The CEO Panel Discussion during the fourth edition of The Machinist Global Manufacturing Summit (GMS 2018) revolved around the theme of the event - Inspire, Integrate, Innovate! The industry stalwarts like Diego Graffi, Managing Director & CEO, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.; Dharmesh Arora, CEO, Schaeffler India; Aravind Melligeri, Chairman & CEO, Aequs; Avneet Singh Marwah, Director and CEO, Super Plastronics Pvt Ltd; Parag Satpute, Managing Director, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd.; Wu Song, Managing Director, LiuGong India and Srinivas KP, Managing Director, Paama Agrico Pvt Ltd. participated in the panel discussion. During the discussion, the speakers narrated their experiences about ever changing consumer behaviour and its effect on the manufacturing process. Also, they discussed about the role that the technology transformation is playing in the manufacturing. They agreed that due to the immense pace of technology transformation, the management always has to be alert and be ready for adapting the change.
The panel discussion concluded on the positive note. They collectively mentioned that the best is yet to come for the Indian manufacturing industry. Disruptions should be looked upon as opportunities rather than challenges.