3 Strategies Vietnam’s Vinh Hung JSC applies to export products for largest projects in the Philippines
Implementation of international quality standards, investment in modern machinery and technology, and prioritizing the development of the Engineering experts are three strategies that Vinh Hung JSC—the leading transport mechanical manufacturer in Vietnam—is applying strict control of production quality and successful exporting of products to the Philippines.
With advantages of controlling product quality in accordance with international standards and competitive price, Vinh Hung JSC has quickly gained trust and cooperation from world leading contractors such as Acciona, Hyundai E&C, Daelim Construction, Rubrica Engineering, and others to manufacture and provide steel structure products for large-scale projects in Asia, which includes the following: Malolos – Clark railway project ( MCRP – Philippines), Cebu Cordova Link expressway bridge project, the longest bridge project in the East South Asia Temburong (Brunei), and more.
Begin from human resources
Faced with constantly changing economy, and with the understanding that strengthening human resources is considered the key for businesses to quickly improvise and improve their competitiveness in the market, Vinh Hung JSC has established training and development budgets for employees and has built a professional human resource management.
Each year, the enterprise has in-house training plans and sets aside a budget for certificate training courses related to traffic mechanics industry to improve skills and professional knowledge for their employees, as well as be given rights and duties to manage their own works proactively and effectively.
In addition, the quality management system QMS: ISO 9001: 2015 was also implemented, and combined with Base–an online business administration platform that allows connecting all departments on one platform–the company has started digitizing and standardizing all their operations. In addition, all processes – from receiving orders, manufacturing, to imports and exports – are operated smoothly to minimize errors and remove waste and inefficiency.
Implementation of international standards
Working on a global scale, applying international standards is one of the fastest ways of demonstrating quality, compatibility, and consistency to create a common language when dealing with customers. Understanding that, Vinh Hung has applied international standards for products and production processes.
Specifically, Vinh Hung is the first enterprise in Vietnam to manufacture traffic mechanical products according to EN 1090 – EU’s standard for steel structure factory. When applying standards such as EN 1090 or QMS: ISO 9001:2015, Vinh Hung has chosen the world’s leading corporation, the Bureau Veritas, as an independent testing, inspection and certification unit for its production processes. The selection of Bureau Veritas shows that the company has given special importance to forming a professional working and production process from the very beginning.
In order to help employees maximize their efforts on what they do best, standards for each stage of production are applied throughout each department. From input materials, semi-finished products, to finished products, everything is inspected by a specialized QC department in an independent laboratory with modern machinery system. For example, the welding process at Vinh Hung is carried out in accordance with Welded Manufacturing Quality Management System ISO 3834-2, by a team of welders who are recognized with AWS certification. With the standard welding process according to ISO 3834-2, every stage in fusion welding of metallic materials ensures traceability full stage to identify, control, prevent, and handling of non-conformity in the process.
“Implementing standards is the best way for us to gain knowledge from the world’s leading experts. That means we don’t have to waste effort in the wrong places but can focus on making the best products,” Mr. Vo Ta Luong – General Director of Vinh Hung JSC shared.
Innovating with Technology 4.0
Looking ahead, Vinh Hung is exploring how it can tap on 4.0 Technologies to further enhance its productivity and accelerate its growth. Mr. Vo Ta Luong explained: “For Vietnamese transport mechanical manufacturing enterprises, opportunities are opening up enormously in the context of Asia’s massive infrastructure development. Instead of buying more machines or hiring more workers to expand production, we are aiming to train high-quality human resources with modern machines, databases, and robots.”
Before the Covid-19 epidemic occurred, Vinh Hung adopted simple digital tools such as centralizing data on Google Cloud Platform, digitizing the entire administrative process on Base platform, and has reaped benefits since then. When the Covid-19 epidemic spread, businesses were allowed to operate with only 50% of employees, but the jobs were still controlled, operations went smoothly, and human errors were eliminated, thanks to the programming of these tools.
It is the connection, availability, and interoperability of the information system throughout the enterprise, from the administration department to the manufacturing plant, that is the foundation for the information system in the 4.0 era. “We believe that with the right direction and the support of technology, Vinh Hung will develop very quickly to compete with 100-year-old brands in the field of transport mechanical engineering. The world today is no longer a place where big fish eat small fish, but where fast fish eat slow fish,” Mr. Vo Ta Luong shared.
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