January 3, 2018
January 3, 2018
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Students of UCP Business School visited the production facility of Fast Cables (Pvt) Ltd, 2nd largest electrical cable manufacturer in Pakistan, on Friday, 3rd January, 2018.
The visit started with a formal presentation delivered by the company’s General Manager, Mr. Rehan Rahi. His presentation encompassed company’s product portfolio, an overview of operational capabilities and capacities alongside corporate vision and future plans. In view of students’ academic background in business studies, GM’s talk was orientated to accommodate relevant aspects of the company’s business, especially the entrepreneurial evolution of Fast Cables (Pvt) and its emergence as Pakistan’s 2nd largest cable manufacturer in terms of volume. Mr. Rehan triumphantly shared that Fast Cables (Pvt) had recently become nation’s first KEMA Gold certified electrical cable manufacturer.
Production Manager at the plant showed around the process of cable manufacturing in a sequential order. The company had recently acquired a melting and casting line for rolling secondary aluminium ingots as part of company’s vertical integration drive. Subsequent to this aluminium processing unit, students visited conductor manufacturing area housing processes like wire drawing, annealing and stranding. Next in the sequence was insulation placement section followed by laying up, armouring process (placing mechanical coverings to protect cables from external damage) and outer-sheathing area where a polymer covering for protection was applied to the cables. Students were also taken to a well equipped quality control lab supporting 100% quality check of all products being produced at the facility.
After this facility round trip, students were served refreshments in the corporate meeting room. At this juncture, Mr. Rehan Rahi candidly answered questions asked by our students showing keen interest in company’s operations, marketing strategies, workforce challenges and other dimensions of business management. A stand out question asked by one of our BBA student was regarding impact of CPEC on business dynamics, particularly for Fast Cables and, in general for SME level indigenous manufacturers. The hosts gave a detailed answer including company’s contingency plans and strategic alternatives. This session ended at 6:30pm. On behalf of UCP Business School, Program Director (BBA) left remarks and note of thanks in the visitor’s book kept at the office.