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HPMF, Mapping midway for the vendors and Hotels

12/04/2020

Reboot! Road ahead in Supply Chain. HPMF leads the way!

Under the leadership of Nitin Shankar Nagrale HPMF has taken a global initiative by organising its first-ever International e-panel of HPMF leaders from UAE, Nepal, Sri-Lanka and India to find out ways to provide mutual relaxation to the vendors and the hotels post lockdown.

The entire market scenario is going to be different post lockdown. From the rates of the materials to the availability of the same will be the main concern once the market will be resumed. To examine the needs of hotels and vendors, HPMF has organised an e-panel which was moderated by one of the finest hospitality consultant Jaideep Gupta. While answering to the question that what will be the key elements of vendor management post lock, Rajesh Nair, Materials Manager, Grand Hyatt Kochi, stated ” Coronabreakout has hit the entire market, hotel owners, as well as vendors, are destructed by this pandemic. Both have to understand the situation of each other and work together on the formula of Empathy, Believe, Respect and Trust.”  “After this pandemic got over the biggest challenge will be to re-emerge in which the support of both the parties will be required” he added.  
Moving ahead in a discussion he added ‘to clear the outstanding dues will be the biggest challenge for the hotels whereas vendors will face the problem of delivering the materials at the old rates which will be quite difficult for them, in all these one things will work and that is mutual understanding.

Bhanu Pratap Singh, Director of Procurement, Atlantis The Palm Limited Middle East, mentioned that Emirates airlines are working on their toes to maintain the proper supply chain within the country but in a restricted manner, which is providing aid to the suppliers of UAE.
In the same session Sunil Kuttan, Deputy General Manager- Supply Chain, Gourmet Investments has shared that the nation will now turn towards the usage of Made in India products, not only because of cost-effectiveness but it also helps the domestic market to get back on to the track at the earliest.

Team Hospibuz has interacted with the Founder and the Mentor of HPMF on the current scenario and how HPMF is planning to help vendors and hotels to get rid of this crisis, which will get published in the latest issue of Hospitality Lexis, PAN India luxury hospitality magazine.

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