Manufacturers in Dominica are being told that they should be mindful of the formulas in their products and they should make every effort to be as consistent as possible.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Public Relations Officer for the Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA), Saverin Mckenzie, said manufacturers, especially upcoming ones, should always get their formulas right.
“One of the concerns that we have is the consistency of the products,” he stated. “This is a word of caution to the budding manufacturers that you have to get your formula right, the consistency has to be good. If you are trying to get it, keep trying and when you get to perfection let it be that when I buy it it will be the same this month and the same next month. You have to keep your trade secret but you have to be able to monitor.”
He urged upcoming manufacturers to maintain the quality of their products, pointing out further that although there is a ready market for Dominican products, the issue of providing an adequate supply is still relevant.
“There is a market for Dominican products right here in the Caribbean,” McKenzie said. “This month a group of Barbados buyers will be in Dominica to look at what we are producing. The problem that we have is our economy of scale, the fact that our manufacturing industry is more based on cottage industries and we are hoping that people can move away from this and start looking at how we can produce.”
According to him virgin coconut oil is in high demand in the Caribbean, a product which is readily available in Dominica.
“The virgin coconut oil has a lot of potential but we do not have the supply,” he noted. “The demand is there, the market is there but we do not have the means of production to produce the volume that is required.”
The manufacturer’s association is hoping to get people to invest in the virgin coconut oil sector., according to McKenzie.
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money to invest??/who have it . . .the bank giving them more . . .who has the dream . .banks making it harder . . funds that were designed to help us . . .persons in government have to like you and getting a cut.
trust me I know what I am talking about . . I dare any one reading this to jump in the melee. Any one with suggestions and I want advice.
for starters , we always had a plan and formulas
This is great advice but where is the government in all of this? people are interested in manufacturing and being discouraged. Entrepreneurship is not being encouraged or enhanced. There is too much talk in Dominica and not enough action. I have a story to tell and in the right forum will tell it. There is a hidden agenda by folks in power and it is pathetic. Lets get the young men of the streets and stop shoving rum down their throats. Lets get back to manufacturing and agriculture and fisheries and build back Dominica. Progress is not a new palace or a sea wall. It involves upliftment of a people, better healthcare, more jobs. Wake up !
Sound advise my brother always on point. But some how very few seem to take heed, once its not their idea. The just promise to look into it and later kill all brilliant ideas on how to assist Dominica. That`s no way to run a country. Keep up the great job, Mr. MCkenzie.