To enhance the manufacturing competitiveness of MSMEs through the application of various Lean Manufacturing (LM) techniques by
• Reducing waste;
• Increasing productivity;
• Introducing innovative practices for improving overall competitiveness;
• Inculcating good management systems; and
• Imbibing a culture of continuous improvement.
Awareness programmes and workshops are being organized in order to create awareness among the entrepreneurs and further they are motivated to form mini cluster comprising of 6 to 10 units (ideally 10 units) for availing the scheme.
LM consultants are deployed in the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)/Distinct Product Group (DPG) for LM Interventions for a period of 18 months.
80% of the cost of hiring the lean manufacturing consultant (LMC) is reimbursed through NMIUs to SPVs/Units and 20% of the cost is borne by the SPVs/units.
National Productivity Council and Quality Council of India have been selected as National Monitoring and Implementing Units (NMIUs) for the up-scaled scheme.
All Manufacturing sectors of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises