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Five-day Workshop On Lean Manufacturing For SMEs Starts

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Feb, 2018 ) :National Productivity Organization (NPO), Ministry of Industries in collaboration with Asian Productivity Organization (APO) organized a five-day International programme on training of trainers in lean manufacturing for SMEs, which was attended by the participants from 18 different countries.

The objective of this workshop was to equip participants with techniques and tools of lean manufacturing which can be effectively adopted by SMEs, a press release said. This program will develop competent lean trainers who will be able to guide SMEs in improving their organizational performance through effective, innovative lean manufacturing methods leveraging practical approaches and supplementary smart technologies.

Chief Executive Officer of NPO Abdul Ghaffar Khattak speaking on the occasion said development of SMEs has become vital to compete with international players. He added that the success of any lean manufacturing programme relies on the ability to change and this is where smaller businesses have the advantage. International experts of this five-day session including Yasunobu Kakiuchi and Shaharum Ashaari told that remain competitive in today's globalised market, small and medium businesses need to be flexible and resilient.

They said it must constantly aim for better efficiency and higher quality in their output. The training session will have a field trip to Silver lake Foods, Hattar where participants from 18 different countries will analyze the processes and will place their recommendations for waste elimination ideas.

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