Building “Future Ready Factories” Will be Crucial in This Era of Intensifying Manufacturing Competitiveness


Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Frost & Sullivan announced the launch of the 2016 edition India Manufacturing Excellence Awards (IMEA), the most comprehensive on-site assessment, benchmarking and recognition platform in the manufacturing sector. Through the IMEA platform, Frost & Sullivan has been accelerating the manufacturing competitiveness of the country through knowledge sharing, benchmarking and assisting adoption of best manufacturing practices. The increasing competitiveness in the manufacturing sector and the focus on manufacturing propelled by the ‘Make in India’ campaign reconfirms the need for a program like IMEA in the country.

The IMEA, with its rich legacy of 12 years, has been at the forefront of celebrating excellence and implementation of best practices in manufacturing units. Since its inception, this awards platform has supported participant companies in identifying opportunities for improvement toward enhancing business competitiveness. Further, this detailed assessment and the results thereof enable companies to ascertain actionable projects for implementation. A system needed now, more than ever before, due to the increased impetus for manufacturing in India to help transcend to the next level.

Nitin Kalothia, Director – Manufacturing & Process Consulting, Frost & Sullivan says, “The future of manufacturing lies with nations who would build capabilities to collaborate and compete at global levels. Choice of appropriate technology for the manufacturing philosophy aptly supported by strong innovation culture will be the key characteristics of future ready factories.”

Frost & Sullivan identifies “Future Ready Factories”, in each industry sector that display best practices in manufacturing. The most coveted recognition – “The Indian Manufacturer of the Year” award goes to the company that has demonstrated excellence and leadership across the entire value chain.

The awards event to be held on December 9, 2016 at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai will be the platform for recognizing these companies and celebrating their stellar achievements. The IMEA banquet will see an elite roster including the crème-de-la-crème of the Indian manufacturing sector, industry experts and visionary leaders, and be a great networking opportunity.

The 2016 India Manufacturing Excellence Awards is supported by Media Partners – Automation Connect, Cargo Connect, Construction Business Today, eCargolog, Efficient Manufacturing, Logistics Reckoner, Manufacturing Today and Sustainability Next.

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