Japanese companies contribute to the growth of Indian industry

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Chennai/Delhi [India], Dec.14 (ANI): The growing number of two-wheelers in India opens new job opportunities for the youth in mechanical field. In Chennai, the Japanese motorcycle maker, Yamaha, is supporting the education curriculum for motorcycle mechanics at the vocational training centre. This curriculum provides education and job opportunities to school drop-outs. The centre is certified and rewarded from the government for promoting the `Skill India' policy. The content of the program includes manners and customer service skills. Furthermore, yoga being part of the curriculum, the goal is to foster sensible human beings. A. Danasekaran, a teacher at the Yamaha Training School, said, "I'm Danasekaran, a previous student of this institute. Yamaha taught me ABC - attitude, behavior and communication. So, I feel proud to be here sharing my knowledge with the students of this Yamaha training school." I. V. Raghul, a student of the Yamaha Training School, said, "Before coming to Yamaha Training School, I didn't know anything about a bike. After coming here, I became to know the technology of bikes, how to repair it, how to maintain a workshop and now I feel that I'm confident to open a workshop by myself in the future." The pass-outs from this institute have 100 per cent employment record. The graduates have received outstanding records at the World Mechanic Gran Prix, which is organized by Yamaha. B. Ismail, a graduate of the Yamaha Training School, said, "I've finished my one-year course at YTS, have worked here for about five months, I'm very happy to work because that I can get good salary and be able to take care of my family." Navukkarasu.S.S of Bikerz said, "Yamaha is taking the initiative of training these students, in all aspects of life, which means they are highly disciplined, highly and technically qualified. They are extremely good. And I wish more and more YTS will open, and more and more dealerships can get young people like them." Initiated in 2013, Yamaha has organized 30 such classes all across India and has trained a large number of students. Father Ashok Amaladoss, Director, Don Bosco Tech Campus, said, "They get a nice living in society, and they come up in life, and with that, the society grows, their family grows, and the entire nation grows. That's what we want do for the young generation in and around this area." Ravinder Singh, Vice President, Strategy Planning, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt Ltd., said, "This is a kind of win-win model which we've created. With this, our dealers are going to be happy, customers are going to be happy with the good quality service, and as a company we are also going to be happy, and in the a whole, as a society we are going to contribute, so this is kind of unique program which we carry in India." By implementing 'Make In India' policy, India is achieving a rapid growth. Meanwhile, an underdeveloped logistics infrastructure system has been creating issues such as prolonging shipping lead time, delays and difficulties checking progress with goods in transit, etc. As the very first commercial project of the Delhi Mumbai industrial Corridor, which is being promoted jointly by the Indian and Japanese government, Japan's NEC has established a joint venture with local company to build the structure that enhance the efficiency of logistics, making effort to solve the issue. NEC, which is working on "Solution for Society", utilizes Logistics Visualization Systems that are compatible with global standards from its experience of providing services in Japan. The new company will affix RFID tags to containers being loaded and unloaded at ports in Mumbai. It will also install RFID reader/writers at locations such as port entrances and exits, toll plazas on the expressway between Delhi and Mumbai, inland container depots. Positional information will then be gathered in real time via the cloud-based logistics visualization system. Satoko Suzuki, Senior Manager, Transportation and Logistics Solutions Division, NEC Corporation, said, "NEC's mission is to solve the issues facing society. By maximizing the benefit on cutting edge ICT, NEC has realized the logistic solution from simple logical data into horizontal valuable information of supply chain management." There are plans to link up with rail transit management systems, port management systems and other existing systems to gather information such as freight train running times and container management status at the port. By searching using the container numbers, shippers and transport operators can get real-time searches based on accurate positional information. This will make significant contributions to shortening shipping lead times, reducing inventory levels and improving the accuracy of production plans. Girish Kumar Surpur, Associate General Manager, NEC Technologies India Private Limited, "NEC has a lot of experience in logistics, and with the state of art solutions what NEC has, it can actually bring much required efficiency into this sector. And currently India's transaction cost in on the higher side. With the kind of solutions NEC proposals, and best practices can be completed, so it actually help the government in reducing the transaction cost." Logistics and transportation are important issues worldwide. It's essential to utilize the power of Information and Communications Technology and improve the logistics infrastructure. (ANI)