Pune: The 11th edition of Indian Machine Tool Manufacturer’s Association’s (IMTMA’s) National Productivity Summit began here on Friday.
The two-day summit will enable the delegates to know more about new manufacturing technologies and best practices on the shop floor through enriching keynotes, live case study presentations, plant visits, sharing of success stories and focused technical sessions.
The summit will have live case study presentations on some of the best practices in manufacturing by leading manufacturing companies.
MICROMATIC Productivity Championship Awards 2017 will recognise and reward outstanding efforts from the shortlisted case studies of companies who have excelled in achieving superior performance and gives away cash prizes worth Rs 10 lakh.
Speaking on leader led transformation for zero defect in manufacturing, Sunil Kaul, Group President, Excellence in Manufacturing, Innovation and Technology, Anand Automotive, said, “In today’s era, it is imperative that companies, as well as its leaders, have to position manufacturing as a strategic differentiator by pursuing productivity improvements to increase return on investments and enable growth through innovation.”
Girish Shankar, Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India, said, “The government is extensively promoting domestic manufacturing across key industrial corridors and we will further aim to solidify manufacturing ecosystem in India to boost domestic manufacturing by aligning our policies related to ease of doing business, foreign direct investment rules and infrastructure development to grow domestic manufacturing in India and raise its gross domestic product contribution to 25 per cent by 2025.”
Parakramsinh Jadeja, President - IMTMA, said, “Companies are being constantly challenged to increase competitiveness in manufacturing to build a sustainable competitive advantage. With the growing adoption of digital manufacturing, companies need to adopt a highly structured approach to manage innovation, while at the same time, not losing out on time to reach the markets. Summits like these are the key enablers to address learning and best practices requirements of manufacturing industry and raising its competitiveness. This is a platform to meet the evolving knowledge and skill requirements of overall manufacturing industry in India.”