Kozhikode | The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in association with Quality Council of India (QCI) have started a series of workshops directed at creating awareness about the ZED (Zero Defect, Zero Effect) Maturity Assessment Model.
As part of the plan, FICCI and QCI supported by the Malabar Chamber of Commerce and Calicut Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will organize a Workshop on ZED Model – Zero Defect Zero Effect Hotel Malabar on July 8, said a release here today.
This initiative is intended to give a major fillip to Prime Minister Narendra Modis vision to manufacture products with zero defect in terms of quality and with zero effect in terms of environmental impact under the Make in India umbrella. ZED represents a model with the ability to holistically change the concept of quality from a tool for compliance to a source of competitiveness, it said.
Operationally it is meant to evolve from a total dependency on inspection of the final product to correct defect, to a proactive process of enablers of quality like quality planning, product and process designing, optimum processes, efficient resource management, effective outsources activities and breakthrough outcomes, thereby, improving productivity, it said.
The model equally emphasizes elimination of impacts on environment through adequate planning at product and process design, pre-production (start-up activities), production and maintenance activities, post production (disposal after use) and outcome of environment performance.
The scope of the Model spans across all sectors of manufacturing and service industry with a special focus on SMEs. It reflects a mechanism that will provide the Indian MSMEs with a roadmap to improve from one level to the higher one along with handholding with consultants/e-learning courses and providing other infrastructure requisite to make the enterprises more competitive globally.
The ZED Rating is poised to emerge as a credible recognition of the domestic industry for International Customers and Foreign Direct Investors seeking investments in India. ZED is further likely to be made as a benchmark for suppliers to PSUs and Defence Offsets, it added.
The focus of the Workshop to be organised by is to make MSME industry of Kozhikode and Malabar in particular aware about the ZED Model. It will be a platform, where the industry of the locality can benefit from the deliberations of the session, it said adding S K Verma, Technical Expert, QCI will lead the session at Kozhikode.
Mr Sudhir, Additional Director, Department of Industries and and Commerce will inaugurate the programme, he added.
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