ZED – Our Honorable PM’s Visionary Initiative to make MSME’s more Competitive.
ZED is a Voluntary Certification and the ZED Scheme is applicable to Micro Small and Medium Enterprises of Manufacturing Sector Only. Its a Process based Certification, the ZED Maturity Model was developed by Quality Council of India to Empower the Indian MSME’s to be a Global Player. The Ministry of MSME – Govt of India has Launched a Scheme to Support MSME’s to get ZED Rating. The Scheme is applicable only for the 22,222 MSME classified companies.
However this will not stop the Large Enterprise to adopt ZED rating as the rating is a Maturity Model which aims to assist the Manufacturing MSME’s to be a World Class
An MSME will not be eligible to go for ZED Certification if the Legal & Regulatory Compliance are not followed. Hence ZED Certification would be a Good Choice for the Manufacturers to get recognized among their Buyers that they are Complying with the Legal & Statutory norms of the Nation. This could cut down the additional costs to the MSME’s on Various Compliance Practices.
Addressing the nation on India’s 68th Independence Day, Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi urged the industry, especially the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of India, to manufacture goods in the country with “Zero Defects” and to ensure that the goods have “Zero Effect” on the environment.
“We should manufacture goods in such a way that they carry zero defect and that our exported goods are never returned to us. We should manufacture goods with zero effect that they should not have a negative impact on the environment”.
ZED has presented a model where the concept of quality has a holistic change from a tool for compliance to a source of competitiveness.
The ZED scheme is an integrated and holistic certification system that will account for Quality, Productivity, Energy Efficiency, Pollution Mitigation, Financial Status, Human Resource and Technological Depth including Design and IPR in both products and processes. The parameters of the scheme will cover all aspects of the existing schemes of Ministry of MSME: Quality Management System (QMS) / Quality Technology Tools (QTT), Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (LMCS), Design Clinic and Technology and Quality Up-gradation (TEQUP), and Building Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
How ZED Works?
The ZED Maturity Model has been designed with 7 Steps which assists MSMEs to drive towards Excellence.
It’s an Opportunity for MSME’s to learn more about ZED and Get Engaged in the Process of Transformation.
The ZED Rating will be given based on the Score obtained on the Submitted Parameters by the MSMEs. Score below 2.2 will be given No Rating. The Bronze Rating will be given to the facility which scores 2.2-2.5. The ZED Scheme of Subsidy for Hand holding Support will be awarded to the companies who Score minimum Rating of Bronze. The Objective of the ZED Maturity Model is to Assist the MSMEs to Elevate to the Next Level with the Support from QCI Trained ZED Consultants.
The ZED Disciplines
The Benefits of ZED
The ZED scheme is highly subsidized. The below Table explains in detail.
VRNC and Its QCI Trained ZED Consultants will assist you from the Registration Process to till Certification Rating. Our Resources are available to deliver and discuss on ZED at your premises, Drop Your Query Here We will extend our Support.
“The Government has decided to implement the ZED Certification Scheme for 22,222 MSMEs unit with a total budget of Rs. 491 Crores (including Government of India contribution of Rs. 365 Crores) during the 12th Five Year Plan” Below Map details the state wise Registered MSMEs under ZED Certification System (As on November 2016)
The Tirupur, Karur, Coimbatore & Erode Cluster industries have a huge opportunity to take part in this Movement, with growing concerns on the Cost and Compliance Competitiveness, this Voluntary Certification Process of ZED Maturity Model will certainly Empower and Handhold the Companies to scale up to have competitive advantage.
Role of VRNC & Its Consultants:
We Assist you at Every Levels of the ZED Certification Process from the Step 1 by identifying the Parameters for OSA and Handhold the MSMEs to get adopt to the ZED Maturity Model. Our Hand holding support includes providing Necessary Training Identified, Identifying & Facilitating the Investments required to meet the Requirements to implement the Enablers Parameters of ZED as well as the Performance Outcomes of ZED Parameters. Drop your Query / Interest on ZED we will schedule a meeting with you to discuss in detail and assist you to get on board in “ZED Journey”.