BMGI Presents Its Innovation Perspective On Product Cost At CII Manufacturing Innovation Conclave

Product Cost is gaining increasing importance and is a point of differentiation in the market, with customers demanding “More for Less”. With large external factors, beyond the control of organizations, organizations now need to focus on controlling internal costs that include manufacturing costs, quality costs etc. Typically 80% of the manufacturing cost of a product […]

How To Bring Creativity And Rigor Together To Innovate

Innovation is considered synonymous with creativity. Most businesses across industries reward creativity in their employees and encourage them to come up with new ideas for growth, process improvement and new products. However, very few of these organizations are able to harness this creativity by converting ideas into action-driving profitable growth. If conversion of ideas into […]

Union Budget 2014: Arun Jaitley backs startups; Rs 10,000 crore bonanza for MSMEs

Micro Small & Medium scale Enterprises (MSMEs) are the backbone of the Indian economy as these enterprises contribute more than 40% of India’s export and more than 45% of India’s industrial output. Such enterprises employ the highest number of people after the agriculture sector. Presenting his maiden budget in the Parliament, Arun Jaitley announced a […]

How 3D Printing Can Change Our Lives

I have guests for tea at my home and as Murphy will have it, one of the cups from my only set falls down and breaks. What do I do? I put a glass in place of the cup and profusely apologize to the guest who picks up the glass. Well, I could have gone […]

Indian Manufacturing Needs To Go “Beyond Jugaad”: Industry Leaders

  Top manufacturing leaders present at the recent CII Manufacturing Innovation Conclave speak to Beyond Jugaad about how Indian manufacturing can scale new heights when it goes beyond the traditional Indian jugaad culture by embracing technology and innovation, enabling strong leadership and taking calculated risks. For more on the conclave read complete report here.  

CII Manufacturing Innovation Conclave 2014 Report

Confederation of Indian Industries organised the 4th Manufacturing Innovation Conclave with BMGI India as the knowledge partner. The theme of the conclave held on 20th June was “Innovation as a Key Differentiator”. Discussions revolved around various aspects of business like manufacturing excellence, customer delight, product development and the role of leadership in innovation. The inaugural […]

CII MIC 2014 Highlights

The 4th Manufacturing Innovation Conclave organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries on the theme “Innovation as a Key Differentiator” was held in New Delhi today. The inaugural session saw Jayant Davar, Co-Chairman & MD, Sandhar Technologies Ltd agreeing with this website’s philosophy that “Jugaad” does not work anymore. He added that innovation is a […]

CII’s 4th Manufacturing Innovation Conclave 2014, 20th June, New Delhi

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organizing the 4th Manufacturing Innovation Conclave along with Breakthrough Management Group (India) as Knowledge Partner on 20th June 2014 at the Leela Palace in New Delhi. Register Now This year, the theme of the conference is Innovation – Key Differentiator Between Innovator And Follower.  The discussion will revolve […]

How The ‘Skunk Works’ Approach Rescued eBay

eBay Board member and Silicon Valley legend Marc Andreessen believes that founders of technology companies are the best innovators with their proven track record of bringing concepts to fruition, according to Nicholas Carlson writing in Business Insider. The CEO John Donahoe, while not a founder, has thus built a team of founders and ‘founder types’ […]

5 Ways to Foster a Culture Of Innovation

What are the characteristics of organizations that foster a culture of innovation? How do the leaders in these organizations create the necessary infrastructure and culture to promote innovation? Here are some of the major pre-requisites: 1. Set the Direction Since innovation fuels growth in business, it is critical to promote innovation, organizations should articulate and […]