Today, India’s manufacturing industry stands at a defining juncture. At home, the industry has upon it the responsibility of providing the economy a much-needed push. At the global level, manufacturers and consumers look for new manufacturing hubs to take on the pent-up demand of the post-pandemic years. India, with its democratic institutions and educated workforce, and a zest for enterprise, finds itself among the top contenders.
By all accounts, India’s manufacturing sector is punching far below its weight. Even though, in terms of GDP share, at 16%, India is comparable to that of other large economies such as Japan (19%) and the US (12%), at the global level, it has miles to go. Presently, India accounts for 3% of global manufacturing output, far below that of Germany (7%), the US (18%) and of course, China (20%).
Clearly, a lot needs to be done, and the government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign envisages fast growth and a vibrant future for the sector. Among the campaign’s chief objectives is to launch and drive campaigns to bring manufacturing to the front and centre of people’s imaginations and aspirations. In its small way, MeshMix Media, through its publishing platforms — Dynamic Manufacturing India magazine (DMI), www.machineinsider.com and www.scm-log.com — has been doing its part to contribute to the cause. Over the last five years, we have captured the voices and experiences of manufacturers of industries, such as the aerospace, space, automotive, machine tools, disruptive technology and medical devices.
Taking it a step forward, in 2020 MeshMix Media instituted an award titled ‘Industry Samurai Awards™’with an aim to recognise and felicitate manufacturing, supply chain companies and stakeholders who responded boldly and bravely to the once-in-a-century crisis. The awards drew a greatly encouraging response and MeshMix Media owed a lot of it to our esteemed jury members who brought credibility and gravitas to the forum.
This year, they aim to go bigger. They intend to find winners based, not just on their response to the pandemic, but also on their financial and qualitative performance & customer service demonstrated during fiscal 2021. This year’s awards provide a template for the type of performance that MeshMix Media will recognise through these awards in the coming years.
Industry Samurai Awards and conference 2021 schedule
DAY ONE (10-12-2021, Friday)
Track 1: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Keynote Panel: What Will It Take India to Build a Global Manufacturing Brand
DAY TWO (11-12-2021, Saturday)
Track 2: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Carmakers’ Preparedness for a Greener Future
DAY THREE (13-12-2021, Monday)
Track 3: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Software Solutions for Competitive Edge in Manufacturing
DAY FOUR (14-12-2021, Tuesday)
Track 4: 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM
The Role of Aerospace in India’s Growth Story
DAY FIVE (15-12-2021, Wednesday)
Track 5: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Chip Famine: Causes and Learnings for India’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain Industry
Track 6: 4:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Global Post-Pandemic Demand Bounce back: Is India’s Supply Chain Ready
DAY SIX (16-12-2021, Thursday)
Track 7:11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Digitalization in the Machine Tool Industry: Advantages and Challenges
Track 8: 4:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Automation and Artificial Intelligence Will Replace Humans in Manufacturing: Myth or Reality
DAY SEVEN (17-12-2021, Thursday)
Track 9: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Global Post-Pandemic Demand Bounce back: Is India’s Manufacturing Ready
Track 10: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Industry Samurai Awards 2021 Presentation Ceremony
Visit – www.Industrysamurai.com
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