ArticleFebruary 16, 2017 · 1 min read time
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has begun developing its operations by adapting Lean-methodology. The goal is to strengthen Lean-thinking throughout the organization and simplify and improve various processes.
VTT has chosen Nitor as their partner. Nitor has previously worked with Yle in a similar project, which was rewarded as the Lean Act of the year. In this current venture VTT management will be taught how to facilitate Lean-changes, increase awareness of Lean-thinking and utilize the continuous learning and development method Kaizen.
”VTT produces research and innovation services, which are used by companies and public organizations to increase their international competitiveness. It’s wonderful to be a part of bringing Lean-philosophy into the VTT organization and make way for productivity and a better future. We ourselves believe in solutions that are sustainable and evolve with the ever-changing world. The right courses of action and continuous learning are in key positions here”, Maarit Laanti from Nitor says.
Some supervisors have already had Lean-thinking training and the first pilot projects are set in motion. The training started in January. The first group consists of VTT management that will further Lean-thinking in the organization and apply it within their units.
”Lean, Agile and systems thinking have combined into a theme that drives the simplification and agility of organizations. Organizations that have adapted this change are witnessing improvements in customer experience and work environment, as well as increase in motivation and wellbeing at work”, Rami Sirkiä from Nitor explains.