Visit to PepsiCo (Pvt) Limited

07 May 2017

Industrial visits are an essential part of any academic program that contributes to the achievement of various significant learning outcomes and program objectives. In order to bridge the gap between the industry and academia, a visit to PepsiCo (Pvt) Limited, Peshawar, was organized by Mr. Wisal Ahmad (Event Coordinator), for the students of the Department of Management Sciences & Department of Sciences & IT on Wednesday 3rd, May 2017, which was strongly endorsed by the Senior Coordinator Academics, Syed Anwaar Hussain and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Mr. Saif-ul-Islam.
The management and staff of PepsiCo were extremely cooperative. They briefed the students regarding Total Quality Management and the operations of finance and HR sections. They briefed the M.Sc Chemistry students’ about the overall chemicals and their formulas which are used in the PepsiCo products. The students were divided into various groups. Each group was taken separately and was explained functioning of the manufacturing plant. The theory has already been taught in the class regarding how the manufacturing units focus on total productivity and total quality but by far this was the first hands on experience on how does a manufacturing unit or plant actually works, similarly the chemistry students has already been taught about the ingredients and how they are processed before the final product.
The students enjoyed the visit and found it a stimulating experience. The students were accompanied by faculty members, Assistant Professor, Mr. Naveed Shahzad, Department of Management Sciences and Ms Asma Naz, Lecturer Chemistry, Department of Sciences & IT.