13th edition of National Productivity Summit held on 20 – 21 August 2019 at Bangalore

Bengaluru: The 13th edition of National Productivity Summit (NPS 2019) was held on 20 – 21 August 2019 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru. The summit featured pre-event plant visits, keynote addresses, case study presentations and productivity championship awards. NPS 2019 attracted over 300 delegates from 130 companies and concluded successfully on 21 August.
The summit was inaugurated by Mr Bhaskar Bhat, Managing Director, Titan Company Limited. Mr Bhat in his opening address spoke on ‘Impact of Productivity on India’s Manufacturing Competitiveness’.
At a special session for CEOs, Mr T.V. Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education delivered his address on ‘Winning in the Digital World’.
This year’s edition featured 3 keynote speakers who delivered their keynote addresses:
 ‘Adopting modern manufacturing technology to enhance productivity’ by Mr G. Parthipan, CEO, Rane TRW Steering Systems
 ‘Innovation as a powerful tool to enhance productivity’ by Dr Babu Padmanabhan, Managing Director and Chief Knowledge Officer, Steer Engineering
 ‘Thriving in the era of disruption – How organizations stay afloat’ by Mr Sandeep Kumar Maini, Chairman, Maini Group
This year we received over 150 case studies from which 11 were shortlisted. Eight large companies: Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing, Carborundum Universal, Bosch, Rane TRW Steering Systems, SAAB Engineering, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, and Mahindra & Mahindra presented their case studies.
The summit also featured case study presentations from 3 SMEs: Gala Precision Engineering, Khutale Engineering and UCAM.
All these companies contested for the IMTMA-ACE Micromatic Productivity Championship Awards 2019.
Winners of the IMTMA-ACE Micromatic Productivity Championship Awards 2019
 First Prize went to Mahindra & Mahindra for ‘Reduction of specific Carbon footprint by using Waste to Wealth, TPM and Industry 4.0 concept in the utility management area.
 Second Prize went to Bosch Limited for ‘Innovative approach using Mould flow analysis for productivity improvement in Common Rail Pump Housing’.
 Third Prize went to Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing for ‘Use of Industry 4.0 in manufacturing for resource utilisation and reducing conversion cost’.
SME Productivity Award 2019
 Won by Khutale Engineering for ‘Learn and Green approach to layout planning’.
Pre-summit plant visits were organized to Ashok Leyland, TVS Motor Company, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, Volvo Trucks, Dynamatic Technologies, and Volvo Construction Equipment which provided a unique opportunity to witness some of the best productivity improvement projects being translated into action.
The 14th edition of National Productivity Summit has been scheduled to be held in August 2020 at Pune.