Samsung and MoIT provide supports to help firms improve productivity

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 15:14

First specialists graduated from the training programme. — VNS Photo

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) plans to increase support to help local businesses improve their productivity via a training programme with Samsung Viet Nam, said Truong Thanh Hoai, the ministry’s head of the Industrial Department.

The official made the announcement at the end of the ‘Vietnamese support industry specialists collaboration training course in production improvement and quality enhancement” held in Ha Noi on Friday.

Hoai said in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the trade war between China and the US, local businesses would have both opportunities and challenges.

Meanwhile, the number of Vietnamese firms in manufacturing was limited at some 70,000, with only 3,000 operating in the support industry.

This made for a good opportunity for the specialists to improve their knowledge to the international level and then help Vietnamese companies deeply join global production chains, he added.

Of the 200 Vietnamese specialists that will receive training between 2018 and 2019, from April until now, 95 specialists have completed training courses in Ha Noi and HCM City.

These training courses were initiated based on a consultant process that has been successfully applied by Samsung.

According to assessments from specialists, through the practice opportunities, they received meticulous guidance on how to help the enterprises enhance their production capacity and improve their quality.

Shim Won Hwan, President of Samsung Viet Nam Complex said: “This is the first step of a long-term plan that Samsung have committed to co-operate with the Vietnamese Government to expand the service to many other support enterprises to improve their production capability and products’ quality, from which elevating these enterprises’ competitive capability. I firmly believe that, in the near future, there will be more Vietnamese enterprises able to participate in the global supply chains operating in Viet Nam, other than Samsung’s”.

The consultant specialists will be assigned to participate in the enterprise consulting programme by the MoIT. The best 30 per cent will take advanced training in South Korea, paid for by Samsung.

Not only focusing on supporting enterprises in their supply chain, Samsung’s ultimate goal is to partner with the Government to improve the competitiveness of domestic supply chains to develop the supporting industry of Viet Nam. — VNS

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