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ITAMMA´s Cluster Development Initiative

Feb 01, 2015
ITAMMA´s Cluster Development Initiative

1st January, 2015 was indeed a new beginning for ITAMMA members at Ahmedabad. On this auspicious day, ITAMMA initiated the formation of ITAMMA Lean Manufacturing Forum Group´II, by signing off the Tripartite Agreement along with National Productivity Council and AddValue Consulting Inc (AVCI).

Looking at the massive savings gained through the earlier ITAMMA Lean Cluster, (to the tune of approximately Rs 9 crore as mentioned by PN Solanki, Dy Director, MSME), AddValue Consulting Inc (AVCI) has been retained as Lean Consultants to recreate the LEAN magic in the new cluster.

AddValue Consulting Inc (AVCI) is the leading lean training and consulting firm working across Asia ´ Africa ´ Australia, having assisted more than 200 organisations till date in manufacturing and service sectors as well. D Chandra Sekhar, Director, MSME, briefed the ITAMMA members about the prevailing MSME schemes which ITAMMA could avail for their benefits and laid stress on the combined facility formation. Shirish Paliwal, Director, NPC, Gandhinagar, spoke about the progress of cluster formations and also of the tremendous success of the APO meet held in December at Colombo, where he mentioned that Waterman Industries, the client of AddValue Consulting Inc (AVCI) was the only Lean practicing organization, who shared their Lean experiences and tremendous savings under the guidance of AddValue Consulting Inc (AVCI). Prashant Gandhi, as a Nodal Officer, for these cluster development activities at Ahmedabad, was congratulated for this excellent initiative.

Kaizar Mahuwala, Hon Treasurer, ITAMMA, shared the vision of ITAMMA for implementing 100 member organisations availing benefits under the Lean Manufacturing Competiveness Scheme.

ND Mhatre, Director General (Tech), ITAMMA, mentioned that many textile engineering units have come forward and are having a good experience in terms of their improvement of their infrastructure set-up, the systems and the product quality and handling through lean manufacturing programmes. He further mentioned that a detailed survey of these units collecting the information on the benefits in the above areas should be published by MSME for encouraging the other units of textile engineering industry to go for such useful programmes where ITAMMA can take up this assignment if needed.

The Tripartite Agreement was signed by Nimish Sanghvi (Forum II SPV Head), Nilesh Arora ´ Founder Director, AddValue Consulting Inc (AVCI) and Shirish Paliwal, Director, NPC, Gandhinagar.

Chandrashekar, Director, MSME, congratulated all the SPV members, viz, Nimish Sanghvi of Laxmi Shuttleless Looms Pvt Ltd, Chandresh Shah of Krsna Engimech Pvt Ltd, Purvic Panchal of Shree Ram Textile, Alpesh and Vijay Panchal of Sonal Industries and Prakash Panchal of Somet Machinery (India).