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Aims of the project

The right way for our companies to survive today’s economical crisis is to focus on production efficiency and cost reduction. This is what lean manufacturing accomplishes. The maximum benefit from lean manufacturing is gained by considering all its elements (principles, tools, mindset) together as a system and by practicing them every day in a very consistent manner. That’s why all our companies need a possibility to train their employees continuously in lean manufacturing principles, tools and mindset.

 

On the other hand, higher educational institutions should be able to enhance the employability of their students by introducing lean manufacturing into their course programmes. A state-of-the-art course in lean manufacturing built in tight cooperation with experienced lean companies would give bachelor and master students in applied sciences an excellent opportunity to learn the lean concepts. Moreover, a simulated production environment (Lean Production Game) would make that course more attractive, resulting in more motivated students and higher study yields.

 

In this project a modular online state-of-the-art course in lean manufacturing will be created in tight cooperation with experienced lean companies. These course modules will give bachelor and master students in applied sciences an excellent opportunity to learn the lean concepts. Moreover, an accompanying Lean Production Game will make that course more attractive, resulting in more motivated students and higher study yields.