Passage to India, Presented by Dalip Raheja, WOWS the Audience at the ISM 2008 Annual Conference in St. Louis

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Dalip Raheja, President and CEO of The Mpower Group, (TMG) was the highlighted speaker at the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) 2008 annual conference in their Global Strategies track, where he presented his perspectives on doing business in India with a session entitled "Passage to India: A Personal Guided Tour to This Incredible Land of Opportunity".

Dalip Raheja, President and CEO of The Mpower Group, (TMG) was the highlighted speaker at the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) 2008 annual conference in their Global Strategies track, where he presented his perspectives on doing business in India with a session entitled "Passage to India: A Personal Guided Tour to This Incredible Land of Opportunity".

This session was extremely well received by the delegates, and received accolades all around. "Mr. Raheja's presentation was awesome" and "This was the best presentation at the conference" were comments submitted by the delegates. "This session was particularly insightful for me," declared another delegate, "I have a much better view of how to be successful in doing business with Indian suppliers."

Dalip Raheja, founding partner of The Mpower Group, stressed during his presentation, that, "... not only is India the next big player in Global Manufacturing, but, due to the burgeoning middle-class, there is a huge opportunity for India as a marketplace -- not only for imports, but for locally produced goods as well." Mr. Raheja fielded numerous questions from the audience about infrastructure and country-wide capabilities. "The Indian government is making great progress in continuing to develop the country's infrastructure," declared Dalip. "They are firmly committed to improvement and I have personally seen a much more robust infrastructure in just the past few years."

A brief overview of Mr. Raheja's presentation follows:

Take a tour of India with a tour guide who has lived and worked in India and has advised clients in both countries on how to successfully navigate the waters separating the Indian continent from the remainder of the western world. Companies that have incorporated an India strategy as part of their Global Supply Chain are reaping enormous competitive advantages. No longer can you afford to have your Low-Cost Country Sourcing strategy be nothing but a China sourcing strategy. Not only is India becoming a major manufacturing center, but it is also a massive market where a vast middle income sector with pent up demand and increasing disposable income poses both exciting opportunities and incredible challenges.

In this provocative workshop, your tour guide will escort you through the maze of issues of which you need to be aware, including:

  •     Pros and cons of doing sourcing in India
  •     Challenges and opportunities
  •     Success examples
  •     Risks and mitigation strategies, including geo-political risk
  •     Cross-cultural issues
  •     Contract negotiations and relationship management
  •     Instituting an IPO vs. outsourcing to service providers

Readers who wish to obtain copies of Dalip's presentation, should contact The Mpower Group using the information below.

About The Mpower Group:

The Mpower Group ("TMG"), a State of Illinois certified minority supplier with offices in Oak Brook, IL, assists Fortune 500 organizations globally, solving complex issues related to their Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing operations including outsourcing and off-shoring. TMG emphasizes world-class business practices related to strategy, process, and technology that truly drive superior financial results for our clients.

The mission of The Mpower Group is to Mpower client organizations to become self-reliant as quickly as possible by actively transferring skill and knowledge, while holistically integrating consulting disciplines with change management techniques. We are recognized thought leaders in Strategic Sourcing and authorities on change management, with large, complex organization experience. TMG brings focused, skilled teams to each engagement, which have a strong bias for actionable results.

About ISM:

Founded in 1915, the Institute for Supply Managementâ„¢ (ISM) is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM's mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals with a network of domestic and international affiliated associations. ISM is a not-for-profit association that provides opportunities for the promotion of the profession and the expansion of professional skills and knowledge.

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