Another bridge between theory and practice – an industrial visit to a company that is more than a hundred years old and is one of the main identity of Chennai, the Simpsons & Co Pvt Ltd – the manufacturers of diesel engines.
The visit gave a real time application of the Productions Management course that we have this semester, what
with a fully functional assembly line. The essence of Interdepartmental dependency was manifest in every function at Simpsons. The different factors and conditions which need to be evaluated to decide on outsourcing -a make or buy decision were taught to us. The engineers and the quality control division gave us a practical application of the 5 S model of the Japanese Management that proved extremely valuable to us. All together a memorable experience. Who said learning was tough?!!!