CPO - Chief Production Officer

Starting Date: 06/08/2024 - Location: HCMC

Starting Date
16.200.000 VND
Discounted Fee
15.000.000 VND
18:00 - 21:00

Special rates are offered when payment is received at least seven (7) days before the course starting date.

Program's message

he Chief Production Officer (CPO) training program is one of the core training programs offered by PACE.  This program aims to build and develop a professional production and plant management force for the business community in Vietnam.

Not long ago, one of the leading multi-national corporations (MNCs) in Europe visited Vietnam to outsource some of its production and manufacturing stages to local companies.  They knew that companies in Vietnam had similar production lines and hoped that the cost of goods (COGs) sold in Vietnam would be lower than those in Europe.  However, after extensive discussions, it was discovered that the COGs with the same production line in Vietnam was nearly half more than the COGs in Europe and the United States.  Thus, the question arose of why there were two different COGs even though the production line created the same material in Vietnam, and with even cheaper labor cost.  The answer lies in the company’s ability to manage productions and its ability to integrate and utilize technology effectively. 

Nowadays, whether it is a small, medium or large factory, production management uses technology to help production managers and directors save time in learning and managing all activities in the factory.  In addition, technology also saves costs in the production line, which helps the company achieve optimal productivity with competitive COGs.  Understanding the production management landscape, PACE’s CPO program provides knowledge on advanced and effective production management technology from leading MNCs to increase the productivity of businesses.  

The program consists of the following content: (1) Being a Professional CPO; (2) Organising a Factory; (3) Production Plan; (4) Production Management; (5) Research & Development; (6) Total Quality Management; (7) Supply Chain Management; (8) Health, Safety, Security & Environment; (9) Managing Team, and (10) Life Management Program.

Trainers of the program include seasoned experts in production and manufacturing management who have in-depth knowledge of the latest trends in production management in Vietnam and abroad. Through the training program, these dedicated trainers aspire to bring Vietnamese production to a higher level, and contribute to the effective and efficient production and manufacturing for businesses in Vietnam.

Program's information

The Chief Production Officer (CPO) aims to build and develop a professional production and plant management force in Vietnam’s business community. Understanding the production management landscape in Vietnam, and taking into account international experience and standards, PACE’s CPO program provides knowledge and skills on incorporating advanced and effective production management systems and technology from leading MNCs to increase the productivity of businesses. 


  • Members in the Board of Directors who participate in planning production/manufacturing strategy.
  • Existing Chief Production Officer, Quality or Quality Control managers, Production Line managers, heads and deputy heads of Departments of production and manufacturing management in local and foreign companies.
  • Existing technicians, assembly line supervisors, and those who participate directly in manufacturing and post-manufacture activities and aspire to be Chief Production Officer in the future.


Prospective participants must be at least 22 years old and satisfy at least one of the following requirements:

  • University or college diploma (of any major).
  • Current or former managers or executives holding important management positions in their companies.
  • At least two years of work experience in a certain industry.


After completing this program, participants will be able to perform the following:

  • Understand current changes in the roles and responsibilities of a CPO, and new trends in the production and production management in a local and international context.
  • Acquire the systematic thinking and core knowledge that a CPO is required to possess in today's business enviroment.


After successfully completing this program participants will

  • To help learners understand what it means to be and how to become a CPO.
  • To provide learners fundamental concepts, core knowledge, and skills that a CPO must possess.


The total duration of the program is 26 sessions (equivalent to 78 hours), you can choose to study in the evening or on weekends. Each program lasts 04 months for daytime classes or 2.5 months for evening classes


Participants who have completed the program will be awarded the Graduation Certificate of the “Chief Production Officer” program of PACE School of Production Management (a member of PACE Institute of Management)

Program's content

# SUBJECTS Sessions Hours
1 Being a Professional CPO
- Position of Production in the entire Enterprise
- Position, role, mission, and work of a CPO
- Qualities, capacity, knowledge, and experience required of a CPO
- Path and conditions required to become a professional CPO
1 3
2 Organizing a Factory
- Functions, duties, and powers of the Production Division
- Management model & Organizational structure of Production Division
- Introduction of Operation Mechanism & Process in Production Block
- Performance measure & Reporting system of Production Division
2 6
3 Production Plan
- Functions, duties, and powers of the Production Division
- Management model & Organizational structure of Production Division
- Introduction of Operation Mechanism & Process in Production Block
- Performance measure & Reporting system of Production Division
4 12
4 Production Management 
- Overview of production management and good manufacturing practices (GMP)
- Build, implement, control, and improve production processes
- Cost control; Reduce waste & Reduce errors in production
4 12
5 Total Quality Management (TQM)
- Quality management principles and modern perspectives
- Quality management systems for different types of production
- Principles of establishing and operating a comprehensive quality management system
4 12
6 Research & Development (R&D)
- The role of R&D; Organizational structure of R&D Division
- New product creation process
- New product costing method
2 6
7 Supply Chain Management (SCM)
- Understanding of SCM; Modern thinking & methods on SCM
- Operations on SC: Purchase; Supplier Management; Inventory Management; Distribution
2 6
8 Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE)
- Understand occupational safety, occupational health, and environmental protection
- Process of management of occupational safety, occupational health, and environmental protection
- Procedures for handling occupational safety and/or environmental incidents/crisis
2 6
9 Managing Team
- Basic knowledge of team management
- Introduce some essential management skills
2 6
10 Life Management Program (LMP)
(Special Seminar for Chief-Officer Programs)
2 6
11 Final Exam 1 3
* Graduation Ceremony * *
  TOTAL 26 78
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