ATDC has collaborated with NPC to promote the "Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme" of MSME in various Apparel Clusters across India and to begin with in Gurgaon to reach and benefit the Member Exports in particular.
The “Awareness Seminar” for providing better understanding of the scheme was jointly organized by ATDC & NPC from 2:30 to 5:30 pm on 25th April 2014 in Gurgaon.
The ‘Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme’ Awareness Programme at Apparel House, Gurgaon was presided by Sri Virender Uppal, Chairman, AEPC, ATDC & IAM and Sri Harbhajan Singh, DG, NPC as “Chief Guest” who inaugurated the seminar. The awareness Seminar was divided in two sessions.
The ‘Inaugural Session’ was addressed by Sri Virender Uppal, Chairman, AEPC, ATDC & IAM, Sri Harbhajan Singh, DG, NPC, Sri. Hari Kapoor, Vice Chairman, ATDC, Sri, H.K.L. Magu, Chairman F&B-AEPC, Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG & CEO, ATDC & IAM and Sri. Anil Peshawari, VP, NAEC and the speakers shared the benefits of adopting Lean Management and how the scheme may be beneficial.
Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG & CEO, ATDC & IAM emphasing the need to increase productivity started the session be highlighting the current productivity scenario in India and the world and preached, “Key emphasis on Industrial Engineering, Lean manufacturing , tools, Kanban, Kaizen, Poka-Yoke, etc. is the need of the hour and will certainly help take Indian Apparel Industry to newer heights also adopting higher level of training programmes and newer approaches are essential to increase productivity and become competitive.”
Sri Virender Uppal, Chairman, AEPC, ATDC & IAM said, “The ever changing Technologies and the pressing need for increasing competitiveness in Apparel Industry are necessitating the need for trained workforce and introduction of new approaches. Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC) addresses the trained manpower needs of Apparel Industry specifically technical personnel in different tiers of manufacturing, from shopfloor to supervisory levels.
“ATDC has made rapid progress under the Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) of Ministry of Textiles (MOT), Govt. of India (GOI) as a Nodal Agency by setting up about 200 Centres on a Pan-India basis covering 22 States, 3 ATDC SMART Training of Trainers (TOT) Academies and have trained cumulatively over 100,000 candidates during the Pilot Project period up to 31st March 2014 and 835 faculty resources.