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Fan Cluster Gujrat

Cluster-wise update
ActivityOutput produced or service deliveredRemarks/Expected Outcomes
  • Organized workshops/seminars as described under:
  • Closed group workshop on ‘Fan parts standardization’
  • ‘Productivity & Quality Improvement workshop
  • Certification through networking approach’ workshop
  • UNIDO has made an in-kind and in-cash contribution during the capacity-building events
  • A network invested considerable resources during the standardization process and has achieved certain milestones to be followed by other networks in specific and the cluster in general
  • Productivity & Quality Improvement workshop led to customized training programmes with technical & in-cash contribution by UNIDO
  • A number of enterprises have qualified ISO 9000 & CE Mark certifications and the process is expanding
  • The workshops/seminars resulted in improvements within the supply-chain and establishment of business relations among the cluster stakeholders
  • Export development movement by targeting the weaknesses on supply-side using UNIDO methodology
  • Deployment of cost reduction and standardization schemes by the fan cluster actors
  • Adoption of measures with-respect-to productivity enhancement by the entrepreneurs
  • Initiation of quality conscious culture in the cluster




  • Matchmaking with UNIDO TRTA project, Engineering Development Board (EDB), Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR), Technology Up-gradation and Skill Development Company (TUSDEC), Competitiveness Support Fund (CSF), Business Support Fund (BSF), BDS providers; and cluster-based institutions
  • The linkage establishment amongst the the cluster stakehoders
  • Two-way flow of information about competencies, projects and level-of-services
  • Initiated processes for marketing, technical, technology, quality, skill and product safety related programmes with relevant stakeholders
  • Establishment of a working relationship among entrepreneurs and concerned organizations to pursue the respective growth agendas
  • Policy formation and evolvement of implementation strategy for the clusters using UNIDO cluster development approach
  • Incorporation of ‘Cluster Development Methodology’ as a tool to initiate CHANGE and GROWTH in the cluster
  • Establishment of ‘Industry-academia linkages’  among stakeholders n University of Gujrat to address cluster-specific matters (i.e. capacity building of relative chambers & associations using UNIDO methodology, projects for cluster growth with regard to the mandate of university, etc). In this context, it is initially proposed that UNIDO will facilitate to develop linkages and provide in-kind support to the project. While simultaneously, UOG & UNIDO would arrange a consultative workshop to build the capacity of the faculty to transfer the ownership of the concept. It would also strengthen the linkages of the cluster stakeholders and create the conducive environment for businesses to grow using the UNIDO cluster development methodology
  • A number of meetings/sessions have been conducted with the University of Gujrat (UOG) with the objective to establish ‘Academia-Industry linkages’ in the light engineering Golden Triangle (Gujrat, Gujranwala and Sialkot); the UOG has demonstrated interest, willingness and commitment to undertake UNIDO model for SME growth and linkage with the clusters
  • One may expect formal understanding and forward movement in the project by the third quarter of 2008 in this respect
  • Opening of new partnership ventures and avenues for cluster development
  • Involvement of academic institutes in identifying and addressing various challenges as being confronted by the cluster/(s)
  • Development of synergies among cluster actors
  • Replication of UNIDO model at policy and operational levels
  • A research paper on networks in fan cluster Gujrat was developed and presented in the ICSB World Conference in Finland
  • Tangible benefits of networking excited and motivated the members for more joint initiatives
  • Recognition of fan cluster Gujrat in the eyes of International community and domestic policy makers
  • Trust and confidence building of stakeholders on UNIDO approach
  • Revival of enterprise support group to take-up the task of SME growth using cluster development methodology
  • Joint sessions have been undertaken and the objectives have been revised and agreed upon
  • Projects, sub-projects and action plans have been identified to realize the objectives
  • In this connection, interactive sessions with relevant government departments and support agencies have been organized
  • Cluster growth using networking methodology
  • Capacity building of stakeholders in addition to the streamlining of mandates
  • Establishment of cluster based export vision and strategy to be adopted at the policy and operational levels
  • A number of  networks have established to undertake UNIDO methodology:
  • World Fan Consortium (WFC)
  • Mughal Fan Consortium (MFC)
  • Al-Khair Fans Group
  • Gujrat Fan Network (GFN)
  • City Fan Consortium (CFC)
  • Pakistan Fan Consortium (PFC)
  • Lenox Fans Consortium

Network-vise update

  

Activity

Output produced or service delivered 

Remarks/Expected Outcomes

                                                          

                                              WFC (Horizontal)

  • Registered as private limited
  • Common website & catalogue development
  • Joint buying of raw material
  • Organized shop-floor training programme
  • Initiation of activities related to adoption of CE Mark & ISO 9000 certificates
  • Order-sharing activities
  • Quality analysis of fans through PCSIR according to Int’l standards
  • Conducted customized programmes in FDI, PCSIR etc

  •   Cost reduction through joint bulk purchases of raw material
  • Introduction and adoption of matching code-of-conduct in production processes.
  •   Inclusion of quality & production improvement measures through joint trainings
  •   Placement and strengthening of cost reduction, waste & quality control systems in respective set-ups
  • Direct and indirect exports increase through network sharing initiatives
  •  Awareness on international safety standards and initiation of projects through PCSIR

  • Resolution of problems through University of Gujrat

  • Standardization of fan-parts
  • Training on accounts/management through institutes
  • Joint marketing (local & export)
  • Development of interactive CD
  •   Training in the field of material testing, electrical etc through FDI
  • R&D activities through PCSIR
  •   Raw material (R-M) Bank


                                                                  MFC (Horizontal)

  • Joint buying of raw material

  • Development of network based marketing material
  • Organized shop-floor training programme
  • Initiation of activities related to adoption of ISO 9000 certificate
  • Up-gradation of machining facilities
  • Invested and adopted new powder coating techniques & machinery
  • Expansion of current production set-up as-the-result of visioning exercise
  • Quality analysis of fans through PCSIR according to Int’l standards
  • Conducted customized programmes in FDI, PCSIR etc


  • Approx. 10% increase in production levels

  • ISO 9000 certified
  • Included modern machinery in the factories
  • Quality of end-product has increased manifold with considerable reduction in waste, cycle time and costs
  • Network website development
  • Standardization of fan-parts
  • Adoption of CE Mark
  •  Training in the field of material testing, electrical etc through FDI
  • Training on Accounts/management through institutes
  • Resolution of problems through University Gujrat
  •   R&D activities through PCSIR
  •   Introduction of semi-automatic systems
  • Regular exports by 2008

                                          Al-Khair Fans Group (Horizontal)

  • Standardization of fan parts

  • Joint Raw material purchase
  • Network exports
  • Conducted customized programmes in FDI, PCSIR, etc.

  •   Network purchases have led to benefits in terms of cash & bulk discounts, revision in payment terms, improvement in quality of materials & timely delivery

  •   Improved productivity due to standardization of core fan parts
  • Awareness on quality related matters and adoption of better practices

 

 


  • Adoption of CE Mark & ISO 9000

  • Training in the field of material testing  through FDI
  •   Training on accounts/management through institute
  • Technology up-gradation
                                            Lenox Fans Consortium (Horizontal)


  • Adoption of international standards and certificates using networking approach

  • Involvement in fan parts standardization process
  • Conducted customized programmes in FDI, PCSIR, etc.
  • Quality analysis of fans through PCSIR according to international standards

  • Adopted CE Mark certification

  • Improved production performances through participation in customized training progammes

  • Training in the field of material testing through FDI
  • Training on accounts/management through institutes
  • Resolution of problems through UniversityGujrat
  •  Standardization of fan-parts
  •  R&D activities through PCSIR
  • Enter export markets

                                                PFC (Horizontal)

  • Registered as private limited

  • Joint buying of raw material
  • Joint display/retail store
  • Joint account establishment

  • Domestic brand established: Pakistan Fans’
  • Achieved Cash & bulk discount through joint purchases
  • Attained economies of scope through joint sales
  •  Joint purchase of Raw Material
  •  Raw Material Bank

                                                         CFC (Horizontal)

  • Quality analysis of fans through PCSIR according to Int’l standards

  • Conducted customized programmes in FDI, PCSIR etc.
  • Matchmaking with CSF/consultants
  • Set-up of network-based production house by the name ‘City Fan Consortium’

‘City Fan Consortium’ is the recently developed network and moving ahead with quite serious business objectives using UNIDO concepts. We may expect concrete networking results in near future

  • Installation of network-based powder coating facility
  • Development of copper wire facility
  • Enter in direct exports
  • Upgrade technology & diversify product range
  • Training on accounts/management through institutes
  • Resolution of problems through University of Gujrat
  • Standardization of fan-parts
  • R&D activities through PCSIR
  • Network is willing to switch to conveyor belt system