'Industries Must Turn Professionals into Tools for Better Management'

Teams from various organisations displayed their products and services in the pavilion arranged in the convention.

Published: 12th September 2014 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th September 2014 03:07 PM   |  A+A-

VISAKHAPATNAM: Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) chairman-cum-managing director P Madhusudan has called upon the organisations to strive for cost-effective methods and wastage elimination in their work culture. He also stressed the need to provide suitable environment for encouraging creativity through participation and empowerment.

Addressing the three-day 56th National Convention on ‘Productivity: Foundation to Sustainability’ organised by the Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIIE) here at Ukkunagaram Thursday, Madhusudan emphasised on developing professionals in industry as effective tools for management in all spheres of economy by enlarging existing knowledge, encouraging development of new techniques and adopting the same to suit Indian conditions.

“Adopting new technologies through research and development for improving productivity is gaining momentum. The Visakhapatnam Steel Plant has been a pioneer in the field of waste utilisation and every year, the RINL is saving `200 crore through recycling of metallurgical wastes, used refractories and reclamation of spares, oils, etc.” L&T president MV Kotwal underscored the need to take the benefit of technology, business sophistication and innovation for sustainability.

NITIE director Karuna Jain said that productivity enhancement was one of the major challenges for industrial engineers and hence the role of industrial engineers had been changed drastically. He also appealed them to adopt the emerging IE tools for overall productivity improvement.

Around 300 delegates and paper presenters participated in the seminar. Teams from various organisations displayed their products and services in the pavilion arranged in the convention. A pre-convention seminar was organised on the occasion in six concurrent sessions on different sub-themes of the convention.

NITIE-Visakhapatnam chapter president and director (Personnel) RINL GBS Prasad, BPCL former CMD RK Singh, IIIE chairman BM Bhandarkar and convention convener BV Viswanadham also spoke.

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