Phase 3 Audit Report TTPK Cluster 1 & 2, Tirupur

DC(MSME), Min. of MSME , Govt of India is implementing the scheme called “Lean Manufacturing”. Tirupur TTPK cluster 1&2 are getting benefited through the scheme. The scheme is being implemented through QCI.

 The 3rd audit was held and could able to see lot of differences in the working culture. Benefits both in terms of tangible and intangible are witnessed in the audit.

Cloud Computing Advantages for MSMEs

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Micro, Small and Medium sized businesses can take a lot of benefit from embracing business cloud solutions. Cloud platforms allow MSMEs to compete in the cloud giant-controlled environment, and gives the level playing field required to succeed in business.

Some small and medium companies are yet to fully realize the advantages that cloud solutions can provide. In the meantime, hundreds of cloud vendors are preparing for the expected major upswing in popularity among cloud services for SMEs and for private consumers as well.

One of the most important benefits of cloud computing is the extensive environment that gives enough leverage for MSMEs to compete with the giants in the industry. MSMEs today usually begin with the simple email cloud solutions without knowing that they are already reaching for the cloud. Others seek file sharing platforms that work like Google Drive and Dropbox. It is the aim of these companies to grow the business without the need for a new equipment or infrastructure that gets outdated easily. Not to mention that physical IT requires more maintenance and control.

MSMEs don’t want to manage that equipment any more, it’s just too intensive from a resource perspective and from a monetary perspective, and it’s inflexible, as it won’t adapt itself to companies during a time of expansion. With an on-demand infrastructure you can start with what you need today without worrying about tomorrow or the day after because the cloud can scale with you as and when needed.

Advantages of the Cloud for MSMEs

For SMEs that do not know the benefits of the cloud yet, here are at least 6 reasons why embracing this new platform gives a kick for the business:

  • Up-to-date cloud software solutions without placing too much cost on the business.
  • Availability of unlimited data storage from the cloud, which can be expanded anytime
  • Access to data from anywhere and anytime means portability and flexibility; giving more time and effort to be placed on business strategies and solutions.
  • Sophisticated and high levels of security protocol that ensure business and data protection.
  • Better business performance due to the portability, flexibility, efficiency and productivity that cloud provides.
  • Simplified back-end data management and control using automatic cross referencing and reconciliation cloud features.

Intellectual Propery Rights new policy

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The National Intellectual Property Rights policy was approved by the cabinet on May 12, 2016 .It is a “first of its kind” policy for India, covering all forms of intellectual property together in a single framework. The policy follows a completely new set of principles that are tilted in favour of intellectual property (IP) owners in every possible way.

The policy will govern the following Acts: Patents, Trade Marks, Design, Geographical Indications of Goods, Copyright, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights, Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout Design and Biological Diversity. It is time to analyse how it will help #msme in India.

The detailed report can be seen in the following link.

Click to access National_IPR_Policy_12.05.2016.pdf

25 ESSENTIAL LEAN TOOLS

The Manufacturing industries suppose to know the following 25 Lean tools . For Large Industries the number may go high. But #MSME need not to go for all the major 25 tools .

25 LEAN Tools :
• 5S
• Andon
• Bottleneck Analysis
• Continuous Flow
• Gemba (The Real Place)
• Heijunka (Level Scheduling)
• Hoshin Kanri (Policy Deployment)
• Jidoka (Autonomation)
• Just-In-Time (JIT)
• Kaizen (Continuous Improvement)
• Kanban (Pull System)
• KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
• Muda (Waste)
• Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
• PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act)
• Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing)
• Root Cause Analysis
• Single-Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)
• Six Big Losses
• SMART Goals
• Standardized Work
• Takt Time
• Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
• Value Stream Mapping
• Visual Factory

Lean Manufacturing in TTPK cluster, Tirupur

It is very nice to audit the 15 100% EOU #MSME and one Domestic supplier in implementation of Lean Manufacturing Techniques. Majority of the unit following 5S to QMS/QTT tools in their unit. Surprised to see the M/s #Prithivi #MSMEunits who is a domestic supplier and implemented 100% 20160602_104130of Lean Manufacturing Techniqes.

Believe the other sectors will also come in this pipeline