Vector Consulting Group, India’s Leading Supply Chain Management Consultant, Launches Second Edition of ‘Apparent in Hindsight’ Business Novel


Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (NewsView) • The book highlights the problems faced by most automotive component manufacturers who supply materials to OEMs and the aftermarket.

• A must read for automotive MDs, CEOs, CXOs, Plant heads, Supply Chain Heads, Operations Heads, and others After the success of its first business novel in India, Vector Consulting Group launches its 2nd edition of “Apparent with setback”. Presented as the story of two key business leaders, the narrative follows their personal and professional struggles in the face of the conflicts and contradictions that life throws at them. Vinod K Dasari, who served as CEO of Royal Enfield and was a leader among automakers, says in the book’s foreword, “The authors present the issues and facets of an auto components business in a way that makes you feel like they were there.” in some of your meetings…the reader is led step by step – through a series of disagreements, missteps, unexpected inspirations and light bulb moments – towards the logic of the solutions.The book examines closely and reme t questioned the fundamental assumptions that have held since time immemorial and guided the management of these businesses across the purchasing, operations, distribution and sales departments, creating situations where the inherent dependency that exists in the system is ignored. The book categorically highlights how siloed solutions or problem solving end up creating solutions at one end and problems at the other. The novel is also a commentary on the state of highly haloed improvement techniques used by companies for decades – large and small – with little improvement to show for the colossal efforts made to find relevant solutions. The effort of the book, written in an engaging and relevant way, is to examine and apply practical methods to improve the situation of companies. The interesting and immersive solutions provided in this 2nd edition have made it more compact, powerful and focused. Niranjan Kirloskar, MD, Fleetguard Filters Pvt. ltd. states in the afterword: “Apparent in Hindsight is a practical guide and call to action for Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive component companies struggling with chronic issues such as unreliable supplies, continuous acceleration, rescheduling frequent production plans, capacity utilization and aftermarket unavailability. The book allows us to take a fresh look and deliberate on these issues by asking fundamental, albeit uncomfortable, questions… through a process of reflection, analysis and evaluation, the book guides its reader towards an understanding of a surprisingly simple solution to complex set of problems. At Fleetguard, we have been practicing this philosophy since 2007. All of our systems are based on Theory of Constraints. Speaking about the book, Vector Consulting Group Spokesperson and Director, Mr. Puneet Kulraj said, “We are very excited to launch the second edition of our book ‘Apparent in Hindsight’. This book is the culmination of more than a decade of experience in implementing Theory of Constraints solutions in fifty companies. Management books present a theory with examples, but this flawed approach to confirmation bias leads to presenting randomly correlated variables in an unscientific way despite the available data. We presented ideas in story form avoiding the confirmation trap and reaffirming reader friendliness. Revolutionary solutions after being verbalized only appear with hindsight! The book focuses on the Indian automotive components industry and highlights unresolved issues and the need for a systems approach to deal with such situations. Long working days and sleepless nights at the end of every month, quarter and year are part of the inescapable norm for most automotive managers, and for whom work-life balance remains only rosy bills. If you complain about these typical industry issues, you need to get this book and read it carefully. The book is published by Rupa Publications. About Vector Consulting Group Vector Consulting Group is a management consulting firm focused on delivering a unique solution to help clients develop unique operations and supply chain capabilities that can be leveraged as a competitive advantage. on the market. Vector uses the Theory of Constraints (TOC) solutions platform and thought processes to develop these capabilities for its clients. Vector Consulting Group is widely known to be an implementation-focused consulting firm with a unique risk-sharing consulting model, unparalleled in the Indian industry. Founded in 2006, Vector is now one of the largest and fastest growing management consultancy firms in India, well into its first decade. Vector has pioneered the implementation of Theory of Constraints in companies owned by major corporate houses in India such as Tata Motors, TVS Group, Cummins, Kirloskar and Larsen & Toubro among others.


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