Until the 1989 revolution he worked in the supplier-engineering plant of the Vitkovice zelezarny.

After the revolution, he got a traineeship in the Austrian Voest Alpine and studied leadership and other management skills with Austrian managers.

After returning in 1991, he founded the ASA - Abfal Service Austria and led it to the first position in the Czech Republic.

Since 1993 he has worked as a consultant and crisis manager in companies such as Válcovny plechu Frýdek Místek, Královopolská a.s., and others.

Since 2000 he has also worked as a coach of managers. In 2005, he founded Kaizen Institute Czech Republic, today it is Bauer Lean Consulting.

He has experiences working with companies in Austria, Japan, Mauritius and other countries in Western Europe, America and Asia.

He is currently working with approximately twenty leaders of large companies and coaching approximately thirty top and middle managers.


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We would like to share with you who we are, why we are here and where we are walking.

Our story begins in 2004 when we became partners of Kaizen Institute Global and this alliance lasted 17 years. At the beginning, we went on study visits to Japan many times, primarily to Toyota plants and other Japanese companies to gain not only an overview of lean instruments, but also the mindset and values ​​of the Japanese nation.

This is how our company's "DNA" was created.

This was followed by many years of efforts and the search for the most reliable methods to support the change of managers' style from "firefighters" to "problem solvers in an objective way".

The change in managerial style is based on a change in the work habits of managers from top to foreman. Their sensitivity to wasting corporate resources and skills for systematic detection and elimination.

Our philosophy and goal is a culture of mutual respect and the involvement of managers and employees in improvement. The means to achieve such a culture is a long-term process of gradual change in accordance with top management and business owners.

The result is a gradual improvement of the company in the use of available resources on the way to: "world-class process optimization", higher motivation of managers and employees.

As working tools, we use counseling, coaching, lean training, benchmark visits to our partners' companies to break the "mindset" - even if it hurts from the beginning.

In the process of the advent of Industry 4.0, we began to deal with low-cost automation, the deployment of collaborative robots and automation of office processes, social and psychological, qualification impacts on managers and employees.

On our journey, we created and developed a team of international consultants and lecturers, in addition to the Czech Republic and Poland, Germany, India, Japan with a reach to China and Australia.



  • live Lean
  • continually improve
  • experiment
  • exit the comfort zone



  • persist in the changes
  • use smart and uncompromising questions
  • put beetles in the head and spin the brain threads
  • respect partnership and honor modesty


Consulting team

Ing. Miroslav Bauer

Executive and Mng. Director

Ing. Markéta Nováková

Consultant and Lecturer

Mgr. Jan Kovács, Ph.D.

Consultant and Lecturer

Ing. Guido Schellenberg

Lean Consultant

Dr. Ashok Puri

Consulting Partner

Sebastian Reimer

Consulting Partner

Brad Schmidt

Consulting Partner

Our partners


Makoto global

Makoto Global are our partners in Lean Business and Continuous Improvement & Lean Consulting. We develop and share global educational activities with the commitment of regional partners


Indian partner for SLIM Strategic Lean Integrated Manufacturing and World Class Manufacturing

Lean Service Institute

German partner for the implementation of LEAN OFFICE. It is inspired by the approach to digitizing office processes

Lean Management Consulting Group

Polish partner uses the TWI method to improve working relationships, reduce turnover and support quality processes


Partner for transformation enterprise collaboration with Digital Visual Management designed on Lean and Agile principles

Living as a LEADER

USA partner for Coaching Excellence. Coaching as a tool for developing people across a wide range of needs



BENCHMARKS every year to the best companies


LEAN EXPERTS and MANAGERS are trained in our Lean Academy

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PROJECTS changing culture from fire fighting to Lean Leadership