ILO certified SCORE trainers bring innovation to Myanmar factories

Over 100 Myanmar factory owners and managers attended an event where ILO certified SCORE consultants presented SCORE Training, a training and consulting package designed to improve the performance of small and medium sized factories.

News | 28 November 2018
Yangon (ILO News) – Myanmar certified consultants of the ILO’s Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) programme hosted a networking and information event to present tools and programmes that are effectively helping food processing factories from across the country to thrive.

Held at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI), the event brought together a cross section of stakeholders including SCORE Training consultants and factory owners who have participated in the programme, as well as those who were looking to find out more about how SCORE Training can bring about improvements for their factory. As a result of the event, 23 new factories registered to hold a meeting to discuss SCORE further with a certified consultant.

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Since 2015, 19 SCORE consultants have been recruited, trained and certified in Myanmar. They have received intensive training and coaching, delivered by the manufacturing consulting firm Kaizen TM Institute.

"SCORE Training can create the significant improvement needed to fully maximize the engagement of workers and business owners, their understanding, performance and commitment, while continuously improving the factory productivity" Ngwe Nyunt Shin, SCORE consultant and trainer.

SCORE Training is designed to be flexible to meet the individual needs of the factory. Divided into a number of thematic modules, each factory can decide one or multiple areas they wish to focus the consulting on, depending on which aspects of their business they want to improve.

Thu Rein Win, ILO SCORE National Project Coordinator / © Mizzima
“As competition increases in Myanmar’s growing economy, customers are demanding more. Only companies that continuously improve the way they operate and can adapt fast to the changing business landscape will seize the opportunities and stay ahead of the competition”, said Thu Rein Win, ILO SCORE National Project Coordinator. “Participating in SCORE Training is an investment for factories, and because of the practical tailored support results are often seen quite quickly, leading to better quality products and more engaged and productive staff”.

Since its inception, 26 food processing factories in Myanmar have received SCORE Training and consulting.

SCORE is an ILO global programme that improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The primary goal of the global programme is the effective implementation of SCORE Training - which combines practical classroom training with in-factory consulting. SCORE Training is introduced in Myanmar with the support of the Norwegian and Swiss Cooperation.

To find out more about SCORE in Myammar, contact:

Thu Rein Win, National Project Coordinator - wintr@ilo.org