firstname.lastname@example.org Volume: 1 Issue: 10 Date 12th February, 2013 www.opepiimraipur.blogspot.in Cause and Effect diagram India, Brazil to increase cooperation in steel, mining sectors and 5 Why’s India and Brazil have decided to increase cooperation and encourage investment opportunities in the steel and mining sectors. A letter of intent (LoI) was signed to strengthen cooperation between the two nations. The LoI aims to focus on strengthening the supply chain and facilitating exchange of technical know-how for the growth of the steel industry, including pelletisation plants, in both the countries, besides promoting and expanding bilateral relations. Japan to fund Village Buddha Model to aid local communities India Inc is set to acquire an unlikely ally in its drive to meet freshly mandated spending targets for corporate social responsibility activities - the Village Buddha.The Japanese government has agreed to fund this unique new model An aggregated supply chain developed by breakthrough management specialist Shoji Shiba that involves news site – stationing change leaders, called Village Buddha, in Indian villages to spur the http://www.oprules.com/ social and economic development of local communities by implementing thousands of kaizens, the Japanese philosophy of continuous improvements in processes Read about – Genichi Taguchi Urban pockets in state to have vegetable sufficiency Taguchi has made a very To promote vegetable production in urban areas, the government of Odisha has influential contribution to started identifying cities where Central-sponsored vegetable initiative urban industrial statistics – cluster (VIUC) scheme would be implemented under Rashtriya Krishi Vikash Yojna (RKVY). The objective is to set in motion a cycle of vegetable popularly known as Taguchi production, income for farmers and assured supply for consumers in cities. methods - Taguchi methods are statistical Challenges and opportunities for electric vehicles in India methods to improve the quality of manufactured Electric vehicles have a considerable market opportunity in the two-wheeler goods. segment. At present, the only EV sold in India is the Mahindra Reva. Competition triggers product innovation and the lack of it has resulted in the failure to establish a value and supply chain for EV components, batteries, charging points and competitive pricing. STRIVE – ROLE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAINThis edition of Strive has articles on “Trends in Automotive Industry” by Mr. Srinivasan, CIO, TVS Infotech and aninterview with Mr. Praveen Sinha, Co-founder and Director, Jabong. Prof. Sumeet Gupta writes on “RFID in IndianRetail Sector”. Also student contributions on CFPR, EAM , IT and Leagile Supply Chain are also present.