SME Times News Bureau | 25 Apr, 2019
Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Surina Rajan said
that the institution needs to
ensure that quality goes down the entire supply chain and is not limited to
only few levels and players.
manufacturing sector should have sustainable standards and quality systems to
be globally competitive, she added.
this, BIS is focusing on 3S - Smart, Sustainable and Services as key features
of standardization process. BIS is focusing on developing standards in the area
of services, sustainability and Smart processes /technologies which will enable
industry to compete globally, said Rajan.
an event, Rajan said that
BIS will work to ensure that the compliance process and quality systems do not
become a burden on the industry and in that direction are planning to have
conformity assessment systems that would be simpler to comply with for the
She also emphasized
that today, all products and services have smart features and it was imperative
to have Smart Standardization process for them as well.
To raise awareness about quality assurance
through standardization process, BIS will tie-up with various universities and
academia to tap youngsters who are likely to soon join the workforce.
regard efforts are to introduce courses related to quality in the curriculums
at the school and college levels.
She also highlighted that BIS has
finalized the 'Standards National Action Plan' which has identified key
priority areas with three to five years perspective.
the limitation of testing labs in the country, she added that BIS will soon
release a comprehensive laboratory database which will not only utilize the
exiting and unused labs but also help industry which mostly rely on
international testing labs.
Shyam Bang, Chairman, FICCI Taskforce on Manufacturing Excellence and
Chairman, National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB),
Quality Council of India said that Indian manufacturing sector can only grow if
it is globally competitive.
He also said
that rapid technological changes, innovation and increase automation are
transforming the work scenario and also spur quality operations.