The third CII manufacturing summit commenced in Mumbai
with a CEO's conclave address by Jadgish Sheth, professor
of marketing at Emory University, USA. The conclave,
"creating mass manufacturing markets for manufactured
goods", had CEO's of several manufacturing enterprises
sharing their outlook on creating an enabling environment
for mass manufacturing.
Rajesh Shah chairman, manufacturing council, CII, expressed
his confidence in Indian manufacturing capabilities
to succeed globally through focus on price performance
ratios and global outsourcing. Joining him Shailesh
Sheth, chairman of CII western region's 'manufacturing
competitiveness task force', said that the concept of
price as a market driver was now equally valid for industry
as it was for FMCG or consumer durables.
conclave was attended by eminent CEOs who included,
among others, Adi Godrej, chairman Godrej group, Ajay
Piramal, chairman, Nicholas Piramal India Ltd, Kishore
Chaukar, MD, Tata Industries, Rangoo Salgame, president,
Cisco Systems, Ravi Uppal, vice chairman and MD, ABB
Ltd India and Bhaskar Bhat, MD, Titan Industries.
three-day seminar will focus on supply chain management,
capital cost, logistics and packaging, and quality standards
focusing on the Indian manufacturing sector. Those who
will address the summit include Dr V Krishnamurthy,
chairman, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council,
Santosh Mohan Dev, union ministry for heavy industries
and public enterprises, Bala Balachandran, professor
of accounting, information
and management, Kellogg School of Management and Jamshyd
Godrej, CMD, Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Co Ltd.