IIM Indore’s IPM participants went on a three-day trip to the rapidly growing industrial hub of Pune, Maharashtra. The main intention of this tour was to expose the participants to the ground realities of the functioning of an organisation, especially the manufacturing unit
The group of 108 students was divided into three groups on a daily basis, so that a variety of industries could be covered. On the first day, the students visited the IT park of Pune, where each group visited Infosys, Wipro and TCS respectively. The HR managers, along with some other executives interacted with the students and shared their experience with them.
The next industry was Forbes Marshall, a leading producer of energy conserving solutions like boilers, steam valves, etc. The other group visited Thermax, wherein its plant manager explained the basic functioning of the machines and took the students on a detailed tour of the plant.
On the second day, one group of the students was taken to two major plants in Rajgaon area of Pune, namely, Polyplastics and FIAT India. The second group visited JCB and the third group visited Kalyani Forge. All three of the trips were equally enriching and the students got a fair idea of the basic functioning of a plant and the possible hurdles one could face.
The last visit was to Finolex, a major domestic producer of wires. The students spent about two hours in the plant and learnt about the manufacturing of different types of wires in great detail. The other group visited Steelcase wherein the students learnt manufacturing of wires.