Wednesday, August 19, 2015

First Delivery of YDSM Tailoring Transformation Project

A collaborative project between participants of Yayasan DiRaja Sultan Mizan (YDSM) Terengganu, Accounting Research Institute (ARI) and Mydin Holding Berhad was commenced in June 2015.  The Tailoring Project is one of our economic transformation program for the state of Terengganu. For a start, two locations were selected - Kuala Terengganu and Paka.  Our business model involves women entrepreneurs who have registered with YDSM.  The tailoring business focuses on sewing "Baju Kurung", a traditional dress for Malaysia.  YDSM sets up a workshop space, equipped with sewing machines, cutting machines and other essentials.  Mydin supplies raw materials in the form of fabrics.  ARI co-ordinates the process, sets target, monitors progress and provides trainings for entrepreneurs.  For this initial project, we have targeted 1000 pieces of baju kurung to be completed within two months.  Once  the target is met, the completed baju kurung will be sold to Mydin Holding.  Alhamdulillah, the first delivery of the completed baju kurung has been successfully made. As a research institute, ARI takes pride of this success.  We collect and collate all data related to business income generated by these entrepreneurs, time taken by them to complete each baju kurung, division of work (e.g. cutting, hemming, zipping) and financial management (personal money VS business money).  With the completion of this first batch of 1000 pairs of baju kurung, we know that the entrepreneurs themselves are undergoing a positive economic transformation.  Prior to this project, the entrepreneurs' clients were limited to local customers.  Now they can focus on making quality baju kurung ....Well done ladies, congratulations.