The Supply Chain and Operations Committee of Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development hosted the 17th edition of the annual flagship event “Corporate Excellence Award 2022” on February 10, 2022. CEA is a platform for corporates to present projects that use six sigma methodologies to improve efficiency and have them critically reviewed by a panel of industry experts. It also serves as a platform for rewarding the companies for their quality improvement techniques.
CEA 2022 expanded on the legacy and grew even more significant with the addition of new domains compared to its previous editions. The domains for corporate projects were Lean six sigma, Supply chain and Operations, IT consulting, General Management, Industry 4.0 & Analytics, and ESG & CSR. CEA 2022 was warmly welcomed by corporates and received a resounding response. There was active participation from 15 companies that comprised 41 teams and a whopping 154 participants across various domains. Some notable companies that participated include Vodafone Idea, JSW, Crompton Greaves, TCS, Tafe, Wipro, 21North, ABFRL, among others.
The corporate projects were evaluated by eminent industry veterans who have had a long-standing association with SCOPE and CEA. The event was held virtually, with a grand opening ceremony addressed by Dr. Pratima Sheorey, Director, SCMHRD, and Dr. Manoj Hudnurkar, SCOPE staff coordinator. The event lived up to its tagline of “The ultimate battle between corporates for excellence,” with corporates bringing their A-game. The participants presented their projects to the judges, followed by a Q&A session. The participants showcased a great spirit of sportsmanship and zeal. It was also an enriching session in which students and participants were able to learn and appreciate the presented ideas and projects.
The day concluded on a high note, with corporate participants giving their testimonials. The industry professionals gave high praise for the efforts of SCOPE and SCMHRD with their encouraging words and positive feedback. They also expressed their willingness to participate in future editions of CEA and showed enthusiasm towards further collaborations with SCMHRD. In a nutshell, CEA 2022 turned out to be a potpourri of lessons, knowledge, fun, and value-adding sessions. SCMHRD and the students await another successful edition of CEA where they can bear witness to path-breaking ideas and corporate eminence.