According to the recent data, as many as 23,948 Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) had registered with intent to adopt the principle of the Zero Defect Zero Effect Scheme (ZED).
- Launched in 2016 by the Ministry of MSME, the scheme is an integrated and comprehensive certification system.
- The scheme accounts for productivity, quality, pollution mitigation, energy efficiency, financial status, human resource and technological depth including design and IPR in both products and processes.
- Its mission is to develop and implement the ‘ZED’ culture in India based on the principles of Zero Defect & Zero Effect.
- The Zero defect concept is focusing on the customer.
- Zero non-conformance or non-compliance
- Zero waste
Objective of the Scheme:
- To develop an Ecosystem for Zero Defect Manufacturing in MSMEs.
- To promote adaptation of quality tools/systems and energy efficient manufacturing. Enable MSMEs for manufacturing of quality products.
- To encourage MSMEs to constantly upgrade their quality standards in products and processes.
- To develop professionals in the area of ZED manufacturing and certification.
- To support the ‘Make in India’ campaign
Implementation Agency of the Scheme:
- Quality Council of India (QCI) has been appointed as the National Monitoring & Implementing Unit (NMIU) for implementation of ZED.
- The Quality Council of India (QCI) is a non-profit organization registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860.
SOURCE: THE HINDU,THE ECONOMIC TIMES,MINT