Web Design & Digital Media Marketing Intern
Responsibilities1. Design, Digital Design, Interactive Design, Fine Art, Computer Science or related major. 2. Strong passion for digital art and graphic design. 3. Desire to learn about e-commerce industry and internet market. 4. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral (English, Hindi, Kannada). 5. Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment.
The story of MFGKart began with Gemba Concepts – a LEAN manufacturing initiative we started in early 2013. While working with clients for Gemba Concepts we (Abhishek and I) realized that all our clients had a common problem i.e. of managing the scrap generated by their respective factories. Thus came about the idea of scrapkart.
This was around May 2014, when election fever was at an all-time high in India. The results seemed almost pre-conceived but the end result seems to be a step in the positive direction. The new government is truly working to make India a worldwide manufacturing hub with the “Make in India” initiative. After toying around with the idea in our minds for a while, we decided to take a step actually make it happen in July, 2014.
We wanted to build an online platform where we could let manufacturers list their excess material or scrap and buyers could then buy this material for reuse at a cheaper cost. The first roadblock was to actually get the software built. We had a prototype - “scrapkart.in” up and running in September,2014. While promoting scrapkart.in amongst existing clients and potential new ones we got a really great response. Not only did people like the product, they wanted more – every person we approached gave us constructive and valuable feedback.
With the additional boost of validation of the prototype from the industry we decided to bump up our efforts and came up with MFGKart.com / manufacturingkart.com. We have now three verticals of Scrap, Machinery and Material Handling Systems up and running in virtually no time with MFGkart.com. We are also in the process of rapidly expanding our team which began with only two is nearing ten already.
The past few months have been some of the most hectic yet the most fulfilling months of our lives as we wrote the first few chapters in the story of MFGkart.com and I want to thank everyone who has helped us along the way.