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National Institute of Industrial Engineering to focus on academics-industry partnership to reduce logistics cost

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Mumbai, April 1 (KNN) The National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) will focus on strengthening the academia-industry partnership in an effort to reduce logistics cost.

A discussion was held at NITIE campus wherein stakeholders and industry experts spoke about the need for skill upgradation to address the last mile needs.

They also pressed on going beyond green ports and green shipping as they shared their views on reducing carbon emission norms using new age tools like artificial intelligence and machine learning where shipping vessels can move around without waiting to change the fuel.

Experts were also unanimous that the supply chain was the blood vessel in the entire ecosystem and called for a need to look at logistics as a process rather than a mere transport system keeping in mind the huge post pandemic opportunity that can be foreseen with the shift in manufacturing from China to India.

A Certificate Program in Warehouse Management will be commenced from 23rd April, 2022 by the Mumbai-based B-school within its campus in Powai.

It will be spread over six weeks and 30 hours, said Prof. Manoj Tiwari, Director, NITIE.

The Center of Excellence in Logistics & Supply Chain Management for capacity creation and skill development will conduct and manage the certificate course.

It will carry out collaborative research projects with industries at national and international, joint diploma programs, short term certificate courses among many more, said Prof. Tiwari.

It will also train and launch top quality programs to disseminate advanced knowledge and promote Digitisation, Analytics, and IoT Application and Decision Support Systems through Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning applications and Digital Twin and Control towers, to strengthen the monitoring and analysis of complex logistics operations. (KNN Bureau)

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