IIM Bangalore to launch the TCI-IIMB Supply Chain Sustainability Lab

IIM Bangalore is launching the TCI-IIMB Supply Chain Sustainability Lab (TCI-IIMB SCSL), a new sustainability lab at the campus, dedicated to the area of Supply Chain Management.

To be inaugurated on 28th April 2023, the lab is among IIMB’s constant endeavour to reinvent itself and stay ahead in the area of research application. The lab is being set up in partnership with the Transport Corporation of India (TCI).

The YouTube streaming link for the launch is: https://youtube.com/live/Gy3hdwuzj1A?feature=share

This new lab is a testament of IIMB’s commitment to academic excellence, research and innovation in the areas of Sustainability and Supply Chain. It will be a vital resource for the academic community and the wider business fraternity.

Renowned Indian cardiac surgeon Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairperson, Board of Governors, IIMB, will inaugurate the lab in the presence of Prof. Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director, IIM Bangalore, Vineet Aggarwal, Managing Director of Transport Corporation of India, and other dignitaries.

The inauguration will also witness the launch of an online transportation emission calculation tool, available to all transporters and shippers, to calculate the total GHG emissions from freight transportation. This tool covers all modes of transport: road, rail, air, and sea, and will be available in multiple Indian languages in the future.

The lab will give a platform to researchers, students and faculty to come together and collaborate, create and share information, and work towards the shared objective of advancing supply chain sustainability practices.  Through the lab, IIMB will attempt to encourage associations among industry pioneers, government organizations and other academic institution.  It will likewise give opportunity to students to acquire practical experience through internships, research projects and other different programmes.

The TCI-IIMB SCSL aims to advance Sustainable Supply Chain Management in India through research and consulting services. The lab plans to conduct research in areas such as decarbonization, circular economy and sustainable procurement, and publish white papers on Sustainable Supply Chain Management topics. It will also offer consulting services on carbon-related mapping, measurement, mitigation and management. Moreover, it plans to provide certification and assessment services, such as supplier sustainability assessment. It has already initiated research projects, white papers and case studies, and is partnering with other organizations.

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