The inauguration ceremony of SCOPE 2015, the two day long flagship event of the operations forum of TAPMI was held on the 31st of October 2015. It started with an inaugural song and was followed by Director's welcome message in which he greeted and thanked the industry leaders who had taken out time to interact and engage with the students. Prof. Dr. Raghunath Rudran then addressed the gathering. He took audience through the journey of TAPMI from its inception to the present times. He then talked about the importance of supply chain and operations management for implementing the Make in India initiative. He ended his brief address by reminding students of the exciting career opportunities awaiting them in the field of operations and supply chain management.

The Chief Guest of the event was Mr. Pramod Sant (Vice President, Siemens Ltd.). He started off by appreciating TAPMI for providing a platform for industry experts to engage with students and academicians. He then went on to talk about the manufacturing sector in India and the importance of adequate infrastructure to increase the manufacturing capabilities of our country. He compared the ease of doing business in India to other nations there by pointing out the glaring operational inefficiencies in our regulatory system. He went on to talk about VUCA world and how students need to develop unique skill sets to be competitive with the global workforce. He ended his speech by asking students to be exceptional leaders by forging a collaborative work environment in the future.

Mr. V. Raju (Vice President, Adani Logistics) delivered the keynote address. Mr. Raju inspired the students by sharing his passion for operations and supply chain management. He wanted the students to inculcate this quality of passion and to strive for excellence in all their endeavors. In order to generate innovative ideas, it is imperative for the leaders to have a passion to attack complex challenges. He reminded the students that the management education is not in textbooks or theories. Mr. Raju stressed on the importance of case study pedagogy in order to challenge students to think innovatively and solve real life problems. He then touched upon the theme of SCOPE 2015, and talked about the importance of logistics and supply chain structure of our country. He further said that the logistical capabilities of our country would be a major determinant in ensuring the success of Make in India initiative by the government.

Prof. Dr. Debmallya Chatterjee then addressed the gathering. He threw light on this year's theme "Make in India: New Paradigm in India's Supply Chain". He said that the theme would be discussed and deliberated in detail during this two day conclave. He ended his address by declaring the event open.

Prof. Dr. Debmallya Chatterjee then addressed the gathering. He threw light on this year's theme "Make in India: New Paradigm in India's Supply Chain". He said that the theme would be discussed and deliberated in detail during this two day conclave. He ended his address by declaring the event open.