Production and Profitability improvement in Serbia Enterprises by adopting Lean Thinking Philosophy and strengthening Enterprise – Academia connections
Research Project , 2010 – 2013

The wider objective of this project is the development of partnership between universities and enterprises in order to improve practical aspect of Bologna process implementation in Serbian Universities. Also, the goal is to help enterprises to become more competent in order to prepare themselves for real, free market.

The specific objectives are:

  • capacity building for cooperation between universities and enterprises, specifically to work together on the resolving Lean implementation practical problems and educating their employees,
  • educating and training university staff and students in Lean thinking,
  • and improve existing curricula with Lean thinking philosophy.

Improved curricula will enable students to get more practical knowledge (they will get opportunity for practical placement in enterprises - members of consortium) and better prepare them for the first day of their employment. By adjusting curricula and accepting methodology for teaching Lean from EU partners, project will fulfill Bologna process requirements for more practical knowledge. Established Lean Thinking Centres will become a starting point for spreading knowledge and ideas about Lean thinking and they will offer that knowledge to all of the Serbian enterprises, in order to improve really low productivity rate of the whole Serbian economy.


Lars Medbo (contact)

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Dan Carlsson

Peter Olsson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Carl Wänström

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management


Automotive parts factory Gornji Milanovac

Gornji Milanovac, Serbia

Chamber of Economy of Vojvodina

Vojvodina, Serbia

JT International AD Senta



Gornji Milanovac, Serbia

Provincial Secretariat for Economy


Serbian Chamber of Commerce

Beograd, Serbia

Trakett Eastern Europe

Beograd, Serbia

Unimet d.o.o.

Kac, Serbia

University of Belgrade

Beograd, Serbia

University of Kragujevac

Kragujevac, Serbia

University of Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Slovenia

University of Nottingham

Nottingham, United Kingdom

University of Novi Sad

Novi Sad, Serbia


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: 2010-3302
Funding Chalmers participation during 2010–2013

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