ACMA CENTRE OF TECHNOLOGY (ACT)
Innovations, Zero Defect, New Product Design & development…an ACT approach
For Indian auto-component companies to integrate into global supply chains and increase penetration in global markets, it is imperative to bring operations at par with global requirements. At ACMA, there is a focused specialised group – The ACMA Centre for Technology (ACT), which was formed in 1989 with a mandate to provide such technical support and service to ACMA members to help them adopt global best practices.
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVE
ACT’s primary focus is providing expert guidance to members for improving their manufacturing competitiveness, Zero Defect Quality , New Product Development , Export capability improvement , enhancing their quality standards and increasing productivity and profitability through various specific interventions. The advisory team comprises technical domain experts from across Indian industry and services are often delivered through a collaborative effort with international experts and institutions of excellence.
In this endeavour, ACT has successfully established world-class shop-floor practices through cluster programmes. These clusters have been a widely popular intervention and aim at creating competitiveness among ACMA memberships for domestic and global markets. ACT also ensures that these programmes result in profitable and sustainable improvements.
Providing collaborative technical support from global experts to ACMA memberships is a major scope of ACT’s functions. This is executed through various channels like AOTS Training in Japan, Specialized Trainings and Seminars in India, JETRO and JIPM Interventions. In addition, an enabling platform has been developed for the members to avail technology advantages, which is done in partnership with various institutions like NASSCOM, TIFAC, DSIR, NATRIP, Fraunhofer , MIT and GIZ .
ACT’s scope of activities also extend to helping and supporting ACMA members in standardization process and harmonization of standards through AIS, CMVR, BIS and WP.29.
Efforts are continuously undertaken to create an environment and culture of improvement amongst members within the industries by evolving programs with a focus on developing and institutionalizing capabilities.