Industrial Visit to CG Corp. Global (WAI-WAI noodles manufacturing unit)

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2017

The II year MBA students of Operation Specialization visited CG Corp Global (WAI-WAI noodles manufacturing unit) on 04th November 2017. The students were addressed by Mr. Adhikram Chatterjee, the HR Manager and Mr. Rajendra Rai, HOD-Quality Control took the students for the Plant visit. Later, Mr. Dibya Raj Ghimmire explained about the organization and shared his experience. The Nepal based company started its first production unit in Sikkim in the year 2006 and now having six more production units cover the demand for noodles worldwide.  The unit runs 24x7, 3 shifts per day with 500 employees and produces 6000 cases of wai-wai. They also produce Bhujia out of broken noodles in continuous production. The different stages of production such as mixing of dough, roller section, cutting, waving, dividing, steaming, cutting and folding, souping, frying, cooling, packing, quality check, seasoning, packing, and storage was explained accordingly. The students were then taken to the warehouse, where they were explained about the layout, record keeping, suppliers, distribution, and dispatching. It was found that they import the materials used for seasoning were imported from Thailand and Singapore. The Production of different varieties are done in batches and the plant layout is a process layout. Research and Development Department take care of new product development, competitor’s product, change of flavor according to the need of customers, and sustaining of taste. It is found that they are the pioneers in Brown noodle manufacturing and second in White noodle manufacturing after Maggie. They practice 5S practices, and follow SOPs, zero accident, and obtained FSSI certification. The company takes care of its employees' welfare, occupational health, and hazards, CSR activities, and training. We found that Wai-Wai noodles are popular in Sikkim, especially the chicken flavor, whereas the other states prefer to sell white noodles and express noodles. They also export fish curry noodles and Solti to Bhutan, which is not available for sale in India. The company targets the children with its product called Bhujia sachets which is priced one rupee both in India and Bhutan. The Environment Management system was also explained and we found that waste-water treatment is done before its disposal, wrappers are re-used, and they plant a variety of plant saplings often.  The customers' taste was tested on the spot by providing samples to all of us and feedback was taken. Complementary sachets were provided to all and that is what made the visit more exciting. The visit was fruitful and the learning too went on in a proper way, proving that practical knowledge is equally important with theoretical knowledge. 

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