An online national webinar was organized on Wednesday 27-07-2020 on “Industry 4.0- Approach towards Smart Factory Operations”, jointly organized by MLVTEC, Bhilwara (Raj); Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore and The Textile Association (India), Rajasthan Unit. About 600 participants from India and abroad registered in this webinar.  Which included Directors, Presidents and Consultants of well-known companies.

MLVTEC organized

At the inauguration of the webinar, the Principal of the college, Dr. Dhirendra Sharma, introduced to the Chief Guest Mr. R. L. Nolakha (President, Nitin Spinners Limited, Bhilwara); Industry Experts Mr. Ashok Juneja (National President, The Textile Association (India); and Keynote Speaker Mr. Sudhir Mehani (Chief Digitization Officer, Marzoli, India).

After that the Chief Guest of the program, Mr. R. L. Nolakha ji encouraged the participants and threw the light on the current scenario of the textile industry. He highlighted the importance of Industry 4.0 in the current circumstances. In the next session, Industry Expert Mr. Ashok Juneja ji gave an overview of textile and apparel industry and the existing textile and industry clusters and textile engineering industry-production, export and import. In addition, Mr. Ashok Juneja ji apprised on ‘Make in India’ for Textile Machinery Manufacturing and also mentioned on the Textile Digital Library operated by The Textile Association (India) – Marathwada Unit. He further said that in future for the knowledge enhancement for MLV textile students various Webinars on other topics will be organized by industry and academic institution.

Keynote speaker Mr. Sudhir Mehani has stated the need for coverage of business and technology domains in the digital world. This webinar provided detailed information about the major benefits of Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things. This webinar covered the following topics:

  • Industry 4.0 and IoT trends
  • High efficiency and productivity at the end of integrated digital supply chains in the textile industry.
  • Real-life examples on industrial process improvement through the use of IoT in the textile industry
  • Industry 4.0: How textile firms are using technology to become smart, sustainable

At the end of the program, Mr. Dr. Dhirendra Sharma (Principal MLVTEC Bhilwara) and Mr. Dr. T. N. Nagabhushan, (Principal, SJCE, Mysore) thanked all the participants for joining the program. The coordinators of this program are Mr. Prakash Khude (Assistant Professor), Mr. Amit Gupta (Assistant Professor), Mr. Anurag Jagatia (Assistant Professor) MLVTEC Bhilwara and Mr. Dr. B. Manoj Kumar (Professor), Mr. Dr. S. Srinath (Assistant Professor) SJCE, Mysore together contributed to make this program a success.