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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.

    Earlier Event: July 9
    ARC Forum 2015
    Later Event: July 8
    ARC Forum 2016