Lean Management I

The Lean Management I course  is focused on increasing the efficiency, quality and flexibility of processes .

  • Under the guidance of an experienced lecturer, participants apply the content mainly using  exercises and examples from practice.
  • Top lecturers  with experience and experts in their field.
  • High degree of satisfaction  of course participants .

The form of course implementation is  face-to-face or online (or both forms) .
The working methods used in the training programs are chosen in such a way as to ensure interactivity, adaptation of the content to the needs of the participants and a  priority focus on the transfer of knowledge into practice .

  • Experiential training in the application of Lean Management methods to increase the efficiency, flexibility and quality of processes.

Lean organization in practice and Lean goals

  • Examples of application of Lean Management in automotive and other production and services.
  • What is lean production and how are lean principles applied in the field of production and services?
  • Strategic planning process – Hoshin Kanri.

Organizational downsizing simulation

  • How to eliminate losses (waste) in processes.
  • Performance improvement goals.
  • Application to the production system and the transfer of principles to the field of activity of the course participants.

Description and analysis of processes

  • Process mapping.
  • Process cycle time. Calculation of transaction costs.
  • Standardized work. Customer and process tact.
  • Layout supporting lean processes.

Selected tools in practice – workplace organization, flexibility and quality

  • Visualization in practice. Prevention of errors.
  • “5S” application.

Application of the pull system (Pull System)

  • Application of pull system for simulation and One-piece-flow.
  • Video demonstration of the implementation of the Kanban system in the company.


  • Elimination of waste and optimization of processes.

Lean Management implementation procedure

  • Assessment of the company. Implementation projects of lean systems and tools.
  • Critical success factors and analysis of the force fields of Lean Management implementation.
  • Practical experience. Application in the field of participants.

Leadership – starting points (in each module from a different point of view)

  • Orientation to people, positive attitude and strategic thinking
  • Inspiration from the stories of real leaders

Development of the potential of collaborators

Challenge for leaders: “Let’s work on their development and use their potential and not have to work for them and be responsible for their mistakes.”

  • Perception of co-workers’ potential
  • Effort and result
  • Employee performance analysis (Performance, Activity, Competence, Motivation)
  • Collaborator development tools

An opportunity or a problem

  • I see and engage before I can just react (proactivity)
  • Indicators of problems and opportunities (KPI, company culture, errors and complaints, waste)
  • Change is an opportunity, not a threat

Change – a reflection of the changes we have experienced

We know how to reliably crash on the rocks of the inertia of well-established systems and habits. Do we know how to swim through the tide of change?

  • Paradigm, rejection of changes, resistance to change
  • The reason for the change, the goal of the change, how to get colleagues excited about the change

How does a leader communicate? Inspirational communication – communication that influences

  • Basic rules of communication about change, what needs to be talked about
  • Presentation of change and handling objections to change

Important conversations

  • How to conduct conversations about how I perceive a co-worker? Potential, strengths and weaknesses, clarification of emotions and feelings, stop slander and other practical situations

Research of a selected book on leadership

Possible assignments

  • Preparation for motivational change presentation
  • Analysis of possible objections to the change
  • Analysis of key players’ attitudes towards change
  • A proposal for a proactive response to an emerging problem
  • Analysis of the subordinate manager’s potential and development plan proposal


Seeing things as they are is good. Seeing things as they could be is very good. Making things better is great. Being able to get others excited about it means success.

For course participants, we offer the possibility of subsequent application support in the form of individual consultation with a lecturer or in the form of workshops directly at the client.


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