Small and medium-scale industries improving productivity

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Bhopal, Oct 22 (UNI) National Productivity Council (NPC) Regional Office Director A B Rai today said small and medium-scale industries are becoming more conscious to improve productivity.

Admitting that small and medium-scale industries in the country do not meet international standards, Mr Rai told reporters here today that these industries would come up to international standards due to this awareness.

He said NPC officials provided appropriate recommendations to concerned industries to improve productivity, quality and overall performance of these industries.

Mr Rai said Japan-based Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) has selected for Asian companies -- including Bhopal's Aadarsh Printers and Publishers in India -- for a demonstration project that would help in increasing productivity and quality.

Mr Eddy Edwards and Mr J S Bhar -- who have been appointed by the APO for assessment of the area that need to be addressed -- were also present.

Both representatives would assist in developing the organisation in the next year so that it could be developed to international standards.

Pointing out that Japan pioneered industrial productivity in Asia, he said more coordinated efforts were required to improve productivity in the country.

He said the Six Sigma Quality Program was considered an international-standard parameter for determination of quality and productivity.

According to it, only 3.4 units should be defective out of a produce of 10 lakh units. However, every company could not achieve this because it was an ideal target.

Mr Rai said small and medium-scale industrial could take several years before achieving this target given the present situation.

He claimed that tips provided to industries in his work area had helped in improving their productivity by 20-25 per cent.

UNI

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