Improving Productivity and Quality for MSMEs

World Trade Centre Goa in association with MSME Development Institute, Margao organized a Seminar on “Improving Productivity and Quality for MSMEs“, on February 20, 2018, at the  Mapusa, Goa.

The objective of the seminar was to sensitize MSMEs (Micro Small and Medium Enterprises) about the Zero Defect and Zero Effect (ZED) Certification Scheme and its benefits which would greatly help them in improving their Productivity and Quality.

In his keynote address Mr. K Socrates, Deputy Director, MSME Development Institute, Mangalore,  gave a detailed background of the purpose, aim,  objectives and activities of the ZED Certification Scheme.  He said, Quality varies from person to person and product to product and hence our manufactured goods should have Zero Defect and we should also ensure that our manufacturing processes have to have a Zero negative impact   on the environment.” Mr. Socrates explained that the ZED Certification would provide an opportunity to MSME units to strive to continuously improve their processes thereby aiming to move up the maturity assessment model of ZED Certification. He said that the rating provided under the ZED certification will be valid for a period of 4 years and Surveillance audit will be carried out by QCI (Quality Council of India). He opined that in order to prepare the MSMEs to create a value chain for the new regime. It is important that quality and competitiveness of Indian MSME is enhanced over a period of time, and the ZED Certification would be ideal model for them to follow.

Mr. Shashi Kumar, Assistant Director, MSME Development Institute,  highlighted the key role of the MSME Institute which is for extending techno- managerial and economic consultancy services for the development of the small scale industries. He further, informed the delegates present about the various initiatives taken by MSME Development Institute to promote ease of doing business.

Mr. Gaurav Kumar Jain, Assistant Commissioner, GST, in his address, explained the various aspects of the soon to be introduced E-Way Bill. He explained that the E-Way Bill is a document which is to be generated online under the GST system when goods of the value of more than Rs.50,000 are shipped either inter-State or intra-State. He also briefly touched upon other segments of the E-Way bill, which included,  Registration, Issuance, generation, validity, exemptions, and documentation.

Earlier, Mr. Cyril Desouza, Asst. Director WTC Goa, in his welcome address, apprised the audience of the objective of the seminar and the initiatives and facilities that the World Trade Centre here in Goa is implementing for the benefit of the MSMEs in accessing the International Market.   He also made a presentation on the forthcoming Global Economic Summit, (GES) 2018, which is scheduled from February, 22 – 24, 2018,  at The World Trade Centre Mumbai.

Seen in the Picture (L-R) Mr Shashi Kumar, Assistant Director, MSME DI, Goa, Mr K Socrates, Deputy Director, MSME DI , Mangalore, Mr Gaurav Jain, Assistant Commissioner, GST and Mr Cyril Desouza, Asst. Director – Trade Promotion, World Trade Centre, Goa.

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