Capximize – Platform for Manufacturing Capacities
Keeping in mind the slogan ‘Make in India’ as propagated by our PM, Shri Narendra Modi, maximum utilisation of available resources, whether it is the manufacturing capacity or investment, is an important way of achieving maximization in business. One way to achieve this is by outsourcing surplus manufacturing capacities to global manufacturers looking for pan-India operations.
Many manufacturing capacities (production units) are lying idle or underutilized in India, thanks to the global economic slowdown due to the devastating COVID-19 pandemic that has made global economies go for a toss. The pandemic has caused many international companies to withdraw from China, which has given ample opportunities to India as an alternative manufacturing destination due to a favorable manufacturing climate in terms of well-equipped manufacturing capacities, government subsidies that encourage global investments and availability of skilled and productive workforce. Hence, there is a lot of scope for manufacturing units in India for maximizing their capacity utilization and rationalization of their capital expenditure.
What has resulted in surplus manufacturing capacities?
Unplanned investment of capital in setting up of a plant and machinery has resulted in creation of excess manufacturing capacities. This has been a persistent scenario in India since decades and the pandemic has further worsened this situation of underutilization of manufacturing capacities.
What Happens When There Are Idle Manufacturing Capacities?
Full utilisation of capacity is necessary to achieve higher rate of growth of output, employment, income, investment and to make the best possible use of the scarce capital resources.
Even if they are idle, manufacturing units will continue to incur fixed costs such as depreciation, property taxes, plant manager’s salary, etc., even if they are idle. This will adversely affect the profitability of the company.
Indian manufacturing units can leverage their unutilised capacities by outsourcing their facilities to international companies that are looking to set up pan-India manufacturing operations. Such companies can collaborate for better utilisation of the already-established manufacturing facilities.
However, there is no dedicated and centralised source that can provide up-to-date information on the availability of idle manufacturing capacities from where potential manufacturers can access information. They have to rely only on references, which may not always be reliable.
Technology Can Be the Enabler for Discovery of Available Surplus Manufacturing Capacities
Technology can be the answer to this problem of lack of information. It can bridge the gap by providing ready-to-use information about the available surplus manufacturing capacities to global companies that are looking up to set manufacturing facilities pan-India.
The best potential solution would be a digital platform that offers a simple and secure user interface where the manufacturing units that have surplus capacities and the global companies looking for pan-India manufacturing facilities can connect with each other.
One of the themes under the ‘Digital India Programme’ is ‘IoT-based advanced analytics and automation’ that would help improve manufacturing processes with plant availability, yield, and throughput, and save costs through asset management. This serves as a boost to set up such digital platforms as the government would provide the necessary subsidies.
A digital platform launched by Capximize India Pvt. Ltd. has created a global marketplace for surplus manufacturing capacities through high end cloud-based technology that will enable corporates to leverage manufacturing capacities of its members to maximize ROI. The platform uses a recommender system based on its proprietary algorithm to recommend the right manufacturing partner resulting in cost competitiveness for participating entities.
On the Capximize Platform (www.capximize.com), you can be a Capximizer i.e., you have available surplus manufacturing capacity. Alternatively, you can be a Capximizee, located anywhere in the world and are looking for pan-India manufacturing capacities for your business requirement. A significant aspect of this platform is that it ensures complete data confidentiality and data security, thereby making the platform secure and reliable for the users.
To conclude, let’s take a look at the advantages of outsourced manufacturing capacities:
- There will be zero capital investment as the plant and machinery is already available; hence this will create very high incremental ROI for the capacity provider.
- Also, increased utilization of surplus capacities will help in the conservation of capital expenditure.
- For the companies looking to utilise these idle capacities, it will give access to pan-India manufacturing options, improved cost of production, conservation of capital and reduced lead time.
- A technology platform like Capximize enables secure access to up-to-date information on the availability of idle or underutilized manufacturing capacities, providing global visibility to the local manufacturers.
- It also provides opportunities for potential cross industry use of available machinery.
- Improved utilisation of manufacturing capacities can provide strong support to the Government in achieving manufacturing sector targets that will shoot up our country’s economy.
- Reduction in carbon footprints through logistics optimisation.