Productivity forum for VN integration into global value chains

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 09:34

Representatives from the wood processing industry take part in a seminar held in HCM City recently designed to help them cut production costs. The seminar was held as part of the SCORE project. — VNS Photo

The Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the International Labor Organisation will organise a forum titled “Improving productivity for integration into the global value chains” in HCM City on Friday.

It will wrap up the current phase of the Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) programme implemented by the VCCI’s HCM City branch and the ILO.

The programme is funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.

To be held at Sheraton Saigon, the forum will sum up the activities SCORE has offered, address the benefits and challenges of enterprises during their participation in global value chains, and introduce a strategic framework to support enterprises for the programme’s new phase .

SCORE is a practical training and in-factory counselling programme to improve productivity and working conditions at small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

It demonstrates best international practices in the manufacturing and service sectors and helps SMEs participate in global supply chains.

Since 2011 SCORE has provided technical assistance to 145 companies in sectors such as wood processing, garments and supporting industries.

Among the positive outcomes from participating factories is the saving of production costs, improved workplace co-operation, increased productivity, and lower employee turnover rate. — VNS


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