Lecture by Dr. Aditya Verma On 30 March 2019, Army Institute of Management organized a lecture by Dr. Aditya Verma, Vice President, Procurement at Emami Ltd. A Ph.D in Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain Management from Mahatma Gandhi University, MBA in Operations from AIMA-New Delhi, Post-Graduate Diploma in Packaging Technology from Indian Institute of Packaging, Post Graduate Diploma in Sales & Marketing, Material Management from S.P Jain Institute of Management & Research, Diploma in International Trade, Export-Import Management from Indian Institute of Materials Management and experience across companies like Dabur, PepsiCo, GlaxoSmithKline reflected on his lecture extensively. At the onset of the lecture, he identified success with reference to the anatomy of Ganesha and then quickly got into the critical aspects of supply chain these days - he explained the expertise needed for procurement and the criticality of risk management slowly getting morphed into complexity management. He then got into his area of expertise, procurement; he explained how sourcing is critical to any company, especially ones involved in the production of goods mentioning the decision that perfects procurement, sourcing; identification of the right source is indispensable in this part of the business. He ended the lecture by introducing his latest book, "Supplier Matters", to the students. There was a lot for the students to take away from the lecture, subject matter and a whole new perspective toward procurement.