Naresh Chawla of PTU Nalanda School of TQM & Entrepreneurship during his delebration during a Seminar on “Make in India: Zero Defect Zero Effect” organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in association with National Productivity Council at PHD House explained that delayed deliveries, pressure on margins, Threat from Competition, Longer cash to cash cycle and rising customer complaints are the major concerns of industry. He stated that Overproduction, inventory, waiting time, motion, transportation, rework and over processing are the seven types of waste which lean manufacturing concept aims to eliminate and enhance productivity and efficiency of the unit.

Laying stress that productivity is a key to India’s prosperity, A K Dhar, Regional Director, National Productivity Council, NPC, said, “We have to imbibe productivity as a way of life. Only the manufacturing health of Industry can provide the global competitive edge to India.”

S P Singh, NPC, said, “The seminar was organized to create awareness about Zero defect Zero Effect concept and Lean manufacturing methodology so that the industrial units are able to effectively implement these techniques and reduce wastes, enhance productivity and quality, adopt innovative practices, inculcate good management system, imbibe culture of continuous improvement while reducing cost of production, resulting in zero defects and zero effect on environment.”

Naresh Chawla, PTU Nalanda School of TQM & Entrepreneurship explained that delayed deliveries, pressure on margins, Threat from Competition, Longer cash to cash cycle and rising customer complaints are the major concerns of industry. He stated that Overproduction, inventory, waiting time, motion, transportation, rework and over processing are the seven types of waste which lean manufacturing concept aims to eliminate and enhance productivity and efficiency of the unit.

He highlighted the key issues of MSMEs like wastage of consumables; unorganised store keeping, tracking and flow of material, high inventory, which can be managed with implementation of Lean techniques besides lean manufacturing techniques applied and adopted by various industrial units which contributed immensely to generate profits for the success of their enterprise.

Ankur Dhir, Lead Auditor apprised the delegates about on zero emission design which can be adopted at Process, company and inter-company level.

He further apprised participants on Green Chemistry, a relatively new idea which developed in the business and regulatory communities as a natural evolution of pollution prevention initiatives that reduce or eliminate the generation of hazardous substances.

Industry representatives comprising of senior and middle level executives, managers, entrepreneurs, business professionals from both services and manufacturing sector with responsibilities in planning, production, operations, purchasing and management who need to improve their unit joined the proceedings.