Industrial Visit to Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd.

Sunder Deep College of Management and Technology, Ghaziabad organized an industrial visit to Yakult Plant, Sonepat, Haryana for B.Com Students on 19th December’19. With an aim to go beyond academics, this visit was arranged to develop the insights of the students attaining practical knowledge and their theoretical applications thereof.

Yakult Danone India (P) Ltd is a 50:50 JV between Yakult Honsha, Japan and Groupe Danone of France, both of which are global probiotic leaders. Yakult is manufactured at an ISO 9001:2008, HACCP and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified manufacturing facility in Sonepat, Haryana in India.

It was an informative day which commenced with the company presentation briefing about the company’s background and its current global footprints. The presentation was followed by a factory tour accompanied by the guide elucidating on each stage from production to packaging. It was enlightening to experience how the value was added at each stage of production.

International standards are incorporated and special care is taken while designing the factory layout to maintain the highest level of hygiene standards and deliver the best quality product to its consumers. It was a great experience to witness how tiny health bottles of Yakult were manufactured from giant machines. The factory has a capacity of manufacturing one million bottles per day which will eventually be achieved in a phased manner. The entire process of manufacturing Yakult is completely automated and there is no human touch at any point in the process as witnessed during the factory visit. The visit covered areas such as production process, productivity management, supply chain management, distribution, quality control, packaging, research and development, market research, demand/supply and human resource management.

All the queries resulting in the minds of the students were resolved well by the guide. Students participated with great enthusiasm to make the visit interactive & gained maximum knowledge during the visit. The students were also given cookies and a bottle of Yakult. With an aim to go beyond academics, this visit was arranged to develop the insights of the students attaining practical knowledge and their theoretical applications thereof.

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