NPC, a national level organisation under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, urged the state government to avail the opportunities of Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme (LMCS) by identifying the clusters.
For increasing the productivity and competitiveness in micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), National Productivity Council (NPC), a national level organisation under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, urged the state government to avail the opportunities of Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme (LMCS) by identifying the clusters.
NPC is the national manufacturing and implementing unit for monitoring the implementation of LMCS and has been assigned to cover 350 clusters under 12th Five Year Plan. This scheme is one of the components under the flagship National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) of the Central government.
The main objective of the Lean Manufacturing Programme is to enhance the manufacturing competitiveness for the MSMEs by applying lean techniques to identify and eliminate waste in the manufacturing process and also to streamline the system. The focus is on making improvement in the entire process flow of the MSME units and worker empowerment.
In the 11th five year plan, the scheme was initially launched for implementation in 100 mini clusters (each a group of about 10 units) in the industries having potential for improvement in competitiveness and productivity.
The Union government has plans to cover about 500 clusters across the country and earmarked about Rs 300 crore with modifications in guidelines of the scheme for the Twelfth plan period.