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3+1 GTM !

The 3+1 offerings can be viewed as a collection of key business and technology transformation imperatives.
The primary domains, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability Modeling, and Customer Channel Management : all three of these can be looked upon as powerful catalysts for organization-wide change.

Behavioral Design – The New Face of Customer Experience

Even with the best simulation data available, the most crucial business decisions come down to human intuition, emotions, and perceptions. Undoubtedly, business success necessitates an in-depth understanding of human behavior. Design thinking in combination with behavioral science has given rise to the concept of behavioral design. 

Circular Supply Chain

A circular supply chain is one where organizations reduce waste at every stage, right from design and manufacturing to distribution and fulfilment. This approach shifts away from the standard pattern of produce, use and discard, and instead adopts one where the organization is acutely aware of the impact it is having on sustainability. It looks at the bigger picture and attempts to minimize perturbations to it. .

Role of Ethical Design in Humane Production

The concept of ethical design allows designers and design teams to create products, services, and systems that don’t harm and improve human situations. Ethical Design Thinking is a methodology that encourages designers to focus on human-oriented values throughout their design process. 

How to create a Design Driven Organization

The word “culture” invariably means different things to different organizations. Successful companies are usually those that strive to build a culture that genuinely places customers above everything else. They have a culture reinforcing design mindset.

Industry 4.0 and Design Thinking Trends

Turn to Industry 4.0 proponents and they are likely to talk about a future made of cobots – collaborative robots — that coexist with human workers. In this world, they work together to achieve not just efficient production in smart factories, but also to ensure that the humans working alongside robots have a creative and fulfilling work life.

Design Thinking for Organizational Change Management

Parkinson’s Law famously states that work expands to fill up available time. And, in a sufficiently large organization, various departments and officials end up creating work for each other and filling up all available time.

Design Thinking in Content Coms

The communication process, like any other operation within an organization, stands to benefit immensely from leveraging design thinking. Since content is created by humans for humans and communication is the exchange of ideas between humans, the human-centered design thinking approach is well suited for both content and communication.

How Design Thinking Increases Workplace Productivity

Can design thinking really  increase workplace productivity?

Let’s go on a thought experiment journey and test out design thinking’s potential for increasing productivity and find out!

Design Thinking in Healthcare

A systematic review of design thinking on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website asserts that by increasing the focus on patient and provider needs, design thinking enhances innovation, efficiency and effectiveness in healthcare. Healthcare systems require continuous innovation

Supply Chain as Service

Organizations have increasingly embraced the cloud and made it a core business requirement. This shift from on-premises to the cloud has also meant that organizations are now more open to the idea of leasing out or subscribing to online services. This has given way to XaaS — where X can be almost anything under the sun. Also known as Everything as a Service, XaaS represents the increasing servitization of technology. 

Design Thinking for Data Visualization

A key tool in the data scientist’s arsenal is data visualization, which is typically used to communicate insights and crystallize findings. “Often data scientists are creative in displaying information visually and making the patterns they find clear and compelling. They advise executives and product managers on the implications of the data for products, processes, and decisions,” adds HBR. And this is exactly where design thinking comes in, helping turn complex and incomprehensible data into a clear and clean display that can resonate with the audience.

Design Thinking for Social Innovation

Local problems often need local solutions. And for that, you invariably need local expertise. In a paper titled Design Thinking for Social Innovation, authors Tim Brown and Jocelyn Wyatt argue that design thinking is best delivered by spending time with users or citizens in their own environments, rather than working on a project abstractly in another space.

Inclusive Mobility Solutions Using Design Thinking

Go to any major auto show, and you are likely to be wowed by the futuristic ideas and cutting-edge technologies embedded in various vehicles. Some of the concept vehicles and transpiration systems on display may even look like something straight out of a science fiction flick. These solutions may look slick, but an important question soon pops up — can everyone use them? How inclusive are they? 

Transforming Sales with Design Thinking

Empathy. That is often the secret to making a successful sale. It goes well beyond merely googling for your potential customer and reading some of the top results that show up, or trawling through their LinkedIn and Facebook pages. It also includes putting yourself in your customer’s shoes and seeing the world through their eyes. 

Personas: when imaginary characters make a real difference

They may be fictitious characters, but they can fundamentally alter the way you run your business.
Personas are imaginary users that you can create to understand real customer needs, behaviors, and
expectations. When done properly, personas can unlock powerful learnings, help you optimize the
supply chain, or give you a significant edge over competition.

Capabilities and SCM – where the world is

A prime example of rapid and relentless evolution is supply chain management (SCM). New technologies and innovations have significantly boosted its capabilities, and SCM is now able to deliver a lot more than what was thought possible a few years back. Here is a look at some of the exciting new developments in the world of SCM.

Customize hyperautomation to suit your operations

Hyperautomation is the result of combining process automation with Industry 4.0 technologies. Hyperautomation augments various components of process automation with advanced technologies like robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to automate processes in ways that are more effective and far exceed the capabilities of traditional process automation

Supply Chain Governance and Security

Easy access to information has also increased the vulnerability of sensitive information. In 2020 alone, the number of data breaches in the United States came in at a total of 1001 cases, affecting 155.8 million individuals. However, cybersecurity is just one aspect of the broader, more complex issue of supply chain security. 

Industry 4.0 Transforming Supply Chain Trends

This digital revolution and its groundbreaking effects on production and manufacturing have transformed supply chains across businesses and industries. Industry 4.0 has not only transformed the structure of supply chains, but it has also changed the way we view supply chains. Industry experts and market analysts have been observing a dramatic shift away from traditional sequential strategy hierarchies.

Digital Twinning and Immersive Experience – Concord or Discord?

The supply chain business typically has wafer-thin margins and hardly any room for expensive
errors. Over time and with ample data, industry players can create digital twins and immersive
experiences that deliver a bird’s-eye view of the entire supply chain.

Value Stream Mapping – bringing order to chaos

In this competitive world, companies look at redesigning their production processes and activities to stand up to the competitiveness that the markets demand. To add value through every process is key to the success of each organisation. Value stream mapping (VSM) is a powerful tool in lean implementation to streamline processes and achieve that highest level of productivity in the industry.

Robotic automation is powering elastic logistics

Automation using robotics will also boost elastic logistics by enhancing efficiencies and productivity in warehouses, sorting centers and last-mile deliveries. Supply chain organizations are also expected to move away from a singular focus on becoming lean and cutting cost, and instead favor the building of “fail-safe elasticity” in managing demand.

Moving performance monitoring from cost to profit center

Traditionally, performance monitoring has been at the hardware level and involved collecting and monitoring data from the infrastructure. However, this approach fails to provide insight into the end-user’s experience and has minimal business relevance. Though, with modern digital experience monitoring (DEM) and application performance monitoring (APM) tools, enterprises are able to collect information that helps ascertain a business’ overall health, not just that of the IT layer.

Change is the only constant in Supply Chain Management (SCM)

A prime example of rapid and relentless evolution is supply chain management (SCM). New technologies and innovations have significantly boosted its capabilities, and SCM is now able to deliver a lot more than what was thought possible a few years back. Here is a look at some of the exciting new developments in the world of SCM.

Edging ahead with Product Lifecycle Management

In a dynamic and rapidly evolving market, product lifecycle management (PLM) is often the crucial tool that separates the winners from the also-rans. It empowers organizations to anticipate and respond to the inevitable gusts of change that regularly sweep through every industry.

Sustainability is an Attitude, not a Strategy

Sustainability, much like charity, begins at home. It’s an inside out process that needs to start at the core of a business or a person. The shift toward sustainability isn’t just about how we can do things differently, it’s also about how we can think differently.

Green is the future – No, it’s not the money

Taking steps toward sustainability and greener manufacturing is a financially sound decision. From tax benefits and access to exclusive grants and loans to higher stock prices, the shift toward green operations is undoubtedly a wise decision.

The Intersection of GRC & Sustainability

A company’s approach to GRC (governance, risk management, and compliance) can help align the organization’s processes and actions to achieve its goals. The term GRC refers to the composite function of governance, risk management, and compliance. It can identify and address organization-wide risk, and ensure all activities meet legal and regulatory requirements.
Fashionably Sustainable

Fashionably Sustainable

The fashion industry is the 3rd most polluting industry in the world, and by the year 2030, it is expected that there will be 148 million tons of fashion waste. With such data, it is undeniably important to understand the importance of ‘Sustainability in the Fashion Industry!’

Christmas Wish for Sustainability

‘There’s always light at the end of the tunnel’ is the adage that can truly define how we plan to celebrate these last few days of the year. This year might remain etched in our memory as a grey year for a slightly rough edge it had. Given the massive scale of events this year, we should make a collective wish for a better future for humanity through sustainable practices both at home and on an industrial scale.

Sustainability Powering the Energy Sector

In an increasingly competitive world with scarce resources and a deteriorating climate, Artificial Intelligence can help organizations navigate their path to sustainability and efficiency. AI has the potential to lower energy costs, cut energy waste, and accelerate the use of clean, renewable energy sources in power grids.

Green Manufacturing is the Future

As climate change undeniably ravages the planet, the need for reform in Manufacturing, above all industries is becoming dire by the day. As the industry that provides the largest number of jobs in the US, Manufacturing needs companies to make collective, deliberate and organized efforts toward building a sustainable future. Green Manufacturing is no longer just a trend, it is a necessity and an inevitability.

Supply Chain 4.0 is Here:
The Future is Brightest for Those Companies Embracing Digitalization

It has become increasingly clear that successful businesses are the ones willing to evolve and reimagine. For most, that now means recognizing the need to operate within a complete digital ecosystem that takes advantage of the wide range of digital technologies previously unavailable.

Design Thinking Innovating to Create Value in the Industry 4.0 Era

Industry 4.0 re-imagines the automation of third-generation digital systems to create additional value. While automation remains central to enterprises, today the focus is on the interconnectedness between physical systems and digital assets, improving customer experiences as a driver for operational excellence. 

Look Before You Leap: Why Capability Modeling is Key to Industry 4.0 Success

Admittedly, the move from the Third Industrial Revolution to Industry 4.0 will not be easy. While enterprises are eager to adopt advanced digital technologies (Industrial IoT, predictive analytics, AI/ML, immersive tech, and the like), a number of roadblocks remain. Nearly 70% of projects are stuck in pilot purgatory, unable to scale beyond the initial proof of concept. Less than a third of manufacturing companies are deploying Industry 4.0 solutions at scale.

The time for re-strategizing your Future is NOW!!

#COVID-19 enforces urgency to transform business thinking across value chain; no more business as usual.A tiny invisible microbe called the novel Corona, is forcing a change in the world order, affecting global economics, political and most importantly human behavioral patterns.

Is Your Organization Thinking About Design Thinking?

Recognizing the importance of change and innovation has been a cornerstone of my professional career. At a time when an international pandemic has forced virtually all organizations to realize that the way we did things yesterday will have little bearing on our ability to succeed tomorrow.

Journey so far

Our Story

Amplo Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) wing started its journey with the purpose of helping communities for transformation through a holistic approach. The focus is to create an eco-system leading to a self-sustainable value chain. Amplo Global’s social entrepreneurial mindshare along with various social impact start-ups are making a mark towards a better planet to live in.

Our first initiative has been shaking hands with Ahana, the first ray of the sun, a non-profit organization of Kolkata, West Bengal. We have been associating with Ahana from its inception, mentoring and guiding it, assisting to collaborate with various government and non-governmental organizations to conduct different programs related to empowerment and revival of traditional forms of art which are losing their relevance in this fast-growing world.

Amplo Global CSR & Ahana together took an initiative in Surulia village of Purulia district in West Bengal, to rejuvenate the traditional form of the art of making artefacts from molten zinc or brass or copper. We organized workshops where women artisans of Malohar community were given training for learning this art. Moreover, we also took necessary actions for official documentation of these till date unidentified group, so that they get the minimum government benefits allotted for them.

Knowledge development and enablement towards sustainability has been a key goal for AG CSR. To achieve this, AG CSR has planned to take up various projects. One such is conducting a workshop on ‘Gender equality gender justice: the rightful way towards sustainable social development’ with the students of Berhampore Girls’ College at Murshidabad. A one-day workshop has been organized with almost 300 students where a holistic vision on gender, sex and sexuality has been imparted to them. Along with that, they were given knowledge on relevant legal as well as social rights prevalent for them and also against cyber bullying and stalking. They were made aware of the rights available for them which will help them to develop social sustainability to deal in future.

Another knowledge building program has been taken up by AG CSR team in collaboration with a Kolkata-based non-government organization, Kolkata Sanved, working in the field with the survivors for almost twenty years, using Dance Movement therapy for psycho-social rehabilitation and social transformation. Kolkata Sanved wants to prepare a digital archive, consisting of the huge data of their functioning for last two decades, that will be a source of information and knowledge for any individual/organization who wants to work in this field in future. Amplo Global CSR team is supporting KS to curate and host digital archive representing Kolkata Sanved’s works and achievements since its inception.

Empowerment of women and children from the marginalized community and enabling them towards sustainability has always been the major goal of Amplo Global CSR wing. In order to achieve this, AG CSR team has been meandering its path through different projects. The collaboration with organizations like Dishari and Samabedan has been done with this target in mind. Though at the initial stage, AG CSR team is working with these two organizations to strengthen its structure with technical support. This includes helping them to finalize vision-mission statements for strategic management, developing proposals for mobilizing resources and guide them with proper implementation plan.

Along with empowerment of women, AG CSR also works towards the revival and preservation of traditional form of art. A very comprehensive program has been taken up by AG CSR team in association with Ahana and INTACH and with full-fledged support and cooperation of HSWS in the Kalimpong district of West Bengal. Workshops have been arranged in which women of the hills, having knowledge and skill of weaving in traditional handlooms. They were given training on new techniques and methods by professional designer cum trainer, whereby they were taught how to improve their skill and make more variety of products which have huge demand in the market. The aim is to showcase the right path in front of these women which will help them to reach the goal of sustainable livelihood in future.

Our Team

Amplo Global has a pool of experts with experience of working in national as well international organizations. Our expertise is in designing scalable yet customized programs in the field of alternative education, child protection, women empowerment and leadership, sustainable and dignified livelihood solutions, knowledge management and digital archiving, disaster management

Mentor

 

GM Kapur

 
Advisor

 

Partha Pratim Roy – Fulbright distinguished teaching fellow; experienced in development of discovery learning pedagogy and environment in secondary/post-secondary education industry; skilled in non-profit organizations, e-learning, Physics, Data Analysis and Science; strong community and social services professional with a M.Sc. in Physics and M.A. in Educational/Instructional Technology.


Team Members


Tinku Khanna – studied Sociology and Women’s Studies; worked to end sex trafficking among caste-communities trapped into inter-generational prostitution in Bihar, Delhi and Kolkata for last 20 years; has played key role in passage of landmark judgment in trafficking in Patna High Court; has also played key role in upgrading 542 residential schools for under privileged girls to class 12 in Bihar; has been part of prestigious ILVP of US government.

Sudakshina Addy – Masters in Political Science, initially she has been associated with various reputed colleges and universities as a part-time lecturer’ has experience of almost 12 years in the field of marketing and management of events, both social and corporate; as a member of the Amplo CSR team, she acts as the program manager cum coordinator and has been assigned the responsibility of planning, implementation, execution, monitoring and supervision of any program of Amplo Global CSR wing.

Soma Roy Karmakar – studied Development Economics from Calcutta University; has experience of working in audio-visual media and government high school at the beginning of her career; joined the social sector in 2007; from 2007 to 14, she worked extensively on gender, sex, sexuality and HIV & Aids prevention; from 2014 onwards, she started working with child sexual abuse and incest; very well-known trainer and resource person on child rights and child sexual abuse.

Panchali Chakraborty –

Our Story

Our Offerings

ECOSYSTEM BUILDING- Amplo Global aims at connecting the donors, foundations and the beneficiaries. The funds are collected from the donors which in turn gets received by the foundations. Amplo Global joins hands with these foundations to help and provide support to the beneficiaries in order to have sustainability in their life.

HELPING STARTUPS- Our purpose is to mentor, provide guidance and give back-office support to the newly built companies. Amplo Global is happy to take the responsibility of tutoring, guiding, advising and also imparting all kinds of support from the back office to the emerging companies.

FIELD SERVICES- Amplo Global dedicatedly works on the implementation, monitoring and report writing of the projects. As a non-profit organization, Amplo Global CSR Team personally visits the field to write reports of the projects, dedicatedly working on the implementation of the projects and as well as monitoring the progress.

KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT- It is our responsibility to gather knowledge, to code and to curate data collected from the projects. After the implementation of the projects, Amplo Global takes the initiative to code, and curates the data that they gather from the projects and finally gives feedback to the foundations so that the beneficiaries have a blissful life and that the sustainable development goal is being achieved.

CONSULTANCY- Amplo Global plans to work as a consultant to other emerging corporate companies and guide them on how to utilize CSR funds. AG has an objective to mentor, support and help these new companies with the sustainable development goal in near future.

Our Aspirations

Introduction


Amplo Global firmly believes in the principles of social, economic and educational equity-based development. It has developed its CSR policy framework that is aligned with UNSDG 2030. AGI recognizes and acknowledges the fact that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a company’s commitment to its stakeholders to conduct business in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner, whereby organizations serve the interests of society by taking responsibility for the impact of their activities.

While the practice of CSR in India still remains within the benevolent space, AGI is thriving to mark a shift from institutional building (educational, research and cultural) to community development through various projects. Also, with passage of time and global influences, it is becoming quite discernible that while CSR remains largely restricted to community development, it is getting more strategic in nature.

Our Aspirations


Our Vision – Amplo Global has made a commitment to amplify social impact using technological solutions.

Our Mission – The objective of the Amplo Global CSR Team is to build an ecosystem between the donors, foundations, beneficiaries and the corporate community.

OUR GOAL- our purpose is to use our business as a force for good, and building a safer and sustainable world for all. Amplo Global puts an emphasis on the concepts of women empowerment, imparting education to lead a sustainable life and the revival of the long-lost traditions of local handicrafts.

Our Value proposition is Creating a sustainable development model at the very grassroot level through problem solutions that can be repeatable, customizable and scalable.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Achieve DEI goals of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion across employee and supplier value chain.
  • Create a DEI strategy for employers to develop best practices and track their progress.
  • Monitor DEI sustainability.

Circularity

  • Develop roadmaps to transform material value chain, advance circular models and minimize waste.
  • Optimize resource utilization in automotive battery circularity.
  • Simulate social risk and strategize to achieve social sustainability in the battery supply chain.

Decarbonization

  • Strategize pathways for Net Zero with our GHG protocol-led Scope 1, 2, 3 CO2e emission inventory tool.
  • Measure current carbon emission and simulate a low carbon roadmap.
  • Make smarter carbon investment decisions.

Green IT and Data

  • Address Climate crisis to meet ESG goals of Green IT and Data.
  • Mitigate economic risk to be LEED certified.
  • Manage Data as the new asset for ESG.

Green Infrastructure

  • Address ecological crisis to meet ESG goals of Green building.
  • Manage financial risk in transitioning to green infrastructure.
  • Strategize to adhere to LEED certification.

Green Sourcing

  • Develop framework and templates in AI/ML platform to meet green sourcing.
  • Assess the opportunities in green sourcing.
  • Devise Sustainability communication to build an ecosystem for green sourcing.

Green Supply Chain and Manufacturing

  • Optimize container features to minimize GHG emission in logistics.
  • Achieve end-to-end visibility assessment to meet sustainability targets.
  • AI-led supply chain simulation.

Benchmarking

  • Defines capabilities with data-driven, AI -led Peer Benchmarking.
  • Transform business while managing financial risk and opportunities.
  • Develop persona-based KPIs and a roadmap to achieve ESG goals.

Materiality and Maturity Assessment

  • Layer your organization’s capability maturity to every material topic supported with algorithmic integrated scores, attributes, ranking and heatmap.
  • Choose from preloaded global frameworks.
  • Collaborate with a spectrum of stakeholders to iterate and finalize.