Interview with Rajkumar Munot, GM, R&D, Factory Automation & Industrial Development, Mitsubishi Electric India
SME Futures spoke with Munot on how SMEs are a critical component of smart manufacturing in India and Mitsubishi Electric […]
Anushruti Singh January 17, 2019
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SME Futures spoke with Munot on how SMEs are a critical component of smart manufacturing in India and Mitsubishi Electric India’s (MEI) plans to strengthen its channel ecosystem.
- Please throw some light on your relationship with smaller vendors and service providers in India.
- Can the Indian SME sector depend on MEI for technological assistance to explore Asian markets?
- How do you involve Indian organizations and researchers to enrich your product line?
- How is MEI encouraging smart manufacturing in India and what, in your opinion, are the challenges and opportunities in doing so?
- Variable market demand;
- Leverage flexibility in manufacturing and/or sourcing;
- Management’s readiness to start smart manufacturing;
- They need to get more disciplined and change their work culture;
- Lack of design standardization;
- Need to automate manufacturing processes without reducing efficiency and compromise on quality; and,
- Need for complete supply chain to be automated.
- The growth of the Indian industry is dependent on the growth of infrastructure in cities. How do you see this impacting the growth of market and industrialization in five years?
- Urbanization, which enables SMEs to visualise cities as customers;
- Infrastructure Development;
- Smart being perceived as the new green; and,
- The trend of innovating to zero, zero defects and debt, i.e.
- India’s finished steel consumption is anticipated to increase to 200 metric tons by 2025 from 90.68 metric tons in 2017–2018;
- Metro Rail System–Since Metros are the answer to heavy transit traffic and inefficient existing mass transport system, many cities will have metro projects and many existing metro lines will undergo expansion in coming years.