Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Centre (TNTDPC), a joint initiative of the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Confederation of Industry has conducted a study on Resource Use Management of Small Scale Industries in Adoption of Recommended Technologies supported by Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India.
Contextually, the research study on analysis of resource use management of small scale industries in adoption of recommended technologies has been carried out for select sectors. The Textile, Food Processing, Leather and Auto Components Sectors in and around Chennai have been studied in the report.
Most SMEs, particularly the smaller ones, lack the necessary resources to commit to long-term strategies and investments. Their management is largely involved in daily operational practice, and there is no time or money available for activities not directly related to the primary process. There is lack of awareness on the added value of resource use management as a powerful tool to meet their business objectives and may not be aware of the benefits that accrue from implementation of the system.
The report mainly concentrates on integrated resource management for maximization of returns from available expertise and inputs. It assesses the status of management of available resources by SMEs and it recommends solutions to overcome encountered barriers.
The Food Processing Sector is detailed here as part of the aforesaid report and analysis.