Ahmedabad, India - With a view to spread awareness on the capabilities to be developed by the industry and plan its technology upgradation to meet future requirements, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) recently organized a Conference on Advanced Manufacturing Technology (CAMTECH) in Ahmedabad.
The discussions revolved around the latest available manufacturing technologies and the best practices in manufacturing. The conference also focused on the urgent need to build capabilities of people to accept, adopt and take advantage of the influx of data, and to fully benefit from Industry 4.0.
The eminent speakers included Raju Shah, Chairman, CII Gujarat State Council & Chairman, Harsha Engineers Ltd; Yatindra Sharma, Past Chairman, CII Gujarat State Council & Managing Director, KHS Machinery Pvt Ltd; Gajanan Patil, Joint Managing Director, Aurangabad Industrial City; Jagdish Salgaonkar, Vice President, AECOM & Programme Director, Dholera Industrial City Development Ltd; Piyush Tamboli, Vice Chairman, CII Gujarat State Council & Chairman & Managing Director, Investment and Precision Casting Ltd; Amol Nagar, Director - Manufacturing Operations & Global Supply Chain, GE Aviation; and Naresh Kantoor, Founder & CEO, Encon Systems; Dr Nagahanumaiah, Director, Central Manufacturing Technology Institute; Santosh Bannur, Head Technical Services - Sanand Plant, Tata Motors Ltd; and Vipul Vachhani, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Jaivel Aerospace (Boeing – Jaival Skill Development Center).
“Technology is evolving at a rapid pace. Our focus should be on creating next-gen manufacturing, which will usher in high productivity in the sector along with creating more jobs,” Shah pointed out.
Sharma seconded him, “Transformation in manufacturing will be led through human-machine collaboration, digital disruptions, the use of new business models and the demand for high-end technology skills in manufacturing, resulting in higher productivity and predictability. The future of manufacturing lies in ensuring faster time to market, lower production costs and improved production efficiency.”
The conference brought together over 100 high-level industry captains, technology providers and seekers, and academicians on a common platform to deliberate on various aspects of advanced manufacturing and review strategies for their effective implementation across the industry.