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AEPC & GTZ launch portal


Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), along with Small Industries Development bank of India (SIDBI) have launched B-SMART: Best Self Measuring and Rating Tool (www.b-smartonline.com) for garment manufacturers and exporters. The tool has been developed by Methods Apparel Consultancy.

www.b-smartonline.com enables factories to undertake surveys on various departments and generates comprehensive reports with customised recommendations. With a one-time. easy registration process, and user-friendly features, it provides a platform for industries to begin their SMART journey. Various ready-to-use checklists and assessment forms have been incorporated to help industries independently assess their people and processes.

This tool helps factories to analyse their performance levels against international standards using the concept of absolute benchmarking. Once the tool has been used by a substantial number of factories, relative benchmarking would also be made an integral part of the tool.

The online survey is available in two formats, brief and comprehensive, and depending on the time available, the requisite format can be selected. The most powerful feature of the tool is that it allows the suspension of the survey at any stage and auto saves the data allowing the user total flexibility.