Lean manufacturing techniques can reduce Manufacturing costs by 50%

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L-R are Shri Ajit Lakra, MD, Superfine Knitters Ltd.; Shri G Saravanan, Regional Director, National Productivity Council, Chandigarh; Shri GS Kular, Chairman, , PHD Chamber- Ludhiana Chapter; Shri Vijay Kumar, Director, MSME-DI Ludhiana and Shri Vipan Mittal, MD, Kudu Knit Process Pvt. Ltd. during workshop on Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness for Textile Industry organized by PHD Chamber on June 29 at Ludhiana.
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Ludhiana, June 30, 2016: Program Seminar on Lean Manufacturing organised by PHD Chamber and Konrad-Adenaur-Foundation, Germany in association with National Productivity Council, Chandigarh on 29th June, 2016 at Ludhiana.
PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Konrad-Adenaur-Foundation of Germany in association with National Productivity Council organized a workshop on Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness for Textile industry on 29th June, 2016 at Ludhiana.
Mr. Gurmeet Singh Kular, Chairman, PHD Chamber– Ludhiana Zone & President FICO welcomed all the participants & Guests from textile industry, present on the occasion and mentioned that among all the industries in Ludhiana, textile industry is the most important and backbone of Ludhiana's economy. Strengthening the same is the key to economic prosperity in the region.
Mr. Ajit Lakra, Head FICO Textile Division & MD, Superfine Knitters Ltd. mentioned that MSMEs must achieve manufacturing excellence and carefully work upon competitive enhancement for their respective business survival and growth in this fiercely competitive world and LMCS scheme is the right choice in boosting manufacturing competitiveness of the MSMEs, which contribute 40 per cent of domestic manufacturing, besides a substantial contribution to exports.
Mr. G Saravanan, Regional Director, National Productivity Council, Chandigarh gave detailed guidelines on LMCS scheme (MSE-Cluster Development Program of the Ministry of MSMEs) which covered, how to make a cluster of 6 to 10 units for lean manufacturing activity implementation from the same product group.
He informed the participants that Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme offers a subsidy of up to 80 per cent of the consultant fees for each mini cluster. The remaining 20 per cent can be shared by the participating units of the cluster.
He urged industry members to join various clusters and benefit from the scheme.
Mr. Vijay Kumar, Director, MSME-DI explained the structure of the LMC scheme. He said, Lean manufacturing consultants will assess the existing manufacturing system of the member units of the mini cluster(s), and formulate detailed procedures and schedules for implementing and achieving lean techniques. He further stated competent consultants will be deployed to identify cluster-specific needs and suggest appropriate lean techniques to resolve them.
Shri SB Singh, Lean Consultant & MD, Taaran Industries, Ludhiana while explaining the concerns of the industry consisting of delayed deliveries, threat from competition, rising customer complaints, pressure on margins and longer cast to cash cycles, said we can make rapid improvements in the industrial units through implementation of lean tools and techniques like 5S, Kaizen, TPM, SMED (Single-Minute Exchange of Die), Mistake-proofing techniques and Kanban.
He apprised participants that eliminating the seven types of waste: overproduction, inventory, unnecessary motion, transportation, rework, over processing, waiting time can improve business processes drastically.
He shared various case studies and explained in detail about the lean techniques applied and adopted by various industrial units which improved their overall profits drastically.
Shri S.S. Rekhi Singh, Functional Manager, District Industry Centre, Ludhiana offered the group to comprehend technicalities of MSE-CDP and assured all support in implementing the same.
The program ended with a vote of thanks by Ms. Rimneet Kaur, Resident Manager, PHD Chamber. She urged industry members to enrol in Lean Manufacturing scheme of the Ministry to avail the benefits of the scheme resulting in overall productivity of their industrial units.
Seminar was attended by more than 25 industry members from textile industrial units in Ludhiana. Leading industrialists were present during the workshop.

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Friday, July 1, 2016