Bangladesh Institute of Management (BIM), in cooperation with Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), will launch a diploma course on 'Productivity and Quality Management' to meet the garment and textile sector's technical needs of middle management level.
In collaboration with the project 'Promotion of Social and Environmental Standards in the Industry (PSES),' implemented by GIZ GmbH on behalf of the German government, BIM will launch the course, first of its kind in Bangladesh, through a ceremony on January 31.
Chargé d'Affaires of the German Embassy Ralf Reusch will be the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony.
A GIZ press release said Monday, the RMG sector is the hub of the economy of Bangladesh. This sector is contributing more than 75% to Bangladesh's total export earnings. This involves expansion of production volume through the utilisation of man, machine, and material. Better utilisation of its resources is closely linked with skilled management personnel.
This diploma course is designed to develop professional knowledge and skills required to implement industrial engineering tools and techniques in garments factories, to develop production planning, to minimise waste by integrating tools and techniques of lean manufacturing, and to control quality according to customer requirements.
On this occasion, the Chargé d'Affaires said education and capacity building are key elements for Bangladesh's booming economy and essential to further move up the value chain.
"The fire in the Mohammadpur factory has reminded us again how vital these issues are," he added.
BIM, in collaboration with PSES, started a diploma course on Social Compliance in 2008, and so far 141 professionals have graduated from that course. These professionals are currently working in different sectors in an effort to make our industries more compliant with respect to labour standards.