ZED Maturity Assessment Model Showcased

  • IMR Reporter
  • 30-Mar-2016

ZED Maturity Assessment Model is being showcased at the on-going Def Expo 2016. Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) maturity assessment model is an integral component of the Make In India initiative and a flagship project of Quality Council of India which is the knowledge partner of DefExpo 2016. ZED has been conceptualised to help the MSME sector improve their quality and environmental standards so that the all manufacturing which is done in India India is of comparable standard to anywhere in the world. Also, the manufacturing is done in a way that it has minimal impact on the environment. Additionally, to cater to the need of defence industries, ZED Defence model is designed to meet the high bar on quality and business standards for defence. This model will be deployed to assess, handhold and enhance the performance of Indian MSMEs engaged in defence manufacturing.

“With the new Defence Procurement Procedure recently released by the government, there is a huge opportunity for the Indian MSMEs in the defence sector to contribute to the Make in India Campaign. There is no better tool than ZED to provide the MSMEs the competitiveness and competence to manufacture not only for the country but for the world. That’s the intent of ZED and through ZED QCI is building an ecosystem which will assist India in becoming the manufacturing hub for the world” said Dr Ravi P Singh, Secretary General, Quality Council of India. We are very excited about the strategic intent with which the Raksha Mantri has released the Defence Procurement Policy 2016. We believe that in bringing the widely acclaimed liberalized policy for defence procurement and various policy initiatives for easing offset in defence manufacturing, the defence Industry would greatly benefit, explained Dr, Singh. The Indian MSMEs are an engine for the growth for the Indian economy. The role of private sector in defence manufacturing will also get a boost.

Quality Council of India (QCI) has launched the ZED rating for Indian Industries to support and empower the Hon’ble Prime Minister's vision of Make in India initiative.  Particularly the effort is targeted at the Indian MSMEs - a critical component of Indian industrial ecosystem – accounting for 18% of India’s GDP. 

Given the top most priority to Indian Designed Developed and Manufactured (IDDM) category, in the latest Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) the Indian defence manufacturing industry is set to get a major boost. In this journey it is essential for the organisations to produce good quality products without a negative impact on the environment. This is when an intervention like ZED is necessary. 
MSMEs contribution to the Defence Manufacturing sector.