Fourteen Batch

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The next round (14th edition) of Mahindra MPOWER Management Development Program at IIMA for NextGen transport entrepreneurs (MPOWER IX) is scheduled for 9th to 14th JUly 2018.

The 7-day program is a Management course specifically designed for young transport entrepreneurs who choose to take the baton of family owned business ahead. The program, features the trade-mark case study approach of pedagogy of IIM, Ahmedabad covering a wide variety of subjects like, Business Planning, Market & Segments, HR Practice, Service Quality, Finance, Supply Chain, IT, Industry Focus sessions, Legal and Regulatory.

The Mahindra MPOWER Management Development Program at IIMA accepts application only through invitation. For more information please contact [email protected]

MPOWER XIV:- 28 Participants, From 18 Cities, 10 Load Segments/ Applications With combined turnover of over INR 2400 Cr, Employing more than 6600 people, Owning over 4400 trucks, ‘MPOWERed’ at IIM, Ahmedabad!

On Monday, the 9th of July, 2018, the 14th batch of MPOWER - the Management Development Program for the nextgen Youth Transport Entrepreneurs - was launched at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) and MPOWER XIV concluded on 16th July, 2018.

This batch consisted of 2 lady participant, 3 MTBD customers and 1 Mahindra Dealer apart from other participants from all over India.

The guiding philosophy of the program is empowering the next generation of India’s transporters/ fleet owners to “Take forward their family business with their OWN vision”, as propounded by Mr. Anand Mahindra while launching the program on the side-lines of the Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards ceremony on 9th Jan ’13. With this Vision in mind MTBL wanted to “walk the talk” and initiated the Mahindra MPOWER – Management Development program. MPOWER is growing from strength to strength as a signature initiative in Indian Transport industry.

In terms of numbers, with the 14th batch we have now ‘MPOWERed’ 368 nextgen transporters who together own over 70,600 trucks (and utilize at least 50% of this no in addition from market), with a combined turnover of Rs. 32,300 Crores employing over 83,900 people.

For MPOWER XIV, 28 young transport entrepreneurs, chosen by invitation and belonging to some of the finest transport companies of India, checked-in for the 8 days course which is aimed at professionalizing the Indian transport sector in the long run. A course that has been specifically designed keeping the transport sector issues in focus. Seven highly accomplished faculty members of IIMA are running the course that covers subjects like, PROFESSIONALISM, BUSINESS PLANNING, MARKET& SEGMENTS, HR PRACTICES, SERVICE QUALITY, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT& ACCOUNTING, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, LEGAL AND REGULATORY, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, INDUSTRY FOCUSSED SESSIONS.

Snapshot of the MPOWER XIV: 28 Participants; Ave age 31 years; From 18 Cities, 10 Load Segments/ Applications (Parcel, FTL, LTL, EXIM Containers, FMCG, Consumer Durables, Electronics, ODC & Project Cargo, Multi-modal, Finished Vehicles Transportation, Tire Transportation, Sugarcane Transportation, Automotive Carrier); Cumulative turnover of Rs. 2,400 Crores; owning over 4,400 trucks.

Please find below Highlights of the MPOWER XIV Program at IIMA.

Youth Transport Delegates being welcomed while checking into the IMDC Campus at IIMA



Highlights of Inaugural Session

Welcome Address by Mr. Rajeev Malik

Participants introducing themselves



Prof. Debjit Roy, welcomes the participants and shares his view on course structure.

The day started with experience sharing lecture from previous batches was invited to share his experiences and learnings of MPOWER with the current participants.

Mr. Jehaan Adil Kotwal – JFK Transport, shared his journey at MPOWER and learnings post MPOWER.

Inaugural Day Group Image

Right Brain Thinking

The right brain awakening workshop is an integral part of the MPOWER Programme. It is designed to encourage creativity, and use of the right brain. It takes the participants out of their routines, away from the grind and gets them to tap into their creative wellspring. And what better than Mallika Sarabhai's Darpana Academy to conduct this workshop? Participants enjoyed the creative acts that help them connect with their day to day issues related to management and focusing on business.

Motivational Speaker

Mahindra Organized motivational speaker Mr. Vijay Batra who, encouraged the participants to be positive and stay actives with his philosophy of “Switch On”.



Truck Simulation Game

All participants were divided into groups, where they had to make purchase or hire decisions. The main objective of this game was to understand the demand trend and basis that make hire-purchase decisions.



Truck Familiarization

Mr. Sunil Deshmukh spoke to the delegates on Trucks Familiarization. The talk covered the basics of a truck and explained every small details that they would need to know on a day to day basis for dealing with their service teams and drivers. This lecture was followed a static demo of BLAZO truck.



Final Day – 16th July, 2018

The proceedings began with two groups of 12 and 13 participant’s respectively presenting their Integrated Case Study. Each Group had only 15 mins. to present their case.



Valedictory Session

Special Guest from MTBD Mr. Vinod Sahay along with self were present during the Valedictory Session.

Mr. Vinod Sahay Addressing the MPOWER XIV participants

Vinod Sahay shared his views on the current transport industry and how it’s the backbone of Indian economy. He also reflected on the changes that have happened in the transport and CV industry in the last decade and how quickly things will change in just couple of years as the Transport industry is evolving with every passing day. He highlighted how MPOWER program will help the nextgen transporters to develop new skill set to overcome the conventional thought process. He also touched upon how Mahindra’s RISE philosophy of Driving Positive Change is the guiding principle of such path breaking initiatives and how Mahindra will always be on the forefront help the next gen of transport industry.



All the dignitaries from MTBD and IIM Professors congratulated the MPOWER XIV participants and urged them to put this 8 days learning in their business and to be connected with this initiative at various forums like War Room, Mentors Summit and Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards.



The much awaited Valedictory Function honouring delegates with MPOWER certificates



The past batches of MPOWER were a huge success not only in terms of an emotional connect with the nextgen of transporters but also in terms of bringing our business and offerings in their focus and also helping start a business relation with many of the people who attended. This successful engagement has motivated us to reinvest in driving a positive change in the transport ecosystem while nurturing our business interest. All these initiatives will help us connect with various constituents of the Indian transport ecosystem at both the rational and emotional levels, which can be leveraged to build a strong market presence for Mahindra Truck and Bus Division.