From food to steel

Vietnam’s producers upgrade methods and tools

13:00 | 20/08/2020 Science - Technology

(VEN) - In the context of global integration, investments in resources, technological innovation and applications of modern quality management systems are the decisive factors for Vietnamese enterprises and commodities to improve their position and reputation in the market.

vietnams producers upgrade methods and tools

More and more businesses have invested in technologies

Good signals

Recently, more and more businesses have been investing in technologies and using tools to improve productivity to meet the needs of the domestic and export markets.

For example, the products of the Luong Quoi Coconut Co., Ltd. (Ben Tre Province) are strictly controlled by advanced quality management systems such as HACCP, (helping control hazards during its food production and processing process), ISO 22000 (food safety management system), BRC (global standard for food safety), and Halal standard assessment tools.

The company was established in 1997 with the goal of increasing the value of coconut through unique products such as desiccated coconut, pure coconut oil, extra virgin coconut oil, refined coconut oil, coconut milk packed in tin cans, and crispy dried coconut. The company exports its products to more than 30 countries under the brand name of Vietcoco or directly to customers around the world.

The Vietnam Germany Steel Mill Joint Stock Company in Phu Tho Province has also set a goal of improving product quality. To do so, the company has optimized its creative capacity and technology improvements by investing in a 100 percent synchronous steel production line, which is the most modern and advanced in Vietnam today. This is also the only line in Vietnam equipped with billet cutting machines to reduce labor, time, and production costs.

Another example is the Minh Man Manufacturing Trading & Printing Labels Co., Ltd (Ho Chi Minh City). In order to join the Samsung supply chain in particular and other end-product producers, the company had to improve its production process, reduce 72 percent of error rates at the customer end, and significantly reduce the value of material inventory.

The decisive factor to success

Improving Vietnamese goods is clearly the decisive factor for sustainable development of businesses, especially those that export directly to discerning markets, where the standards and requirements are much higher in terms of scale, production technologies, transportation process, and product quality.

Talking with reporters of the Industry and Trade Review, Nguyen Hoang Linh, Deputy Director General of the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality, said other countries always have specific requirements for product quality of imported goods in accordance with national, regional and international standards.

In addition, a number of non-governmental organizations and retail associations publish their own standards to create important technical tools to manage and control goods’ quality and safety of products, and services provided in many industrialized countries.

Accordingly, businesses need to improve their capacity to meet different requirements. They need to invest in resources, upgrade equipment and machinery, introduce technological innovation, improve the production environment, and even change management methods and improve the qualifications of officials and employees.

In order to meet integration standards, businesses also need close coordination with state agencies to help them prove themselves, with the common goal of bringing Vietnamese goods and products of better quality to local and international consumers.

The Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality is developing a national program on productivity and quality for the 2020-2030 period to help businesses apply standards and technical regulations, and enhance assessment capacity in conformity with those standards for key export goods.

Quynh Nga