11:00 AM11:00

SKILLS FOR INDUSTRY 4.0 | A Consensus Building Forum for Academia

IITD-AIA FSM, IIT, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

11:00 am to 01:30 pm, Friday, 11th of October 2019

To understand readiness of our Academia to adopt Industry 4.0 concepts and technologies an exploratory meeting is being convened by IITD-AIA Foundation for Smart Manufacturing (IAFSM) for academicians whose role is vitally important for the proliferation of the technological transformation in Industries.

Following shared concerns shall be discussed:





Discussions shall be followed by an experiential session of Industry 4.0 technologies at FSM Cyber Physical Lab, IIT Delhi.

To confirm your participation in the meeting, please fill out the following form.

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to Aug 31

Packaging 4.0 | Renaissance for Indian Packaging Industry

Hosted from 28th to 31st August at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi


Packaging 4.0| Renaissance for Indian Packaging Industry witnessed Industry 4.0 - driven technologies – such as Smart Sensors, collaborative robots, Fluid Power technologies, Machine vision Internet of things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Augmented reality – technologies which are transforming manufacturing and distribution processes, and creating ‘smart factories’.


Participants attended a range of enlightening sessions and had an opportunity to assimilate ideas,dymistify concepts and understand from Industry 4.0 technology experts. Thought leadership from Automation Industry Association also unravelled some of the key concepts and curiosities around Industry 4.0 and its significance on Indian Manufacturing in general.


Thursday, August 29, 2019

Inline Video Inspection of Print and Packaging using OCR/OCV-Bar Code and 2D Data Code

Mr. Anish Soneja, Founder Director
Menzel Vision & Robotics Pvt. Ltd.

Live Demo of Remote Maintenance using Augmented Reality
Prof. Sunil Jha,
Director IAFSM* & Prof. at IIT Delhi
*IIT-D AIA Foundation for Smart Manufacturing (IAFSM)

iQ Monozukuri - Packaging Solution
Mr. Sivasankar N,
Sr. Manager, FA & Industrial Division
Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd.

Extracting machine data for cloud communication
Ms. Madhumati Gharat
Team Lead - Technical Support
Hilscher India Pvt. Ltd.

Collaborative Robots for Packaging - Human & Machine in Perfect Harmony
Mr. Harish Sandesh
Manager - Applications & E-learning Admin
Omron Automation Pvt. Ltd.

Smart Sensing Solutions for Packaging Industry
Mr. Ashutosh Gupta
Senior Manager, System & Solution Group
Pepperl+Fuchs (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Disruptive Technologies impacting Packaging Industry

Mr. Lokesh Kaushal
Segment Lead, Asia Pacific
Rockwell Automation Pvt. Ltd.

Traceability through Serialization

Mr. Harish Sandesh
Manager - Applications & E-learning Admin
Omron Automation Pvt. Ltd.

Integrating process plants and packaging with e-factory solutions

Mr. Sunil Mehta
GM, Factory Automation & Industrial Division
Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd.

I-4.0 Enabled Palletization system

Mr. Naresh Kantoor
Founder & CEO
Encon Systems

Packaging 4.0: Enabling Operational Excellence

Mr. Tanay Sil
Head - Business Development-Industry
B&R Industrial Automation Pvt. Ltd.

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9:00 AM09:00

Workshop on Demystifying Smart Manufacturing


All nations are talking about the storm of Smart Manufacturing / IOT / Industry 4.0. Classical models of manufacturing and business are giving way too much more collaborative, self-aware, innovative and productive techniques, using data sourced directly from sensors, machines, vendors and customers. This has a direct impact on competitiveness and quality of goods and services of an enterprise. Samarth Udyog is the goal of the Indian Manufacturing Ecosystem and is achievable in a manner that works for you. To strengthen the ‘Make in India’ eco-system with adoption of smart technologies, the Automation Industry Association and IIT Delhi have created a Special Purpose Vehicle, called the Foundation for Smart Manufacturing (FSM) to take the emerging wave of Smart Technologies and adapt it with relevance to the needs of grass root manufacturing in MSME and talent incubators in Educational and Vocational Institutes. Delivering consistent quality backed by stringent norms through the production and manufacturing pipeline, right from raw material sourcing to finished product delivery for the quality conscious end user, it is essential that Indian industry aligns itself towards adopting newer and tested quality assurance practices. To facilitate, introduce and enlighten industry with an evolved genre of quality focused smart manufacturing, Quality Council of India supported by IITD-AIA Foundation for Smart Manufacturing conducted an awareness workshop with hands-on exposure in the FSM Cyber Physical Laboratory.


Session Type: Lecture
Theme: Global Smart Manufacturing Scenario and Implications for India
Mr. C K Biswas, CEO, NBQP, Quality Council of India
Mr.Ravi Agarwal, Vice President AIA and Director FSM
Technical Theme - 1
Session Type: Case Studies + Lecture
Theme: Role of Sensors, Human-Machine Interaction, Precision Control in the Quality Journey
Lead Instructor: Prof. Sunil Jha, IIT Delhi and Director FSM
Lab Session - 1
Session Type: Demo + Hands - On in Laboratory
Theme: Familiarisation with the Building Blocks of Smart Automated Machines
Laboratory Facilitators: Mr. Arun Kumar - Mr. Onkar Chawla - Mr. Akash Tiwari
Lab Session - 2
Session Type: Demo + Hands - On in Laboratory
Theme: Familiarisation with Collaborative, Digital, Engineering and Asset Management Tools
Lab Facilitators: Mr. Tushar Ghosh - Mr. Prakhar Mishra - Ms. Preeti Joshi
Technical Theme - 2
Session Type: Case Studies + Lecture
Theme: Demystifying the Digital Thread and ‘Anywhere’ Data
Lead Instructor: Prof. Sunil Jha, IIT Delhi and Director FSM
Concluding Thoughts
Session Type: Open House
Theme: Organisation Assessment and Road Map for Samarth Udyog / Smart Industry
Moderator: Mr. Anup Wadhwa, AIA
Mr. Dilip Kumar, Head-Technical and Projects, East West Infosolutions
Mr. Arun Kapur, COO ( International Business), Luxor Writing Instruments
Dr. Jatinder Singh, Director PHDCCI
Certificate Distribution by Mr. Avik Mitra, Senior Advisor, NBQP, Quality Council of India


Inaugural Theme: Global Smart Manufacturing Scenario and Implications for India - Manufacturing industry is responding to consumer and environment demands with a high degree of technological innovation that is being fuelled by the rapid convergence of Information and Automation processes. The competitive equation is no longer determined by low wages. It is being replaced by speed, flexibility and first-time right abilities.

Technical Theme - 1: Role of Sensors, Human-Machine Interaction, Precision Control in the Quality Journey - Quality assurance is largely a function of the material processing and inspection functions, whereas cost competitiveness is largely a function of idle time reduction and waste elimination. Sensors are the 24*7 watchdogs, measuring every minute aspect of operation. Information that is relevant for automated control is passed on to PLCs or Servos, whereas information to alert and guide plant personnel is presented via appropriate Human-Machine interface devices. This session was aimed at helping participants understand the various classifications of Sensors, HMIs and Control Systems used in modern machineries.

Lab Session - 1: Familiarisation with the Building Blocks of Smart Automated Machines - This session offered a practical and live demonstration of a smart machine, built for precision assembly. Lab facilitators provided a hands on opportunity to participants to experience Presence Sensors, RFID, Vision Systems, Touch-screen interactive HMIs, Process and Motion Control Systems that are deployed globally in Smart Automated Machines

Lab Session - 2: Familiarisation with Collaborative, Digital, Engineering and Asset Management Tools - This session offered a live demonstration of software tools and cloud-based services. With the help of simple case studies, participants experienced how physical components are converted into ‘digital’ format and presented for human collaboration. Among the tools demonstrated were 3D Visualisation, Augmented Reality and Real-time Analytics.

Technical Theme - 2: Demystifying the Digital Thread and ‘Anywhere’ Data - Possibilities of Cyber Physical integration are increasing rapidly because of the rapid deployment of cloud based digital platforms. It is now possible for people to collaborate sitting far away from each other. This session helped participants differentiate general IoT platforms with IIoT platforms. Covering relevant digital services for manufacturing such as deployment of Augmented Reality and Analytics.

Panel Discussion Theme: Organisation Assessment and Road Map for Samarth Udyog / Smart Factory - The indicators of ‘Samarth Udyog’ or Smart Factory presented by panelists and were discussed in an open house format. This session was aimed at providing participants an opportunity to explore a few relevant steps they can initiate in their existing roles, to prepare for the journey into Smart Manufacturing.



• Manager level and above from manufacturing and process industries dealing with technical subjects

• Consultants and Auditors / Assessors of the above domain

• Academicians

• Any professional who wants to understand the future of Industry 4.0
• Basic Exposure to Manufacturing Functions

• Understanding of Real-time data

• Responsibility for Improvement Projects

Reported Takeaways

Participants who attended this programme reported receiving a balanced view of the fundamental shifts taking place relevant to the Indian ecosystem.

A consequence of being exposed to the possibilities of ‘Digitalisation’ - its benefits as well as key challenges involved.

Enlightened with a basic framework of readiness for Industry 4.0.

While participants who had their internal systems and budgets already set for improving quality and transparency were guided by experts and encouraged towards identifying teams, technologies and detailed engineering needs for conducting proof-of-concept activity.

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7:30 AM07:30

IITD Industry Day 2018 and "Smart Manufacturing" Thematic Sessions

Smart Manufacturing

The “Digital” storm and the manufacturing world is agog with the rapid changes that are transforming the international manufacturing scenario. Technology is forcing huge disruptions in the classical models of global commerce. India being one of the biggest markets in the world with an equally strong bedrock of potential in manufacturing, cannot stay aloof from these winds of change which are forcing readjustment of the sails elsewhere.

Samarth Udyog is an initiative by the Government of India that bridges the awareness and actual technology gap to enable Indian companies to participate and play an important role on the global stage of manufacturing. To strengthen the ‘Make in India’  eco-system with adoption of smart technologies, Industry and IIT Delhi have created a Special Purpose Vehicle, called the Foundation for Smart Manufacturing (FSM) to take the emerging wave of Smart Technologies and adapt it with relevance to the needs of grass root manufacturing in MSME and talent incubators in Educational and Vocational Institutes.


IIT Delhi, a pioneer institute leading excellence in engineering education & research organized the annual Industry Day, inviting Industry, Technologists, Consultants, Researchers and alike for interface with the best in Industry and Education

This years’ theme was “Smart Manufacturing”, with Live Demos those of Smart Factory Modules assembled / developed at
“FSM” IITD-AIA Foundation for Smart Manufacturing

Some of the marquee Industry participants were
TCS, IBM, JCB, Ansys, AMAT, Tata Chemicals, UTStar, Maruti Suzuki, TEVA & others
Chief Guest : Mr. R. C. Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki



Smart Manufacturing Thematic Session – I
Overview of Smart Manufacturing activities at IIT Delhi – Prof. Sunil Jha, IIT Delhi
Addressing Challenges ahead of Samarth Udyog,Mr. Raj Singh Rathee, Managing Director, Kuka India Pvt Ltd.
Panel Discussion - Moderator - Anup Wadhwa, Director, Automation Industry Association
Ms. Ritu Pande, Director, Department of Heavy Industry, Govt. of India
Mr. Arun Kapur, Chief Operating Officer, Luxor International Pvt Ltd.
Prof. Prem Vrat, Pro-Chancellor, Professor of Eminence and Chief Mentor, The NorthCap University
Mr. Sunil Mehta, General Manager, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Atul Bal, President, IITD Alumni Association
Q&A Session
Smart Manufacturing Demos
Smart Manufacturing Thematic Session – II
Leveraging Ecosystems for Smart Manufacturing in India– Mr. K Ananth Krishnan, EVP and CTO, Tata Consultancy Services
Intelligent Conveyor Technologies for Industry4.0 Factory– Mr. PV Sivaram, Chairman Emeritus, B&R Industrial Automation Pvt Ltd.
Smart Sensing Solutions for Samarth Udyog – Mr Ravi Agarwal, Managing Director, Pepperl+Fuchs Factory Automation Pvt Ltd.
Unlock the potential of Physical & Digital Convergence using IOT & AR – Mr Dhirendra Kulkarni, Technical Sales Director, PTC India
Q&A Sessions

For more Information write to us at info@iafsm.in

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PackPlus 2018
to Jul 28

PackPlus 2018

Packaging 4.0
An India Perspective

Packaging machines are a vital part of the production process in the consumer goods industry. They often work in multi-shift operation, and any malfunctions have to be met with a fast response. Packaging 4.0, held in the fourth week of July offered an open forum for the Indian Packaging Machinery Suppliers and End Users.

Packaging 4.0 – An India Perspective represented the shift towards new wave automation technologies and the interplay with IOT for better control, clear diagnostics and pro-active remedial strategies

At the Smart Manufacturing Pavilion, Technology Experts showcased and spoke about  HOT TOPICS, those that Indian machine builders and owners of packaging lines are concerned with.

Featuring Speakers From




Changing Landscape for Smart Manufacturing
Mr. Ravi Agarwal
IAFSM (IITD-AIA Foundation for Smart Manufacturing)

iQ Monozukuri - Packaging Solution
Mr. Rameshchandra Bhorania
Mitsubishi Electric India, Factory Automation Division

Smart Sensors and I/O Links
Mr. Sudhanshu Kantoor
Pepperl+Fuchs Factory Automation India Pvt. Ltd.

Unlocking the Value of Physical and Digital Convergence Using Augmented Reality and IoT
Mr. Tushar Ghosh
Parametric Technology (India) Pvt. Ltd.

OEE Management and Analysis
Mr. Rahul Verma
B&R Industrial Automation Pvt. Ltd.

Integration Challenges Between Automation and IoT Layers
Dr. Sunil Jha
IAFSM (IITD-AIA Foundation for Smart Manufacturing)

RFID and BarCoding Applications
Mr. Laksh Malhotra
Pepperl+Fuchs Factory Automation India Pvt. Ltd.

Servo Drives and Coordinated Motion Control for Gauge Control, Tension Control & Flexible Pouching
Mr. Rachit Agarwal
B&R Industrial Automation Pvt. Ltd.

Smart Machines for Smart Manufacturing
Mr. Lokesh Kaushal
Rockwell Automation India Pvt. Ltd.

Automation in Food Processing - Current & Future
Mr. Ranjan Singh Chadha
Festo India Pvt. Ltd.

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Automation Training Zone
to Dec 3

Automation Training Zone

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In partnership with Hanover Milano Fairs India Pvt. Ltd. AIA set up an exclusive Zone during WIN India 2016 at MMRDA Grounds, Mumbai with an ultimate objective of training PEOPLE in advanced technologies to make them competent in solving operational issues and contribute to the superior performance and real-time management of plant, machinery and associated resources.

Automation Training Zone Highlights

  • Participants were engaged with domain captains, drawn from leading member companies of Automation Industry Association
  • Exposed and familiarized young, as well as experienced engineers, to the emerging skill needs in automated plant
  • 8 Important Skills in Automation for Integrated Operations were covered
  • Confidence building for implementation, with individual Hands-On training

About the Knowledge Partner-AIA

    Automation Industry Association (AIA) founded in 2004, is India’s apex automation industry body, with nearly 40 high tech automation companies. The technologies they represent encompass electrical automation, mechanical automation, continuous and batch process automation, robotics, machine vision, assembly and material handling systems, sensors, controllers, actuators, communication devices, HMI, real-time software, simulation, training, and a host of interface and supporting sub-systems.
    It has pioneered the vendor-neutral approach in developing Educational Curriculum for Universities and is promoting Industry Practices and Skills consonant with Global Standards.

    Participants Profile

    Staff from Maintenance / Projects / Utilities / Safety / Machine Design / Production Systems Design / Quality Management -  participated in the training in their chosen domains and conducted specific mini-experiments with their own hands. At every training booth, there were industry-standard, hardware and software components, configured for demonstration of the concept and the participant exercises.

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    Packaging 4.0 Pavilion
    to Jul 30

    Packaging 4.0 Pavilion

    Packaging 4.0 - India Perspective

    27-30 July 2016, New Delhi
    Pack Plus Exhibition at Hall 12 A Stall 40, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

    Packaging machines are a vital part of the production process in the consumer goods industry. They often work in multi-shift operation, and any malfunctions have to be met with a fast response. Packaging 4.0 is an open forum for the Indian Packaging Machinery Suppliers and End Users.

    Packaging 4.0 – India Perspective represents the shift towards new wave automation technologies that provide clear diagnostic and remedial strategies.

    At the Automation Pavilion, Automation leaders showcased and spoke about the HOT  TOPICS that Indian machine builders and buyers of integrated lines are concerned with.


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    Supporting Partner


    About AIA - the Knowledge Partner

    Automation Industry Association (AIA) founded in 2004, is India’s apex automation industry body, with nearly 40 high tech automation companies. It has pioneered the Integrated Automation approach in the Educational Curriculum for Universities and is also promoting Integrated Automation Practices and Skills consonant with emerging global trends. Packaging 4.0 is an open forum for the Indian Packaging Machinery Suppliers and End Users.

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    Conference on Smart Automation for SMEs
    1:30 PM13:30

    Conference on Smart Automation for SMEs


    The 'Smart Automation for SMEs' Conference was held on 10th September 2015 that showcased how SMEs can bridge quality gaps, sustain long lived performance, master the skills needed to absorb required levels of Industrial Automation and become partners in global supply chains.

    The conference program ran as under:

    Inaugural Plenary

     “Automation advantage for SME manufacturers”

    'Make in India' - Expectations, Experiences and Opportunities for SME Suppliers
    Vinnie Mehta
    Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA)

    Session I

    “Automation for Zero Defect (Quality Assurance)”


    Solutions for Quality Management
    (In-Process Inspection)
    Harish Sandesh
    Omron Automation


    Learnings from the Global Landscape
    PV Sivaram
    Automation Industry Association (AIA)

    Session II

    “Flexible & Cost Competitive Manufacturing”

    Machine Connectivity & Maximising OEE
    Sriram Parmanand
    Rockwell Automation

    The Challenge of Change Parts
    Manhar Bhalla
    Deep Automation

    Session III

    “Emerging Trends in Machine Intelligence”

    Easy Viewing & Analytics on the Move
    Milind Kulkarni
    Siemens India

    Closed Loop Automated Production
    Vijay Pamnani
    Shriram Pistons

    Panel Discussion

    “Getting Started the Smart Way”

    The session advocated a life cycle approach towards automation, involving following stages Consultancy-Evaluation-Selection-Implementation-Risk Mitigation-ROI


    Naresh Kantoor
    Encon Systems


    Sriram Parmanand
    Rockwell Automation

    Vijay Pamnani
    Sriram Piston

      Ganesha Upadhyay
      Hero Motocorp Ltd.

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      8:30 PM20:30

      ARC Forum 2015

      Mr Dilip Sawhney, delivered the keynote address on the theme,  'India Specific Challenges'.

      "Industry in Transition: Information Driven Manufacturing for the Connected World -India Specific challenges -- AIA Perspective" by Dilip Sawhney, President, AIA gave a Keynote presentation on India Specific Challenges as AIA. The presentation was well received by the delegates
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      7:00 PM19:00

      Automation Tech 2013

      Manufacturing is acknowledged as a developing country's stable engine for economic growth. For the economy to grow, manufacturing vision must be fuelled by innovative and creative leaders, said DrKalam, at a recent forum of Automation industry leaders.

      Manufacturing companies looking for sustainable competitive solutions can draw inspiration from that vision. In an era where reduced budgets limit the scope for trials and error, Automation Tech 2013 served a timely reminder for manufacturing leaders to be future ready. On Friday, the 18th October, the link between Manufacturing Competitiveness and Automation was explored at the Automation Tech Conclave, organised by AIA in Pune.

      In his opening address, keynote speaker Mr K Nandakumar, President, Automation Industry Association drew an analogy from America’s School for War, saying “It’s a world of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity). To sustain the VUCA world, we must be conscious of how we Manufacture. Feed into the Global Grid, shape Consumer demand, reform Governance and Price our Planet. Presenting an appropriate definition for Automation, he said, “It is the Industrial Infrastructure that delivers ultimate customer experience making positive difference in the Community.”

      Padmashri Dr Vijay Bhatkar, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Delhi, and known for his path breaking pursuits in Government, Industry, R&D and Academia, was the chief guest. “In Automotive we have transformed from total backwardness.  Ability to add value in manufacturing is important for manufacturing industry to thrive. Whenever we have had a challenge or have been denied anything we have responded. The present time offers an opportunity to create intelligently designed machines to add intelligence on the matter and the energy we process. In the future we may be able to think and control. I would like to see Automation peaking in the city of Pune, which is also the Engineering Capital of India.”

      Sanjay Kachre, Head Operations at Kimberly Clark shared how automation strategies impact all manufacturing, because complexity of operations continues to increase. To make the transition to Sustainable Manufacturing, Kachare said “the increasing need for energy efficiency, emissions monitoring, regulatory tracking, process changes, packaging changes, asset upgrades, and new controls and metering places greater demands on Design and Engineering teams to collaborate in bringing new functionality and enhanced visibility to Manufacturing Operations.”

      Vishwas Chitale, Director & CTO Chitale Dairy emphasised that holistic use of automation across the entire business process is warranted. He shared how his business is managed with dynamic Business Intelligence Dashboards that provide drill down capability to view and analyze cost and production information coming in from real-time data collectors. “It’s not all over yet,” declares Mr Chitale, “we aim to connect the cows to the cloud.”

      Nidamaluri Nagesh, a recipient of the prestigious Boss Kettering Award for Innovation on Collaborative Robots and currently Sr GM with Mahindra Vehicles, dealt with Automation Game Changers, Connected Manufacturing and Disruptive technology. Quoting a Gartner report, Nagesh emphasized "Over 50% of internet connections in the PLANT are THINGS. Manufacturers need a fully connected enterprise to compete in today’s global economy. They need to connect their manufacturing operations and business systems while sharing performance data with machine builders and tier suppliers to improve processes, increase production and reduce risk.

      At Autom@tion 2013, global technology giants like Microsoft, Rockwell Automation and Siemens also pitched in with their sneak previews of future automation technologies.  To sum up, Autom@tion Tech really showed how Automation is a hidden value amplifier and how manufacturing businesses can unlock profit potential with real-time decision power. AIA also launched its news magazine, Automation India, introduced as an open and collaborative forum to share unique experiences and challenges.

      Program Details


      Nidamaluri Nagesh
      Senior General Manager
      Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers


      K Nandakumar
      Chairman & Managing Director
      Chemtrols Industries Ltd.


      Vishwas Chitale
      Director & Chief Technical Officer
      Chitale Dairy


      Sanjay Kachare
      Head Operations
      Kimberly Clark


      Adopting Automation Game Changers, Connected Manufacturing and leveraging Disruptive Technology


      Leadership Through Manufacturing Excellence : Leveraging Automation


      Financial Analysis of Automation Investments



      Sustainable Manufacturing

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      12:30 PM12:30

      Automotive Engineering Show 2013

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      In the current market scenario, automotive manufacturers and their supply chain partners, are experiencing swings in market demand, that pose a special challenge for sustainable growth. Manufacturers envision a flexible setup that is cost competitive, yet capable of rapid multi model adjustments.

      This strategy translates into 4 specific goals that manufacturing engineers, production engineers, shop floor staff and automation engineers can collectively pursue.

      • Innovation for flexible manufacturing that can cater to changing model demands from the market & also should be easily adaptable to manufacture new models & variants.
      • Innovation for sustainable process improvements based on real-time tracking & tracing to achieve manufacturing transparency & reduce waste in manufacturing.
      • Innovation for sustainable Energy Efficiency and recycling, in manufacturing processes.
      • Innovation for improving the Safety & Environment standards that motivates a new generation workforce.

      Based on the innovation strengths of in-house teams, we receive small to mid-sized projects the Industry. This year the AIA team received nearly 40 cases which were evaluated, All leaders selected for felicitation will also be supported by AIA and its member companies in pursuing further experimentation and innovation.

      Participants will return home:

      • inspired with new ideas for optimizing their plant operations
      • with ideas for potential upgrading of their equipment
      • with a valuable network on a managerial level

      Special Session - Sustaining Good Performance with Grassroot Innovation( At Seminar Area, Hall No. 3)

      • 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm  : Theme address and Panel Discussion
      • 04:00 pm - 05:15 pm  : Case discussions and facilitation
      • 05:15 pm - 06:00 pm  : Felicitation and award of Innovation Trophy
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      to Feb 3

      India Automation Technology Fair 2013


      The Innovation Exchange Programmes at IATF 2013 were spread over all 3 days, giving importance to different facets of the automation sector. The inaugural session saw eminent leaders come together and share their vision for automation industry being a catalyst for the growth of Indian economy. Day 1 and Day 2 panel discussions highlighted technical themes that made an impact on project success and sustainability. Day 3 was about innovation at the grassroots, with focus on SMEs and young people.

      Friday, 1st Feb, 2013

      Mr. Darryl Dasilva
      Messe München India

      Mr. Armin Wittmann

      India Automation Technology Fair & Innovation Exchange - Engine for Sustainable Growth
      Mr. K Nandakumar
      Automation Industry Association (AIA)

      Innovation Exchange – a springboard for new Solutions
      Mr. B R Mehta
      Reliance Industries

      Mr. U S Deshmukh
      Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)

      Mr. Raghavendra Rao
      Frost & Sullivan

      Project Management and Risk Mitigation practices and its impact on Control Systems Integrators
      Mr. P Mahajan
      Engineers India Ltd (EIL)

      The changing face of Engineering Sector and its impact on Industrial Automation
      Mr. V P Raman
      Mott MacDonald

      Mr. Ram Keswani
      Vivekananda Education Society

      AIA Panel Discussion

      Sustainable growth and competitiveness of plant investments through holistic automation deployment: Opportunities, Challenges and Impact on Manufacturing”


      Mr Nitin Nair
      Automotive Sector and Industry Head (Automotive)
      Siemens Ltd


      Mr. Somnath Bhattacharya,
      Dy. Geberal Manager, Engineering
      Eisenmann India

      Mr.Anant M. Khond
      General Manager, Paintshop
      Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd.

      Mr Aiyappan Ramamurthi
      Technical Director
      Siemens PLM – India

      Mr Rajiv Mandke
      RMM Consultants

      Exhibitor Workshop

      Digital Factory
      by Siemens

      Innovative Ultrasonic flow measurment technology for city gas distrubution
      by Chemtrols & Sick

      Saturday, 2nd Feb, 2013

      Exhibitor Presentation

      Designing Machines that are Modular and Safe
      by B & R Automation

      Enable Smart, Safe and Sustainable Manufacturing Solutions through Automation
      by Rockwell Automation

      Future Trends in Industrial Networking
      by Rockwell Automatio

      Safety Instrumented Systems & the use of Wireless technology
      by Emerson Process Management

      “Power of Integrated Manufacturing Operations” – Case study
      by Axcend Automatio

      AIA Panel Discussion - Effective Management of Industrial Automation


      Ms. Uma Balakrishnan,  
      Managing Director & CEO, Axcend Automation & Software
      Executive Council Member, Automation Industry Association


      Mr. Atul Modi, 
      Global Lead & Engg. Proj Mgr – Controls & Automation,
      Unilever Engineering Services (UEns)

      Mr. Don Roberts, 
      Principal Partner
      Exotek LLC

      Mr. Vishal Mehta
      Country Head for Advanced Engineering
      KBR Inc.

        Sunday, 3rd Feb, 2013

        AIA Panel Discussion: Competency building and Employability


        Mr. Aniruddha Khekale, 
        Group Director (Human Resource)
        Emerson Process Management India


        Mr. Vikas Prakash Singh
        Professor of Economics and Energy Management
        Great Lakes Institute of Energy Management and Research Gurgaon.

        Mr Vijay A Jadhwani
        Chief Executive Officer
        Vivekanand Education Society

        Mr. Nirmit Parekh
        Managing Director & CEO
        Three P Consultants

        Non -Exhibitor Presentation

        Preparing for Industry Oriented Training
        Mr. Deepak Makhijani

        "Striving for Excellence"
        Dr. T Asokan
        AIA - IIT Madras Automation Centre of Excellence

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        9:00 PM21:00

        Operational Excellence in Manufacturing through Relevant Industrial Automation

        Eminent experts from the Automation Industry have shared their success stories, insights and inspiration with leaders in the Manufacturing Industry. The conference was held as a concurrent event of the India Manufacturing Show .

        The manufacturing industry, as the backbone that defined India’s growth in the 1980-90s. While India gained global prominence due to the rapid growth of the service Industry, the manufacturing industry has all the qualities to further enhance the economic development of the country. In fact, it is this sector that is fueling growth, employment and enhancing the other industries such as agriculture and service. To accelerate the efficiency and competitive performance of the manufacturing industry, it is essential to modernise their infrastructure. Now more than ever before, industrial enterprises and utilities rely on their control systems to improve their reliability and efficiency.

        Automated, Flexible, Synchronised and Efficient Production Systems are in demand to execute innovative business strategies and sustainable operational practices in manufacturing and improve value for the ecosystem. Industrial Automation is the emerging technology infrastructure for a robust and sustainable economy.

        The themes were discussed at the Conference:


        A Productivity Case Study, presented by Vicky Panchal, Marketing Manager, Parker Hannifin India

        A Discrete Manufacturing Case study, presented by Vijay Menon, Industry Manager, Festo India

        An Engineering Case study on good practices, by Sagar Bhosale, MD, Schmersal India

        An Automation Product development case study, by Jayendran Balasubramanian, MD, Nextfirst Engineering.

        A concluding Panel Discussion, chaired by Uma Balakrishnan, Co-Founder & CEO, Axcend Automation and Executive Council Member, AIA.

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        8:30 PM20:30

        Automotive Engineering Show 2012

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        In today’s competitive market, the company that stands out is the one which has been able to use technology in a creative and innovative way. This event was an effort, recognized how automotive middle-level management equivalent of plant managers and general managers created excellence through innovation in their plants.

        In keeping with the overall theme of “Manufacturing Excellence”, on Day-2, this sub-event was aimed to celebrate the achievements and experience of plant managers using Automation creatively in their manufacturing processes.

        This event had provided a forum where seasoned automotive specialists can engage in an exchange of ideas with each other; aknowledge sharing opportunity. Managers from across the automotive manufacturing spectrum have had the opportunity for their hard work and creative passion recognized and celebrated. Format- These managers had presented their experiences in Quality, Safety, Energy Efficiency, Environment Protection, Productivity and Value Improvement etc and illustrated with examples how they have creatively used Automation in true-life situations or have overcome some specific challenges with technical creativity enhancing plant performance and efficiency.

        The cases were reviewed and judged by eminent jury members

        Mr. Mukund V. Mavalankar
        Director Technical
        Bharat Forge Ltd

        Mr. Dilip Sawhney
        Regional Director, Rockwell Automation India Pvt. Ltd. 
        Executive Council Member, Automation Industry Association

        Mr. Sandeep Balooja
        Group President Business Development, Anand Group
        Chairman, ACMA - Western Region

        Prof. Sudhir Agashe
        Head - Dept. of Instrumentation & Control
        College of Engineering, Pune

        Dr. Mohan M. Godse
        Vice President, Product Development - Casting
        Endurance Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

        About 100 attendees from the region’s major user groups - OEM, Tier 1 vendors, system integrators, and machine builders were there, making it a great place for networking, sharing ideas, celebrating success, building relationships and learning about developing initiatives. The program’s collaborative nature enabled the participants also to learn from one another. 

        It aimed to create a motivating environment and built credibility and profile.

        Participants returned home:

        … inspired with new ideas for optimizing their plant operations

        … with ideas for potential upgrading of their equipment

        … with a valuable network on a managerial level

        Awardees Receive

        Boost your profile – The program is an excellent means of raising individual as well as company profiles. Awardees and winners receive widespread media coverage about their achievements.

        Establish credibility – This is the chance to prove that you and your company are worthy of competing on the world stage.

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        ARC Forum 2011

        The AIA President, Mr V. V. Paranjape delivered the keynote address at the ARC Forum on August 2nd, at Pune, addressing the theme 'Gaining Sustainable Competitiveness and Achieving Operational Excellence.', Mr Paranjape focussed on the Digital Manufacturing Vision, its impact and challenges.

        Operational excellence is an ongoing process even in the best of times and in today’s integrated and turbulent world, the need for companies to pursue continuous improvements is even greater. How companies design, engineer, source, make, and distribute products, and manage their assets, ultimately determines their success. Playing a crucial role are the people and processes, well supported by enabling technologies

        India’s automotive, auto components, and machinery industries, which are poised to post robust growths in the years to come, have opportunities to emerge as best-in-class. While domestic demand drives industries’ growth, their challenge is protecting their margins and gaining global competitiveness. The entire Design-Operate-Maintain cycle will need to be continuously addressed to discover newer ways to delight consumers and gain competitiveness. There is a constant need to channel investments into systems and solutions and adopt best global industry practices in order that greater operational performance levels are achieved.

        Shortening design and engineering cycle times is critical to reducing manufacturing costs, which essentially means reduced iterative actions necessary to design, manufacture, and deliver products to consumers. Manufacturers will need to invest in technologies and solutions leveraging digital manufacturing, third-party product engineering services, and collaborative production management (CPM/MES) systems, backed up by state-of-the-art factory automation, and supply chain and product life cycle management systems. OEMs must have state-of-the-art plant-floor automation systems and integrate them with enterprise and other decision support systems.

        AIA Working Group for Automotive

        Besides its own events and Round Tables, AIA supports many initiatives such as the ARC Forum, the Automotive Engineering Show and the AIEC - AIA Skills Enhancement Centre. We have.constituted a Working Group to advise and lead Automation related initiatives specially tailored for the Automotive segment. The group members are listed below


        Nitin Nair

        Sadashiv Lad

        Uma Balakrishnan

        P V Sivaram

        P Gopalakrishnan

        Naresh Kantoor 

        Manoj Dunung

        Sunil Raibagi

        Bipin Jirge

        J. Bala

        Pradeep Arora

        Nominee Awaited














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        Automotive Engineering Show 2011

        Theme: Manufacturing Excellence


        Helping Vehicle and Auto-component companies deploy appropriate technology and connect to providers of systems and processes to optimize efficiency, quality and costs.

        Over 100 exhibitors have showcased Manufacturing enhancers. World renowned manufacturers of Automation systems and Factory Control, Assembly Line System Integrators and Line builders, IT solutions in Design, Development, Planning and Manufacturing, etc

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        SME India Outlook 2011

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        ‘SME India Outlook 2011’ has disclosed the opportunities that Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in India can leverage for operational excellence, through smart IT & Automation technologies.

        AIA was a knowledge partner for this event. AIA members serving the SME sector were invited to participate and showcase best fit technologies and solutions.

        Achieving Operational Excellence in Manufacturing
        by V Srinivasan
        Managing Director, India
        Invensys India Pvt. Ltd.

        K Nandakumar
        Vice President,
        Chemtrols Industries Ltd

        D Hambardikar
        Messung Systems Pvt. Ltd.

        Milind Kulkarni
        A&D Division, Siemens Limited

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        Automotive Engineering Show 2010

        A Thought Leadership Discussion was held on 17th May 2010, the concluding day of the Automotive Engineering Show at Chennai. The panel comprised Manish Ramakrishnan, Sr. Manager, Ashok Leyland, Satish Ansingkar, Vice President Sales, B&R Industrial Automation, Jitendrakumar Kataria, MD, Beckhoff Automation Pvt Ltd and Sudhir Bachloo, Sr. Manager Automotive (Business Development) Siemens Ltd. The discussion was moderated by Anup Wadhwa, Director, AIA.

        Excerpts from the discussion:

        Anup Wadhwa

        The evolution of Automation technologies has gained considerable momentum over the last decade, giving rise to a host of new hardware and software features. Is India’s Automotive Industry at par with the developed world, in the deployment of Automation?

        It seems both sides are not satisfied with the current gaps in the engagement process. Are we stuck with an entrenched practice or is there an alternate approach to look at?

        Jitendrakumar Kataria

        The adaptation in India is slower. There is fear about being able to deploy fast changing technologies. People training is yet to become a high priority, so the necessary ground work needs to be laid at the college level itself.

        Manish Ramakrishnan

        Real-time Factory Automation is yet to emerge as a full-blooded engineering discipline. There are a very large number of automation vendors coming to meet us; which is a good sign, but what they are selling is technology in isolation. We would like to see sales teams sit with us at the design level and show us exact deployment.

        Satish Ansingkar

        There are independent hardware suppliers, machine builders and integrators They respond to unconnected specifications and acceptance procedures. Very often the different entities within a supply chain operate completely independent of the main OEM while determining the specifications of Automation investment. We welcome more discussions on application needs before the commercial dialogue.

        Manish Ramakrishnan

        The wish list for us would be to maintain our assets in good shape for achieving High Line Throughput, Multiple Model Flexibility, Total Cost Reduction, Technology absorption and skill upgrade. If we can do all this we get to be very competitive. Better visualisation is useful. Safety integrated into controllers are very important. RFID applications are being used in axle and engine making lines for automated tool selections. But RFID based tracking in assembly operations is still under evaluation.

        Sudhir Bachloo

        Wireless and mobile HMIs are going to increasing operator convenience. And if genealogy is to be captured with read / write operations, or if tagged items have to pass through high temperature zones, RFID is increasingly becoming relevant.

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        Water Tech 2008


        Program Details


        Welcome Address by Sunil Khanna, President, AIA-India

        Curtain Raiser for Tech Session 1 - Potable Water Quality by R Vanamali, Team Leader, WaterTech 2008

        Enhancing Urban Water Systems: Emerging Opportunities for New Technologies by Prof. Srinivas Chary Vedala, Director, CEEUG & ID, ASCI

        Challenges in Modernisation of Existing Systems by Anand Wachasunder, Principal Chief Engineer, Goa PWD

        On-line Analysis and Control by John Rodriguez, Head, Solutions & Alliances, Endress + Hauser

        Cleaning and Reuse of Waste Water by D. Madhavamoorthy, Engineering Director, CMWSSB

        Total Analytical Solutions by AJIT JOSHI, Divisional Head (Analytics), Forbes Marshall

        Intangibles in Re-use of Waste Water by Dr S. SUNDARAMOORTHY, Creative Director, Environmental Consultants

        Micro Sewage Treatment for Rural Areas by Dr Anal Chavan, Specialist, Water Tech., Siemens

        Water Audit and Leakage Management by Pranoy Sinha, Chief, Water Management, JUSCO

        Enabling 24x7 Supply by Dr. S V Dahasahasra, President, IWWA

        Revenue Maximisation by Devarajan Anand Kumar, Product Manager, ABB Ltd

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        Automotive Engineering Show 2008

        The focus of the 1st International Automotive Engineering Show at Auto Cluster Exhibition was on enabling technologies for manufacturing. Mr JK Verma, who leads the Automotive interest group at AIA, summarised the possibilities for mutual partnership and shared insights on how companies across the globe are cutting Life Cycle costs,increasing Productivity, enhancing Functional Safety and ensuring complete Visualisation thru e-Manufacturing.

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        Pharma Tech


        The 21st century is seeing a paradigm shift for Indian Manufacturing industry. Companies looking at local markets are now aiming to be connected with Global markets. "To reach out to newer markets and alliances and business opportunities, company's are faced with the hard fact that unless they improve their return on investments, comply with tough regulatory norms and enhanced safety requirements, they will miss the mark" said Mr J P Singh, President, Automation Industry Association(AIA), while speaking at PharmaTech 2008.

        PharmaTech 2008, was organised by the Automation Industry Association, to demonstrate to the Indian Pharmaceutical industry about the benefits of leveraging cutting edge automation technologies and responding to the emerging business environment. The symposium brought together leading Automation process & solution providers on a common platform, discussing industry specific challenges of operational excellence, global regulatory and certification requirement, integrated performance management, manufacturing and automation risks and return on assets.

        The Indian Pharmaceutical market which today stands at fourth largest in terms of volume and thirteenth in terms of value has achieved over 7% growth, making its presence felt in the global market primarily through its focus on global generics markets. With many governments encouraging the shift to generics on the back of rising pressure on healthcare budgets, coupled with a significant number of drugs going off patent, Indian pharma companies are now pursuing aggressive strategies to foray new and under-served markets such as Japan, South Africa, EU and CIS countries and Latin America. The Indian Biotech industry too has crossed US$ 2 billion and is projected to be US$ 5 billion by year 2010. While automation started and progressed slowly in Pharmaceutical Industry, it has come to play an increasingly important role in keeping the industry moving ahead.

        "Pharma companies are likely to take different steps forward as they reshape their strategies and infrastructure to prepare for future developments, but the starting point has to be the vision of where the company wants to be in 10 to 15 years time and how this will impact manufacturing methods and practices' said Mr Venkat Jasti, Chairman Pharmexcil & VC CEO Suven Life Sciences Limited.

        "Companies which earlier were competing with each other with stand-alone equipment, lower production costs, and a market scenario where markets were defined by products are now looking at a new era in manufacturing. Competition is today in terms of value chains, with a lot more emphasis on time and delivery cost to market. Manufacturing firms have to look at a scenario where they have to sense the customers need and respond immediately. Integrated automation in this situation has become a must rather than a mere requirement" added Mr Singh.

        Operational effectiveness, profit pressures require manufacturing to contribute and the industry has to work together to enable a compliant manufacturing environment that delivers product to plan with minimal cost and risk. The role of automation technologies is thus crucial in facilitating processes that enable measurement and control, ensure optimum efficiency and increase productivity. Automation is also the key in maintaining consistency & quality and conforming to safety, environmental and a host of other stringent regulatory standards.

        "Automation is required to unlock full value of the Business Chain by connecting plant floor to business system , and connectivity to the business system from R&D, through Clinical trial to Commercial Manufacturing" continued Mr Jasti.

        Supporting Partner:


        Program Details


        Welcome Address by J P Singh, President, AIA

        Automation enabled global business integration by VENKAT JASTI, Chairman, PHARMEXCIL and VC & CEO, Suven Life Sciences Ltd.

        Automation Strategy for Integrated lines in Bulk API industry by DEBADEEP MUKHERJEE, Associate Director, Dr Reddys

        Enabling operational excellence through automation by SATHI KANNAN, Marketing Director, Emerson Process Management

        Emerging trends in Biopharma and benefits of automation by DR. A.P.KARIATH, President, Biozeen

        Process Analytical Technology (PAT) Guidelines by RAMESH P LALA, Director, Klenzaids Contamination Controls (P) Ltd.

        User experience in deploying automation for implementing PAT by UDAYKUMAR K. RAKIBE, Director (QA), Ranbaxy

        Automation solutions with GAMP compliance by PHILIPP ZUMOBERHAUS, Head Engineering, Endress+Hauser Product Center Process Solutions, Switzerland

        User Case Study – Driving process decisions through automation by Dr. VIKRAM PARADKAR, VP Process Development, Reliance Lifesciences

        Business Process Improvement by ANTHONY V SOLLAZO, Lifesciences Solutions Manager, Rockwell, Asia Pacific

        Track and Trace for e-pedigree compliance by ARUN T. DIVAKARAN, Domain Consultant (Pharma Manufacturing), Siemens Information Systems Ltd.

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        Automotive Tech Mumbai 2007

        “Automation - The Next Enabler to Global Competitiveness in Automotive Industry” 


        Against the backdrop of The Automotive Mission Plan, AMP 2016, and the emerging synergy amongst all stakeholders, Automation India Association, AIA, hosted this Industry Vertical Summit for the AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY.

        The summit was organized around 3 major themes – Digital Manufacturing, Plant Safety and Reliability, and Manufacturing Execution Systems.

        Each theme was deliberated upon by eminent speakers representing user’s perspective, automation technology perspective and an integrator’s view. The consensus was that to achieve the target of US$ 145 billion output that this industry has set for itself as a global hub we must also recognize the accompanying challenges in the face of consolidation, globalization, and likely over-capacity. The strategic intent that emerged as a result of the global and local experience sharing was to recognize the role of Industrial Automation as the next key enabler for “Global Competitiveness in Automotive Manufacturing in:

        • Achieving higher margins by creating effective global scale, collaborative manufacturing and supply infrastructure
        • Implementing rapid Manufacturing and Delivery processes assuring the right product, at the right time, and at the right quality

        AIA’s AutomotiveTech 2007 Summit in Mumbai brought together the Automotive fraternity – OE Manufacturers, allied equipment manufacturers,1st Tier Suppliers, and connected them with the Automation industry experts.

        Speaking at the inaugural session, JP Singh, President AIA, spoke about the special and exciting role that automation has in manufacturing and infrastructure, which is opening up new career prospects. Pilloo Aga and Ranjan Sen, both representing ACMA highlighted the urgency to look at automation as an enabler for implementing flexible and lean manufacturing systems. Leena Pandey, SIAM, shared the investment climate, stating that 15 billion dollars investments have already been announced, and India is well on the road to becoming a global manufacturing hub. Summarising the seminar theme, Vijay Paranjape, EC member, AIA, invited the delegates to take the discussion forward after the seminar, and form teams so that we can apply global best practices in our automotive assembly and auto component manufacturing plants. “The automation industry is fully committed to support you”, he concluded.

        Supporting Partners:


        Program Details:


        Welcome Address by JP SINGH, President, Automation Industry Association

        Manufacturing practices in globally connected businesses by Mrs PILLOO C AGA, EC Member, ACMA & RANJAN SEN

        Automation: To increase Productivity & Manufacturing Competitiveness by Ms LEENA PANDEY, Associate Director, SIAM

        A Curtain Raiser to Automotive Tech 2007 by VIJAY V PARANJAPE, EC Member, Automation Industry Association

        Role of Robotics & Automation and Challenges in implementation by Dr RANJIT ARUN DATE, President & JMD, PARI

        Flexible Automation and Lean Manufacturing by KM KARANDIKAR, AGM, Tata Motors Limited

        Digital Manufacturing - Concept to Implementation by B KRISHNAN, Regional Manager, South Asia Pacific, Dassault Systems

        Benefits of automated plant safety and reliability by NAGARAJ BANAJI, GM, Motor Industries Company Limited

        Integrated safety and security in machine controllers by TSUYOSHI MOGI, Specialist (Safety Technology), Mitsubishi Electric

        Relevance of Global Plant Safety Standards by VIKRAM JAISINGHANI, VP, Cummins India Limited

        Business Value and ROI from MES implementation by SUHAS MHASKAR, Dy GM (IT), Mahindra and Mahindra Limited

        Enhancing Productivity with MES by ROBERTO GIAVAZZI, Specialist, Automotive MES, Siemens AG

        Integration with Tier 1 suppliers by ANIRUDDHA KADKOL, Project Manager - MSEA, Tata Technologies Limited


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        Automation & Instrumentation India 2007 Exhibition

        AIA member-companies showcased unique solutions at the 'Automation & Instrumentation India 2007 Exhibition' to facilitate process manufacturing and consumer industries in India become more globally competitive. The exhibition organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) at Pragati Maidan in the Capital, focused on asset management, information integration, quality control, regulatory and safety compliance among other related issues. AIA Director, Anup Wadhwa explored areas of cooperation with ACMA representatives.

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