Review , India"

5. "‘ Sense and Essence of Q factor in Project Management ‘ - PMI Mumbai chapter publication"

Publications in Book Chapters/Others
1. "Participated in technical article writing competition with a presentation on ‘ Vendor Rating ‘ -Won Technocrat award ."

2. Book Review published in Journal for Develpmet Research
Presented a paper on ' Challenges in Social Entrepreneurship ' at International conference -VESIM

1. Somaiya College of Engg - Ethics and Professional behaviour

2. NMIMS - Ethical Issues in Management & Corporate Governance

3. "NIT, Suratkal & NIT Warangal - Project Management and ERP elective"

4. "COE Pune & Trivandrum - Communication Excellence and Attitudinal Leadership Electives"

5. IIITM (Gwalior), - SAP ( ERP )

6. IIT (Powai) - Project Management & ERP

7. "Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology - Project Management , ERP , CRM"

8. Certified ‘ Software Quality Analyst ’ SQA from Q A I, USA.

9. "Certified Assessor for Emotional Intelligence Assessment, EQ-I & EQ-360"

10. "Operations Analytics ( Grade 85 % ) by University of Pennsylvania on Coursera.

11. Certificate earned on June 15, 2017"

12. Member – APICS ,USA and IIMM , India

Working Papers
1. Comparative Study of Supply Chain Performance Measures in Food Industry

2.Managing Supplier Relationship in a resilent Supply Chain

Work in Committees and Groups

Autocast Private Limited
Novire Technologies Ltd

Custom Programs
Project Management Training at TISS
CAPM Project Management Workshp at Novire Tech

Speaking Engagements
Key note address - Industry Academia Interface at Thakur Inst
Interpersonal Skills at Bhartiya Vidypeeth
NMIMS - Ethical Issues in Management & Corporate Governance
NIT, Suratkal & NIT Warangal - Project Management and ERP elective
"COE Pune & Trivandrum - Communication Excellence and
Attitudinal Leadership Electives"
IIITM (Gwalior), - SAP ( ERP )
IIT (Powai) - Project Management & ERP
"Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology - Project Management ,
Awards & Honours
Topper Award for securing first position in DYDSC at TISS
Catalyst Award -Accenture
Best Speaker award - Global TeleSystems
"Won the Best ‘Train The Trainer’ award with A grade at Godrej and Boyce"
"Received ‘Certificate of Merit ‘for outstanding performance at work at TATA STEEL"
"Received certificate of Recognition for excellent performance as SAP consultant from Hoechst Marion Roussel Limited"
Received the Best Technical SAP paper Award at Princeton Software
"Received Accenture ACE, Alchemist and Path Finder award for innovation at work at Accenture"