Seminar on “Post COVID-19 Global Supply Chain Crisis”

Seminar on “Post COVID 19 Global Supply Chain Crisis”

A joint seminar was held by FPCCI and DHA Suffa University on “Post COVID 19 Global Supply Chain Crisis” on 16th December, 2021 in the Executive Lecture Theater at DHA Suffa University.  The seminar was attended by DSU faculty, staff and Industry representatives.

Ms. Farhat Umar, Director PDC & CSR and Senior Lecturer Supply Chain management kicked off the event by discussing how the Global Supply Chain Crisis unfolded post COVID 19, leading to high inflation rates throughout the world.  She discussed the cascading impact that supply chain disruptions including container shortages, cargo ships traffic jams on sea, truck driver shortages, component delays and port congestion had on the global economy.  She elaborated how after a global recession, the world saw a dip in real GDP in 2020 followed by higher demand of goods with limited supply which has led to global inflation, rising prices of food, brent oil and a rise in inequality throughout the world.  She also discussed how Supply Chains are will become regionalized going forward, and businesses will learn to do Business Continuity Planning to survive similar challenging circumstances.

The chief guest of the event, Mr. Haif Lakhani, Vice President of FPCCI gave a detailed account of how the Pakistani Businessmen managed and mitigated the Supply Chain disruptions.  He explained how Pakistan textile sector has seen a global rise in demand for their products like never before.  Similarly a number of new opportunities have emerged in the wake of COVID- 19, and there are many opportunities for young people as the country steadily moves towards industrialization.

Mr. Naqi Azam, Advisor to VC DHA Suffa University discussed how Disaster Management, Blockchain and Supply Chain management are gaining importance globally.  He moderated a panel discussion where he unveiled exciting new foreign blended Supply Chain Management programs that the University is planning to launch in 2022.  He discussed new opportunities in Supply Chain Management for the young generation.

The Vice Chancellor of DSU, Dr. Afzal Haque gave closing remarks at the seminar.  He summarized the Supply Chain crisis, its impact on Pakistan and the way forward.

Finally, Mr. Tausef Aziz, Convener at FPCCI and founder of Karachi Global Market (KGM) gave a brief introduction to his organization which will give students of Universities in Karachi a chance to market their business ideas to a larger public.  He explained how students can get involved in the initiative.

Seminar on “Post COVID-19 Global Supply Chain Crisis”

Session on “Soft Skills in the 21st Century”

On Wednesday 20th October, 2021 the Professional Development Center, DHA Suffa University organized a one-day training program on “Soft Skills in the 21st Century” for the benefit of the faculty & non-teaching staff of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and the Computer Engineering Departments.

The session was led by Mr. Noor Ali who has an experience of 25 years in the Silicon Valley, working with an organization like CISCO he gained experience in New Product Launch, Supply Chain Management, Product Life cycle Management and Cost Reduction Strategies.

Mr. Ali is an educationist and a Career Counselor with a passion to mentor and coach people to achieve their career objectives.

He eloquently briefed the audience about the strategies to overcome the gap between the industry and academia. He shared his thoughts and designs on effective teaching and how an instructor can engage and motivate his/her students. He also shared his views on how the 3-Ds of teaching styles i.e Directing, Discussing and Delegating can promote learning and how this can mutually benefit the teacher and the learners.

Acquisition of time-management skills was stressed by the speaker. Prioritizing and multitasking were regarded as need of the day. Lastly, he spoke to the audience about the seven C’s of communication. He very eloquently explained the use and effectiveness of the principles of communication.

The session was concluded with a Q&A session followed by a vote of thanks and presentation of a plaque of appreciation to Mr. Noor Ali by Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque, Vice Chancellor, DHA Suffa University.

 

 

Avail the opportunity of a free international certification through Coursera

Dear Students,
 
Given that summer semester is in full swing, and hopefully you have more time now, I would request for you to please consider availing the opportunity of a free international certification through Coursera.
As you all know, DHA Suffa University has partnered with Coursera in January this year. As per our agreement, all students can avail 1 free certification (cost of earning a Coursera course without availing this partnership facility is $50). This partnership is valid till January 2022.
 
Information on how to sign up for Coursera courses can be viewed at www.dsu.edu.pk/dsu-coursera/
 
Benefits of benefits of taking Coursera courses include:
 
* Learning in demand technology and business skills
* Interactive online learning facilities
* Students can earn job relevant certifications which will help them in the job market
 
For further information or queries, you contact may contact PDC Coordinator, Mr. Noman Bashir at noman.bashir@dsu.edu.pk . His phone extension is 206.
 
We look forward to you availing this opportunity.

Webinar on “Modern Practices in Supply Chain Management”

A hybrid mode webinar entitled “Modern Practices in Supply Chain Management” was held on 23rd June 2021  at Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI ) headquarters in Karachi. It was jointly chaired by President FPCCI Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo –  and Vice Chancellor DSU Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque whereas Ms. Farhat Umar Director PDC conducted the said webinar.

The initiative was spearheaded by Prof. Naqi Azam, Advisor to the VC DHA Suffa University and Sheikh Sultan Rehman – VP FPCCI. This landmark event was a first in DSU history with FPCCI.

The collaboration between DSU & FPCCI is to bridge academia and industry.  Such corporate linkages in economic & business sectors in Pakistan are a giant leap forward in the right direction. The webinar was highly interactive followed by a vibrant questions and answers session.

It was largely attended by Pakistan’s industrialists and SME business owners including participants from Malaysia via Zoom.

 

A Conversation On Inventory Management And The Use Of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems By Industry

 

DHA Suffa University is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Applied Business Intelligence & Analytics Course

On March 14, 2021 DHA Suffa University concluded the “Applied Business Intelligence & Analytics Course”. The well-planned pilot program attained its targets through a conducive blend of theory and hands-on training sessions. A Building Block approach was the central pillar of this course.

ABIA was implemented by a five member team of skilled professionals with a vision to deliver a high quality course. It was spearheaded by Prof. Naqi Azam, a seasoned global senior banker & and academician. Prof. Naqi currently holds a position as Honorary Advisor to the Vice Chancellor, DHA Suffa University. The international resource persons included Dr. Kieran Mervyn, Mr. Atta-ur-Rehman Malik from The United Kingdom, Mr. Benjamin Samuel from Nigeria. The course was locally supported by Dr. Salman Zafar HOD, Electrical Engineering Department, DSU & Prof. Umair bin Mansoor, Faculty, DSU.

The core feature of program were hands-on practical exercises & case studies focusing on the vital business domains including Finance, Marketing & HR. Mr. Ahad Hussain taught the use of BI & Analytics tools, through Advanced Excel, Power BI, Python & SQL using the demonstrative approach and practical during the boot-camp sessions.

The participants who came from various fields & industry sectors such as Telecom, Software Houses, Educational Institutions and Marketing Departments of Organizations for a learning opportunity to DSU’s ABIA program, appreciated their instructors and the program. Learning was enhanced through Capstone Project Presentations.

The Vice Chancellor, Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque led the certificate distribution ceremony. He reiterated that Data Analytics is the key to the future of business and such well-balanced and perfectly designed training will pave the road to success.

Ms. Farhat Umar, Director, Professional Development Center valued the efforts of the ABIA Team and wished all the best for the program’s future at DSU.

Prof. Naqi Azam, Lead Instructor, announced the good news that the ABIA Program was approved and listed by NAVTTC (National Vocational and Technical Training Commission) on March 13, 2021.