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ISO celebrate world standards day every year throughout world, It is indeed a matter of great pleasure for Pakistan Government to take an active part in the celebration world Standards Day in Pakistan on this important day the consumer of Pakistan must know their rights, Sindh, Punjab has their Food Authorities and Punjab has already Consumer courts recently Sindh Govt. also announced Consumer Courts, all the institutions promote quality consciousness and awareness about the requirements and impact of standards to our life. I have express my heartiest greetings and best wishes to International Standards Organization (ISO), International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on this occasion; actually it is a day to give tribute to the collective and collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts’ worldwide who contribute in developing Standards both at national and international levels. Like other countries / member bodies of ISO, IEC and ITU, FPCCI Committee on Standards Compliance, NGOs also celebrating the World Standards Day with renewed commitment for improvement of Standardization and Quality Culture in the country the theme for this World Standards Day 20121 is “Shared vision for a better World”. Two basic aspects of how leaders can Inspire a Shared Vision: Define your vision of future: Achieve clarity around your ideal future so you can better explain it to others and Bring others along by working toward a shared vision: Understand others’ aspirations for the future and how enlisting in your vision can help them achieve those aspirations, Consider these tips, along with quotes from Kouzes and Posner to help guide your vision: Like many others, you may have shifted to working from home, or virtually. Schedule time for yourself to think about the past and the present and how both inform the future you hope to see for your organization: “Leaders envision the future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities. You need to have an appreciation for the past and a clear image of what the results should look like even before starting any project, much as an architect draws a blueprint, or an engineer builds a model. On your next 1:1 or online meeting, ask others about their aspirations and goals for the future and how they fit into the greater organizational picture. How has that changed for them since going virtual? (Or perhaps a family member or child. It is of great relevance for the Development of new ideas and Standards every investment rule, every technical agreement that is addressed requires not only significant expertise but also considerable time and effort. Overseeing this complexity, and doing it at the speed of the demands a new approach to organizing international integration efforts. According to World Economic Forum, we “stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another”. Progress in technology has always been linked to improvements in living standards. The internal combustion engine, modern communications, entertainment and using hydrocarbons to power our world. Once again the workforce changed as humans harnessed power at the flick of a switch to mass-produce the artifacts they needed to be more productive and make their lives easier and more comfortable. Certain types of employment disappeared and other flourished. The ability to process and transmit vast amounts of information and communicate from a vehicle heading towards Mars, a vessel submerged at the bottom of the ocean, or really anywhere humanity could reach, meant communication was no longer limited by geographical distances. In addition, computing power led to complex decisions involving vast sets of data being made in an instant. In the past five decades, the world transformed from what you knew (“knowledge”), to your abilities to obtain and use information using powerful computing and telecommunications devices (“application”). Again employment opportunities shifted and nowhere is this better explained than in Thomas L Friedman’s 2005 bestseller The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century (Quote Martin Butler) I am sure that the theme will help in promoting and improving quality products for domestic as well as for consumer abroad by adopting standardization and quality control systems in global trade and industry to address and tackle the huge amount of on this “World Standards Day” commits itself to meet the future challenges by channeling all the available resources and capabilities. Government intends to play a proactive role to protect not only the consumer’s rights but to facilitate the flourishing business in industrial sector to compete in the global market on the basis of standards products and services as well. People are synonymous to consumers, so we all are consumers. State distinguishes people as citizens. Whereas markets treat people as consumers and value them as customer. What is important for people is to realize their citizenship and to assert it to be protected as consumers. In the age of globalization, this realization has become more important than ever before. It is need of time for Government to focus on legislation to protect consumer rights and to ensure quality products by safeguarding citizens’ rights as consumers in the country. Accreditation to a recognized quality standard may be essential for dealing with certain customers or complying with legislation. Public sector companies, for example, may insist that their suppliers achieve accreditation with quality standards. If you sell products in regulated markets, such as health care, food or electrical goods, you must be able to comply with health and safety standards designed to protect consumers. Accredited quality control systems play a crucial role in complying with those standards. Accreditation can also help you win new customers or enter new markets by giving prospects independent confirmation of your company’s ability to supply quality products, Quality assessment while “standards” could be differentiated according to method of measurement, configuration, level, and flexibility. A variety of quality control mechanisms operate in downstream compartments as a rule, Quality control improves folding efficiency and it prevents harmful. The Quality Standards Supports wide range of services within quality management in business and industry. The company specializes in quality consultancy, training organization as well as in component inspection and operations.
The PSQCA Act 1996 of the Parliament empowers Pakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority, as National Standard Body of Pakistan under the administrative control of Ministry of Science & Technology. PSQCA started its operations since 1st December, 2000, as self-finance organization The PSQCA Act VI of 1996 and the functions performed by PSQCA fall within the ambit of Article:143 and 70(4) Federal Legislative List entry No.03,27,32,39,54 and 59 of Part I and entry No. 6,12 and 15 0f Part II, of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan,1973. The above, further authorize to perform as per International practices and Government of Pakistan’s agreement with WTO & ISO.
Customers expect to deliver quality products. If we do not, they will quickly look for alternatives. Quality is critical to satisfying our customers and retaining their loyalty so they continue to buy from you in the future. Quality products make an important contribution to long-term revenue and profitability. They also enable you to charge and maintain higher prices.
Reputation Quality influences Industries reputation.
The growing importance of social media means that customers and prospects can easily share both favorable opinions and criticism of product quality on forums, product review sites and social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. A strong reputation for quality can be an important differentiator in markets that are very competitive. Poor quality or a product failure that results in a product recall campaign can create negative publicity and damage reputation.
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