Ludhiana, February 27, 2015: PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation of Germany jointly with National Productivity Council organised the workshop on Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness for Industry on Friday at Ludhiana.
Gurmeet Singh Kular, Chairman cum Convenor Ludhiana, PHD Chamber welcomed all the participants & Guests from the industry present on the occasion and mentioned that strengthening competitiveness of MSMEs and enhancing their manufacturing excellence is the key to economic prosperity of the economy.
SP Singh, Deputy Director, NPC and Kamal Singh, Director, MSME, Ludhiana discussed in detail the guidelines of LMCS scheme: MSE-Cluster Development Programme of the Ministry of MSMEs.
Rakesh Pathak, Assistant Manager, DIC, Ludhiana offered the group to comprehend technicalities of MSE-CDP and assured all support in implementing the same.
Jagbir Singh Sokhi, president, Sewing Machine Development Club was specially invited as guest of honour on the occasion. He requested his club members to enroll their names for cluster formation and avail the benefits of the scheme.
S.B. Singh, Lean Consultant & CEO, Taaran Industries, 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 5 S, Kaizen, TPM, SMED, Mistake-proofing techniques and Kanban.
He apprised participants that by 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.
The programme ended with vote of thanks by Rimneet Kaur, Resident manager, PHD Chamber. Seminar was attended by more than 35 industry members from Plastic, sewing machine, textile, auto parts and hand tool industrial units from Ludhiana.