SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING – NEED TO SHIFT IN PARADIGM OF THE INDIAN MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN MICRO, SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (MSMES)
What we are producing today should be manufactured by the sustainable manufacturing process. It should not impact our future generation.” Rapid industrialization & economic growth of 7.5%, continues to improve living standard but it may not continue for the future generative modern manufacturing system, typically in Indian MSME consumes a large number of resources, generates waste, and pollutes the environment. Some Raw material and energy are consumed to make the product and the maximum amount of resources are wasted.
There is a paradigm shift required in the manufacturing sector from the traditional manufacturing model, in which environmental activities in a business were seen only on cost; natural resources are viewed as freely available. For manufacturers, sustainability has been emerging as a new competitive requirement to achieve differentiation in the market. The current proposed work is based on the development of a sustainable manufacturing model for Indian manufacturing MSMEs and proposed a framework for improving the performance to make them more sustainable. However, developing and maintaining a focus on sustainable manufacturing is a new and difficult challenge for Indian MSMEs. Industries are predominantly of Micro, small and medium enterprises, having little experience in environmental issues as most business is family-owned businesses and being run by single owners.