The Aegean Young Businessmen Association, which has been working on the Model Factory established within the scope of the "İzmir Applied Competence and Digital Transformation Center", created with the cooperation of the public, private sector and university (EGİAD), finally signed a protocol with the institution in order for its members to specialize in lean production techniques.
The protocol ceremony was attended by İzmir Chamber of Commerce (İZTO) Vice Chairman of the Board Cemal Elmasoğlu, Aegean Region Chamber of Industry (EBSO) Vice Chairman of the Board İbrahim Gökçüoğlu, Model Factory Director Osman Arslan, İZTO Secretary General Prof. Dr. Mustafa Tanyeri, EGİAD Alp Avni Yelkenbiçer, Chairman of the Board, EGİAD Deputy Chairman Kaan Özhelvacı, Secretary General Prof. Dr. Fatih Dalkılıç, Board Member Yağmur Yarol, Arda Yılmaz, Industry, Digitalization and Sustainability Commission President Ceren Yavuz, Vice President Alp Atay attended.
Yelkenbiçer: “We are signing a protocol that we attach great importance to”
EGİAD In his speech at the signing ceremony, Chairman of the Board of Directors Alp Avni Yelkenbiçer said that the cooperation will include all members within the scope of the protocol, which will convey the developments related to lean production techniques, digitalization and industry 4.0 to the industrialists. Yelkenbiçer, with the joint venture of EBSO and İZTO, funded by the EU-United Nations Development Program, İzmir Applied Competence and Digital Transformation Center A.Ş. that is, with the cooperation protocol of the "Izmir Model Factory" EGİADStating that he opened up to young business people from the . The contribution of Model Factories to the development of the industry is great. We will also ensure that our members benefit from this contribution. Today EGİAD We are signing a protocol that we attach great importance to.”
Yelkenbiçer: “Our work is just beginning”
EGİADYelkenbiçer, who stated that they made it their mission to follow all the developments in the world and in Turkey, to learn the trends and to adapt them quickly and share them with the members during a period of uncertainty due to the word youth in the . We consider the 'Izmir Model Factory', which was established with the joint venture of EBSO and İZTO, as one of our most important stakeholders. Signing is easy, but getting back is harder. That's why our work is just getting started. The structure established by our two important chambers in our region, which will guide our members in improving their production and on their digitalization journey. EGİAD as we own. We are ready to do our best to increase the contribution of 'Model Factory' to all our members and our region.”
Gökçüoğlu: “We see a rapid increase in productivity among those who have completed the training”
İbrahim Gökçüoğlu, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, said, “Today we are holding a very important signing ceremony. With these signatures, we will see that the white and blue-collar employees we will train at that factory, after the practical training and theory courses they will take at the Model Factory, will transform their own factories to a complete result. We will transform factories quickly, not only by reading but also by practicing. We see that the productivity of those who have completed these trainings has increased rapidly. I wish that this beginning will be beneficial for both institutions, for the economy of our country and for the industrialists and business people of our İzmir.”
Elmasoğlu: “We are making an agreement with a young organization for the first time”
Speaking at the signing ceremony, İZTO Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors Cemal Elmasoğlu said, “To sign such a protocol today is beyond everything for us. As Izmir Model Factory management, we are trying to develop our factory with a very principled and different size. We continue to be instructive, educative and guiding with other model factories within ourselves, in the presence of the Ministry. The approach of our Ministry on this issue and its inclusion of İzmir is valuable for us. We have presidents in İzmir who adopt a management approach that perceives everything as one. In this sense, I thank all the presidents. Here EGİADI want to open a separate parenthesis for . The trainings we gave at İzmir Model Factory were company-sized. However, this is the first time we are making an agreement with a young organization. EGİAD This agreement we made with him gave us morale and motivation.”
Tanyeri: “Model Factory is a laboratory”
IZTO Secretary General Prof. Dr. Mustafa Tanyeri, on the other hand, stated that the biggest problem of the Turkish economy is inefficiency and said, “The biggest thing that Model Factory offers is to instill a culture of efficiency in businesses of all sizes. Businesses in Izmir need this very much. There is an export-oriented structure in the genes of İzmir. Model Factory is a laboratory. Let's use this together. One of the most worthy non-governmental organizations EGİAD. Because you are the new generation of business people. You are the ones who can best understand the logic behind the concept here.”
Arslan: “We are excited to be working together”
Model Factory Director Osman Arslan also said that 32 companies can receive support from Izmir Model Factory per month, and said, “Our aim is to prepare the training and consultancy services to increase competition in the industry and service sector of our country, by performing the training and consultancy services on the fields of the enterprises and by eliminating the waste in their processes, for the digital process on the way to Industry 4.0. . We are excited to be working together in such an organization.”