Tak­ing MSMEs to the Next Level

FICCI Business Digest - - States -

The Depart­ment of MSME & Tex­tiles, Gov­ern­ment of West Ben­gal, or­gan­ised the MSME State Con­clave, Syn­ergy, on 20-21 Au­gust 2018, in Kolkata. The theme of the con­clave was tak­ing MSMEs to the next level. More than 3,000 MSMEs par­tic­i­pated in the con­clave and was in­au­gu­rated by Ma­mata Ban­er­jee, Chief Min­is­ter, Gov­ern­ment of West Ben­gal.

The the­matic ses­sions on Lean Man­u­fac­tur­ing, SME List­ing (IPO), Ru­ral En­trepreneur­ship Hub and Ex­port Ori­en­ta­tion in MSME were or­gan­ised at the con­clave. The the­matic ses­sion on Lean Man­u­fac­tur­ing was mod­er­ated by RK Ch­ha­jer, Chair­man, FICCI-MSME State Com­mit­tee, West Ben­gal & Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Vikrant Forge Ltd. Ch­ha­jer, spoke on the ad­van­tage of im­ple­ment­ing Lean Man­u­fac­tur­ing process, as it re­duces cost and in­creases pro­duc­tiv­ity. There should be an aware­ness and or­gan­ised sup­port for im­ple­ment­ing this tech­nique in MSMEs.

Prof. Sid­dhartha Das, IIT, Kharag­pur, spoke on Lean Man­u­fac­tur­ing, which has evolved over a pe­riod of time help­ing in im­prov­ing ef­fi­ciency, ef­fec­tive­ness and prof­itabil­ity of the man­u­fac­tur­ing op­er­a­tions. Ajoy Ban­dopad­hyaya, Di­rec­tor, MSME – De­vel­op­ment In­sti­tute, Kolkata, men­tioned the ben­e­fits of Lean Man­u­fac­tur­ing, which helps in useful util­i­sa­tion of work­ers, re­duces en­ergy waste, de­fects in prod­ucts, trans­porta­tion waste and wastage of time.

Sid­dhartha Das, Prof. IIT, Kharag­pur, ad­dress­ing the con­clave.

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