About Automotive Lean Production – Award & Study

Objective of the Initiative

Learning from the best!

Automobil Produktion and Agamus Consult are carrying out the Automotive Lean Production study for the 14th time this year. The best performers of the study will be awarded the Automotive Lean Production Award.


Agamus Consult and Automobil Produktion started to analyze the Toyota myth in the spring of 2006. At this time, the automotive industry was still amazed about how Toyota was pushing its suppliers to "0-defect" and just-in-time (JIT). This scepticism has disappeared in the meantime and the entire industry has started to design its value chains according to the principles of lean production systems - and this with such a success, that even made the "master" Toyota sit up.

The initiative Automotive Lean Production – Award & Study accompanies the development of Lean Production and Lean Management in Europe together with the participants:

  • more than 1.200 participating plants from 17 nations
  • more than 250 on-site-evaluations at top performing plants
  • 68 winning plants in total

The Initiative in 2019

This year's study is focussing on the following questions:

  • What are the success factors of Lean Production?
  • Who applies ‚Lean’ methods and strategies to what extend?
  • What are the results in terms of quality, costs and delivery performance?
  • How does the increasing digitalization of the production affect the existing production systems?
  • Which effective Industry 4.0-solutions do already exist today? What are the plans for the near future?  

The questionnaire is based on the knowledge and the experience of the consultants of Agamus Consult. The feedback and discussion from more than 200 evaluation visits up to now are taken into consideration.

Automotive Lean Production – Award & Study
is a cooperation between the magazine Automobil Produktion and Agamus Consult GmbH, Munich. Agamus Consult has served automotive enterprises as an implementation consultancy for more than 20 years.

Your Contact:

Project team ALP Agamus Consult GmbH

Marija Benza

Tel.: +49 89 44 388 99 44


Editor in Chief Automobil Produktion

Christian Klein

Phone: +49 8191 125-375