A group of 24 ISBF students visited the Shahi Exports factory premises situated in the industrial city of Faridabad on March 06, 2019. The visit, that lasted for about three hours, included multiple presentations from the company officials highlighting diverse facts and figures about the firm.
To begin with, the representatives of the organization shared a video with the group, outlining the history of the firm, its progress, achievements, geographical presence, and the nature of vertically integrated business units. This was followed by a brief presentation by the HR team on career prospects at Shahi Exports, emphasizing on the overall organizational structure and functioning.
The students were then taken on an elaborate tour of the plant site to get a first-hand experience of factory operations and learn about the performance of the workforce in each division. As a leading exporter of garments to reputed international brands, Shahi Exports has re-designed the organization structure to facilitate the division of labor, work departmentalization, and integration of production activities, starting from sampling to cutting, weaving, assembling, and finishing work.
The concluding session had a senior executive brief the students about the contemporary HR practices adopted by the firm for engaging the workforce, building team spirit, and inculcating a concrete sense of commitment, loyalty, and dedication towards the organization.
The visit provided the students an insight into the high-level functioning of supply chain dynamics, market linkages, and production line activities based on the orders received from the key institutional customers. The brief by the HR team also introduced the students to the concerted efforts made by the firm to create an enabling work environment. And though Shahi Exports generally recruits fashion or design graduates, their interaction with ISBF students during the visit convinced them to invite applications for internships in various departments.