FDDI also offers consultancy services for factory set up, layout, troubleshooting, cost reduction and productivity & quality improvement, sourcing, documentation and software development. FDDI has helped lot of industries for transfer of latest technology and improvement of quality and productivity. This has helped the Indian exporters to improve the competitiveness in the International market.
The consultancy services are given as per the requirement of the individual industry. The period and the target are negotiated and decided with mutual consent.
♦ Quality Improvement
♦ Cost Reduction
♦ Material Saving
♦ Process Improvement
♦ Skill Upgradation
♦ Quality System
Further to the successful completion of the Twinning Program (Phase-1) during 2011-14, FDDI (along with CLRI) had entered into another agreement of “Twinning Programme (Phase-2)” in May 2015 for two (02) years with the Ministry of Industry, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia represented by Leather Industry Development Institute (LIDI), Ethiopia.
Under the New agreement of Twinning (Phase-2) the following program have been undertaken by FDDI in addition to the ongoing B.Sc. program with Addis Ababa Science & Technology University (AASTU) Addis Ababa. The B.Sc. program is now self-sustained at LIDI-AASTU:
a. Establishment and conduct of training at Technical and Vocational Education & Training (TVET) Centers in Ethiopia.
b. Industrial Consultancy in Footwear Technology.
c. Long term & short term training program at FDDI, India.
The second phase of the Twinning -2 was further extended till December 2018 & additional activity pertaining to `Non Leather Sector- survey and preparation of Road map’ was allocated to FDDI.
The second Steering Committee for the evaluation of the progress of the project held on 10th August 2018 had noted progress of the project with satisfaction and likely to extend this phase till 2020 with enhancement of the activities.