This programme from the EU-Japan Centre aims to help European businesses to understand good manufacturing processes and how they can be used. One day visits are offered to leading European factories to see world-class principles in action in different locations around the EU.
Participants' companies will be expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs. There are no participation costs.
EU companies are being challenged to internationalise, export beyond their local markets and to sell their products further afield.
To achieve this, they need to be competitive - which means using good manufacturing processes. This programme aims to help European businesses understand what these practices are and how they can be used.
Successful applicants will visit leading European factories to see world-class principles in action - to inspire and help them adopt best practice techniques.
- Be citizens of an EU Member-State.
- Be employed by an organisation that is an EU juridical person (legally registered companies).
- Have a reasonable command of English.
- Be supported in their application by their employer.
The programme offers visits to leading European factories to see world-class principles in action in different locations around the EU.
Each visit includes an 'introduction to lean/becoming lean' lecture the evening before the visit by Professor Richard Keegan from Enterprise Ireland, the EU-Japan Centre's WCM advisor.
Visits last one day and include:
- Shop-floor visits
- Detailed explanations
Applications are made online via the EU-Japan Centre website.
The application process is competitive and priority will be given to applicants with some experience in implementing 'lean'.