Quality Control of India (QCI) has explained in detail to MSMEs about the importance of Zero Effect Zero Defect (ZED) in improving quality systems.
At a regional workshop of MSMEs held on Tuesday, the officials explained that ZED not only tells them about their systems but also make them realise the importance of adopting an action plan for world-class benchmarking.
The workshop was conducted as part of MSME Day celebration. Dr. A. Raj from QCI, Dr. Hemant Rao from National Productivity Council (NPC) and Rachana Bhusari from National Stock Exchange (NSE) attended the workshop. About 50 MSMEs from four districts of Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam attended.
Executive Director (MSME), AP Invest Rajendra Kondepati, Joint Director (MSME), AP Government S.V. Giridhar Rao, District Industries Centre General Managers Ramalinga Raju (Visakhapatnam), Uday Bhaskar (Vizianagaram) participated in discussion.
The State government signed eight MoUs with Central organisations and private companies on June 27 to improve capabilities and business practices of MSMEs.
The support of QCI, NSE and NPC were sought for improving quality of products and services to help MSME promoters improve marketing network, access to finance and improve productivity and skills.
The agreements were signed as MSME segment provides eight out of 10 jobs created by the industries and it accounts for 35% of GSDP.