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Connecting, Learning, Collaborating, Exploring!!! Being an enabler for the economic prosperity, the automotive industry can be described as a backbone in many countries including India. However, the dynamics and uncertainty are increasing heavily by market changes, regulations, customer behaviour, and new product technologies. Manufacturing research has to address these challenges and at the same time continue working on improving quality of products, flexibility of plants, and supply chain networks, to manage complexity in technologies and variants and overall to stay competitive even in uncertain economic conditions. The International Automotive Manufacturing Summit, held recently in Pune, Maharashtra, tried to capture these points and provide answers/ solutions to the current challenges, especially in the areas related to manufacturing technology and innovation. The summit brought together leading automotive and technology companies with regional and international perspectives, engaging participants in meaningful and thought-provoking discussions, knowledge-intensive presentations and effective business networking. The interesting part about the summit was that almost all the speakers were hardcore manufacturing professionals and technocrats from India and abroad, who delved into a variety of topics revolving around the summit theme of `Manufacturing excellence with technology innovations’. The automotive industry is the best example for technology innovations; whether it is downturn or upturn, the industry players have to work continuously on their research on new products/variants, new norms, advanced technology adoption and supply chain upgradation. Many participating companies from leading automobile brands shared their experiences in the summit in this area. The audience too was quite enthusiastic in knowing and understanding more from them. Overall, the event turned out to be an ideal platform for connecting & interacting with the like-minded people, learning from the leaders, collaborating with suitable partners, and exploring new opportunities. Check out the summit report in this issue to know more, and watch out this space for the announcement of the next edition of International Automotive Manufacturing Summit in 2020.

“The automotive industry is the best example for technology innovations; whether it is downturn or upturn, the industry players have to work continuously on their research on new products/variants, new norms, advanced technology adoption and supply chain upgradation”

Shekhar Jitkar Publisher & Chief Editor shekhar.jitkar@publish-industry.net EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Raghavendra Rao Senior Vice President Manufacturing & Process Consulting Frost & Sullivan

Dr N Ravichandran Former Executive Director Lucas-TVS Chief Mentor, UCAL Fuel Systems

Dr P N Rao Professor of Manufacturing Technology, Department of Technology, University of Northern Iowa, USA

Satish Godbole Vice President, Motion Control Div Siemens Ltd

N K Dhand CMD, Micromatic Grinding Technologies

Dr K Subramanian President, STIMS Institute, USA Training Advisor, IMTMA

Vineet Seth Managing Director Mastercam India

Dr Wilfried Aulbur Managing Partner Roland Berger Pvt Ltd

Sonali Kulkarni President & CEO Fanuc India

Dr Ravi M Damodaran Chief Technology Officer Greaves Cotton

Overseas Partner: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong & South-East Asia

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Being an enabler for the economic prosperity, the automotive industry can be described as a backbone in many countries including India. Howe...

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Being an enabler for the economic prosperity, the automotive industry can be described as a backbone in many countries including India. Howe...

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