Casting Lean ‘Make in India’ Products

Priyavrat Thareja


Having faced ineffectiveness of the ‘Make in India’ paradigm, duly launched to rejuvenate Indian manufacturing, there is a need to investigate as to why such unsatisfactory and erratic performance may have resulted? One issue was to review the lack of accent on right product development. Possible constraints were probably the need for lowering the costs of a component? Hence for improving the global competitiveness of Indian manufacturing the ‘Make in India’
policy’ing must additionally be supported by concrete strategies and tools. Separately, to improve profitability and reduce wastages a ‘Lean’ thinking has been employed by various practitioners.

Various rubrics that are used to define lean include use of tools/ philosophy etc., which have been reviewed as to how they determine its exquisite scope. I further investigate as to why and How the manufacturing of ‘make in India’ Products be dictated using Lean thinking and how options for achieving Leanness could be further driven to product development? Further how should manufacturing competence become worthy of casting a scenario for Lean - ‘Make in India’ – Value flow systems? Moreover, how may the Cast in India scheme be invigorated so that the products are competitively made, sold globally and be able to serve the needs of customers and satisfy them? Through this paper a systematic approach to chart achievement of ‘Lean - Make in India’ objectives is advised.

The lean product development is exemplified using a case study.

Keywords: “Cast in India”, Manufacturing success, Lean Thinking,
Transformation, Production, Weight Reduction

How to cite this article:
Thareja P. Casting Lean ‘Make in India’ Products. J Adv Res Qual Control Mgmt 2019; 4(1): 4-17.

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