Tempus

Tempus supports the modernisation of higher education and creates an area of co-operation in countries surrounding the EU. Established in 1990, the scheme now covers 27 countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. [READ MORE]

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University of Novi Sad

The University of Novi Sad is now the second largest among six state universities in Serbia. The main University Campus, covering an area of 259,807m², provides the University of Novi Sad with a unique and beautiful setting in the region and the city of Novi Sad. [READ MORE]

On Thursday, March 24th 2011, at the Conference Hall of the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, the LeanEA project team and the Japanese Embassy in Serbia organized a lecture by professor Shigeru Komori on “Japanese management style.”Professor Komori has finished the MBA studies at Harvard University in 1975. Over the years he was employed in various companies where he gained great professional experience, and since the year 2000 he has worked as a professor at the University of Jobu. Has extensive knowledge in the field of international business and management strategy, ICT system and business innovation, Asian businesses and current trends, Japanese management and global strategy, international marketplace and industry, etc. Professor Komori gave a lecture in English for 45 minutes. In the introductory part of the lecture, the professor presented his country, with emphasis on recent natural and nuclear disaster which has struck Japan, and its consequences that affected the Japanese economy. Also, professor mentioned the social impacts on the economy of Japan, such as the population growth decrease in the last decades, i.e. the decrease of the number of young people in the general population of Japan. After that, he pointed out the main objectives in the Japanese economy, such as preventing deflation and achieving self-sustainable economy, decentralization and privatization, improving the system in the labor market, supporting women and youth, etc.

He then presented the trends in education and creating new values ​​in Japan. Then, the professor went through all of the phases of the Japanese economy since World War II to the present, from reconstruction, through growth, high growth, stable growth, adjustment, to transition, where Japan still is today. After that, professor Komori has introduced the Japanese business system and trends in modern Japanese economy, by the case of the largest Japanese companies such as Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Honda, etc. The greatest attention has been devoted to the development of Toyota, their innovative approach to production, reducing costs, and LeanView definition in a new window. He introduced the concept of LeanView definition in a new window and 7 major losses, then the typical profit from the introduction of leanView definition in a new window production, such as reducing waste and reducing costs, shortening the production cycle, reducing labor, reducing inventory and increasing production capacity. After the lecture, in the remaining 45 minutes, the participants had the opportunity to discuss with professor Komori on topics related to the LeanView definition in a new window philosophy and trends in the Japanese economy.