McKinsey analysis finds that rising demand in India, together with the multinationals' desire to diversify their production to include low-cost plants in countries other than China, could together help India's manufacturing sector to grow sixfold by 2025, to $1tr, while creating up to 90 million domestic jobs.
Capturing this opportunity will require India's manufacturers to improve their productivity dramatically - in some cases, by up to five times current levels. The country's central and state governments can help by dismantling barriers in markets for land, labor, infrastructure and some products. But the lion's share of the improvement must come from India's manufacturers themselves.
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Keywords: Industrial Manufacturing, Asia Pacific, Business Strategy Alignment, Global Supply Chain Management, Low-Cost Plants, Alternatives to China
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