Chambers of Commerce Industrial Growth and Role of
Chamber of Commerce is a form of business network, a kind of organization to further and facilitate the business interests • Local businesses are the members of the Chamber • Not an Employer’s organization ( Or A union vis –a –vis Trade Union)
History • The first Chamber of Commerce was most likely started during the late Middle Ages. • It was founded in 1599 in Continental Europe • The world’s oldest English-speaking Chamber of Commerce is that of New-York city which was established in 1768 • The oldest known Chamber of Commerce existing with continuous records is the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce which was founded in 1783 • In India, Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry is said to be the oldest; 156 year old institution.
In Pune Region • Maharatta Chamber of commerce Industries & Agriculture -76 years old institution. • Erstwhile –( Mahratta Chamber of commerce &Industries ) • Agriculture added in about 1995
Role of Chambers Advocacy for Industrial Friendly Policies • To Promote and Enhance industrial growth • Platform to create enabling environment for businesses
Pune’s Rightful Place in India • Pune region (India) • GDP $ 23 billion ($ 1 trillion) • GDP Growth rate over 15 % (7 % ) • Per Capita Growth 6 % ( 5.5 %) • Population 6.5 million+ (1107 • million+) • Population Growth 4 % (2.2 %)
Pune – A snapshot • One of the most attractive investment destinations • Rated at the Top in the Emerging Cities • One of the top cities in best E-readiness • One of the best R & D Centre of India • Over 50 % of the Population is < 30 years of age • 7th Metro City of India…..
Pune a snapshot • Pune : Prominent Manufacturing Hub • Pune : Major IT and ITES City • Pune : Premier Seat of Education • Pune : R & D Strengths • Pune : Strong base for Agribusiness & BT • Pune : Excellent Infrastructure • Pune : A City of Celebrations & a Civic City • Pune : A City of International Partners
Participate in policy development and implementation that enhances economic development of the region • Keeping members apprised of different industrial policies of the state • Arranging meeting with government officials for reconstruction or for making new policies • Promote interest in local business possibilities
Roleof Chambers Contd. • Partnership with the government for different projects • Promote trade and development • Give businesses access to information • Spreading awareness on latest technologies and tools.
Some Initiatives • NAFARI ( National Agriculture Food Analysis & Research Institute ) • Institution set-up and managed by : • MCCIA • Confederation of Food Industry and Trade (COFIT) • Ministry of Food Processing Industries-Government of India • Food Research and Analysis Centre (FRAC) • NABARD • SIDBI • UNIDO
AUTOCLUSTER DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH INSTITUTE LTD., • The government of India, under its “ Infrastructure Up gradation scheme” ( IIUS) granted approval and financial assistance to AUTOCLUSTER project at Pune. • One of the first Auto clusters to be operational In India • One of the best Managed Auto clusters of India
Objectives • Objective: • Provide Testing and Analytical services • R & D Services • Training • Consultation • Product development services • to the Auto /Food Trade and Industry in the region
Role of Chamber Representation • Put forward recommendations on trade and investment related issues to the government for incorporation in the government policies and programs • Make recommendations on Export, Import and Industrial policies to the relevant ministries of the government • Work on behalf of its members at local and national levels • Taking up important issues raised by members to State government • Voice members’ concerns
Role of Chamber Effecting changes in Laws & Regulations • Pursuing changes in laws, policies or regulations to increase public awareness of specific issues of concern to the business community. • Strengthening rules and regulations for the benefit of commercial interest of their members
Roleof Chambers Create Marketing and Networking opportunities • Increase business relationships, generate leads, joint ventures • Provide Marketing & Networking Opportunities for business development through various events, Trade fairs, Exhibitions • Providing members with a forum for networking, sharing ideas, information, and experiences to promote business and professional growth. • Creating learning opportunities through seminars, workshops and conferences • Creating relationships and links with business owners and organizations, globally.
Some New Initiatives In Changing Times
MCCIA’s Lean Manufacturing Cluster • MCCIA has formed two Lean Manufacturing Cluster under the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Program of Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India. The first cluster, consisting of 10 small scale auto component manufacturing units from PCMC area, started its operations in April 2010.
Enjoying benefits • productivity improvement • reduction in set up time, • disposal of scrap, • creation of additional shop floor space, • better material movement • improved material management, • increase in inventory turnover ratio, • systematic data collection and analysis, • preventive machine maintenance, • high employee morale, • improved working conditions for workers and so on.
Other Lean aspects like production planning, , Kaizen, Poka Yoke, Quality Issues, Problem Solving Techniques etc. being implemented Thus, the companies are moving towards manufacturing excellence and thereby becoming more and more competitive