"Change and optimization, consequent but fair"
Professional successes
  • Set up / leadership / reorganisation / turnaround of production units and plants
  • Optimisation of the material flow and significant increase of the productivity by introduction line manufacturing and supermarkets
  • Introduction of Toyota Kata, Lean, Kanban, SMED, OEE, Six-Sigma, rip cord principle and Continuous improvement
  • Integration of planning/regulating of the orders, work preparation, final inspection and maintenance into the production
  • Clear reducing of the hierarchy levels
  • Improved company culture and leadership philosophy with lean culture, introduction of interdisciplinary work groups, promotion of individual responsibility, delegation of decision making responsibility, target agreements as well as by promoting interdisciplinary teamwork
  • Significant reduction of work in process, lead time, scrap and rework as well as clear improvement of delivery reliability
  • Relocation and transfer of equipment and technology
  • Expatriate manager in Austria, Netherlands, Slovakia, Hungary and UK
  • Helped create a trade union restructuring agreement and individual works agreements on job preservation, flexible working time and a new compensation model
  • Introduction of a health and safety management system
  • Price negotiations for the reduction of the purchase prices around 30%