Ministry of Labour organizes a seminar to assist 18 firms reduce production cost and loss in their manufacturing process to increase their competiveness in the international level. It also signs a memorandum of understanding (Mou) with the firms to systematically provide them assistances on the matter.
Mr. Phadermchai Sasomsub, Minister of Labour, said at opening of the seminar, which was held at the Emerald Hotel in Bangkok, that things can change quickly in the current social and economic situations. Couple with the new 300 baht daily minimum wage policy, firms might experience higher production cost. The best way out of this are to reduce production cost and enhance labour productivity. Such moves would also help increase firms’ competiveness in the international level.
To reduce production costs, Mr. Phadermchai explained firms must eliminate unnecessary work process, combine similar work process, rearrange to effectively smooth work process and simplify work process. Enhancing labour production systematically would also help increase firms’ productivity, he said.
The labour minister said these mentioned steps would involve the application of logistics and supply chain processes. They would help firms systematically enhance labour productivity and increase firms’ competitiveness.
Representatives from 18 firms in 15 industries from 8 central Thai provinces namely Nakhon Pathom, Suphan Buri, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Kanchanaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan joined the seminar.
Ministry of Labour also signed the MoU with the firms to provide advice and intensive knowledge on the matter to the firms. If succeed, the ministry plans to extend the result to the national level, which will help increase labour productivity in industrial sector.