QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY: THE KEY FACTORS MAKING A HIGH COMPETITIVE POSITION OF ENTERPRISES

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One of the impressive points of these policies is Decision 712/QD-TTg of Prime Minister issued the Programme of improvement of quality and productivity of Vietnam products to year of 2020.

After 10 years of implementation, the Programme has been the one of the factors that contributed to the acceleration of productivity and support enterprises in progress of integration.

The programme has built the movement on quality and productivity via 7 ministrial projects and 57 provincial projects; 12.000 national standards with almost 60% harmonised to international standards; 800 quality regulations covered most of the firms; which were the basis to implement the activities of quality management for manufacture and trading. The team of quality and productivity experts has been initially established in ministries, provinces and enterprises; improved the knowledge on quality and productivity for many levels especially for enterprises.

Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality, Ministry of Science and Technology has supported thousands of enterprises to apply modern tools and systems such as: Lean, TPM, KPIs, MFCA, LSS… In addition, they have supported to build the models of combined systems which integrated with innovated tools for some provinces. The quality managements such as ISO 9000, SA 8000, ISO 14000, GMP, HACCP have become familiar to enterprises.

In the scent of widely and deeply integration of Vietnam to the world, the improvement of quality and productivity is indispensable for enterprises to survive and develop. Strictly requirement of market will be expanded widely, while the cost competition and involvement to regional supply chains demanded enterprises must accelerate their quality and productivity by applying standards, advanced tools, national regulations to production and trading.

For more information, please contact Vietnam Trade Office in Canada at Ca@moit.gov.vn