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Voice of Manufacturing: Rebooting the Industry Supply Chain through Smart Manufacturing & Digitally Connected Operations

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NASSCOM CoE IndDIC (Industry Digital Innovation Consortium) organized the 4th edition of Voice of Manufacturing – Managing manufacturing challenges Digitally’’ was organized on 20th August 2020. The foremost focus of the e-Confluence was ‘’Rebooting the Industry Supply Chain through Smart Manufacturing & Digitally connected operations’’.

NASSCOM Centre of Excellence IoT & AI engaged with Large automotive manufacturing enterprise Mahindra and Mahindra & Endurance Technologies, large OEM to the automotive sector. The session also had presence from Larsen & Toubro Infotech and Foundation of Smart Manufacturing (IIT Delhi & Automation India Association) an Industry 4.0 program under the Department of Heavy Industries (DHI), Government of India.

The e-Confluence saw participation from over 175 industries across various industry segments.

Mr Vivek Saha , Director & Head, Digital Transformation & Industry 4.0 NASSCOM CoE, raised the curtain of this session throwing light on how Covid-19 crisis challenges are becoming opportunities for Digital adoption & also highlighted the NEW Normal that industries are embracing/adapting to revive. He has been key moderator across the panellist to circumvent the voice of manufacturing.

Mr. Ravindra Barlingay, Vice President R&D – Electronics, Advanced Engineering & eMobility, Endurance Technologies, set the context by discussing the challenging impact of COVID19 and also mentioned several positive aspects and underlying opportunities in the same.

He concluded by stating the criticality of adopting digital technologies and creating a common digital platform to mitigate steep losses due to disruptions in the pandemic situation & role of technology to revive the industry value-chain.

Mr. Amol Deshpande, Head of Digital Agri & Farm, Mahindra & Mahindra, deliberated on the opportunities presented due to COVID19 and how organizations and people have been pushed to think out of the box – enriching breakthrough thinking. Mahindra, for instance has ventured into manufacturing of PPEs – face shields, low cost ventilators and more.

Over the interactive session, several challenging questions were addressed to the panellists and the key highlights are as follows –

Ms. Suparna Dutta, AVP & Global Head – Industrial IoT at LTI, discussed and deliberated on the various driving forces of Smart Manufacturing – Mobility, Technology Impact, Market Capture, Product Life Cycle Management, Cost Pressure and more. She also mentioned that Aligning with the Enterprise Priorities is imperative – Enabling new business models, enabling revenue growth, transforming customer and employee experiences and mastering next gen efficient operations.

The Manufacturing Operation Journey includes –


The session was concluded by highlighting that Technology should act as a base but organizations should not only depend on it. Prior assessment of maturity of the organizations – digital maturity, awareness of technologies available, sketching the Industry Value Chain and the focus area for impact, level of outcomes and thereafter choose and adopt integrated solutions.

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