1st Lean TWI Summit

Wrocław, 19-20 June 2024

Zero Occurrences of Consultants and Sponsors Exclusively Case Studies from Top Manufacturing Companies

Day 1 June 19, 2024 (only in Polish)

Day 2 June 20, 2024 (Polish / English)

Day 1 | June 19, 2024 Plenary Session - Only For Polish Speaking Participants

8:00 – 8:45

Registration

8:45 – 9:00

Conference Opening

Speaker
Poland

Bartosz Misiurek

CEO | Master TWI Trainer
Leantrix

Dr. Bartosz Misiurek has been actively involved in the development of the TWI program in Poland since 2007. His achievements include authoring over 150 articles on TWI and Lean Management published in various countries, as well as a book on Lean and the TWI program released in the United States. Dr. Misiurek is a well-known figure in the international arena, as evidenced by numerous presentations at conferences around the world.

He currently serves as the TWI Global Coach at Cooper Standard (Automotive), where he supports the implementation of the TWI program in over 60 plants across four continents. His contribution to the transfer and development of the TWI program in Poland, carried out since 2007 in collaboration with the Lean Enterprise Institute Poland, has been significant for the popularization of these methods in the country. Thanks to his experience in the practical application of Lean and TWI tools in the food and automotive industries, Bartek has shared his knowledge with several thousand people during more than three hundred practical workshops.

His interests are not limited to Lean Management; he is a co-creator of many projects at the intersection of Lean and modern technologies. He holds the position of CEO at Do Lean IT, which offers the etwi system, and also co-created the Leancoin project, utilizing blockchain technology. Bartek also plays a key role in Lean Community, an international organization promoting Lean culture.

He received his education at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, where he earned a doctorate in technical sciences. Outside of his professional life, he is a father of three sons and an enthusiast of physical activity, especially tennis. He has participated in many marathon and half-marathon races, demonstrating his love for sport and perseverance.

9:00 – 9:30

Building High-Performing Teams: How coaching strategies translate to success in business?

Speaker
UK

Dave Christensen

Head Coach
Panthers Wroclaw

Dave Christensen, with an exceptional coaching career that began at universities in the United States, currently serves as the Head Coach for the Wrocław Panthers, a leading European American football team and multiple Polish champions. Before joining the Panthers, Christensen built an impressive portfolio, including positions such as assistant coach at Arizona State, offensive line coach and run-game coordinator for the Texas A&M Aggies, and offensive coordinator for the University of Utah. His most significant tenure was as the head coach at the University of Wyoming, where he led the team to a New Mexico Bowl victory in 2009.

During the Lean TWI conference, Christensen will share his insights on team building, drawing on his extensive experience in creating cohesive, efficient, and victorious teams. His skills in team building, solving interpersonal problems, and fostering team spirit and motivation are grounded in years of practice and success. As a coach, Christensen exemplifies a leader who can inspire and motivate, transforming individual talents into a unified, effective force. At the conference, participants will receive a unique opportunity to learn from one of the best in the field of team building on how to create strong, integrated groups ready to achieve exceptional results.

9:30 - 10:00

Journey to Excellence: Building a Continuous Improvement System

Speaker
Poland

Tomasz Kanikuła

Global Continuous Improvenent Lead
AB Neo

Tomasz Kanikuła is an expert in the field of lean management with almost 20 years of experience. His career has developed from being a lean trainer and consultant at LEI Polska, through being a leader in implementing Lean Management at KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., to the role of OVC Optimization & EAM Improvement Manager at LM Wind Power, where he was responsible for optimizing asset management on a global scale.

Currently, as the Global Continuous Improvement Leader at AB Neo, Tomasz implements continuous improvement strategies, supports change management, and promotes a lean culture within the organization. He is known for his ability to lead effective lean projects, training sessions, and audits in the areas of TPM, 5S, SMED, and KAIZEN. His experience includes working in various industrial sectors, allowing him a broad perspective on production processes and their optimization.

At the Lean conference, Tomasz shares his rich knowledge and practical experiences, inspiring the implementation and development of a continuous improvement culture in organizations.

10:00 – 10:30

Case Study from a Manufacturing Company

10:30 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45

The Power of Collaboration: Line Workers as the Engine of Factory Process Improvement

Speaker
Poland

Maciej Jagiełło

Sr Production and Logistics Manager
Danone Żywiec Zdrój

Senior Production and Warehouse Manager at Danone Żywiec Zdrój in Mirosławiec, he has 10 years of experience in the automotive industry in the UK, where he progressed from an operator to a production manager. For the past three years, he has been leading production, and for the last year, he has also managed the logistics department, being responsible not only for process efficiency but also for employee engagement.

His passion is working with people and creating a work environment where every employee feels valued and important. He believes that the key to the factory’s success is team engagement, which is why he emphasizes open communication, collaboration, and trust.

As a conference speaker, Maciej shares his knowledge and experience, focusing on the role of employee involvement in the life of the factory. His presentations are full of practical examples that inspire the building of strong, integrated teams and achieving production excellence.

11:45 – 12:15

Operator as a Conscious Machine User - TPM Fundamentals

Speakers
Poland

Dorota Draus

Head of Lean for Poland
Wienerberger PL

Dorota Draus is an outstanding specialist in the field of Lean Management, who currently works as the Head of Lean for Poland at Wienerberger Building Ceramics. She has extensive experience in coordinating the implementation of Lean methods in several factories throughout Poland.

Her career at Wienerberger has spanned over 12 years, starting from a lower-level position to gradually advancing to higher positions. Dorota Draus focuses particularly on Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), which impacts the efficiency of production processes at Wienerberger. Her work significantly contributes to maximizing the efficiency and reliability of machines, which is essential for the continuity and quality of production.

Before assuming her current role, Dorota served as the Plant Manager in Paczków for nearly 4 years, where she managed daily production activities and introduced Lean initiatives to improve efficiency and quality. Then, as the Production Manager at the same location, she continued her commitment to improving production processes.

Dorota Draus’s education has solid engineering and technical foundations, obtained at the Rzeszów University of Technology, which further enriches her managerial and technical skills. This combination of professional experience and academic background enables her to effectively lead optimization and maintenance projects, contributing to the continuous development of Wienerberger Poland.

Poland

Bartłomiej Chodubski

CI Europe Manager
Wienerberger EU

Bartłomiej Chodubski serves as a Continuous Improvement Manager at Wienerberger AG. As the manager for continuous improvement across Europe, Bartek supports over 200 Wienerberger locations in Europe, primarily focusing on the standardization of work within Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), utilizing the Training Within Industry (TWI) program.

At Wienerberger, Bartek began his journey in March 2021 as a Lean Manager for WBS Poland. In this role, he was responsible for developing and implementing the Continuous Improvement strategy for WBS PL, building and training a CI team to support plant management teams in promoting and leading a Lean Culture across 13 locations (22 lines) of WBS PL. He identified savings initiatives amounting to over 2 million euros and co-created WBS PIP+ and maintenance standards in the areas of shop floor management, problem-solving, standardized work, and TPM.

Before joining Wienerberger, Bartłomiej worked as a Lean Coordinator, managing continuous improvement initiatives. His previous professional experience also includes working as a Maintenance Manager and Process Engineer at Valeant Pharmaceuticals, as well as a Process Engineer at ZF Group, where he gained experience in optimizing manufacturing processes and maintenance.

Thanks to his rich professional experience and focus on continuous improvement, Bartłomiej Chodubski significantly contributes to the development of Lean culture and operational efficiency at Wienerberger locations across Europe.

12:15 – 12:45

Kata experiments. Toyota patterns in Turbo-Tec

Speakers
Poland

Wiktor Wołoszczuk

Board Member | Master Kata Trainer
Leantrix

Wiktor Wołoszczuk plays a key role at Leantrix as a Board Member and Master Trainer of the TWI Kata program. With an educational background in psychology, he is a consultant, trainer, coach, and mentor for executive staff, having completed his master’s studies at the Faculty of Law, Administration, and Economics of the University of Wrocław, as well as at SWPS University in Wrocław. He boasts rich managerial experience of over twenty years, acquired in the position of regional director at leading companies in the financial sector. Wiktor has participated in HR and management projects, carried out in cooperation with the renowned consulting firm BCG.

His specializations include the development of individuals, leaders, teams, and organizations in the changing VUCA environment, relationship psychology, change management, building engagement, and creating an organizational culture based on teal values. Wiktor is also an AC and DC assessor and a lecturer at the Wrocław School of Banking, where he conducts classes on employee relations and leadership. As a practitioner of Lean Management and TWI, he translates theories into practical solutions, assisting in the implementation of effective management and development strategies.

Poland

Jarosław Jurasz

CEO
TurboTec

Leader and Mentor.
Kata Coach.

Professionally, he has been involved in production for almost 30 years, most of which in the automotive industry.
CEO at Alumetal S.A. leader in the foundry industry for the automotive segment.
Plant Manager at Toyota Motors, trainer and coach.
Promoter of sustainable development of companies in accordance with the 6R principles.
A graduate of AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow and postgraduate MBA studies at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Privately, he is a winter sports enthusiast and a user of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. HOG Owner.

12:45 – 13:45

Lunch

13:45 – 14:15

Building a Learning Organization - 8 Years of Experience in the Automotive Industry

Speakers
Poland

Joanna Knapczyk

TWI/BTO Master Trainer
Cooper Standard Bielsko Biała

Joanna Knapczyk is an experienced Master TWI Trainer at Cooper Standard Automotive, with extensive practical experience gained in the dynamically developing automotive industry. She built her competencies by working directly in production processes, where she faced challenges related to efficiency and quality of work daily.

At the Cooper Standard facility in Myślenice, Joanna plays a key role in the processes of implementing new employees and raising their professional competencies. She not only imparts knowledge but also inspires and motivates her proteges to continuous development and the search for better solutions in their work.

She is also the leader of a project focused on implementing and developing the TWI methodology, with a particular emphasis on employee instruction methods. Joanna actively engages in activities related to Kaizen and problem-solving, promoting a culture of continuous improvement among employees.

Outside of her professional life, Joanna is a devoted mother, wife, and full-time employee who passionately combines family life with a professional career in the automotive industry.

Poland

Bogusław Zambok

TWI/BTO Master Trainer
Cooper Standard Bielsko Biała

Graduate of the Upper Silesian College of Commerce in Katowice with a degree in Sociology and the University of Bielsko-Biała with a degree in Management and Production Engineering. Associated with production processes for nearly 20 years, currently serving as the TWI/BTO Coordinator and Trainer at Cooper Standard Automotive Poland in Bielsko-Biała.

 A member of the Polish Association of TWI Practitioners, a certified TWI Instructor, and a practitioner of this method responsible for implementing the training program at the Cooper Standard Bielsko-Biała factory. Completed the Train The Trainer course and conducted dozens of trainings related to production topics.

Currently leading a project aimed at developing a comprehensive approach to the training process from the administrative side, with a special focus on production needs – from onboarding to managing turnover. Previous projects include optimization of the training process and creation of job documentation in the development phase of new projects, automation of the finished product identification process, and computerization of workstations.

Privately a husband and father, and a rescuer in the Beskid Group of the Mountain Volunteer Search and Rescue (GOPR). Member of the GB GOPR prevention team.

Poland

Aneta Góralik

TWI/BTO Master Trainer
Cooper Standard Myślenice

Aneta Góralik is a dynamic and experienced professional in the automotive industry, where she has been developing her career for over seven years. Her professional journey began with the position of a Machine Operator, which allowed her to gain in-depth knowledge of the production processes “from the inside.” Thanks to her determination, hard work, and desire for continuous improvement, Aneta advanced to the position of TWI/BTO Trainer at Cooper Standard Automotive in Myślenice.

Aneta is fully committed to implementing the TWI program, which is a key element of her work. With her experience and education, holding a master’s degree in pedagogy with a specialization in resocialization and court work, Aneta effectively builds positive relationships with employees. Her approach to personnel management is based on promoting open communication, supporting professional development, and identifying and developing true leaders among employees.

In her role as a TWI/BTO trainer, Aneta places special emphasis on refining work methods, leading to their standardization and increasing the efficiency of production processes. This is made possible by her skills in training and mentorship, which allows her to discover and utilize the full potential of the team.

14:15 – 14:45

How Does Lean Look from the Perspective of a Production Manager

Speaker
Poland

Bartłomiej Kotlarski

Funkcja Senior Production Manager
Persan

Bartłomiej has 20 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, mainly in the automotive sector. His passion for Lean Manufacturing began in 2004 at Toyota Motor Industries Poland, where he had the unique opportunity to participate in training at Toyota plants in Japan.

Using the knowledge and experience gained, Bartek consistently strived for operational excellence and achieving better production results. He worked, among others, at LG Display, where he was responsible for the comprehensive implementation of Lean Manufacturing, and at companies such as Eberspächer Climate Control Systems and Aircom Automotive, where he led operational departments (Production, Lean, Maintenance, Production Planning, Internal Logistics, and Infrastructure Maintenance).

As a trainer at Lean Enterprise Institute Poland, Bartek passed on his knowledge of Lean to employees of manufacturing plants from various industries. Additionally, as a lecturer at the Banking School of Higher Education, he shared his experiences in the field of Lean Manufacturing with the new generation of managers.

Bartek is a strong advocate of the Lean & TWI approach, which brings visible results both in the organizations he supported and in his personal life. He believes that Lean transformation can occur in a stress-free manner, and the tools can be adapted to the individual needs and conditions of the organization.

Besides expertise in Lean, Bartek is also known for his ability to build teams and motivate employees. He values their commitment and opinions, which allows him to work closely with them. He believes that operational excellence is achieved through awareness of numbers, data, facts, and risk analysis.

Bartek is a co-creator of the initiative Zgodniezprocesem.pl, where he shares his lean and managerial knowledge accumulated over the years. At the conference, Bartek will share his experience and insights on Lean from the perspective of a Production Manager.

14:45 – 15:15

Coffee break

15:15 – 15:45

A beer mug full of possibilities. Evolution of the Problem Solving process at Kompania Piwowarska.

Speaker
Poland

Katarzyna Kołacka

Lean Trainer
Kompania Piwowarska

Katarzyna Kołacka is an experienced internal Trainer in the production department, who has extensive experience as a Brewer and technologist at the Brewery in Poznań. With over 15 years of experience in problem-solving and moderating Problem Solving sessions, she is an expert in identifying and solving them, contributing to the development of the entire organization.

As a certified Trainer of the TWI (Training Within Industry) methodology, she implements this system in Kompania Piwowarska, introducing the company to a culture of learning. Currently, she focuses on conducting training for employees at all levels, covering areas such as Lean, beer production, TWI, and communication, which helps in improving skills and employee development.

Her professional approach allows her to effectively develop training programs, conduct efficient presentations, and handle diverse situations. Thanks to her commitment and knowledge, she not only supports the organization’s development but also assists in effectively solving problems and implementing positive changes.

15:45 – 16:15

Cooperation of hard and soft lean in operational excellence

Speakers
Poland

Ewa Pałka

Industrial Engineering Specialist Coordinator
MAN Truck Sp. z o.o.

Ewa Pałka is a valued member of the MAN Truck & Bus Poland team, where she has been working since mid-2021. She specializes in developing the MTM (Methods-Time Measurement) method, playing a key role as the coordinator of the team of industrial engineering specialists and simultaneously as an active MTM analyst. Ewa is a graduate of technical studies at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, which allowed her to gain a solid foundation in engineering. Before joining MAN Truck & Bus Poland, she gained professional experience as a designer of safety assurance elements in rail vehicles. Thanks to her interdisciplinary approach, combining technical knowledge with management skills, Ewa contributes innovative and effective solutions that contribute to the dynamic development of the organization. Her work has a significant impact on the optimization of production and operational processes, which directly translates into the company’s success in the industry.

Poland

Angelika Faron

Lean Management Specialist
MAN Truck Sp. z o.o.

Angelika Faron is an experienced professional with over 17 years of tenure in the automotive industry, currently holding the position of a specialist in process improvement at MAN Truck Sp. z o.o. in Niepołomice. She is responsible for the effective implementation of a strategic Shop Floor Management project aimed at optimizing and enhancing production level efficiency. As a certified Training Within Industry (TWI) trainer since 2017, she effectively uses modern problem-solving tools, contributing to the continuous improvement of operational processes.

Angelika is passionate about developing the potential inherent in people, which is reflected in her commitment to managing teams and projects. Her education includes studies at the University of Economics in Krakow and postgraduate studies in Production Management at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, which provided her with a solid theoretical foundation necessary for the role of a process improvement specialist.

Throughout her professional career, Angelika has participated in numerous workshops and training sessions in the field of Lean Management and the development of managerial skills. Her relentless pursuit of new methods and tools for improving production processes is key to building a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the organization.

16:15 – 17:00

Conference Closure and Award Ceremony

Speaker

Leantrix Team

19:00 - 22:00

Banquet and Networking at Sunset on a River Cruise on the Oder for Attendees Registered for 2 Days of the Conference

People registered for 2 days of the conference

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Day 2 | June 20, 2024 Practical Workshops - 2 Worksops in English to Choose

2 Workshops to Choose From: One in the Morning Session and One in the Afternoon Session

Turbo TEC
Workshop: TOYOTA KATA: Building the Habit of Scientific Thinking and Continuous Improvement
Trainers: Jarosław Jurasz, Wiktor Wołoszczuk

TOYOTA KATA: Building the Habit of Scientific Thinking and Continuous Improvement

Trainers: Jarosław Jurasz, Wiktor Wołoszczuk

Description: The workshop "TOYOTA KATA: Building the Habit of Scientific Thinking and Continuous Improvement" focuses on cultivating the habit of scientific thinking and practicing continuous improvement using the KATA principle, inspired by management practices at Toyota. Participants will experiment with the workings of the human brain, experiencing the pitfalls of fast thinking and logical systems. Through KATA sessions, practiced in groups, participants will refine skills, routines, and shape mental patterns and beliefs that lead to effective improvement and personal development. Additionally, we will discuss the "Road Map" to developing the habit of scientific thinking and continuous improvement.

Participant Benefits:

  • - Acquire the habit of scientific thinking conducive to personal and professional growth.
  • - Gain practical experience in the process of continuous improvement through KATA sessions.
  • - Master skills to navigate the pitfalls of fast thinking and logical systems.
  • - Develop effective routines and mental patterns conducive to effective improvement.
  • - Obtain a "Road Map" to developing and maintaining the habit of scientific thinking.

 

Who Should Attend: This workshop is intended for professionals from various fields who aspire to develop the habit of scientific thinking and continuous improvement. Managers, leaders, team leaders, personal development professionals, and anyone seeking to better tackle professional and personal challenges will find valuable tools and insights in this workshop.

Cooper Standard
Workshop: Developing Employee Competencies Using the TWI Program - Competency Matrices and Job Instructions
Trainers: Bogusław Zambok, Bartosz Misiurek

Developing Employee Competencies Using the TWI Program - Competency Matrices and Job Instructions

Trainers: Bogusław Zambok, Bartosz Misiurek

The aim of our workshop is to acquaint participants with effective methods of managing and developing employee competencies, with an emphasis on the use of the Training Within Industry (TWI) program and its Job Instruction (JI) module. We will focus on innovative approaches to defining, understanding, and building competencies within the team, as well as on the practical implementation of these methods in daily work.

Benefits of Participation:

Participants of the workshop will gain the knowledge and tools necessary for effective management of employee competencies, and will learn how to utilize the TWI JI method for instructing employees, which will contribute to increasing efficiency and quality of work. Thanks to practical exercises and case studies, participants will be able to directly apply the acquired knowledge in their organizations, enabling them to build strong and competent teams.

Who Should Attend:

The workshop is aimed at production managers, team leaders, HR specialists, and anyone interested in effectively developing employee competencies and implementing TWI methods in their organizations.

We invite you to participate in the workshop to discover how TWI methods can transform competency management in your organization and contribute to creating a culture of continuous improvement.

Wienerberger
Workshop: How To Effectively Implement And Sell A Lean Project To Advance Your Career
Trainers: Ian Wordsworth, Kamil Studzinski

How To Effectively Implement And Sell A Lean Project To Advance Your Career

Trainers: Ian Wordsworth, Kamil Studzinski

In this workshop, you will learn from experienced Lean practitioners how to effectively implement a Lean savings project and sell it to senior management. You will discover the key steps to designing a project plan, setting clear goals, and communicating valuable information to organizational leaders to ensure your project stands out. You will learn how to calculate the financial benefits of your Lean project.

Benefits of Participation:

You will gain insights from Lean practitioners such as Ian, a former Toyota Production System (TPS) engineering manager at Toyota factories, and Kamil Studziński, currently the head of operational excellence in Europe at Wienerberger, author of numerous Lean projects. This session will include practical case studies on how to effectively manage a Lean project, clearly articulate it, and convincingly present it to top management. The workshop will focus on highlighting mistakes to avoid and key points to pay attention to.

Who is it for:

This workshop is aimed at individuals interested in personal development and applying the knowledge gained for the benefit of the organization they work for. Participation in the workshop will not only enrich participants with practical skills but also open up new career development opportunities, enabling effective implementation of changes in their workplaces.

ABB
Workshop: Standardized Work with TWI
Trainers: Andrea Manti, Kamil Muller

Standardized Work with TWI

Trainers: Andrea Manti, Kamil Muller

The "Standardized Work with TWI" workshop is an intensive training session focused on methods of implementing work standardization through the Training Within Industry (TWI) program. Participants will learn how to effectively create and implement work instructions, which are essential for enhancing productivity, quality, and safety in the workplace. The main emphasis will be on two fundamental TWI methods: Job Methods (JM), which focuses on improving work processes, and Job Instruction (JI), which involves creating and applying job instructions. The workshop will provide participants with practical tools and techniques that can be immediately applied in their daily work, contributing to continuous process improvement.

 

Benefits of participation:

  • - Gain skills in creating effective and understandable work instructions.
  • - Learn methods for improving work processes through the application of TWI JM.
  • - Master the effective training of employees using the TWI JI method.
  • - Increase operational efficiency through the standardization of work processes.
  • - Improve production quality and enhance workplace safety.
  • - Develop leadership skills in implementing continuous improvements (kaizen) in the organization.

 

Who is this workshop for:

  • - Production managers who want to streamline production processes.
  • - Quality department employees looking for methods to raise execution standards.
  • - Team leaders wishing to more effectively train their workers.
  • - Lean Management and Kaizen specialists interested in the practical application of TWI methods.
  • - Anyone who wants to learn how to effectively implement work standardization in their organization.

Banquet on a Ship

Meet Our Speakers

UK
Andrea Manti
Lean Global Manager
ABB
UK

Andrea Manti

Lean Global Manager
ABB

Andrea Manti brings over 15 years of in-depth experience in Lean Management to the table. Currently, he works as a Global Lean Manager at ABB. His expertise spans across Process and Quality Management, showcasing a robust track record in roles such as Process Engineer, Customer Quality Representative, Quality System Manager, and Senior Manager for Continuous Improvement within the Automotive sector.

Throughout his illustrious career, Andrea has spearheaded numerous initiatives, including the execution of Lean/6Sigma projects, the facilitation of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) workshops, and the implementation of TWI (Training Within Industry) programs. Additionally, he has played a pivotal role in driving manufacturing cost reduction efforts, further establishing his proficiency in operational excellence. 

A recognized expert in the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program, Andrea has dedicated his recent endeavors to mentoring small and medium-sized enterprises. His focus has been on initiating Lean methodologies as a consultant, alongside aiding emerging companies and business ventures in crafting and adopting a Lean-centric vision. Through his comprehensive approach and unwavering commitment to excellence, Andrea Manti continues to leave a significant mark on the industry, guiding organizations towards achieving operational efficiency and enhanced competitiveness.

Poland
Aneta Góralik
TWI/BTO Master Trainer
Cooper Standard Myślenice
Poland

Aneta Góralik

TWI/BTO Master Trainer
Cooper Standard Myślenice

Aneta Góralik is a dynamic and experienced professional in the automotive industry, where she has been developing her career for over seven years. Her professional journey began with the position of a Machine Operator, which allowed her to gain in-depth knowledge of the production processes “from the inside.” Thanks to her determination, hard work, and desire for continuous improvement, Aneta advanced to the position of TWI/BTO Trainer at Cooper Standard Automotive in Myślenice.

Aneta is fully committed to implementing the TWI program, which is a key element of her work. With her experience and education, holding a master’s degree in pedagogy with a specialization in resocialization and court work, Aneta effectively builds positive relationships with employees. Her approach to personnel management is based on promoting open communication, supporting professional development, and identifying and developing true leaders among employees.

In her role as a TWI/BTO trainer, Aneta places special emphasis on refining work methods, leading to their standardization and increasing the efficiency of production processes. This is made possible by her skills in training and mentorship, which allows her to discover and utilize the full potential of the team.

Poland
Angelika Faron
Lean Management Specialist
MAN Truck Sp. z o.o.
Poland

Angelika Faron

Lean Management Specialist
MAN Truck Sp. z o.o.

Angelika Faron is an experienced professional with over 17 years of tenure in the automotive industry, currently holding the position of a specialist in process improvement at MAN Truck Sp. z o.o. in Niepołomice. She is responsible for the effective implementation of a strategic Shop Floor Management project aimed at optimizing and enhancing production level efficiency. As a certified Training Within Industry (TWI) trainer since 2017, she effectively uses modern problem-solving tools, contributing to the continuous improvement of operational processes.

Angelika is passionate about developing the potential inherent in people, which is reflected in her commitment to managing teams and projects. Her education includes studies at the University of Economics in Krakow and postgraduate studies in Production Management at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, which provided her with a solid theoretical foundation necessary for the role of a process improvement specialist.

Throughout her professional career, Angelika has participated in numerous workshops and training sessions in the field of Lean Management and the development of managerial skills. Her relentless pursuit of new methods and tools for improving production processes is key to building a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the organization.

Poland
Bartłomiej Chodubski
CI Europe Manager
Wienerberger EU
Poland

Bartłomiej Chodubski

CI Europe Manager
Wienerberger EU

Bartłomiej Chodubski serves as a Continuous Improvement Manager at Wienerberger AG. As the manager for continuous improvement across Europe, Bartek supports over 200 Wienerberger locations in Europe, primarily focusing on the standardization of work within Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), utilizing the Training Within Industry (TWI) program.

At Wienerberger, Bartek began his journey in March 2021 as a Lean Manager for WBS Poland. In this role, he was responsible for developing and implementing the Continuous Improvement strategy for WBS PL, building and training a CI team to support plant management teams in promoting and leading a Lean Culture across 13 locations (22 lines) of WBS PL. He identified savings initiatives amounting to over 2 million euros and co-created WBS PIP+ and maintenance standards in the areas of shop floor management, problem-solving, standardized work, and TPM.

Before joining Wienerberger, Bartłomiej worked as a Lean Coordinator, managing continuous improvement initiatives. His previous professional experience also includes working as a Maintenance Manager and Process Engineer at Valeant Pharmaceuticals, as well as a Process Engineer at ZF Group, where he gained experience in optimizing manufacturing processes and maintenance.

Thanks to his rich professional experience and focus on continuous improvement, Bartłomiej Chodubski significantly contributes to the development of Lean culture and operational efficiency at Wienerberger locations across Europe.

Poland
Bartłomiej Kotlarski
Funkcja Senior Production Manager
Persan
Poland

Bartłomiej Kotlarski

Funkcja Senior Production Manager
Persan

Bartłomiej has 20 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, mainly in the automotive sector. His passion for Lean Manufacturing began in 2004 at Toyota Motor Industries Poland, where he had the unique opportunity to participate in training at Toyota plants in Japan.

Using the knowledge and experience gained, Bartek consistently strived for operational excellence and achieving better production results. He worked, among others, at LG Display, where he was responsible for the comprehensive implementation of Lean Manufacturing, and at companies such as Eberspächer Climate Control Systems and Aircom Automotive, where he led operational departments (Production, Lean, Maintenance, Production Planning, Internal Logistics, and Infrastructure Maintenance).

As a trainer at Lean Enterprise Institute Poland, Bartek passed on his knowledge of Lean to employees of manufacturing plants from various industries. Additionally, as a lecturer at the Banking School of Higher Education, he shared his experiences in the field of Lean Manufacturing with the new generation of managers.

Bartek is a strong advocate of the Lean & TWI approach, which brings visible results both in the organizations he supported and in his personal life. He believes that Lean transformation can occur in a stress-free manner, and the tools can be adapted to the individual needs and conditions of the organization.

Besides expertise in Lean, Bartek is also known for his ability to build teams and motivate employees. He values their commitment and opinions, which allows him to work closely with them. He believes that operational excellence is achieved through awareness of numbers, data, facts, and risk analysis.

Bartek is a co-creator of the initiative Zgodniezprocesem.pl, where he shares his lean and managerial knowledge accumulated over the years. At the conference, Bartek will share his experience and insights on Lean from the perspective of a Production Manager.

Poland
Bartosz Misiurek
CEO | Master TWI Trainer
Leantrix
Poland

Bartosz Misiurek

CEO | Master TWI Trainer
Leantrix

Dr. Bartosz Misiurek has been actively involved in the development of the TWI program in Poland since 2007. His achievements include authoring over 150 articles on TWI and Lean Management published in various countries, as well as a book on Lean and the TWI program released in the United States. Dr. Misiurek is a well-known figure in the international arena, as evidenced by numerous presentations at conferences around the world.

He currently serves as the TWI Global Coach at Cooper Standard (Automotive), where he supports the implementation of the TWI program in over 60 plants across four continents. His contribution to the transfer and development of the TWI program in Poland, carried out since 2007 in collaboration with the Lean Enterprise Institute Poland, has been significant for the popularization of these methods in the country. Thanks to his experience in the practical application of Lean and TWI tools in the food and automotive industries, Bartek has shared his knowledge with several thousand people during more than three hundred practical workshops.

His interests are not limited to Lean Management; he is a co-creator of many projects at the intersection of Lean and modern technologies. He holds the position of CEO at Do Lean IT, which offers the etwi system, and also co-created the Leancoin project, utilizing blockchain technology. Bartek also plays a key role in Lean Community, an international organization promoting Lean culture.

He received his education at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, where he earned a doctorate in technical sciences. Outside of his professional life, he is a father of three sons and an enthusiast of physical activity, especially tennis. He has participated in many marathon and half-marathon races, demonstrating his love for sport and perseverance.

Poland
Bogusław Zambok
TWI/BTO Master Trainer
Cooper Standard Bielsko Biała
Poland

Bogusław Zambok

TWI/BTO Master Trainer
Cooper Standard Bielsko Biała

Graduate of the Upper Silesian College of Commerce in Katowice with a degree in Sociology and the University of Bielsko-Biała with a degree in Management and Production Engineering. Associated with production processes for nearly 20 years, currently serving as the TWI/BTO Coordinator and Trainer at Cooper Standard Automotive Poland in Bielsko-Biała.

 A member of the Polish Association of TWI Practitioners, a certified TWI Instructor, and a practitioner of this method responsible for implementing the training program at the Cooper Standard Bielsko-Biała factory. Completed the Train The Trainer course and conducted dozens of trainings related to production topics.

Currently leading a project aimed at developing a comprehensive approach to the training process from the administrative side, with a special focus on production needs – from onboarding to managing turnover. Previous projects include optimization of the training process and creation of job documentation in the development phase of new projects, automation of the finished product identification process, and computerization of workstations.

Privately a husband and father, and a rescuer in the Beskid Group of the Mountain Volunteer Search and Rescue (GOPR). Member of the GB GOPR prevention team.

UK
Dave Christensen
Head Coach
Panthers Wroclaw
UK

Dave Christensen

Head Coach
Panthers Wroclaw

Dave Christensen, with an exceptional coaching career that began at universities in the United States, currently serves as the Head Coach for the Wrocław Panthers, a leading European American football team and multiple Polish champions. Before joining the Panthers, Christensen built an impressive portfolio, including positions such as assistant coach at Arizona State, offensive line coach and run-game coordinator for the Texas A&M Aggies, and offensive coordinator for the University of Utah. His most significant tenure was as the head coach at the University of Wyoming, where he led the team to a New Mexico Bowl victory in 2009.

During the Lean TWI conference, Christensen will share his insights on team building, drawing on his extensive experience in creating cohesive, efficient, and victorious teams. His skills in team building, solving interpersonal problems, and fostering team spirit and motivation are grounded in years of practice and success. As a coach, Christensen exemplifies a leader who can inspire and motivate, transforming individual talents into a unified, effective force. At the conference, participants will receive a unique opportunity to learn from one of the best in the field of team building on how to create strong, integrated groups ready to achieve exceptional results.

Poland
Dorota Draus
Head of Lean for Poland
Wienerberger PL
Poland

Dorota Draus

Head of Lean for Poland
Wienerberger PL

Dorota Draus is an outstanding specialist in the field of Lean Management, who currently works as the Head of Lean for Poland at Wienerberger Building Ceramics. She has extensive experience in coordinating the implementation of Lean methods in several factories throughout Poland.

Her career at Wienerberger has spanned over 12 years, starting from a lower-level position to gradually advancing to higher positions. Dorota Draus focuses particularly on Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), which impacts the efficiency of production processes at Wienerberger. Her work significantly contributes to maximizing the efficiency and reliability of machines, which is essential for the continuity and quality of production.

Before assuming her current role, Dorota served as the Plant Manager in Paczków for nearly 4 years, where she managed daily production activities and introduced Lean initiatives to improve efficiency and quality. Then, as the Production Manager at the same location, she continued her commitment to improving production processes.

Dorota Draus’s education has solid engineering and technical foundations, obtained at the Rzeszów University of Technology, which further enriches her managerial and technical skills. This combination of professional experience and academic background enables her to effectively lead optimization and maintenance projects, contributing to the continuous development of Wienerberger Poland.

Poland
Ewa Pałka
Industrial Engineering Specialist Coordinator
MAN Truck Sp. z o.o.
Poland

Ewa Pałka

Industrial Engineering Specialist Coordinator
MAN Truck Sp. z o.o.

Ewa Pałka is a valued member of the MAN Truck & Bus Poland team, where she has been working since mid-2021. She specializes in developing the MTM (Methods-Time Measurement) method, playing a key role as the coordinator of the team of industrial engineering specialists and simultaneously as an active MTM analyst. Ewa is a graduate of technical studies at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, which allowed her to gain a solid foundation in engineering. Before joining MAN Truck & Bus Poland, she gained professional experience as a designer of safety assurance elements in rail vehicles. Thanks to her interdisciplinary approach, combining technical knowledge with management skills, Ewa contributes innovative and effective solutions that contribute to the dynamic development of the organization. Her work has a significant impact on the optimization of production and operational processes, which directly translates into the company’s success in the industry.

UK
Ian Wordsworth
Lean Coach
Wienerberger UK
UK

Ian Wordsworth

Lean Coach
Wienerberger UK

Ian Wordsworth is a recognized expert in the field of production management and Lean methodology, currently serving as a Lean Coach at Wienerberger AG, where he has been working since October 2017. His career in the North of the United Kingdom exemplifies deep commitment and passion for the continuous improvement of production processes.

A key milestone in his career was his position as TPS (Toyota Production System) Engineering Manager at Toyoda Gosei UK, held from May 2016 to January 2018. It was there that Ian had the opportunity to implement and refine production systems inspired by the Lean philosophy, directly contributing to increased efficiency and production quality.

Before joining Wienerberger AG, Ian was the Group Continuous Improvement Manager at Naylor Industries PLC for nearly 5 years, playing a crucial role in optimizing operational processes across the group. His professional experience also includes a brief period as Operations Manager at Tarmac and the role of Production Manager at Synseal Extrusions LTD and Polypipe, where for over 14 years he led production activities, introducing innovations and improvements.

Ian boasts over 20 years of experience in production management, a significant part of which was spent in the Toyota group – a symbol of excellence in Lean implementation. His extensive experience, gained in various industrial sectors, enables him to effectively lead continuous improvement projects, coach and mentor teams, and promote Lean culture in organizations.

Poland
Jarosław Jurasz
CEO
TurboTec
Poland

Jarosław Jurasz

CEO
TurboTec

Leader and Mentor.
Kata Coach.

Professionally, he has been involved in production for almost 30 years, most of which in the automotive industry.
CEO at Alumetal S.A. leader in the foundry industry for the automotive segment.
Plant Manager at Toyota Motors, trainer and coach.
Promoter of sustainable development of companies in accordance with the 6R principles.
A graduate of AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow and postgraduate MBA studies at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Privately, he is a winter sports enthusiast and a user of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. HOG Owner.

Poland
Joanna Knapczyk
TWI/BTO Master Trainer
Cooper Standard Bielsko Biała
Poland

Joanna Knapczyk

TWI/BTO Master Trainer
Cooper Standard Bielsko Biała

Joanna Knapczyk is an experienced Master TWI Trainer at Cooper Standard Automotive, with extensive practical experience gained in the dynamically developing automotive industry. She built her competencies by working directly in production processes, where she faced challenges related to efficiency and quality of work daily.

At the Cooper Standard facility in Myślenice, Joanna plays a key role in the processes of implementing new employees and raising their professional competencies. She not only imparts knowledge but also inspires and motivates her proteges to continuous development and the search for better solutions in their work.

She is also the leader of a project focused on implementing and developing the TWI methodology, with a particular emphasis on employee instruction methods. Joanna actively engages in activities related to Kaizen and problem-solving, promoting a culture of continuous improvement among employees.

Outside of her professional life, Joanna is a devoted mother, wife, and full-time employee who passionately combines family life with a professional career in the automotive industry.

Poland
Kamil Müller
COO | Master TWI Trainer
Leantrix
Poland

Kamil Müller

COO | Master TWI Trainer
Leantrix

Kamil Müller is a specialist in the field of management and optimization of production processes, with a particular focus on the Training Within Industry (TWI) program. He currently holds the position of Board Member and COO at LeanTrix, where he not only oversees the current operations but also engages in innovative projects such as the digitization of documentation or the development of employees through competency matrices. Additionally, he is an active member of the Lean Community, an international community that brings together Lean practitioners, which demonstrates his openness to exchanging experiences and continuous improvement. 

As a lecturer at the Wrocław School of Banking, he imparts his extensive knowledge on TWI to postgraduate students, preparing future cadres for effective team and process management. Kamil is the author and co-author of many publications dedicated to the TWI program, which attests to his deep commitment to the development and promotion of this methodology. 

His passion for training and sharing knowledge is reflected in the numerous non-profit trainings he has conducted for companies and student science clubs, such as the Kaizen Circle from the Wrocław University of Technology. Kamil is also an active American football player for the Panthers Wrocław team, where, as the Polish and European Champion, he also implements the principles of the TWI program, showing how universal these methods can be, even in sports.

UK
Kamil Studziński
Head of Operations Europe
Wienerberger EU
UK

Kamil Studziński

Head of Operations Europe
Wienerberger EU

Kamil Studziński is a valued Lean Management specialist, currently serving as the Lead for Continuous Improvement (Lead CI Europe) at Wienerberger AG. He brings a wealth of experience from the automotive industry, having spent over 13 years at Magna/Stadco Limited, followed by his role at Wienerberger UK, where he successfully led dozens of Lean projects, significantly improving operational efficiency.

His journey at Wienerberger AG began in July 2019, where as a Lean expert, Kamil implemented continuous improvement strategies in the UK facilities before taking on the management of Lean activities across Europe. Thanks to his dedication and skills, Kamil effectively promotes a Lean culture, introducing innovative solutions and work methods that contribute to enhanced productivity and production quality.

Kamil is recognized and respected in the Lean community for his approach to change management and process improvement, serving as a model for emulation. His work is an invaluable contribution to the growth and success of Wienerberger AG, with his experience and competencies key to the continuous improvement of operational processes at a European scale.

Beyond his professional achievements, Kamil is valued for his ability to build teams, motivate employees, and inspire them to seek better ways of accomplishing tasks. His leadership and vision contribute to the development of a strong, results-oriented organizational culture at Wienerberger AG.

Poland
Katarzyna Kołacka
Lean Trainer
Kompania Piwowarska
Poland

Katarzyna Kołacka

Lean Trainer
Kompania Piwowarska

Katarzyna Kołacka is an experienced internal Trainer in the production department, who has extensive experience as a Brewer and technologist at the Brewery in Poznań. With over 15 years of experience in problem-solving and moderating Problem Solving sessions, she is an expert in identifying and solving them, contributing to the development of the entire organization.

As a certified Trainer of the TWI (Training Within Industry) methodology, she implements this system in Kompania Piwowarska, introducing the company to a culture of learning. Currently, she focuses on conducting training for employees at all levels, covering areas such as Lean, beer production, TWI, and communication, which helps in improving skills and employee development.

Her professional approach allows her to effectively develop training programs, conduct efficient presentations, and handle diverse situations. Thanks to her commitment and knowledge, she not only supports the organization’s development but also assists in effectively solving problems and implementing positive changes.

Poland
Maciej Jagiełło
Sr Production and Logistics Manager
Danone Żywiec Zdrój
Poland

Maciej Jagiełło

Sr Production and Logistics Manager
Danone Żywiec Zdrój

Senior Production and Warehouse Manager at Danone Żywiec Zdrój in Mirosławiec, he has 10 years of experience in the automotive industry in the UK, where he progressed from an operator to a production manager. For the past three years, he has been leading production, and for the last year, he has also managed the logistics department, being responsible not only for process efficiency but also for employee engagement.

His passion is working with people and creating a work environment where every employee feels valued and important. He believes that the key to the factory’s success is team engagement, which is why he emphasizes open communication, collaboration, and trust.

As a conference speaker, Maciej shares his knowledge and experience, focusing on the role of employee involvement in the life of the factory. His presentations are full of practical examples that inspire the building of strong, integrated teams and achieving production excellence.

Poland
Tomasz Kanikuła
Global Continuous Improvenent Lead
AB Neo
Poland

Tomasz Kanikuła

Global Continuous Improvenent Lead
AB Neo

Tomasz Kanikuła is an expert in the field of lean management with almost 20 years of experience. His career has developed from being a lean trainer and consultant at LEI Polska, through being a leader in implementing Lean Management at KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., to the role of OVC Optimization & EAM Improvement Manager at LM Wind Power, where he was responsible for optimizing asset management on a global scale.

Currently, as the Global Continuous Improvement Leader at AB Neo, Tomasz implements continuous improvement strategies, supports change management, and promotes a lean culture within the organization. He is known for his ability to lead effective lean projects, training sessions, and audits in the areas of TPM, 5S, SMED, and KAIZEN. His experience includes working in various industrial sectors, allowing him a broad perspective on production processes and their optimization.

At the Lean conference, Tomasz shares his rich knowledge and practical experiences, inspiring the implementation and development of a continuous improvement culture in organizations.

Poland
Wiktor Wołoszczuk
Board Member | Master Kata Trainer
Leantrix
Poland

Wiktor Wołoszczuk

Board Member | Master Kata Trainer
Leantrix

Wiktor Wołoszczuk plays a key role at Leantrix as a Board Member and Master Trainer of the TWI Kata program. With an educational background in psychology, he is a consultant, trainer, coach, and mentor for executive staff, having completed his master’s studies at the Faculty of Law, Administration, and Economics of the University of Wrocław, as well as at SWPS University in Wrocław. He boasts rich managerial experience of over twenty years, acquired in the position of regional director at leading companies in the financial sector. Wiktor has participated in HR and management projects, carried out in cooperation with the renowned consulting firm BCG.

His specializations include the development of individuals, leaders, teams, and organizations in the changing VUCA environment, relationship psychology, change management, building engagement, and creating an organizational culture based on teal values. Wiktor is also an AC and DC assessor and a lecturer at the Wrocław School of Banking, where he conducts classes on employee relations and leadership. As a practitioner of Lean Management and TWI, he translates theories into practical solutions, assisting in the implementation of effective management and development strategies.

Price

Conference Day

June 19, 2024
Only in Polish Visit Polish Website of Conference
  • Lunch Provided, Coffee Breaks, and Conference Materials
  • Presentations in the Plenary Hall - 9 Case Studies and Power Speech
  • Networking through Discord Platform
  • Banquet and Networking During a Cruise on the Oder (for Attendees Registered for 2 Days of the Conference Only)

2 Practical Workshops

June 20, 2024
249 EUR net
  • Lunch Provided, Coffee Breaks, and Conference Materials
  • 2 Practical English Workshops - 1 in the Morning Session, 1 in the Afternoon Session
  • Access to the Speaker's Discord Channel
  • 2 Personalized Certificates of Completion for Practical Workshops

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Event Location Wrocław University of Technology Congress Center

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Centrum Kongresowe Politechniki Wrocławskiej

The Congress Center is located directly at Grunwaldzki Square, an important commercial and gastronomic spot in Wrocław, as well as:

  • 15 minutes on foot from Ostrów Tumski, the oldest part of Wrocław
  • 25 minutes on foot from the Market Square, Wrocław’s showcase with the largest Town Hall in Poland
  • 12 minutes on foot from Juliusz Słowacki Park, where the famous Panorama of the Battle of Racławice is located
  • 12 minutes on foot from the National Museum with rich collections including Gothic art of Silesia, and behind it a boulevard with a great view of the Oder River, Ostrów Tumski, and the historic buildings of the University of Wrocław
  • 15 minutes on foot from the Zoological Garden and the first Africarium in Poland
  • 5 minutes from the “Polinka” cable car, which provides access to the “Hydropolis” Water Knowledge Center
  • 20 minutes on foot from the National Forum of Music, one of the largest and most modern concert venues in Poland
  • 3.2 km from the Main Train Station (rail and bus)
  • 15 km from Wrocław Airport

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