Industrial visit to COKE India and BOSCH India: Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce of DLIHE organised an Industrial visit to Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd and Bosch India Ltd, Bidadi, Bangalore on Thursday, the 19th October 2017 for all B. Com students.
The object was to gain practical exposure and insights into an actual working corporate environment. The industry visit provided the student a practical perspective on the world of work. It was an excellent opportunity to learn more about real production processes in the industrial environment.
Students and faculty left the Institute at 10.30am reaching the Coca-Cola plant by 11 am. After a briefing students were shown to the seminar hall.
Mr. Jaideep, a factory manager at Coca-Cola presented insights into the historical background of Coca-Cola and discussed products offered worldwide i.e. Thumbs Up, Maaza, Sprite, Fanta, Coke, and Kinley.
He described processes in the plant like the washing, filling, capping, labeling and packaging of bottles and the quality Standards followed by them.He also mentioned various CSR activities undertaken by Coca-Cola in nearby localities by highlighting how coca cola implemented rainwater harvesting methods in their plant to reduce the wastage of water resources.
After this session, in two batches students were taken to the assembly line and briefed about the processes and operations undertaken by the plant. In this way, students were given insights into the working of the plant. Numerous questions from students were taken. The visit was finally concluded around 01:30 pm and the group had refreshments.
The visit to Bosch India Ltd began at 1:30 pm. The company welcomed us with lunch. Mr. Suresh (HR Manager) gave an extensive presentation on Bosch’s history, its diversification across various electronic products.
Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of mobility solutions, industry, consumer goods, energy, and building. We were to learn that Bosch has in India its largest development center for an end to end engineering and technology solutions outside Germany.
The group again divided into two batches for tours of the kitchen and shop floor. The manager described the products manufactured and discussed quality checks systems like Kanban, TPM and the logistics management implemented by the company.
Finally, there were questions and the manager spoke about HR, recruitment policy, and how the company maintained congenial industrial relations with the workers.
We are very thankful to Mr. Norsang la from TED, Department of Finance of CTA for sponsoring the transportation and providing snacks for the visit.
Both industrial visits were enriching and worthwhile experiences providing students a valuable window on to processing and manufacturing in India.