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IET's Lord Austin Lecture on the transport sector held at IIT Madras Print E-mail
Written by Krishna Kumar   
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Chennai: Institution of Engineering & Technology’s (IET) Lord Austin Lecture was held in India for the first time at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai. This is an annual lecture on the transport sector which travelled for the first time outside the UK to India.

Titled "Global Automotive Production Trends – The India Advantage", this year’s lecture featured Inderjith Madireddi, former Vice President – Plant Head Operations of Hyundai Motors India. The talk covered the production techniques used in the automotive industry.

His talk also focused on deriving cost effectiveness of the automotive production technology and the need for better understanding of how to build reliable systems to tackle increasingly scarce skilled manpower. He shared practical examples from his experience of over 3 decades in the Indian automotive industry.

Inderjith has over 37 years of experience in the manufacturing industry and has been associated with top ranked companies like Hyundai Motors India, Mitsubishi Motors, Ashok Leyland and Hindustan Motors.

Shekhar Sanyal, Country Head, IET India said, "We were elated to have held this lecture in Chennai alongside the diamond jubilee celebration of the IET’s Chennai Local Network. We were also glad that this prestigious lecture was well received by the Chennai audience - one of India’s fastest growing auto manufacturing hubs. As part of its endeavor to spread awareness about science, engineering and technology, the IET has plans to bring more prestigious lectures to India next year."

The Lord Austin Lecture is held annually in honour and memory of Lord Austin. Lord Austin was President of the Institution of Production Engineers from 1931 to 1933, when he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship.

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