Two-day visit to PORSCHE, BOSCH & TRUMPF

28th-29th November 2017, Stuttgart, Germany


This unique two-day residential course delivered in the heart of German Operational Excellence, visiting: PORSCHE TRUMPF BOSCH

Download the Executive Study Visit brochure.


This unique two-day residential course delivered in the heart of Germanys manufacturing region, Baden – Württemberg.

This will provide manufacturing and operational executives with the opportunity to see and learn from world class manufacturers.

It will inspire and educate leaders and future leaders to understand the key steps they need to really transform their own manufacturing and operational systems and behaviours.

Package includes

• Two night’s hotel accommodation, 27th & 28th November at Holiday Inn Stuttgart
• Exclusive access to management and personalised visits at all three sites
• All transportation from the hotel to the host sites, dropping off at Stuttgart Airport at 17:30 on the 29th November
• Breakfast and lunch on both days and two evening networking dinners
• Maximum of 15 participants

Does Not Include Flights and transportation to the study visit hotel, Holiday Inn Stuttgart

Porsche, Bosch & Trumpf


  • In-depth training and insight into the process, structure and philosophy of three leading German manufacturers approaches to Operational Excellence
  • Exclusive access and private tours of all three sites
  • Direct access and learning from senior managers and experience three tier management cascade process from team leaders to plant director
  • Insight into supplier development, logistics approach and implementation
  • Learn how BOSCH revitalised their improvement activity by driving shop floor driven improvement activity
  • Understanding the behaviours of the operational leadership team to sustain lean manufacturing


  • Manufacturing leaders looking to see operational and management methods and principles employed by successful German manufacturers.
  • Plant Managers and Operational excellence a leaders looking to benchmark and gather new methods and principles on the deployment of operational excellence
  • Individuals and organisations focused on creating and developing Lean Leaders and Champions of Improvement
  • Existing Lean Leaders who are looking for ideas, insight and inspiration to rejuvenate or kick start a cultural change.
  • This programme is also ideal for rising stars within a manufacturing plant that are looking to be fast tracked into lean leadership with transformational responsibility.
  • 27th Nov 2017

    Arrival Day:

    Note: All delegates to make their own way to Holiday Inn Stuttgart 

    14:00-18:00 Delegates arrive at the hotel. Typically delegates arrive from across Europe, UK and North America so times are varied.

    19:00 Welcome from Jon Tudor, Managing Director, True North Excellence

    19:30 Informal networking dinner for all delegates

    21:30 Retire ready for early start

  • 28th Nov 2017

    • 08:00 – 16:30 Porsche Transformation, Leadership & Culture

      • Continuous Improvement Programme (CIP): Understand the process, structure and approaches of Porsche’s CIP
      • Guided tour of the 911 and Boxster production lines and logistics
      • Leadership, Culture and Sustaining Lean

      17:00  Return to hotel

      19:00 – 21:30 Manufacturing Leaders Networking Dinner

    *Note: Delegates will be expected to participate in sharing sessions in which each company attending will deliver a short presentation illustrating how continuous improvement is currently being managed within their organisation.

  • 29th Nov 2017

    • 07:00 – 12:00 TRUMPF – Leadership & Management Processes

      • Exclusive access to morning management cascade meetings on the shop floor, from plant director, to management to production unit
      • Learn the management model for process and leadership excellence at Trumpf
      • Meet and talk to both leadership and production managers on their operational excellence journey

      13:00 – 16:30 BOSCH – Engagement for transformation

      • Meet and learn from the plant leadership of site in transformation
      • Focus on employee engagement and shop floor driven improvements
      • See and hear the Bosch Production System with exclusive behind the scenes tour

      17:30 – All participants arrive at Stuttgart Airport

This unique two-day residential course delivered in the heart of German Operational Excellence, visiting: PORSCHE TRUMPF BOSCH

Download the Executive Study Visit brochure.


Package Includes

  • Two night’s hotel accommodation
  • Exclusive access to management and personalised visits at all three sites
  • All transportation from arrival at Holiday Inn Stuttgart, through to site visits, entertainment and return to Stuttgart airport.
  • Breakfast and lunch both days
  • Evening networking dinner evening one and Leaders Formal Dinner evening two.
  • Exclusive access to company leaders and key personnel.
  • Maximum of 14 participants

Witnessing the daily communications from shop floor through to the plant manager, the ‘Go See’ management direct involvement at all levels was 10/10

Paul Ritchie, Plant Manager, Sensata TechnologiesOpEx Germany Study Visit

Brilliant, three great visits, really enjoyed the experience, everything ran smoothly, well done!

James Leckey, Founder and CEO, James Leckey DesignOpEx Study Visit Germany

The Study Visit was a Great investment for the team, we saw some great success stories, great examples of Lean deployment

Jean Bélanger, Director of the Global LEAN Initiative, Bombardier Recreational Products IncOpEx Study Visit Germany
Holiday Inn Stuttgart Information

Holiday Inn Stuttgart

Mittlerer Pfad 25-27




  • Two nights accommodation is INCLUDED in the delegate fee.
  • Flights, insurance and transportation to the hotel on the 27th Nov is NOT included
  • Transportation from the hotel to the host sites is INCLUDED in the delegate fee.
  • Delegates will end the study visit at Stuttgart Airport on the 29th November at approx 17:30



£ 2295

+VAT Per Delegate

  • BOOK & PAY BEFORE 10th November 2017



£ 2695

+VAT Per Delegate

  • BOOKED AFTER 10th November 2017


Package Includes

  • Two night’s hotel accommodation
  • All transportation from arrival at airport, site visits and return to to Stuttgart airport.
  • Breakfast and lunch both days
  • Evening networking dinners

NOTE: Flights, travel to Holiday Inn Stuttgart and travel insurance is NOT included.


Book Online: Click on Book Your Place Now at the top of the page to book tickets using credit and debit cards

Telephone: +44 (0)161 298 5556

Email: Nicola Corcos

Download and complete brochure booking form and post to: True North Excellence Ltd, Smithy Cottage, Stowford, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 5XP

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: True North Excellence Ltd reserve the right to amend the programme, speakers or venue and alter or cancel the seminar without liability. CANCELLATIONS: Should you be unable to attend, a substitute is always welcome, up to three working days before the event. Refunds will be made up to 30 days before the event in writing, minus a £75 per delegate enrollment fee. Regrettably we do not provide refunds less than 30 days before the seminar.