Joshi, A., "A New and Effective Approach for Knowledge Sharing among Indian Automotive Industry," SAE Technical Paper 2015-26-0073, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-26-0073.
Access to Knowledge resources around the world demands special skills and calls for judicious investments. Networking is an effective tool and building networks through consortia approach is dire need of the hour. Although this approach has been used in academia, its application in industry, especially among corporate entities, is rare.This paper describes in brief an optimised way to access databases, subscriptions & memberships of different technical societies from global platforms for research & progress of Indian automotive industry.It is imperative for Indian automotive industry to enhance and strengthen its knowledge resource base, particularly in product development and manufacturing domains. This will enable the industry to achieve its mission -“AMP-2016” of becoming a hub for global auto industry. Instead of “compete and grow,” an approach of “collaborate and grow” is thought of.It is proposed to have a knowledge-centric Initiative for Indian Automotive Industry namely The Knowledge Consortium of Indian Automotive Industries (KCIAI) led by SIAM. It will be a platform for dissemination of knowledge to facilitate Indian Automotive Industry for its product development and manufacturing.The KCIAI will be a unique model for Indian Automotive Industry, at par with other societal models like CeRA, CSIR, DAE, DELNET, DRDO, FORSA, INFLIBNET, and INDEST in India for Knowledge dissemination. The KCIAI need to drive DSIR recognized in-house R&D establishments and testing institutes pertaining to Indian Auto Industry under the direction of SIAM. This can be further deployed in ACMA, and TMA & ATMA in next phases. This unique and frugal approach to knowledge sharing is inspired after internalization of SAE papers published so far in various SAE conferences since 1978 in USA.