On February 13th and 14th, 2019, Kosovo apparel, wood-processing, and metal companies participated in a two-day training workshop on LEAN Manufacturing concepts. The USAID EMPOWER Private Sector project in partnership with Sida provided the trainings with the aim of improving the operating performance, productivity, and competitiveness of companies in these sectors.
Over 30 participants from 24 manufacturing companies were trained on best practice manufacturing techniques including 5S, waste reduction, development of cross functional Lean teams, Kaiza, and more. At the end of the workshop, participants were awarded certificates for the completion of the training.
The activity will continue to be implemented as a pilot project in one Kosovo wood-processing company.