Stockholm syndrome is most eye-catching phenomenon
making around in the western world these days. In this addiction a
person who has been kidnapped after release starts loving their captors,
most recent example is that of British female journalist released after
captivity in Afghanistan is now trying to get connected to her captors.
Foundries in Asia are affected by another syndrome
called unproductively; it is an inefficiency virus whose symptoms is
lack of manpower, high-energy costs, Polluting environment etc. This was
revealed in recent conference for Asian nations on Productivity
Improvement in foundry industries hosted by Pakistan Steel in
association with Asian Productivity Corporation, Japan and National
Productivity organization Pakistan. With participation of countries like
Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Iran, Burma, Mongolia
etc the conference is a success and a positive nation building step,
thank you Pakistan Steel.
The National Productivity Organization is considering
to set up a Foundry Advisory Bureau website with Q&A option this
will help in sharing of information, a great step forward. The Chairman
of PS whose name would go on steel record for downsizing Plus and
fulfilling social obligations with Impressive green Parks, Playing
fields etc is consolidating his gains, conferences like these help him
to communicate his goals and results.
Interesting data emerging from the conference
indicates that against consumption of over 300kg of steel per capita in
the developed world the statistics in Pakistan is about 20 kg per
capita. India is no better with 30kg per capita reflecting the
opportunities these countries have for development. Further one of the
yardstick of measuring country's performance is to gauge amount of
Malleable Iron produced in case of India it is 300,000 tonnes per annum.
Malleable iron is used for pipefittings etc in case of Pakistan ever
since Balochistan & Naya Daur foundry closure production of
Malleable is on the lower side.
Foundries in Asia face severe threat because of
higher rejection rates, lack of technical manpower, Energy consumption