Online Course 2

Theme: Public Service Supply Chain in Post Covid 19 Environment: Challenges and Opportunities
Date: 04th August 2020
Time: 1345 to 1745 Hrs
 Registration Link:  http://www.cips.org.in/webinar-registration?evt=PSSC_COVID19

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Target Audience:

  • Government – District Authorities, State/ Central Line Ministry Officials, Directors, Joint Directors & Asst. Directors/ Project Directors /Project Officers
  • Non-Government Organizations
  • Corporate social responsibility Foundations
  • Supply Chain Executives
  • Public Service Managers
  • Elected representatives
  • Faculty Members / Academicians
  • Students & Research Scholars

Host:  Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) and Centre for Innovations in Public Systems (CIPS)

The spread of Covid-19 is an epidemic affecting hundreds of thousands of people in the country and world at large, with significant economic implications to linger for months to come. Working through Covid-19 pandemic situation will require creative strategies to enable on-the-ground decision-making and provide leaders with access to up-to-date information. Mitigation plans for crisis-related risks must be practical and accessible, allowing public servants and decision makers to make smart decisions quickly. A multifaceted approach that addresses the public services specific challenges will help determine the best way of managing the public service supply chain (PSSC) and ensuring its resilience. In formulating a response strategy, authorities need to consider the following:

  • Position sourcing and procurement as a strategic tool to mitigate PSSC disruptions
  • Identify and implement unconventional sourcing strategies for critical services and essential products
  • Develop a go-forward plan for modernization of procurement procedures to address PSSC resilience

In response to the current Covid-19, the immediate focus needs to be on improving visibility to supply chain impact. If we fail to visualize the potential supply chain problems across end-to-end supply chain then we cannot adequately prevent or manage them. Getting this extended supply chain visibility to minimize the Covid-19 impact will likely require a more integrated approach than what organizations have used in the past.

Learning Objectives

  • To enhance the participants' understanding of concepts of managing Public Service delivery with a Supply Chain perspective
  • To strengthen the efforts of stakeholders implementing Public Service Supply Chain
  • To prepare the stakeholders to rebound and come-out from the Covid-19 impact in a quick time



Course 2


13:45- 13:55

Introduction and Context Setting

Dr. Nirmalya Bagchi

13:55- 14:05

About CIPS

Dr. Harsh Sharma

14:05- 14:35

Covid19: Supply Chain Challenges and Opportunities

Prof. BVN Sachendra

14:35- 15:35

Managing Logistics in post-Covid19 environment

Mr. D Satyanarayana


Stakeholders' buy-in for Antifragile supply chains

Mr. Manoj Agarwal


Managing Vendors in Post-Covid Environment

Prof. Vilas Shah


Contactless PSSC in post-Covid19 environment

Prof. Kali Charan Sabat

17:35- 17:45

Open Session for Q&A

All Panelists



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