PGPEX VLM's Guest Lecture Series

PGPEX VLM Batch 16 students attended a session with Mr Arvind Pathak, MD & CEO, Birla Corporation Ltd., initiated by Prof. Saptarshi Purkayastha during one of his Strategic Analysis sessions.
Mr Pathak addressed the PGPEX-VLM Batch-16 about the regional buying aspects of the Cement Industry that differ nationwide and how logistics played an essential role in the industry's overall success on July 07, 2022. He iterated on how to build an environment and structured approach by using technology & investing in extensive R&D to enhance the existing resources and combat environmental pollution. He gave a wider picture of how the Birla team has built its six pillars of strategy – Growth, Raw material Security, Efficiency and Effectiveness, Brand Positioning & Sales, People & Communication, Technology & Innovation, which are based on the company’s core values and philosophies thereby protecting the interest of stakeholders subtly and sustainably. He concluded the session on how competitive strategies are crucial to stabilize-sustain-expand in a fast-changing industry.