J P Yadav, Maruti Suzuki India
Sep 07th 2016
Digital Innovation Strategy 
The basic premise for the introduction of Suzuki Motor Gujrat (SMG), a car manufacturing unit of Maruti Suzuki India in Gujarat, was to introduce Japanese style of production using MSIL IT systems. The production system of SMG required latest Japanese philosophy of synchronized production, sequence delivery of parts and zero defect. MSIL IT took up this challenge of providing reliable and high availability architecture as per Japanese standard along with enhancing their systems with new features. The company developed its systems using IoT, Scada and PLC based communication to meet the requirements effectively, hence having a successful start of SMG plant in February 2017. 
 
The company now has a high tracking system in the paint with the help of PLCs and fully automated weld shops with robots and no manpower. The new company started its operations at Greenfield factory as per schedule and operates with 100 percent efficiency within three months of inception. The unit is producing Maruti Baleno and has helped MSIL to reduce the customer’s waiting time.