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Workshop on ‘Ideas for successful implementation of lean practices in manufacturing sector’ held at NIE

Mysuru, November 25:- The National Institute of Engineering (NIE) organised a two-day workshop on ‘Ideas for successful implementation of lean practices in manufacturing sector’ recently.

The workshop was inaugurated by Dr Manjunath, Lean Consultant, Bengaluru, who interacted with the students on how lean practices drive the industry, with a focus on lean practices/management as a strategic initiative.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Manjunath said, “Lean techniques have been adopted by more than 72% of machine shops across the country and this has dramatically increased the productivity while continuing to remove wasteful practices and contribute to the bottom line. There is increased awareness about the ‘quality concepts’ among diverse groups today which is a good sign; as TPM, Lean Practices and Quality improvement forms the basis for excellence in any industry and students equipped with this knowledge can leap in their career path.”

K Amul Chandra, Lean Champion and expert corporate trainer, ACE Designers, Bengaluru, stressed on the importance of time management, self-discipline and habit formation in order to excel in lean practices.

The workshop was presided by Dr K M Subbaiah, professor and head, Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, said that ‘In response to the rapid economic and technological developments we believe such exchange of practical experiences and knowledge helps the students immensely to become dynamic, demand-driven, quality conscious, efficient and forward-looking while being equipped with enhanced abilities to manage and lead emerging businesses globally.’

Dr H N Divakar, professor; Mohammed Ismail, associate professor and  Latha B M, assistant professor of the Department of Industrial and Production Engineering were the coordinators of the workshop.

The event was sponsored by the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP-III). (MR)

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