The second edition of Pro MFG Plant Maintenance & Asset Management Summit 2021 was very well received by industry professionals as it discussed real-world scenarios and offered practical solutions while talking about the latest technology
At the second edition of Pro MFG Plant Maintenance & Asset Management Summit 2021, thought leaders from different industry segments discussed current issues, emerging technologies as well as market opportunities. The Summit featured practical insights on the management and planning of manufacturing plants, while using advanced technologies for effective maintenance and asset utilisation. The power-packed agenda for the Summit included two insightful panel discussions and one fireside chat.
Panel Discussion 1
The first panel discussed ‘Transformational Asset Management’ and focussed on key issues like converting operational challenges into opportunities and gaining maximum output through asset management amongst others. Ably moderated by Ravi Ramarao, Chief Architect & Trusted Advisor, Digital Transformation & Manufacturing Excellence, the panel included the following esteemed industry speakers:
Lakshmi Umapathy, Factory Manager, Caterpillar India Private Limited
Sangita Sadafule, VP and Unit Head, Essel Mining & Industries Ltd. (Aditya Birla Group)
Kapil Modi, Executive Plant Head, Tata Steel BSL
Santanu Satpathy, Head – Engineering, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.
Manish Singhal, Business Director for General Industry, India, Henkel
Panel Discussion 2
The second panel discussion was all about ‘Integrating New Technologies for Plant Maintenance’. It deliberated on important aspects like how digital tools can transform the maintenance function’s productivity, flexibility, and predictability as well as on IoT technologies for remote monitoring and diagnostics. Insightfully moderated by Ashok Muthuswamy, VP – TQM & BE, Plant Head, TAFE, the panellists included the following stalwarts:
S Devarajan, Sr Vice President, TVS Motor Company
V Venkatanarayan, VP - Digital Transformation Leader – GMO, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
Lakshmi Narayanan Govindarajan, CITO | Head Business Excellence & Asset Integrity, Vedanta Resources Limited
Brijesh Kumar Verma, Head IT - Digital Transformation, Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles
Krunal Patel, Head - India and South Asia Region, TeamViewer
Besides the two panels, the Summit also featured an interesting Fireside Chat on Smart Maintenance discussing how digital tools can transform the maintenance function’s productivity, flexibility, and predictability. In conversation with Ravi Ramarao was industry leader Chetan Shrivastav, Executive Director Manufacturing, Dalmia Cement Bharat Ltd.
Overall, the Summit brought out new opportunities and new possibilities for participants while getting them together on one platform.