Bosch Group 
Intermediate level

Lean value stream logistics, improvement

Tuesday, Oct. 20 Location Code
11:45am-4:15pm Departure area 3, 2nd floor TT/13
Wednesday, Oct. 21 Location Code
7:40am-12:10pm Departure area 1, 2nd floor WT/04
12:00pm-4:30pm Departure area 2, 2nd floor WT/10

Problem solving and KPI visualization at all levels

Successful lean practices in a pace-setting, innovative steering systems operation; problem solving at all levels; effective deployment of 5S, kaizen and other lean tools; use and visualization of KPIs; PDCA and six sigma.


Catch the fascination of steering, and see how to shape the future of mobility: bends, switchbacks, parking spaces rough roads, slippery road surfaces and sudden lane-change maneuvers. Understand value stream logistics reflecting fit-for-purpose problem solving at all levels. Learn how employees provide high-quality, innovative solutions with topnotch delivery and lowest cost, as they employ visual management, PDCA (Plan, Do, Check and Act), TPM and other lean methods. See effective use and visualization of key performance indicators (KPIs)/metrics and the balanced scorecard. Hear about the application of lean six sigma and Shainin Red X tools. Learn about 5S, kaizen and PDCA in action. Gain insights about employee involvement and development, plus social responsibility.


Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 25,000 associates in more than 100 locations. In 2014, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $11.3 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, according to preliminary figures.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide. It generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”,,

Tour Host

Tim Ehlman is the continuous improvement manager at the Bosch Group in Florence, KY.

Restrictions / Requirements

To participate in a tour, all attendees must adhere to and respect the tour hosts' restrictions and requirements.
Non-adherence may exclude you from a tour.

  • No cell phones
  • No recording devices
  • Leather like closed-toe shoes (No high heels)
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt/blouse
  • Long pants (no shorts, skirts, dresses)
  • Safety glasses