The Quality Council of India (QCI) has developed a holistic, flexible, transparent and consistent maturity assessment model (ZED Maturity Assessment Model) with the help of various stakeholders to improve the competitiveness of the MSMEs. ZED is a multi-faceted initiative which includes exchanging competitiveness, increased market presence and improving conditions for domestic procedures and manufacturers and a connect with the global value chain.
ZED is poised to contribute to various initiatives of the government, be it Make in India, Skill India, Digital India, Start-up India or Stand-up India and others. In this backdrop, there should be a relevant incentive in public procurement if the manufacturing units adopt ZED and achieve a rating. ZED will be path-breaking in making our manufacturing world class in India.