Pro MFG Plant Maintenance &
Asset Management Summit 2021

26th May 2021, 10:30 am - 1:15 pm


Maintenance operations have never had their bar set so high. Plant and factory leaders are being expected to plan for higher productivity and a better future with resources, fewer than ever. Well, that was a couple of years ago. Because now, there is another challenge added to the mix – restricted movement and people-distancing because of the pandemic.


Plant management, up-times and maintenance schedules have a unique relationship where you have to walk a real tight rope as a leader. Finding the balance not only needs loads of knowledge but also data and analytics that only come in from digitalization and Industry 4.0.

Pro MFG Media has always focused on connecting and collaborating to put together insights which not only help in documenting knowledge but also helping out the industry tackle critical business issues.

The summit will revolve around finding creative ways to do more with less and get insights on plant management and strategic planning. Our panelists, with their extensive knowledge of engineering principles, experience and best practices will throw light upon how to improve reliability, have centered maintenance, approach root-cause analysis and find ways for cost-effective inspection and maintenance.


10:30 AM

10:35 AM to 11:35 AM

Welcome Address

Panel 1 : Journey Towards World Class Plant Performance

  • Best Practices for better maintenance management.
  • Key elements for a successful maintenance program
  • Driving a maintenance culture change through strategic supplier partnerships.
  • Actionable approaches for improving the planning & scheduling process.
  • Transforming maintenance inventory from an expense to an asset.
  • Managing Plant Shutdowns & turnaround in the new normal.

11:40 AM to 12:00 PM

Fire Side Chat: Digitalization: Maintenance 4.0

  • Integrating Asset Management and Customizing Maintenance Strategies to Maximize ROI
  • Increasing Equipment Uptime using Digital Technologies: Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Overcoming Challenges in Data Scarcity and Limited Asset Data to schedule for repairs
  • Condition Monitoring to Gain Visibility and Connectivity of all Your Assets: Cost-effective O & M

12:05 PM to 01:15 PM

Panel 2: Building Plant Reliability & Predictability with Growing Throughput Demands & Tighter Maintenance Schedules

  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Find the True Root Cause of Product Quality Issues
  • Integrating multiple condition monitoring technologies for maximum reliability.
  • Total View of Factory Processes
  • How to catch failures before they occur
  • Maintenance metrics & KPIs - Derive behaviours by an illuminating process with context data.
  • Challenges in the journey of Plant digitalization.


Vinit Thakur
President and Chief Digital Officer
LafargeHolcim India

Suresh Chigurupalli
Director - Operations
Balasore Alloys Ltd

Sandhya Pande
Director-Manufacturing Engg
Manufacturing Functional Excellence Leader-India ABO
Cummins India

DS Ravindra Raju
President - Manufacturing
Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd

SN Sastry
Unit Head - Chemical Business
Grasim Industries

Manish Singhal
Business Director General Industry
Henkel Adhesives Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Shirish Yadav
Vice President - Manufacturing and Technology
ITC Foods

Radhashyam Kedia
Vice President - Works
JK Tyre and Industries Ltd

NC Chakrabarti
Vice President and Head - Smart Manufacturing
Reliance Industries

Sidharath Behl
Vice President - Manufacturing and Site Incharge

Ashok Muthuswamy
AVP and Plant Head
Tata Chemicals

Pankaj Mittal
Founder and CEO
Digizen Consulting

Nandan Mishra
Founder & CEO
Algo8 Inc, Canada

Manish Kulkarni
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