Who we are

An authentic partnership!

Your qualified partners for:

  • Lean Management in production and administration
  • Operational Restructuring
  • Interim Management
  • Organizational Development & Coaching

Lean Competence Partners stands for authentic partnerships with our clients and business partners. As independent experts, we can take on the role of implementer, interim manager, coach and trainer, or according to your requirements.

Our guiding philosophy

We live and breathe the philosophy that everything can be continually improved, and that also includes ourselves. At the beginning of every change process, leaders, managers, and employees have fears and anxieties. Under these circumstances, showing one another understanding, regard, and respect are important behaviors for engaging people through change. We embody these attributes and can support you with our expertise through the change processes.

All of us at Lean Competence Partners follow the one guiding principle of building relationships with people based on respect and trust and sharing our Lean knowledge to help transform businesses and cultures for continuous improvement.

We will help you to overcome the challenges during a Lean Transformation, show you how to apply the Lean Tools and Lean Systems correctly, and assist you to build the necessary Lean Culture for a sustainable Lean implementation.

Our main goal is to help people grow and realize their full potential!

Our Team

Marc Klammer

Owner of Lean Competence Partners, Lean Specialist, Implementation-Consultant, Trainer, Coach

  • Degreed Engineer (German Diplom)
  • Lean Master Black Belt
  • Operational Restructuring and Interim Manager
  • Business Coach – focusing on coaching managers in production and administration
  • DVCT (German Association for Coaching & Training) certified
  • Trained in systemic organizational development
  • 25 years of management experience in industry
  • Former Head of European Operations for Freudenberg
  • 20 years of experience with efficiency and structural improvement projects

Languages: German / English / French
Availabe: International

Dr. Hermann Rapp

Lean Specialist, Implementation-Consultant, Coach

  • Degreed Electrical Engineer (German Diplom)
  • Doctorate in Machine Design and Process Engineering
  • Lean Master Black Belt
  • Business Coach – focusing on coaching managers in production and administration
  • 34 years of management experience in industry
  • Divisional Manager – Freudenberg Europe
  • Former Head of Lean & Six Sigma (“GROWTH”) for Freudenberg
  • 22 years of experience in efficiency and structural improvement projects
Languages: German / English
Available: Germany

Traudel Orth

Lean Specialist, Consultant, Coach, Trainer
  • Business Studies Graduate (German Diplom)
  • Business Coach and Systems Consultant
  • Systemic organizational development
  • Trainer and Coach at CETPM, University of Ansbach
  • Lean Manager, including 23 years of management experience at Daimler
  • Specialist for shopfloor management and Lean administration
  • Agile Coach (Innovatio, Design Thinking)
Languages: German / English
Available: International

Prof. Dr. Michael Cofrin

Consultant, Coach, Trainer
  • Professor of Social Psychology, teaches seminars on Psychology of Leadership, Business Ethics, Communication, Negotiation, and Conflict Management, Business Case Studies, and Linear Statistics
  • Business coach for English-speaking leaders, managers, and other staff/employees
  • One-on-one leadership coaching and team coaching
  • Change-process workshops, specializing in company culture, motivation, conflict resolution, and trust
  • Keynote lectures
Languages: English / German (Basic Level)
Available : International

Jürgen Angres

Implementation Consultant, Interim Manager, Coach
  • Degreed Mechanical Engineer (German Diplom)
  • REFA Industrial Engineer (Time & Motion Study Engineer)
  • 25 years of experience in management level operations, in the rubber and plastics industry – both in Germany and elsewhere in Europe
  • 25 years of experience in planning and implementing restructuring and turnaround projects
  • Designing and introducing employee-oriented organizational structures
Languages: German / English / French
Available: International

Dr. Jens Walther

Implementation Consultant, Interim Manager
  • Doctorate in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
  • 25 years of senior management experience in large and medium sized companies (FAG Kugelfischer, Schaeffler, Managing Director – Kugel- and Rollenlagerwerk Leipzig Ltd)
  • Main focus of activities in production, technology, product development, machine building, and toolmaking
  • More than 10 years as in-house consultant, specializing in reorganizing production, increasing efficiency and productivity
  • Implementation of change projects
Languages: German / English / Russian
Available: International

Enrico Ebert

Lean Specialist, Implementation-Consultant, Trainer
  • Degreed Computer Science for Business Administration (German Diploma)
  • Lean Black Belt and Six Sigma Green Belt
  • 10 years of Lean Management and management experience in industry
  • Former Business Unit Manager and Supply Chain Manager
  • Specialist for Shopfloor Management, Change Management and Talent Management
Languages: German / English
Available: Germany