Weekly Current Affairs


Interaction with Beneficiaries of Up-scaled: Revised 2013 Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme (LMCS)

  • Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme (LMCS) is a part of National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) under Ministry of MSME and it aims at improving the overall productivity of MSMEs by reduction of wastes with the help of lean manufacturing concepts.
  • This scheme was started in 2009 as a pilot project in 100 clusters and based on its success; this scheme has been up-scaled for 500 more clusters.
  • National Productivity Council has been associated with this scheme since inception as National Monitoring and Implementation Unit (NMIU).
  • The beneficiary MSMEs has witnessed an average increase in productivity level in the range of 20 to 25%.
  • The other intangible benefits that accrued were safer workplace management, improved quality environment-friendly production capacities, business opportunities and high morale of workforce.
  • The scheme has also been able to build the capacity of the beneficiary units to contribute to Make in India initiative of Govt. of India.