Title: Make in India - a great path forward for operational excellence and cost reduction opportunities for electronics industry

Authors: Madhukar Patil; M. Suresh

Addresses: Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore, Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham, India ' Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore, Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham, India

Abstract: Electronic device industry in India is growing with increase of demand in local and overseas market. Many top semiconductor MNCs have their design houses located in India, however boards/systems are preferred to be manufactured either in China, Taiwan and Malaysia. Rising manufacturing costs in China enabling India as alternate destination. Currently design centres from India support both chip design and validation activities for products delivered across the world. Indian government's 'Make in India' initiatives promote industry players to come up with plans to invest in India. In this study we attempt to establish new engagement model to enable EMS partner in India for IoT and other sectors. If companies manufacture boards in India, the schedule and cost can be brought down drastically. Moreover engaging local EMS partner starting from the design phase of product reduces the overall cost, improves execution speed and brings agility to the system.

Keywords: Indian electronics industry; internet of things; IoT; chip design industries; electronics manufacturing services; EMS; Make in India; agility; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICBM.2019.098011

International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, 2019 Vol.18 No.2, pp.218 - 234

Available online: 19 Feb 2019 *

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