The Production Lift 2010-2012
|Coordinator||Swerea IVF AB - Swerea IVF Göteborg|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 24 500 000|
|Project duration||January 2010 - January 2013|
Purpose and goal
The overall aim is to strengthen the Swedish manufacturing companies´ competitiveness through increasing the production competence and develop their production capabilities, as well as creating an increased ability to continuously improve. The objectives of the Production Lift´s second term are: -Improved competence, more efficient production and an implemented method for continuous improvements in selected companies. -Improved value streams within some of the companies´ supply chains -A national structure for competence development within the production improvement area, including universities, research institutes, regional actors and the manufacturing industry. -A link to the education at the universities.
Results and expected effects
The expected impact and results are: -A national structure with regional presence all over the country -Regional nodes established at 8 universities -180 people educated in Lean production 7,5 ECU -Coaching of 70 companies -In two of the companies their supply chains are included -Cooperation between the target companies and the universities within research and education. The possibilities to get regional funding have been examined with the objective to keep up the level of work when the national funding is starting to decrease.
Approach and implementation
There is to be a balance between national coordination and the regional operation. This is important in order to accomplish both a national standard with a guaranteed quality level and methodology development for the entire country to gain from, and a regional proximity and a driving force to develop the regional industry. The Production Lift will work within three areas. Initially information dissemination is done to create awareness for the companies about the need to develop their businesses, for example through seminars. As a second step advanced education, Lean Production 7,5 ECU, is offered to change agents at the target companies to give them a deeper competence. The third step is coaching of individual companies. The coaching is done following a within the Production Lift standardized methodology, which at the same time is adopted to the company´s conditions and needs. The central part of the methodology is the initiation of a practical and long-term improvement work by the companies, attained through coaching in an initial phase.