Digital Leader 2018: SHARAD KUMAR AGARWAL: JK TYRE & INDUSTRIES

JK TYRE & INDUSTRIES | MANUFACTURING

SHARAD KUMAR AGARWAL, HEAD –IT 

THE IT ORGANIZATION

Headquartered in New Delhi, India, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. is part of the giant $ 4.0 Billion 125 Yrs. old JK Organization industrial group. JK Tyre is a pioneer in the radial and tubeless sector and is a rapidly expanding company having Nine (9) manufacturing plants in India and Three (3) in Mexico & Export to over 100 countries. Company-wide IT services including Procurement, Application Developments, Evolving New technologies and ensuring its fitment are centrally managed.

KEY IT SPENDING AREAS FY 2018-19 

IoT, ML, RPA & Analytics 

5 KEY SOLUTIONS DEPLOYED IN 2017-18 

  1. Digitalizing an Extensive Distribution Network
  2. Omnichannel Warranty & Claims management
  3. Digital HR self-service
  4. Building supply chain efficiencies through low-cost automation projects.
  5. Leveraging SAP Middleware Process Orchestration for Machine to SAP Interface for manufacturing (production data & process parameter) insights.

WHAT DOES DIGITAL MEAN FOR YOU? 

India is slated to be Trillion $ Digital Indian Economy by 2025. From an India perspective. Digital means bringing 140M underprivileged households to an affluent category to improve their lifestyle and convenience using the latest gadgets & technologies. Digital is all about creating a cross-company ecosystem for a rich and enhanced consumer experience.

 

NAME 3 BEST PRACTICES FOR ALIGNING IT WITH NEW NORMAL BUSINESS DEMANDS

  • Align the IT processes with business goals and strategic business plans
  • Adoption of emerging technologies to continually improve the quality of services.
  • Build and sustain future-ready IT Infrastructure to stay ahead of the curve

WHAT IS THAT ONE KEY MESSAGE YOU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE TO IT VENDORS?

As a growing organization we look our I T Vendors as our Extended arms and term them as our Business Partners. The partners should be knowledgeable of their product & services with a focus on delivery & service. They must work collaboratively with us, be accountable and strive for continuous improvement.

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