Cluster companies in Ventspils will take part in the three workshops “LEAN and TOC Thinking in the Company”, which includes interactive lessons, exchange of experience and opinion among participants followed by examples of good practice, group work, case studies and search of effective solutions within a working factory.

On May 22, 2018, the first of the three LEAN workshops took place. The production premises of Ltd ARBO Windows were chosen as the appropriate, in which several practical examples were made. Several Cluster members – ARBO Windows, Hydraulik Bauteile Baltic, RD Alfa Microelectronics Department Ltd. and MGS Factory Ltd. participated in the workshop.

The workshop provides participants with extensive information about methods, tools, benefits, and challenges of economic thinking (LEAN). LEAN is a simple set of tools that enables you to generate more value by effectively using existing resources, by giving up the superfluous actions and arranging processes in order to do only what adds value.

The workshop was led by an experienced expert Georgijs Buklovskis – production management, TOC (limit theory) and LEAN implementation expert since 2005, has been managing the Brabantia Latvia factory. With over 20 years of experience in the establishment, development, and management of several international manufacturing companies. At present, he is Brabantia Group’s leading consultant in Europe and author of several books.

Next two workshops will be organized on June 19 and June 26, 2018.

The activity was implemented by the Green and Smart Technology Cluster, within the framework of the Cluster program (contract No. 3.2.1.1/16/A/016).

Additional information

The Green and Smart Technology Cluster is a cross-industry organization that brings together businesses, education and research institutions as well as other organizations that partially or fully operate in the green and smart technologies sectors. The cluster now has more than 50 members. The cluster aims to promote cooperation between members, to raise the competitiveness of businesses, increase exports, create innovation and new products, as well as to promote international cooperation, promote the transfer of knowledge, to increase resource efficiency and productivity of a product, service, supply or value chain. The cluster also provides a range of experience and information events to ensure that its members and participants get the latest information on successful entry into foreign markets, examples of good practice in export promotion, available state aid, and other issues.