Vietnamese firms join Samsung consultation programme

Update: June, 20/2019 - 14:38


Samsung Việt Nam's leaders review the improvements at Hà Nội CNC Technology Investment and Development Company Limited under the consultation programme. — VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Sixty Vietnamese enterprises have participated in a consultation programme supported by Samsung experts since 2015, helping to reduce their error rates and improve productivity.

The information was released during a visit to three enterprises in the northern region conducted by Samsung Việt Nam and the Ministry of Industry and Trade on Tuesday as part of the programme. The companies that received visits were Hà Nội CNC Technology Investment and Development Company Limited (CNC Tech), Việt Chuẩn Joint Stock Company and Thiên Mỹ Vĩnh Phúc Company Limited. These enterprises all work in the field of plastic injection, moulding and plastic plating.

After three months of consultations, CNC Tech has been able to achieve remarkable improvement, including a 97 per cent increase in productivity and increased production accuracy (contributing to inventory, delivery and loss analysis management).

Through the programme, Việt Chuẩn has increased production output by 96 per cent and improved the customer complaint rate by 67 per cent. Việt Chuẩn has eliminated waste in the production process, stabilising its production line, reducing material costs and raising awareness about warehouse management efficiency.

Choi Joo Ho, President of Samsung Việt Nam Complex, said: “This year we have been focusing on consulting and supporting high-tech enterprises and plastic injection moulding manufacturers, especially conducting in-depth consultation on moulds. This is a field that we are continuing to seek potential vendors and enhance consultation for Vietnamese enterprises to improve their capacity for further involvement.”

He also said Samsung's innovation consultancy model was created not only for enterprises in a specific field but also to support development in many different fields.

“At the same time, the model also reflects our effort to develop Việt Nam’s support industry,” he said.

This has been an annual activity since 2015 within the framework of Samsung’s 12-week innovation consultation programme. In the programme, South Korean experts survey and evaluate business activities, provide direct consultation and work with the Vietnamese enterprises to improve production processes. They help finalise the standards for supply products and components and aid Vietnamese enterprises in joining Samsung's component supply chain. Since 2015, Samsung has carried out nine consultations for 54 enterprises.

This year, Samsung also directly co-operated with experts from the Samsung mould centre to provide consultations for mould manufacturing businesses.

Samsung has a total of 308 suppliers. The number of Vietnamese enterprises supplying Samsung with parts has increased from four in 2014 to 35 by the end of 2018. It is expected to rise to 50 by the end of next year. — VNS