THE TAJ MAHAL & FINAL PRESENTATIONS
As we go into our final week in India our group is excited to give our final presentation to our client. But before all of that, we spend the weekend going to Agra where we will see the Taj Mahal. It was a three hour bus ride to get from Delhi to Agra but it was definitely worth it. We get up at 530am so that we can visit the Taj Mahal at sunset. It is one of the most beautiful monuments that anyone in our group has seen (and we see a lot of monuments in D.C). The picture below shows Patrick goofing around as usual at the Taj Mahal.
Our walk up to the Taj Mahal was an interesting one as well. We saw monkeys, camels, dogs and camels everywhere. See pictures below. There was also a lot of “Hawkers” or people that come up to you and attempt to sell you souvenirs and other trinkets. They will follow you hoping that you will by something but you just have to keep strong and don’t buy anything otherwise they will swarm on you to buy something else.
After our visit to the Taj it was time to get back to work. We had Monday and Tuesday to finalize any questions that we might have for the client. We also took this time to give our client a preliminary idea of what our presentation would look like, and we also showed the client our model that we had built for them as well as how to use it.
On Wednesday we travelled back to Maruti Suzuki to give our final presentation to the MACE officials (Maruti Center for Excellence) and our individual clients. Our group had spent most of the night before practicing so we felt comfortable and excited to give our presentation. It was an opportunity to show our classmates and clients the amount of work we had put in to this project. After our presentation our client seemed very happy and the MACE officials said they were impressed and hope to have us back again next year.
Well this is our last post seeing that our project is done. We had a great experience and learned a lot about supply chain and operations during this CAP. India is a country full of culture and amazing food. It was an experience that all of us in Group 2 will remember forever.