Management students of the FORE School of Management, New Delhi visited the Parle factory at Bahadurgarh, Haryana as a part of their Institute-Industry Interface during the October of 2010. The buses left the college premises at 8 am.
In all, 240 students pursuing PGDM (General) and International Business (IB) from the batch of 2010-2012 visited the factory in six groups over a span of 3 days from October 11 to the 12th.
After arrival at the site, the students were received by Mr. Vishal Joshi, the HR head of the Parle-Bahadurgarh factory. After being shown an animated short film on the evolution of Parle into its current state, they were given a detailed presentation about the creation, evolution and functioning of the brand Parle and different processes that are combined to manufacture a host of Parle products like biscuits, confectionaries and chips. They were also briefed about various other management issues such as cost management of the factory, quality control, export, and the company’s association with World Health Organization (WHO). It was insightful.
Witnessing the manufacturing process from one's own eyes is an unforgettable experience. The students were then taken around the factory and each process was explained to them in easy to understand and clear manner. The students could see for themselves how efficiently, hygienically and smoothly Parle was carrying out its manufacturing operation. There was the mesmerizing smell of the biscuits being processed.
After this, a question and answer session was held where all questions asked by the management were answered to their complete satisfaction. The students were also given complimentary gifts by Parle as a token of appreciation. Biscuits and Parle products were presented to the students.
All in all, the industrial visit to Parle factory was a success as students could relate to the management concepts discussed in the classroom with the latest industrial practices used to enhance...
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