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ITAMMA’s Cluster Development Initiative


initiated the formation of Lean Manufacturing Forum Group–II, by signing off the Tripartite Agreement along with National Productivity Council and (AVCI). Looking into the massive savings gained in the earlier ITAMMA Lean Cluster, (to the tune of approx.9cr as mentioned by P. N. Solanki, Dy. Director, MSME), (AVCI) was retained as Lean Consultants to recreate the LEAN magic in the new cluster.

, Director, MSME addressing the gathering at the ITAMMA Lean Manufacturing Forum AddValue Consulting Inc (AVCI) is the leading Lean Training and Consulting firm working across Asia –Africa – Australia, having assisted more than 200 organizations till date in manufacturing and service sectors as well.

N.D. Mhatre, Director General (Tech), ITAMMA, mentioned that many textile engineering units have come forward and are having a good experience in terms of their improvement of their infrastructure set-up, the systems and the product quality and handling through Lean Manufacturing Programmes. He further mentioned that a detailed survey of these units collecting the information on the benefits in the above areas should be published by MSME for encouraging the other Units of Textile Engineering Industry to go for such useful programmes where ITAMMA can take up this assignment if needed.

, Director, NPC, Gandhinagar, spoke about the progress of cluster formations and also of the tremendous success of the APO meet held in December at Colombo, where he mentioned that Waterman Industries, the client of AddValue Consulting Inc (AVCI) was the only Lean practicing organization, who shared their Lean experiences and tremendous savings under the guidance of AddValue Consulting Inc (AVCI). Mr. , as a Nodal Officer, for these cluster development activities at Ahmedabad, was congratulated for this excellent initiative.