As a part of regular students’ development program, the Department of Marketing and THM of AIUB organised a study tour for the students majoring in marketing to the factories of BRAC Dairy and Food Project situated in Joydevpur Road, Joydebpur, Gazipur, Bangladesh.
The study tour familiarised the students with the Factory Operations, Agro-based products’ processing units, and Sales and Distribution processes of BRAC Dairy and BRAC Chicken, concerns of BRAC Social Enterprise. The tentative date for conducting the visit is March 29, 2017 (Thursday).
The study tour was divided into two parts that consisted of a visit to BRAC Chicken factory followed by the visit to BRAC Dairy factory. The first session of the day started with the visit to BRAC Chicken where the visiting team of AIUB was greeted by Dr. Md. Fazlul Haque, Assistant Manager, Quality Control, BRAC Chicken. After providing a brief on the factory operations, supply-chain, branding and marketing strategies on BRAC Chicken, the factory officials gave the students a tour of the factory starting from the chicken loading and slaughtering section to the cold storage and delivery unit of the processed products.
The second part of the tour started in the afternoon after taking a lunch break arranged at the Gazipur Regional Office of BRAC. In this session of the day, the group visited the factory of BRAC Dairy where they learnt about their operational activities and future development strategies from the General Manager of Aarong Dairy, Mr. Zia Uddin. The students also visited different facilities of BRAC Dairy where the milk collected from dairy farmers living across the nation are being processed into various finished dairy products such as full cream and skimmed milk, milk powder, UHT milk, yogurt, ghee (butter oil) and many more.
The daylong visit to BRAC Dairy and Food Project was truly an effective one where students could enlighten themselves with practical facts that would enrich the theoretical knowledge they learn in the classroom. The visit was organised and led by Ms. Yesmin Sultana (Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing), Mr. Stanley Rodrick (Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing), Mr. Hamidul Islam (Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing) and Ms. Sabrina Rahman (Lecturer, Department of Marketing & THM) under the supervision of Ms. Farheen Hassan, Associate Professor & Director, BBA Program and Dr. Khondaker Sazzadul Karim, Associate Professor & Coordinator, Department of Marketing.