A Guest Lecture on Operational Management Is Held for Students of the Academia Maribor College by an Example of the ELPRO Lepenik & Co Family Enterprise
On Friday, 17 May 2019, as part of the Organization and Management of Enterprise subject, students of the Economist study programme from the Academia Maribor College of Vocational Education familiarised themselves with the principles of operational management using the example of the ELPRO Lepenik & Co family enterprise.
The director of the company, Aleksandra Lepenik, based on her many years of experience, presented to students the use of the six sigma methodology, lean production, just-in-time production[*], and kaizen[†] methods for enterprise reorganisation.
[*] Just-in-time production is a production management concept that aims to reduce stocks and inventory. In accordance with this concept, the necessary components and materials come in the right quantity, in the right place, and at the right time. The use of just-in-time techniques increases production efficiency by reducing losses.
[†] Kaizen is a Japanese management method based on the one-minute principle. The essence of the technique lies in the fact that just one minute is given for a specific case (task), but this time is provided every day and at the same time. This method of “small steps” allows the improvement and achievement of better results.