Czech Republic

The partners of the Congress are Fraenkische, MAHLE Behr, Faurecia and Busch production.

The Lean Congress will take place on 5-6.10.2022 in the Dětenice castle resort. https://www.stredovekyhotel.cz/

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Presentations on topics:

▪ Leadership and its direction in the conditions of a pandemic, war in Ukraine, disruption of supply chains
▪ Situation in automation and development: Artificial intelligence, RPA
▪ What does it mean to deliver for Tesla


As part of organizaton of  16th Lean Congress


                                               Dětenice castle resort


we announce a competition

                                                 Best Significant Process Improvement Project

                                                 processed by the A3-Toyota methodology


Rules for participation in the competitioni

  • Each congress participant can register 1 project
  • Real savings as a result of project implementation and proved
  • The project was closed during the last 12 months (the decisive day is the deadline for applications to the competition)

The winner will be evaluated by a committee of experts from the organizing company Bauer Lean Consulting and congress speakers and announced during the evening program.

Applications with the attached project presentation in PDF format should be sent by September 28, 2022 at the latest to Ing. Markéty Novákové mnovakova@bauerlean.com.


Wednesday 5.10.2022

9:00 - 9:20

Managing director of Bauer Lean Consulting


9:20 - 10:10
Jiří Novotný

general director, Fraenkische CZ Okříšky

Experience with Tesla,
own development
automatic lines,
implementation of lean in foreign plants

10:10 - 11:00
Luboš Rieger

managing director, MAHLE Behr Mnichovo Hradiště

Innovation of Shop Floor Management

11:00 - 11:20
11:20 - 12:10
Ivan Pilný


Entrepreneur in the field of information technology

Former director of Microsoft Czech Republic

The role of Czech companies in the introduction and use of IT technologies as support for their future competitiveness

12:10 - 13:00
13:00 - 16:00
Panel discussion
  • Leadership and its direction in the conditions of a pandemic, war in Ukraine, disruption of supply chains
  • Situation in automation and development: Artificial intelligence, RPA
  • What does it mean to supply Tesla
13:50 - 14:05 and 14:55 - 15:10
16:30 - 18:30
Castle and Brewery tour


Evening program:
19:00 - 23:00
Announcement of competition results, discussion
Medieval feast accompanied by medieval entertainment

THURSDAY 6.10.2022

9:30 - 15:00
Excursion to the companies

Faurecia Bakov

MAHLE Behr Mnichovo Hradiště 

Busch výroba CZ Liberec

About LEAN KONGRESS Czech Republic

There is nothing better than personal. Congress participants tell us that they benefit most from learning about Lean Management from companions who are passionate and open. They will tell you about the good, the bad and how they managed everything.

Over the last two decades, we have helped our congress participants build a personal network of Lean practitioners who are happy to share their common passion for excellence.

Participants have the opportunity to visit partner companies, immerse themselves in depth with top experts and learn from keynote speakers who will help you be inspired on your path to business excellence.

They also have access to a community of continuously improving BLC staff and Lean Academy graduate experts. 

"Get your innovative thinking moving and gain new tools and insights to help you save your company time and money."


Previous congresses were thematically focused on presentations and discussions on the following topics:

  • "Experience from the implementation of Kaizen and Lean tools"

  • "New trends in management and leadership"

presented in practical examples from the lives of participating companies.

We remind you of popular topics from past events:

  • 5S - organized and constantly improving workplace
  • TPM - productive maintenance
  • Hoshin Kanri - strategic management of the company according to vision and goals
  • Lean coaching cascade
  • Leader Standard Work - a set of work routines supporting effective leadership
  • projects to support corporate culture change
  • automation projects

In the future, we will thematically focus on automation and digitization in both production and office and elements of Industry 4.0.


Every year, we carefully select lecturers from among experts on current topics related to management. The second popular group of lecturers are plant managers and internal Lean experts.


The program includes discussion workshops on relevant topics.


In addition to lectures and discussions, congress participants enjoyed inspiring benchmark visits focused on successful projects of partner companies.


The congress includes a fun evening connected with networking. The power of personal meeting works much better and more effectively than all social networks.


The first four Congresses (2004 - 2007) took place at Štiřín Castle with the participation of Kaizen guru Mr. Maasaki Imai and international experts on Kaizen and Lean.

From 2009 to 2019 the partners of congresses were Continental, Protherm, Škoda Auto (2x), Kostal, Automotive Lighting, Assa Abloy, Fraenkische, Aisan, Alfmeier, Prazdroj, Faurecia, Liberty, Bekaert


Michal Bauer

Michal Bauer

Event manager +420 733 779 312