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Lean manufacturing programme to run on smart software

New Delhi, Apr 30 (KNN) The lean manufacturing programme implemented by the Quality Council of India (QCI) and National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET) will be based on state of the art software which will be sourced from a leading information technology firm. 

As a part of MSME Ministry’s programme  called 'Lean manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme' (LMCS), the council is developing web based user friendly application software, using technologies offered by Microsoft , Oracle,  Linux or Java.

The application will have special features such as general functionality, specification of the software and system. It will also ensure standards, integration, openness and adaptability.

Significantly, it will be capable of capturing data from different places and make it available at a single place for data capturing, viewing, modifications, report generation, investigation, research purposes, updating of existing patient details subject to authorization etc.

It will carry out other activities like complying with communication protocols and standards widely accepted in industry, allowing for the future introduction of the subsystems or modules and exploiting its Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) capability.

QCI is seeking to rope in technology firms for software development, customization, installation and maintenance of QCI-NABET lean manufacturing cluster project.

Lean manufacturing techniques result in reduction in rejection, standardization of processes, better layout of machines resulting in reduced transportation of products during manufacturing, etc. It has a lot of social benefits in terms of training of labour, creation of knowledge, increased labour productivity, lower input costs to other industries, introduction of new production methods in manufacturing and development of work culture in society.