Project: Production and Profitability improvement in Serbia Enterprises by adopting Lean Thinking Philosophy and strengthening Enterprise – Academia connections

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
LEANEA 2010 781977.3 JP 511084-2010 3 years National finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
October 15, 2010 October 14, 2013 http://www.leanea.uns.ac.rs

Project summary

The wider objective of this project is the development of partnership between universities and enterprises in order to improve practical aspect of Bologna process implementation in Serbian Universities. Also, the goal is to help enterprises to become more competent in order to prepare themselves for real, free market.

The specific objectives are:

  • capacity building for cooperation between universities and enterprises,
  • specifically to work together on the resolving Lean implementation practical problems and educating their employees,
  • educating and training university staff and students in Lean thinking,
  • and improve existing curricula with Lean thinking philosophy.

Improved curricula will enable students to get more practical knowledge (they will get opportunity for practical placement in enterprises - members of consortium) and better prepare them for the first day of their employment. By adjusting curricula and accepting methodology for teaching Lean from EU partners, project will fulfill Bologna process requirements for more practical knowledge. Established Lean Thinking Centres will become a starting point for spreading knowledge and ideas about Lean thinking and they will offer that knowledge to all of the Serbian enterprises, in order to improve really low productivity rate of the whole Serbian economy.

Objectives

Lean is a business strategy that enables an organization to reduce its development cycles, produce higher-quality products at lower costs, and use resources more efficiently. The analysis of Serbian enterprises current state shows low production rate. The right solution for improvement of the current state is implementing Lean strategy in the enterprises by developing partnership between enterprises and universities. This partnership would also contribute to practical knowledge integration in the existing curricula, by enabling the students to enter the enterprises for practical placements during the studies. The specific objectives of this project are: capacity building for enterprises resolving Lean implementation practical problems and education, educating and training university staff, students and enterprise employees in Lean thinking, and improving existing curricula with Lean thinking elements in order to fulfill Bologna process requirements for more practical knowledge.
 

  • To enhance the quality and relevance of higher education in the partner countries
  • To build up the capacity of higher education institutions in the partner countries and the EU, in particular for international cooperation and for a permanent modernisation process, and to assist them in opening themselves up to society at large
  • Development of partnerships with enterprises
  • Development of lifelong learning in society at large

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Joint Project-Higher Education and Society

Subject areas

  • Economics
  • Engineering and engineering trades (broad programmes)

Partners

University of Belgrade, SRB
Dragan Arizanovic Previous team member, Milic Radovic Previous team member, Aleksandar Sedmak Previous team member, Barbara Simeunovic Previous team member, Jovan Elazar Previous team member, Danica Lecic-Cvetkovic Previous team member, Dragana Stojanovic Previous team member, Vojkan Vaskovic Previous team member, Dragoslav Slovic Contact person, Ivan Tomasevic, Dragan Vasiljevic, and Slobadan Antic
University of Kragujevac, SRB
Danijela Tadic (Danijela Tadić) Previous team member, Branko Tadic Previous team member, Miladin Stefanovic Previous team member, Branislav Jeremic Contact person, Ivan Macuzic, Petar Todorovic, Marko Djapan, and Uros Proso
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Miroslav Veskovic (Miroslav Vesković) Previous team member, Ilija Cosic Previous team member, Ivan Beker Contact person, Dragan Seslija (Драган Шешлија), Bojan Lalic, Aleksandar Rikalovic, Cvijan Krsmanovic, Dubravko Culibrk, Srdjan Vulanovic, Vladan Radlovacki, Bato Kamberovic, Rado Maksimovic, Nikola Radakovic, Gordana Ostojic (Gordana Ostojić), Sonja Ristic, Stevan Stankovski, Danijela Gracanin, Milan Mirkovic, Stevan Milisavljevic, Ivana Senk, Mladen Radisic, Zdravko Tesic, Milovan Lazarevic, Slobodan Moraca, Dragoljub Sevic, and Igor Kesic
Unimet d.o.o. Kac, SRB
Nikola Vukoja
Automotive parts factory Gornji Milanovac, SRB
Dragisa Ristic
Metalac Company , SRB
Petrasin Jakovljevic
Trakett Eastern Europe, SRB
Suncica Vjestica
Japan Tobacco International A.D. Senta, SRB
Gabriella Zahan Sarnyai
Provincial Secretariat for Economy, SRB
Ljubomir Aleksic
Chamber of Economy of Vojvodina, SRB
Nenad Petkovic
Serbian Chamber of Commerce, SRB
Biljana Dimitrijevic
University of Nottingham, UK
University of Ljubljana, SVN
Chalmers University of Technology, SE

Equipment

University of Belgrade
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 11 Researchers
All-in-one computer IT equipment - desktop computer 6 Lean Center
Desktop computer with monitor IT equipment - desktop computer 20 Computer classroom
TV Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 3 Lean Training Center
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Lean Training Center
Panel for projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Lean Training Center
Photocopier IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Lean Training Center
Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Lean Training Center
Binding machine Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 1 Lean Training Center
Laminator Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 1 Lean Training Center
Lean books Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 0 Lean Training Center
Lean games Software 0 Lean Training Center
Chronometer Lab equipment in engineering 30 Lean Training Center, factory floor
University of Kragujevac
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Camera Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1
Lens Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1
IR high temperature & real-time data acquisition module Lab equipment in engineering 1
Software Software 1
TV Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Lean training center
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 2 Lean training center
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 2 Lean training center
Projector screen Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 2 Lean training center
PC speaker system IT equipment – other 1 Lean training center
White board Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 2 Lean training center
Flip chart board Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 2 Lean training center
Desktop computer IT equipment - desktop computer 2
Monitor IT equipment – other 2
Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 1
Photocopier IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1
Binding machine Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 1
Laminator Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 1
Hard disk IT equipment – other 1
Lean Visual Management items Lab equipment in engineering 0 Lean training center
Kanban boards and cards Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 0 Lean training center
Workplace organization items Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 0 Lean training center
5S & SMED items Lab equipment in engineering 0 Lean training center
Marking items Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 0 Lean training center
Lean games Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 0 Lean training center
Lean training videos Software 0 Lean training center
Lean books Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 0 Lean training center
Digital oscilloscope Lab equipment in engineering 1 Lean training center
Power source IT equipment – other 1 Lean training center
Data acquisition device IT equipment – other 1 Lean training center
Measurement board Lab equipment in engineering 1 Lean training center
PC for field measurement Lab equipment natural sciences/environmental studies 1 Lean training center
Measurement module Lab equipment natural sciences/environmental studies 2 Lean training center
Desktop computer IT equipment - desktop computer 5 University IT center
Monitior IT equipment – other 5 University IT center
Server IT equipment – server 1 University IT center
UPS device IT equipment – other 4 University IT center
Tablet PC IT equipment - tablet computer 1
Camera Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1
University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Equipment for vibration analysis Lab equipment in engineering 1
Equipment for laser alignment Lab equipment in engineering 1
Video Borescope Inspection Camera Lab equipment in engineering 1
Digital Microscope Camera Lab equipment in engineering 1
Laser distance meter Lab equipment in engineering 2
High temperature IR thermometer Lab equipment in engineering 1
4-in-1 Environment meter Lab equipment in engineering 1
Laser tachometer and IR thermometer Lab equipment in engineering 1
Non-contact voltage detector Lab equipment in engineering 1
Light meter Lab equipment in engineering 1
Sound level meter Lab equipment natural sciences/environmental studies 1
Wireless Remote AC Circuit Identifier IT equipment – other 1
Digital stop-watch Lab equipment in engineering 5
Air quality monitor Lab equipment natural sciences/environmental studies 1
TV Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Lean training center
Server IT equipment – server 1 Lean training center
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 3 Lean training center
Projector screen Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 4 Lean training center
Dictaphone with microphone Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 2 Lean training center
Presenter IT equipment – other 3 Lean training center
UPS device IT equipment – other 2 Lean training center
Multifunction printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Lean training center
Copy machine IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Lean training center
Binding machine Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 1 Lean training center
Paper cutting machine Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 1 Lean training center
Paper shredder Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 1 Lean training center
Headset with microphone Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Lean training center
Speaker system Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Lean training center
White board Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 2 Lean training center
Statistica software Software 1 Lean training center
Lean Visual Management items Lab equipment in engineering 0 Lean training center
Kanban boards and cards Lab equipment in engineering 0 Lean training center
Workplace organization items Lab equipment in engineering 0 Lean training center
5S & SMED items Lab equipment in engineering 0 Lean training center
Marking items Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 0 Lean training center
Bicheno lean game Software 2 Lean training center
Books Books and printed materials (journals, textbooks) 170 Lean training center
System for developing scaled physical models of production factories Lab equipment in engineering 1 Lean training center
Netbook IT equipment - notebook computer 2 University of Novi Sad
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 11 University of Novi Sad
Monitor IT equipment – other 3 University of Novi Sad
Dektop computer IT equipment - desktop computer 5 University of Novi Sad
External Hard Disc Drive IT equipment – other 5 University of Novi Sad
Antivirus software Software 5 University of Novi Sad
Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 Software Software 5 University of Novi Sad
28-port Gigabit Managed Switch IT equipment – other 1 University of Novi Sad
Wireless Router IT equipment – other 2 Novi Sad

Activities

1.1 Developing 3 sets of training materials
1.2 Educating Serbian educators
1.3 Serbian trainers on practical training
1.4 Purchasing additional teaching materials

2.1 Serbian staff specializing in teaching Lean
2.2 Serbian staff training teaching on real problems
2.3 Assessment of RS staff ability to teach Lean

3.1 Revising and adapting curricula
3.2 Developing teaching materials for revised curricula

4.1 Establishing three Lean Thinking Centres
4.2 Training top and middle management
4.3 Training first level of management and workers

5.1 Quality control and assessment of adopted knowledge
5.2 Quality control (QC) of developed curricula
5.3 QC of developed teaching materials for enterprises

6.1 Web portal developing and maintenance
6.2 Organizing 6 Workshops
6.3 Organizing 2 Conferences

7.1 Ensuring sustainability of achieved

8.1 General management
8.2 Local management
8.3 General financial management
8.4 Local financial management

Deliverables

Title Type To
1.1 Developing 3 sets of training material Teaching material October 15, 2011
1.2 Educating Serbian educators Training October 15, 2011
1.3 Serbian trainers on practical training Training September 01, 2013
1.4 Purchasing additional teaching material Teaching material October 15, 2011
2.1 Serbian staff specialize in teaching Lean Training October 14, 2012
2.2 Serbian staff trained teaching on real problems Training September 15, 2013
2.3 Assessment of RS staff's ability to teach Lean Other products September 15, 2013
3.1 Revising and adapting curricula Other products February 15, 2012
3.2 Developing teaching materials for revised curricula Teaching material October 01, 2012
4.1 Established three Lean Thinking Centres Other products September 30, 2011
4.2 Top and middle management trained Training December 15, 2012
4.3 Training first level of management and workers Training September 15, 2013
5.1 Quality control and assessment of adopted knowledge Report September 15, 2013
5.2 Quality control (QC) of developed curricula Report February 15, 2012
5.3 QC of developed teaching materials for enterprises Report October 14, 2013
6.1 Web portal developing and maintenance Other products March 31, 2011
6.2 Organizing 6 workshops Events: Conferences and Seminars September 30, 2013
6.3 Organizing 2 conferences Events: Conferences and Seminars September 30, 2013
7.1 Ensuring sustainability of achieved results Other products September 30, 2013
8.1 General management Other products October 14, 2013
8.2 Local management Other products October 14, 2013
8.3 General financial management Other products October 14, 2013
8.4 Local financial management Other products October 14, 2013

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
LEAN filozofija - trening Teaching / Training materials Lean, Kaizen, Kanban, leadership, vizuelno upravljanje, liderstvo
Lean Training Course_Nottingham Teaching / Training materials Lean philosophy, visual management, process performance, lean game
Lean Training Course_Chalmers Teaching / Training materials Lean history, lean principles, lean game, lean assessment
Lean Training Course_Ljubljana Teaching / Training materials Lean history, lean principles, lean philosophy, Kaizen, Kanban
University of Belgrade Lean centre Teaching / Training materials Lean centre, education, consulting, engineering, Lean centar, edukacija, konsalting, inženjering
Abstract
Lean centar je osnovan 2011. godine na Fakultetu organizacionih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu.
Description
http://imi.fon.bg.ac.rs/lean-centar/