MAN'EXE-2013 10th Edition of Leadership Series Conference on Manufacturing Excellence
  • Inaugural Session focused on how companies and the economy benefit from innovation, further driving & sustaining growth, improving the profitability of companies, increasing the barrier to competitors and lowering the company’s risk of price competition. 
  • Speaking at the Inaugural Session of the Conference, Mr. K Pradeep Chandra, IAS., Principal Secretary – Industries & Commerce Dept., Government of Andhra Pradesh talked about the importance of growth in manufacturing sector for a sustained economic growth. “While the manufacturing sector has been stagnant, and growth was mostly driven by  service sector, It is time we revisit our focus as in the 80s and the 90s and emphasis on quality and excellence, innovation and skilled manpower; thereby looking at world as our market.

    The Principal Secretary also talked about the importance of MSME’s in contributing to a sustainable manufacturing growth. “Our Small Scale Industries contribute majorly to the manufacturing sector and hold tremendous potential like in the cases of Japan and Singapore. The Government of Andhra Pradesh has been progressive in this regard and has been business friendly for the manufacturing sector”, he said.
  • In his Keynote Address Mr. N Ravi Chander, Executive Director, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) talked about the importance of global competitiveness in Indian Manufacturing sector, which is considered to be of higher standards by some of the global indicators. However, the share of the Manufacturing sector in India stands very low. “There is a need to increase the share of Manufacturing sector in the gross national product at least by 25-30 %. There is a lot of potential and scope for growth and this would be done by creating innovation in both product and process. By growing the sector from its current 15% to about 25% we would be able to generate 9200 million jobs. ”, he said.

    Mr. Ravi Chander also elaborated on the initiatives of BHEL, covering – capability enhancement, accelerated product market execution, diversification, engineering & R&D, and peoples development. Such initiatives led BHEL to be considered as one of the best competitive manufacturing PSUs in India.  “Forbes has put BHEL as the ninth most innovative company in India as we have more than 2000 patients and last year we had one patient a day”, he said.
  • Mr. Debashis Basu, Convenor, CII Andhra Pradesh Manufacturing, Competitiveness Panel and Managing Director, Voith Turbo India, in his theme address, opined that Manufacturing sector is going through difficult times. “Top priority has to be given to operational excellence through reducing waste, inventories and lead times”, he said. 
  • Earlier in his Welcome address, Mr. Suresh Chitturi, Vice Chairman, CII Andhra Pradesh & Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Srinivasa Hatcheries Ltd. Emphasised on the need for a robust decision making and policy implementation system to revive and re-ignite growth in manufacturing. “The 12th Five Year Plan focus on promoting manufacturing by developing capabilities across sectors, especially through technology, innovation and R&D in the core sectors. However, I would strongly believe that bringing convergence on important policies such as land acquisition, and Rehabilitation Bill, the MMDR act, and the implementation of GST as well as the alignment of natural and state manufacturing priorities will be essential for manufacturing to achieve its true potential”, he said.

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) - Andhra Pradesh, in association with Government of Andhra Pradesh, organized the 10th Edition of CII Andhra Pradesh Manufacturing Excellence Conference – Man’Exe 2013, a flagship event of CII Andhra Pradesh on 29th November 2013, Hyderabad. The focus theme of Man’Exe-2013 was “Innovation & Sustainable Growth”. 


The Man'Exe 2013 is an opportunity to bring manufacturing excellence to the forefront by providing a forum for manufacturers from across the region to learn best practices and participate in practical. The 10th Edition will focus more on the national level related strategies and policies. It will build on the success of previous years, injecting new opportunities and introducing industry-focused keynote speakers, from the government as well as manufacturing industry.

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Knowledge Resources
You will get access to following Knowledge Resources by subscribing to the Digital Library of this event.
Manufacturing at Cross Roads: Opportunities and Challenges in Andhra Pradesh by Mr Satya Narayana B, Senior Manager, Aranca
Innovate or Perish by Mr M R K Naidu, Head – Corporate Research & Development, ECIL
Resource Efficient Manufacturing by Mr V S Venkatraman, Advisor, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
Innovation Trends in Manufacturing by Mr D N Rao, Executive Director (Operations), Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (VSP)
Trends in Innovation in Indian Manufacturing by Mr D R S V Varma, GM – Manufacturing Engineering Services, Infotech Enterprises Ltd
Innovation & Sustainable Growth in Manufacturing Industry by Mr S V Nana Rau, Region Head, Uniparts India Ltd
Sustainability, Sustaining & Thriving in the New World – The Manufacturing MSME’s Perspective by Mr K P Gopal, Director, Stuser Tools Pvt. Ltd
Operational Excellence @ Voith Turbo, India by Mr Rajeev Kamboj, GM – QA, Foundry & Opex, Voith Turbo India Ltd
Decade of Excellence by Mr N Ramesh, Head – Quality, Taegutec India Pvt Ltd
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