Training for implementation of Lean Six Sigma Management held over the last few months of 2017 was attended by representatives of several Bosnian and Herzegovinian companies from the wood and metal processing sectors. These companies will work on the continuous improvement of their business processes in the upcoming period.
The training on the Lean Six Sigma methodology for more efficient business operations and improvement of production process was made possible by the European Union and the German Government through the EU ProLocal program.
Lean Six Sigma methodology has emerged as a response to the challenges of companies to improve their position in the market, reduce costs and achieve quality control. The basic principle of the Lean Six Sigma is to respond to the customer’s requirements in the defined time and prescribed quality. “Lean” means more efficient organization of the process and “Six Sigma” is a method of improving existing or introducing new processes and products, with the aim of reducing potential causes of poor quality.
“Lean Six Sigma training is more effective than other trainings I have attended, as it requires teamwork, more practical exercises and less theory. What I would like to highlight is active participation and learning through real-life examples and exercises” said Chief Accountant at Kovan M.I., Amela Vehabović.
She pointed out that this training helped her to acquire the necessary tools and get acquainted with the new methods of improving the processes in her company. Mrs. Vehabovic added that other companies from her industry share similar problems, including the lack of quality organization of business processes, which prevents them from larger and more serious exports to the EU markets.
Beside representatives from the company Kovan M.I., the training was also attended by TMD Group Brcko / Gradacac, INOX Ajanovic Tešanj, Miviko Posušje, NovaDIPO Podgradci and ELIN Motors Bosnia Živinice.
EU ProLocal is a joint program of the European Union and the German Government for Local Governance and Economic Development in BiH worth EUR 13 million, of which EUR 9 million is financed by the European Union and EUR 4 million by the German government. The program is implemented by GIZ.