Availability of skilled manpower for the industry is going to be important to achieve and sustain a higher productivity and proficiency said Arjun Ranga, Chairman, CII Mysuru. He was addressing at an interactive session with the members of the CII in the city on Tuesday. He said, “ India ranks 6th among the 10 largest manufacturing countries in the world and is moving progressively for a bigger share in the manufacturing global market. With higher availability of technology and digitalization in use there is a major global shift in manufacturing. The next generation manufacturing practices across the world are further pushing quality and competitiveness to higher levels. These shifts are recognized and called as Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing started by Germany and is gaining momentum in US, Japan, China, UK etc. Automotive industry is one of the pioneers to implement industry 4.0. The automobile sector in India is one of the largest in the world and accounts for over 7.1 percent of India are GDP and contributes nearly 22 percent of manufacturing GDP.” “To remain globally competitive Indian Industry needs to adopt 4.0. On the other hand automation is transforming the way people work and is seen as a potential growth driver owing to high levels of productivity, benefits to business etc. Several study reveals that almost half the activities being done by physical manpower in the global economy have the potential to be automated by adapting newer technologies resulting overall threat of 60-65 percent of the jobs in India and manufacturing sector across is taking rapid strides towards automation. In order to maximize customer experience, technology is being extensively used, therefore considering these critical factors it is. Interaction on emerging manufacturing technologies and need for skill Development held extremely important to revisit your organizations reskilling and up-skilling requirements. It is more important and relevant especially industries based out of tier-2 cities to be competitive and contribute to our country’s growth,” he added. “While India is on key growth market and becoming a manufacturing and global sourcing hub, availability of skilled manpower for the industry is going to be important to achieve and sustain a higher productivity and proficiency. Also, highly skilled manpower is going to be the only differentiator between you and your competitors and key to realise the vision of Make in India and Zero Defect and Zero Effect manufacturing. We industries from Mysuru need to look at setting up cluster based multi-skill center to meet the skilled manpower demand coming from across sectors. We should also strongly bridge industry – institute interaction and handhold in enhancing their infrastructure and training centers,” said Arjun Ranga. – City Daily 


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