WTC Jaipur hosts seminar on “Strategies in Lean Manufacturing to Boost Exports”
WTC Jaipur in association with MSME, Jaipur and FIEO organized a seminar on ““Strategies in Lean Manufacturing to Boost Exports” on 21st April 2017 at Jaipur.
Mr. M.K.Saraswat, Director, MSME-Development Institute, Jaipur while delivering the key note address, said that “Lean implementation is all on getting the right things to the right place at the right time in the right quantity to achieve perfect work flow, while minimizing waste and being flexible and able to change.” Greater efforts are directed to assist MSME units to implement the LM techniques for reducing their manufacturing costs through proper personnel management, better space utilization, scientific inventory management, improved process flows and reduced engineering time. Stating the approach of scheme implementation Mr. Saraswat said that the approach involves engagement of Lean Manufacturing Consultants (LMCs) to assess the existing manufacturing system of member units of the Mini Cluster(s) and stipulate detailed step by step procedures and schedules for implementing and achieving of lean techniques.
Mr. Vikas Gupta, Deputy Director, MSME-Development Institute, Jaipur giving the presentation on the scheme of Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme run by Ministry Of MSME; Govt. Of India and said that the lean is the set of “tools” that assist in the identification and steady elimination of waste. Informing about the Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme (LMCS) for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Mr. Gupte said under the scheme, MSMEs will be assisted in reducing their manufacturing costs, through proper personnel management, better space utilization, scientific inventory management, improved processed flows, reduced engineering time and so on. LMCS also brings improvement in the quality of products and lowers costs, which are essential for competing in national and international markets. As waste is eliminated, quality improves while production time and cost are reduced. Besides, experienced and effective Lean Manufacturing Counsellors or Consultants are not easily available and are expensive to engage and hence most MSMEs are unable to afford LMCS. The larger enterprises in India have been adopting LMCS to remain competitive, but MSMEs have generally stayed away from such Programmes as they are not fully aware of the benefits.
Speaking at the session, Mr. Deepak Gupta, specialist consultant on lean manufacturing from New Delhi said, “Ministry of MSME has brought a wonderful scheme for the benefit of Micro Small and Medium enterprises to enable them to become world class. This is the Lean Manufacturing Consulting scheme where senior coaches come to your shop floors every month and help you improve Profits , Quality, Productivity, Safety and Morale of your work force .You will only pay 20 % of total fees that comes to just Rs. 72,000.00 including taxes maximum, for 18 months of work. Balance 80% is paid by the ministry. Over 4000 factories in India are already taking benefits. Anyone interested in growth and success must not miss this opportunity.”
Earlier Mr. Bhupinder Singh, Chapter head FIEO welcomed all the participants and shared the services of FIEO and initiatives taken by FIEO for promoting exports. FIEO works in partnership with various academic institutions across the country to forge better academia-industry understanding to develop quality Human Resource to match the requirement of international trade. It also organizes specialized training /awareness programs, seminars, workshops for export executives and entrepreneurs with the objective to develop entrepreneurship in international trade.
Mr. Navneet Agarwal, Asst. Director, WTC Jaipur proposed the vote of thanks.
The seminar received around 70 participants from across sectors as manufacturing, travel and tourism, mining ,handicrafts and gems and jewelry.