Benefits for workers and business through higher productivity in garment factories in Myanmar

(How Shwe Yi Zabe succeeded in increasing productivity and setting up an incentive system for workers)

This article provides an account of a garment producer in Myanmar with a vision of combining increased productivity with incentives for workers.

Shwe Yi Zabe was not always able to achieve the expected and pre-planned productivity of daily and monthly outputs. They could not identify the problem, because the management had no data on the efficiency of each department and worker due to lacking records. All workers received the same wages based on their skill levels no matter if they reached their daily production target or not.

SMART Myanmar and experts from the German company ESGE recommended a payment system which allows to pay wages according to each individual worker´s performance. Apart from transparency of workers’ performance the payment system also captures figures of overall productivity throughout all production departments.

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