2015 Keynote speaker:
Dave Brunt and Tilo Schwarz

Lean Summit

International Lean Summit Program Series – 10-11 June, 2015 – Keynote speaker Dave Brunt and Tilo Schwarz

Lean Enterprise Institute Hungary is organizing its International Lean Summit for the fourth time since its foundation. In 2012 our keynote speaker was John Shook, chairman and CEO of LEI, in 2013 Jim Womack, founder of LEI, and in 2014 Daniel T. Jones co-author of the book Lean Thinking, founder and chairman of LEA (Lean Enterprise Academy, UK). This year Dave Brunt and Tilo Schwartz will be the keynote speaker at our event in June. On the day before the Summit there will be two parallel Pre-Summit workshops running: Introduction to Lean Leadership and Toyota Kata.

10th June, 2015 (Wednesday) – Pre-Summit Workshops

Introduction to Lean Leadership workshop – the language of the workshop is ENGLISH!

The role of leadership is key to maximising the benefits of applying and sustaining lean to help solve business problems. The Lean Enterprise Academy and the wider network of Lean Institutes around the world (the Lean Global Network) has been engaged in researching and codifying the key characteristics leaders need to achieve this. The purpose of this workshop is to help leaders develop organisational and individual capabilities to sustain and expand lean transformation…

Introduction to Lean Leadership workshop details

Toyota-Kata workshop – the language of the workshop is ENGLISH!

We often introduce the lean tools through workshops by which potential is quickly realized. How about 4 weeks after the workshop? How about sustainability?Have you experienced they processes soon fall behind the defined standards once the focus of management moves on? Could it be that we focused too much on copying the tools and missed the meaning behind them…

Toyota-Kata workshop details

11th June, 2015 (Thursday) – 4th International Lean Summit

We keep the right to change the program without notice!

*Company Cases

Representatives of 6 member companies of our Association will be introducing one of their selected case studies. These examples will give further opportunities forknowledge sharing, professional discussions and building relations. All of the representatives are asked to deliver their cases by following the 7 point structure below. For better visibility these case studies will then be printed to 120×200 cm roll-up banners. The representatives will be waiting for your questions at these banners during the coffee breaks, too.

Location of the Summit and the Pre-Summit Workshops

hotel_logóRamada Resort | Aquaworld Budapest
16. Íves út, Budapest, H-1044

About the Speakers (in order of appearance)

david_bruntDavid Brunt has been both applying and researching lean since 1990. He manages activities at the Lean Enterprise Academy and helps firms making a lean transformation. He has worked with Dan Jones since 1997. During that time he has been involved in both pioneering research into lean thinking and the practical implementation of lean practice.

He has walked, mapped, taught and coached lean in over 500 value streams across almost every conceivable environment – from manufacturing to service sectors in businesses such as steel production, vehicle and component assembly, FMCG, retailing, banking and financial services.

creating_lean_dealersHe spent over three and a half years as the Porsche Verbessrungs Process (PVP – Porsche Improvement Process) Manager at Porsche Cars Great Britain and carried out work to develop lean in after sales, used car processing and parts operations as well as conducting a number of other business process improvement projects at dealer and national sales company level. His work on lean dealer operations formed the basis for several chapters in James P. Womack and Daniel Jones’ book, “Lean Solutions” and led to him writing “Creating Lean Dealers – the lean route to satisfied customers, productive employees and profitable retailers” with John Kiff (2007.) He helps a growing number of dealers around the world successfully implement lean thinking and practice.

David has an MBA from Cardiff Business School where he specilaised in lean and supply chain management. In 2011 he contributed cases to the updated Lean Enterprise Institute workbook “Seeing the Whole Value Stream” by Dan Jones and Jim Womack (2011.) He is co-author of the book “Manufacturing Operations and Supply Chain Management – The Lean Approach” with David Taylor (2001.)

David’s career started in the automotive industry at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars where he held a number of roles in the fields of Purchasing, Supplier Development, Quality and Customer Service.

tilo_schwarzTilo Schwarz is a Management Trainer and KATA Coach supporting managers to successfully lead cultural change and continuous improvement. He focuses on implementing management patterns for improvement and increasing target-orientated problem solving ability within teams.
Between 2003 and 2006 he worked as project manager for a Lean Consulting & Training company focusing on process optimization and organizational development. Prior to that he worked as project manager for optical measurement machines and holds a master of mechanical engineering in mechatronics.
Between 2006 and 2012, being plant manager at Festool, he introduced the Toyota KATA as main problem solving- and management-pattern. Together with his management team he established continuous improvement as a daily working routine throughout all processes and areas of the plant. This lead to winning the 2008 A.T. Kearny manufacturing competition „plant of the year“ and a second place in the WHU/INSEAD contest „industrial excellence award“ in 2011.

uwe_mangUwe Mang studied at the College of Science and Technology, Saarbrücken, Germany and got his diploma in business economics in 1985. He started his career in controlling at Bosch Group, in Homburg Germany, in 1986. In 1994 he became Controlling Group Leader, then in 1997 he was promoted to be Sales Department Leader, then in 2001 he became Finance and Controlling Department Leader. In 2006 he received the Vice President position and in the same time he became the Logistic Area Manager.

Keeping his Vice President role he has started in May 2011 as Commercial Plant Manager of Robert Bosch Energy and Body Systems Kft., Miskolc. He is a guest lecturer in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Informatics at the University of Miskolc since 2011, teaching design and manufacturing techniques. It is his active role in nurturing talent, however that has brought him the recognition as an honorary professor from Miskolc University’s senate. He is one of the founders and main sponsors of Bosch Lean Academy pilot program, launched in 2014.

bereczki_csabaCsaba Bereczki has graduated as a mechanical engineer at Budapest University of Technology and started his career as process engineer in manufacturing. He has started to apply Six Sigma and lean at GE actively participating in the company programs. He has wide experience of leadership in operational management, lean, continuous improvement and operational excellence in multinational companies in manufacturing, supply chain, banking, services and service center operation (e.g. Morgan Carbon, BNP Paribas, Avis Budget Group). He has been supporting these companies in their lean movement, operational excellence program or transformation in Hungary and in Europe. Since 2014 he is also member of Integrated Consulting Group team.

Since 2011 he is building the Hungarian Lean Enterprise Institute as co-founder and board member, at the same time he is member of several workgroups within Lean Global Network.  He is the LEI project leader, a developer of the gemba learning model and trainer of Bosch Lean Academy pilot program, launched in 2014.

The Summit is moderated by

este_szurke_blezerAntónia Mészáros is a journalist, television presenter and documentary filmmaker. Currently she is hosting ATV’s live Sunday night current affairs program titled „Szabad Szemmel” (Eyes Open) and the morning show „Start”. She is also running a small company training and consulting corporate clients in communication and media strategy. From 2007 to 2011 she was hosting the daily news and current affairs program „Az Este” (Newsnight) on MTV1, Hungarian Public Broadcasting. During this period she also directed documentaries for BBC World. From 2000 to 2006 she lived in London, working in the BBC’s News and Documentaries departments, mainly on the BBC’s flagship current affairs program „Panorama”. She had worked as a war correspondent and in various hostile environments, often as a self-shooting video-journalist. In 2006 she wrote a book about the plight of Eastern European migrants in the UK. From 2000 to 2007 she was a regular contributor to the daily newspaper „Népszabadság”. She studied English Literature and Journalism at ELTE University in Budapest and at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. She is the president for the Foundation for Excellence in Journalism.

The Host of the Summit

molnr_szabolcsSzabolcs Molnár has graduated as an economist. He has started to apply the lean principles in year 2000 at multinational companies in Hungary, where he also had the chance to broaden his experience during lean projects in the USA, Germany and Mexico. Ha started his lean consulting carrier in 2005, co-founder and managing director of E-Con Group. He has led lean projects at several manufacturing and service companies in Hungary, from setting strategies to working at operational level.

He is the initiator, later – together with 15 private people and 4 companies – founder of LEI Hungary. As President of this Association, he is working on advancing and disseminating lean thinking in Hungary since January, 2012. Together with John Shook and other leaders of 16 affiliates around the world he is board member of Lean Global Network (LGN).

He taught lean thinking several times for students at Corvinus University of Budapest and Pannon University. He is the professional proofreader of the Hungarian edition of books Lean ThinkingLearning to See and Managing to Learn.