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Achieving Manufacturing Excellence

As manufacturing goes digital, it will allow things to be made more economically, in much smaller numbers, more flexibly and with less labour. Sensible, intelligent automation is possible in manufacturing, says B. Santhanam, Managing Director, Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd. “Future factories may look more like those of weavers’ cottages than Ford assembly lines.”

K. Nandakumar, President, Automation Industry Association, says that for a $2 trillion GDP economy, the share of manufacturing sector was only 16 per cent and contributing 12 per cent of total employment. In comparison, China’s manufacturing sector contributes to nearly 35 per cent of that country’s GDP and in Thailand it is nearly 40 per cent. “If we do not bring employment generation from manufacturing sector to nearly 20 per cent in the next decade, it will create social problems.”

Mr Santhanam, Mr Nandakumar and other eminent speakers shared their vision, success stories, insights and inspiration with leaders in the Manufacturing Industry. AIA knitted together the theme as the Knowledge Partner of the Conference  “Achieving Manufacturing Excellence & Increased Return on Investment through Industrial Automation” organised by CII Southern Region at the Hotel Park Sheraton on 25th August 2012.

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Welcome and Theme Address

Ms Uma Balakrishnan
Chairperson, CII -SR, Industrial Automation Conference and CEO, Axcend Automation & Software Solutions

Special Address – Industrial Growth, Holistic Development and Automation

Mr K Nandakumar
President, AIA &
CMD, Chemtrols Industries Limited

Keynote Address – Business Leadership, Manufacturing Excellence and Automation Mr B Santhanam
Dy Chairman, CII-SR & MD, Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd

Session-I: Exploring an Automation Strategy

Understanding strategic relevance  of industrial automation investments in driving manufacturing excellence

Mr N Ramachandran
Past President, ELCINA &
Managing Director
MEL Systems & Services Ltd.

Holistic approach to address old & new plants with varied pedigree of plant equipment, control technologies and people skills.

Mr R K Raina
GM – Projects
Bayer Crop Science

Best practices and global standards in the Automation Industry

Mr Vijay Srinivasan
Past President
Automation Industry Association

Financial exploration and ROI / EVA expectation from a chosen strategy Mr V Ramanathan
General Manager – Operations
Wabco India Limited

Session –II (a): Sectoral Case Studies

Implementing Lean Manufacturing for higher throughput

Mr Manish Ramakrishnan
Head - Mechatronics
Ashok Leyland Ltd

Integrated Control and Supervision of Manufacturing Facility

Mr B K Shashikumar
Dy. General Manager
Bharat Electronics Limited

Industrial Solutions - from Sensors to Services

Mr Amit Verma
Country Marketing Manager
Microsoft Embedded Systems
Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Session –II (b): Sectoral Case Studies

Regulatory compliance and benefits of Manufacturing transparency through Automation systems

Mr Manoj Kumar Lal
Asst Vice President
Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Good practices in energy management and efficient execution with Automation

Mr Shibu George
Project Head (Electrical & Electronics)
Apollo Tyres Limited

Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) systems in Lean assembly
Mr A Suresh
Assistant GM – PPC
TVS Motor Ltd
(supported by Hitech Robotic Systemz Ltd)