Efficient Maintenance Systems Key to Sustainable Industrial Growth: Dr Hanif Qureshi, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Heavy Industries

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New Delhi, July 08, 2023: Dr. Hanif Qureshi, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Heavy Industries, underscored the importance of upkeep techniques in driving buyer satisfaction and sustainable industrial development throughout his keynote speech on the 1st FICCI Awards for Excellence in Maintenance Systems and Conference on Efficient Maintenance Systems for Sustainable Industrial Growth.

“Maintenance is what drives buyer satisfaction. We are working for buyer satisfaction. We need folks to get an excellent product at aggressive costs and prime quality, which is the top for which we’re working,” stated Dr Qureshi.

Dr. Qureshi underscored the fast growth of the auto trade, which is at the moment valued at roughly $150 billion. He highlighted the anticipated development of the electrical car (EV) phase inside this sector, with a predicted compound annual development fee (CAGR) of 26% by 2030. This spectacular development, he defined, is primarily pushed by supportive insurance policies. He additionally talked about the upcoming finish of the FAME scheme in March 2024, stating that the federal government is now considering prolonging the scheme or by some means retaining its advantages. The ministry is in session with trade on this, he added.

On event, Mr. Rajeev Sharma, Scientist-F & Deputy Director General of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), alluded to the significance of requirements and digitalization in reaching sustainable industrial development and upkeep.

“In line with our honourable Prime Minister’s name for velocity, ability, and scale, we’re including the fourth ‘S’ for standardization,” Mr. Sharma remarked. “Standards play an integral position within the development and improvement of a nation.”

Standards outline the standard of items and providers, guaranteeing their security, efficiency, reliability, and sturdiness. However, their position is increasing from merely guaranteeing ‘viable high quality’ to selling ‘virtuous high quality’, contemplating points like environmental sustainability and help for the round financial system.

With the rise of these rising applied sciences, Sharma highlighted the significance of aligning our requirements to match. He talked about the prospects of digital calibration certificates, digital conformity assessments, and digital product passport. “Our requirements should preserve tempo to allow these rising applied sciences to profit society.”

The BIS is carefully monitoring worldwide developments, dedicated to offering state-of-the-art sensible requirements for India. Sharma concluded with two elementary questions: “Are we doing the issues proper, or are we doing the correct issues? Standards might help reply these questions.”

Mr. Shyam Bang, Chairman of FICCI’s Manufacturing Excellence Taskforce and former Chairman of NABCB, spotlighted the significance of a number of elements in reaching manufacturing excellence, together with upkeep, a component usually undervalued in boardroom discussions. He confused upkeep’s essential position in enabling the uninterrupted manufacturing of high quality merchandise.

Maintenance actions like preventive upkeep, calibration of gear, corrosion monitoring, and coaching of engineers and technicians are essential for a corporation’s effectivity and longevity. Bang famous the significance of recognizing the efforts of the upkeep groups, which had been usually neglected regardless of their vital contribution. “We began the FICCI Awards for Excellence in Maintenance Systems to acknowledge their efforts,” Bang stated.

In his vote of thanks, Mr. V Sridhar, Chairman of the FICCI Working Group on Plant Maintenance, solid a brand new mild on the historically underappreciated realm of upkeep operations. He highlighted its untapped potential in driving sustainable industrial development. “Efficient upkeep techniques lengthen past mere repairs and maintenance,” he acknowledged, emphasizing that these techniques incorporate proactive methods, technological integration, and a complete method to useful resource optimization. “We can reduce surprising breakdowns, lengthen the lifespan of equipment, and optimize manufacturing processes via a well-defined system,” Sridhar stated. As we navigate the twenty first century, the main focus is shifting in the direction of digitization and trade 4.0 – traits already moulding the trade’s future. By capitalizing on applied sciences equivalent to analytics, machine studying, and synthetic intelligence, companies can scrutinise historic upkeep information, gear efficiency information, and different pertinent info to discern patterns, forecast failures, and fine-tune upkeep schedules.

Ms Jyoti VIj, Additional Director General, FICCI, additionally spoke every so often. She emphasised the indispensable position of upkeep in driving industrial development and sustainability.

Attached: List of winners of the first FICCI Awards for Excellence in Maintenance Systems

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