On 19th December 2016, we, the budding entrepreneurs at LSE, got an opportunity to visit a renowned industry. We visited the Ice cream & dairy industry leader- DINSHAW’S.
The story started on 26th Nov, when few of us were lucky enough to meet Vice President (Mfg) of Dinshaw’s, Mr. Sushil Verma at VIA’s seminar on food industry at Nagpur. We introduced ourselves to Verma sir and had a short discussion about Dinshaw’s operations. He answered all our questions despite of his lack of his short time. While talking to him we also requested him to allow us to visit the ice cream factory & he was kind enough to allow us.
We were eager to visit Dinshaw’s as industrial visit would help to bridge the gap between classroom and the real field world.
Dinshaw’s was located in Buttibori Five star MIDC at Nagpur. We entered the factory compound and observed their strict adherence to safety & security norms. As and when we entered their administration department, VP sir asked his production manager to arrange our visit. He also promised that he will spare some time for us after the factory visit.
We were instructed by the supervisor about rules and regulations during visit. Supervisor accompanied us and showed the unit and gave us detailed information about the operations. We were astonished to see such huge cold storage and production process. He also briefed us about the quality checks and quality assurance procedures followed by them. We visited different departments such as stores, packing, production, inventory, quality check, labelling, dispatch etc. It took almost 5 hrs to see whole factory. After the factory visit, VP sir spent almost 45 minutes with us and answered our questions. He also shared his vision and thoughts on entrepreneurship. We all felt motivated with his thoughts.
This industrial visit gave us the insight into our future start-ups by giving us the opportunity to observe industrial processes in operation. We also benefited to learn about ‘real life’ example of business and business management.
-Shubham Charkha (LSE 16-17)