Few words about our situations...
After more than a century of foreign domination and colonization and 21 years of war and division, our country, Vietnam, has been rebuilt from the remaining ashes of war. During these wards, millions of people were killed, and hundreds of thousand families were broken by those lives being lost. In my family, my two uncles have never returned. The war, which finally ended in 1975, left behind crushing pain and poverty and so many problems and obstacles for Vietnamese people to overcome. In that situation, I grew up in extremely difficult childhood. Many of my friends had no chance to go to school, and they had to do anything to help their families survive. It was quite lucky for me that although my family’s financial conditions were no better than my peers’, my parents still decided they would sacrifice everything for me as long as I can go to primary school, then high schools, then universities. Looking back, I’m always proud of my parents and extremely grateful for their love.
Until the 1980s, a large part of the Vietnamese population still lived under the poverty line. Nonetheless, as recent significant reforms took place, the country has been witnessing dramatic transformation in every aspect of an economy
We may lost many things, But there's more to gain
Nowadays, people can get connected almost everywhere, thanks to technological advancements in communication. I also recognize that we can take advantage of information technology and the Internet to provide valuable products and services to a global client base. Leveraging on what I have learned during my university education as well as 10 years of experience leading a design team in a well-established American designing company in Vietnam, I decided to make a bold move to found EPO Industry to prove my abilities and help other young people. In my opinion, Vietnamese, particularly, engineers are always hard-working and intelligent.
EPO Industry is a unique family of young people who are hard-working, clever, and deeply enthusiastic about engineering design. We are aspiring to contribute our part into making Vietnam a new outsourcing hub in the world. To be more specific, we plan to focus on civil engineering services in the first stage, and then we will expand to other areas including data entry services, research and analysis, and digital design, etc.
Approach to Lean Design
We aimed to develop Lean Design, extends from the objectives of a lean production system – maximize value and minimize waste – to specific techniques, and applies them in a new project delivery process. As a result:
- The facility and its delivery process are designed together to better reveal and support customer purposes.
- Work is structured throughout the process to maximize value and to reduce waste-at the project delivery level.
- Efforts to manage and improve performance are aimed at improving total project performance, because this is more important than reducing the cost or increasing the speed of any particular activity.
- “Control” is redefined from “monitoring results” to “making things happen.” The performance of the planning and control systems are measured and improved.