Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) organized the 16th edition of its flagship National Productivity Summit (NPS) on 18-19 November 2022 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre in Bengaluru.
Over the years, NPS has been providing a platform for manufacturing companies to showcase their breakthrough practices that has resulted in significant improvement in productivity and competitiveness.
The Summit through its insightful keynotes, live case study presentations, and plant visits, has emphasised the need to embrace an integrated approach to increase manufacturing productivity and ways to make it possible with efficient team processes and technology.
The summit was inaugurated by Dr. Gopichand Katragadda, CEO & Founder, Myelin Foundry in his opening address spoke on ‘Artificial Intelligence and IoT – The Last Mile’, towards enhancing manufacturing competitiveness. Also present were Mr.Ravi Raghavan, President, IMTMA, Mr.Rajendra Rajamane, Vice President, IMTMA, and Mr.Jibak Dasgupta, Director General & CEO.
The latest edition witnessed participation of over 275 delegates from 95 companies across a diverse cross section of the industry, and concluded on 19 November 2022. This edition continued to expand its horizon attracting an encouraging participation from sunrise industries.
Besides the inaugural keynote address, this edition featured 2 keynote presentations viz.
“Paradigm shifts in manufacturing and supply chain in lieu of Technological Developments”, Dr.S.Devarajan, Sr. Vice President, TVS Motor Company
“Productivity – Innovating Sustainably: Perspective ANAND Group”, Mr.M.S.Shankar, President – Future Mobility (Innovation & Technology), Anand Group
Over 85 case studies were received for the Productivity Championship Awards 2022, from which 13 were shortlisted for the finals. Bharat Electronics, Bosch, Hero MotorCorp (Haridwar), Hero MotorCorp (Alwar), Hitachi Astemo, Kasturi Foundry, Kirloskar Oil Engines, Larsen & Toubro, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Tata Motors presented their case studies over the 2 days of the Summit.
The summit also featured case study presentations from 3 SMEs viz. Associated Plasmatron, JPF Metacast, and Mekhos Technology.
Winners of the IMTMA-ACE Micromatic Productivity Championship Awards 2022
1st Prize : Bharat Electronics Limited, Bangalore, for their case study presentation on “Manufacturing of 30,000 ICU Ventilators in 90 days”
2nd Prize : Tata Motors, Pune, for their case study presentation on “Progressive increase of EV capacity through Productivity Improvement and Innovation”
3rd Prize : Hero Motocorp, Alwar, for their case study presentation on “MTTPM reduction through Digitalization of PM activities in ASRS system by implementing IOT based CBM monitoring system”
SME Productivity Championship Award 2022 : Mekhos Technologies, Bangalore, for their case study presentation on “Productivity Improvement in Cabin Latch Unit Assembly & Testing Line”
Jury Commendation Award (Special Award):
Mahindra & Mahindra, Kandivali – Large & Medium Category, for their case study presentation on “The Key to Boosting Efficiency – ‘Single piece flow’, a lean manufacturing method to improve efficiency by increasing productivity, reducing waste and enhancing quality”
Associated Plasmatron, Thane, for their case study presentation on “To enhance productivity & reduce material consumption during HVOF (High Velocity Oxy-Fuel) coating of small parts with the help of multi-spindle rotator system”
Pre-summit plant visits were organized to Ashok Leyland, TVS Motor Company, Indo-MIM, Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE), SEG Automotive and Continental Automotive, which provided a unique opportunity to witness some of the best productivity improvement projects being translated into action.