Lean Learning Factory at FESB – University of Split
Globalization has created new enormous challenges for today's enterprises. The challenge is to succeed in a turbulent business environment where all competitors have similar opportunities, and where customer wants personalized product. The success can be initiated by a continuous cooperation among economies, research institutions and regional administration that goes beyond conventional limits. On the other hand, employees and its competences play a strong role in enterprises survival.
... , improving an education approaches for students as a future employees and utilizing Life Long Learning (LLL) for current employee increases analytical and theoretical knowledge of design, manufacturing, business realities, and professional skills. The Learning Factory's mission is to integrate those needed knowledge into the engineering curriculum. Therefore, Lean Learning Factory at FESB (University of Split) is in continuous developing process to support practice-based engineering curriculum with possibility of learning necessary tools and methods, using real life and didactical equipment. In this research a concept of Triple helix model connected via Learning Factory concept is presented. Learning Factory could be place where University, Industry and Government meet each other, share needs and expectations, and work on collaborative projects. It could be a solution of a missing link in Triple helix model. Lean Learning Factory at FESB, based on a didactical concept emphasizing experimental and problem-based learning using tools and methods from Lean management, have true potential to play important rule in regional development of Split-Dalmatian County and its industrial enterprises.