Ludhiana, December 14, 2016: Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) has been organizing various programs for the benefit of the industry and trade sectors of Punjab. Skill Up-gradation of the Industrial employees/workers is one of the key agenda under the “Make in India” initiative by the Government & facilitated by Chamber. CICU has recognized its responsibility in this regards and decided to launch the “Excellence in Plant Management” program. This program was Orgnised by CICU from 23rd Aug to14th Dec’ 2016. The fifth and last session was conducted on 14th Dec’ 2016 at CICU Complex, Focal Point Ludhiana.
Sh. Avtar Singh, President CICU in his welcome address said that there is a direct co-relation between skill up-gradation of employees and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) of the business. He further said that Plant Management is a blend of Lean Concepts, Daily Work Management, Inventory Management, C/T study &TAKT Time, SMED (Quick change over), Production Improvement by monitoring O.E.E, TPM & TQM etc. are effective tools for achieving Excellence in Plant Management. So there is a dire need for the up-gradation of the industry in terms of plant management especially in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, where things are still handled on traditional concepts & mismatch with today’s competitive scenario. For Global Competition, achieving Excellence in Business has become very important and plant management plays a vital role in its up-gradation.
The interactive and thought provoking sessions were conducted by Sh. Rakesh Gupta, founder CEO of M/s ACE1 Consulting. He is B.E., MS (BITS Pilani) & pursuing PhD (IIT Delhi). Sh. Gupta is having 31 years of rich experience in automotive & engineering industry. He has worked with ACMA, ACT division as Principal Counselor for 11.5 years. He has worked with United Nations (UNIDO) as National Expert to improve the competitiveness of SMEs in Auto Component Industry. In his fifth session, he enlightened the participants with concepts like Daily Work Management (DMW), KPI-PQCDDSME, How to plan, organize and execute various concepts and prepare a Road Map of Excellence in Plant Management. Final presentation by each participant on implementation of various concepts of day 1 to day 4 sessions vis-à-vis improvements and achievements in various plant management functions in terms of improvements in quality, productivity and reduction of cost with overall increase in profitability where explained. A written test was conducted to monitor the level of learning by each participant and solutions to improve it further were given by the faculty.
The President CICU, Sh. Avtar Singh awarded the Certificates to the successful candidates and honored the learned faculty with the memento.
Sh. N.K Gupta program coordinator CICU said that knowledge shared in this program if implemented effectively will definitely benefit the industry and trade sectors of Punjab.
The program was attended by 30 participants from different industrial sectors like auto components, fasteners, garments & textiles, bicycle components, agriculture & horticulture machinery and machine tools etc.
The program was highly appreciated by the participants.