Lean Manufacturing

Guidelines for filling application :-


With your Udyog Aadhaar Number and Aadhaar Number combination, Validate yourself and file application. Otherwise Register for Udyog Aadhaar (Click Here) and come back to MyMSME Schemes application.


1. Company details - Etner multiple company detail

2. Name of Lean Manufacturing Technique - Select name of Lean Manufacturing Technique

3. National Monitoring and Implementing Units (NMIUs) - Select National Monitoring and Implementing Units (NMIUs)

4. Enter SPV Name - Enter name of SPV

5. Enter Act, Year - Enter Act, Year


1. Upload MoU (As per scheme guidelines, Annexure-1) - Upload copy

2. Upload Power of Attorney (As per scheme guidelines, Annexure-2) - Upload copy

3. Upload copy of SPV Registration / DP6 resolution (as applicable) - Upload copy

Know about this scheme :-

Related Scheme The Scheme is basically a business initiative to reduce "waste" in manufacturing
Description The Pilot Phase of Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme (LMCS) as a component of NMCP was approved on 08.07.2009 for 100 Mini Clusters.
Nature of assistance Financial assistance given to MSMEs for Lean Techniques Intervention
Who can apply? All Manufacturing sectors of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.
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The objectives of the Scheme is to enhance the manufacturing competitiveness of MSMEs through the application of various Lean Manufacturing (LM) techniques by; 
• Reducing waste;
• Increasing productivity;
• Introducing innovative practices for improving overall competitiveness;
• Inculcating good management systems; and
• Imbibing a culture of continuous improvement.

Salient Features 
(I) The Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme was started as a pilot phase in 2009 for 100 Mini Clusters (10 or so manufacturing MSME units) in 11th Five Year Plan. National Productivity Council (NPC) was selected as National Monitoring and Implementing Unit (NMIU) for facilitating implementation and monitoring of the Scheme. Intervention of Lean Techniques started in 89 Mini Clusters and successfully. Work completed in 59 Mini Clusters with an expenditure of Rs 16.17 cr under the Pilot phase of LMCS.

(II) The Scheme was up-scaled in September, 2013 considering the recommendations of the evaluation report conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI). The evaluation report on Implementation of pilot LMCS has recommended the continuation of the Scheme keeping in view benefits amounting to about 20% increased in productivity to the units. The up-scaled Scheme approved with a Total Project cost of Rs 240.94 cr. (GOI contribution Rs 204.94 cr.) for 12th Five Year Plan for 500 Mini Clusters. National Productivity Council and Quality Council of India have been selected as National Monitoring and Implementing Units (NMIUs) for the up-scaled scheme.

Target Group 
All Manufacturing sectors of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.

Awareness programmes and workshops are being organized in order to create awareness among the entrepreneurs and further they are motivated to form mini cluster comprising of 6 to 10 units (ideally 10 units) for availing the scheme. LM consultants are deployed in the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)/Distinct Product Group (DPG) for LM Interventions for a period of 18 months. 80% of the cost of hiring the lean manufacturing consultant (LMC) is reimbursed through NMIUs to SPVs/Units and 20% of the cost is borne by the SPVs/units.


Year No. of MSE Beneficiaries Total Expenditure(Rs. Crore)
2007-08 to 2011-12 900 12.49
2012-13 18 2.75
2013-14 140 4.11
2014-15 1326 14.64
2015-16 1107 11.46
2016-17 241 3.01
Total 3732 48.46

Flow of Scheme

Last updated date : 30/09/2016