Special awareness programme for WB MSMEs on Lean Manufacturing

05/07/2016 7:420 commentsViews: 153

Kolkata, May 7 (KNN) To help MSMEs achieve a sustained rate of growth by building and maintain competitiveness, a special awareness programme on Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme (LMCS) is being organized for West Bengal MSMEs.

The program would be held on May 12 as FOSMI office in Kolkata.

“The Central Government is putting a lot of emphasis on this scheme and offering 80% subsidy to the units for implementation of the scheme,” FOSMI said in a notification.

The scheme will be presented by Dr. Goutam Sengupta, an industry veteran and empanelled consultant of National Productivity Council.

The objective of LMCS is to enhance the manufacturing competitiveness of MSMEs through the application of various Lean Manufacturing (LM) techniques. The general approach involves engagement of Lean Manufacturing Consultants (LMC) to work with selected MSME’s in the chosen clusters with financial support by the Government.

A maximum of 80% of the project cost for each cluster, under the scheme, is borne by the Government.

Manufacturing has been recognized as the main engine for growth of the economy. The MSME sector has been a significant contributor to manufacturing by accounting for nearly 40% of the total industrial production. (KNN Bureau)

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