Richard Hodulák

Richard works in production, logistics and administration of manufacturing plants. The basis of his work is his deep understanding of the process through Value Stream Mapping and the creation of motivation for the acceptance of lean thinking. He works with the VSM technique on strategic and micro levels across manufacturing plants and corporate chains. Richard’s primary work with the customer is implemented through the interconnection of three roles into small teams - manual dexterity, professional knowledge and management skills. The teams are managed in precisely-targeted Kaizen work-shops and achieve fundamental improvement of key parameters. Richard is an experienced Black Belt, and he uses interconnection with quality instruments and Six Sigma for Lean applications. His original profession was a metal machinist, and he studied at the Mining-Technical University in Ostrava, Engineering Technologies. He has 24 years of experience in automotive, engineering and electric technology industries, having worked in labourer, technician and managerial positions. He works as a Lean and Six Sigma consultant since 2013.


  • Senior consultant for Lean and Six Sigma in manufacturing
  • Sensei Kaizen Week – intense process improvement multi-team workshops
  • Implementation and training workshops in production, internal logistics and administration
  • Lean specialists training, Lean and Six Sigma tools training
  • Lean culture and change projects in organization
  • Design and execution of Lean Six Sigma simulations

Projects / Trainings

  • Alza, Assa Abloy, Automotive Lighting, Bosal, Brose, Brano, Cooper Standard, Erba Lachema, Foxconn, Fritzmeier, Grammer, ITT, IKEA, IVECO, Kovosvit, Mora, Magna, Olympus, Siempelkamp, Škoda Auto, Škoda Transportation, Teleflex, Velux, Weineberger,..

Good to Know

  • Although Richard is an engineer, he loves to work with wood.
  • He is the creator of the elaborated simulations for Lean and Six Sigma – TractorMotive.

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