Mr. Naci Ağbal, Head of Strategy and Budget Presidency, has visited Ankara Capability and Digital Transformation Center – ASO Model Factory Premise within the scope of his Ankara Chamber of Industry 1st Organized Industrial Zone visit together with Mr. Nurettin Özdebir, President of Ankara Chamber of Industry, and Secretary General of Ankara Chamber of Industry Yavuz Cabbar on 17 February 2020.

Mr. Naci Ağbal and the representative committee was welcomed by Mr. Mustafa Kemal Akgül, Head of Productivity Implementations Department at the Ministry of Industry and Technology, Mr. Aytunç Ayhan, Industry and Technology Expert, Mr. Serdar Tütek, ASO 1st Organized Industrial Zone Board Member and Mr. Ufuk Kaya, Director of Model Factory.

He was briefly informed about lean production principles, the training programs offered to more than 100 companies and the results of the 1st Learn & Transform Implementation of Ankara Model Factory which took place between August – December 2019. Mr. Naci Ağbal appreciated the satisfactory results regarding the productivity increase in the pilot areas of 8 companies participating in the 1st Learn & Transform Program.

It was emphasized that Turkey should overcome its productivity problems in order to compete in the global markets and accordingly, the importance of lean production should be admitted by all the SMEs operating in the manufacturing sector, even before the digital transformation process. In line with that, 14 Model Factories, based on both lean principles and digital transformation mission, are announced to be completed by 2023. Mr. Naci Ağbal indicated that their continuous support will proceed during this process in order to spread the Model Factories all over Turkey.

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