GEMBA visits
in Turkey

gemba Lean Institute Bulgaria

Industries covered by the GEMBA program

machinery | textile | mining

The team of Lean Institute Bulgaria is pleased to present our intriguing program, which includes GEMBA visits of large companies positioned in Turkey, such as Hugo Boss, in leading industrial centres such as Bursa, Izmir and Istanbul.

The program is conducted in collaboration with Lean Institute Turkey and their lead consultant Cevdet Özdoğan.

Зафер плаза - търговски център в Бурса
Измир залез
Истанбул - панорамен кадър

Leading people of the program

Managing Director, Instructor and Senior Consultant at Lean Institute Bulgaria

Brief biography of Mr. Petrov

  • Over 10 years of lean transformational experience on three continents.
  • Multiple projects conducted in various industries (manufacturing, services, IT).
  • Experience in Sales, Production, Back Office, Quality, IT, HR, Logistics (incl. warehouse optimization of 80.000 sq. m).
  • Certified LSS Black Belt – Lean and Six Sigma expert with 97% training satisfaction rate.
  • Introduced lean globally in production facilities of SIEMENS, Yurii Gagarin Inc., SAP, British Airways, Delta Airlines and other).
  • Profound data analysis and automation knowledge.
  • Great communication skills and rich multicultural experience – worked and studied in Germany, Australia, India, the Middle East and the US.
  • Extensive language skills – Bulgarian, English, German, Spanish, Russian, Farsi.
  • Established track record of satisfied customers.

Vice President of Lean Institute Turkey. Instructor and senior consultant at Lean Institute Bulgaria.

Brief biography of Mr. Özdoğan

  • 35 years of professional experience, 29 of which in applying lean thinking around the globe.
  • Led lean transformations in Turkey, China, Singapore, Ukraine, Holland, UK, Egypt, Mexico, USA, India, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
  • Experience in various functions of a company such as product development, production, maintenance, quality, logistic, investment, purchasing.
  • Rich experience in lean production and product development techniques and applications. Toyota Production System philosophy and culture – trained by Toyota and developed expertise in real successful applications in Toyota plants in Japan.
  • Experience in competitive and contemporary engineering, production and supply chain management applications and knowledge of best practice implementations.
  • In-depth understanding of organizational structures and management requirements according to the conditions and targets of a company. Plenty of experience in process and business analysis, value and supply chain management.

Program of GEMBA visits

Day 1

Alternate Day 1


• Arrival in Izmir the night before

*Sightseeing as a group: Efes, The Virgin Mary’s House, Kuşadası




Day 2

short version


*arrival in Izmir

check-in to Hotel

20:00 Welcome – Meeting Dinner


*free travelling
suggestions would be shared for each country

Day 3


09:00 FACTORY VISIT – 1 mining
LUNCH – Factory
14:00 FACTORY VISIT – 2 textile
Transfer to Bursa
20:30 Evaluation Dinner


factory visits: 2

Day 4


09:00 FACTORY VISIT – 3 machinery
LUNCH – Factory
14:00 FACTORY VISIT – 4 metal
Transfer to Istanbul
20:30 Goodbye – Evaluation Dinner


factory visits: 2

Day 5


*departure from Istanbul


*free travelling
suggestions would be shared for each country


gemba GEMBA - prices

What is included in the price of the package

Fee for between 10 – 15 paid participants is 2,500 Euro + %18 VAT per person. Please note that if the participant number gets less than 10 people, the fee would get higher because of fixed costs.


The fee includes:

  • Transportation within Turkey (factory visits transports, transfers between cities);
  • Accommodations in Izmir-Bursa-Istanbul (single room, b&b);
  • Lunches on factory visit days;
  • Three dinners;
  • Organizations of factory visits;
  • Guidance of Lean Institute Turkey (one organization specialist, one consultant);


The fee does NOT include:

  • Flights to/from Izmir;
  • Extras at the Hotels;
  • Expenses of free time;
  • Ephesus tour (or any additional social program) if you decided to have + one extra night at Hotel because of the Ephesus.

Details of the Visit


  • Due to the pandemic situation, the program is subject to change – expect additional information or contact us to ask your questions – CONTACTS.


  • Arrival to Istanbul, a departure from sea destination if possible (not obligatory, but someone can prolong week and stay 2 more days close to the sea) I could not quite understand ‘sea destination‘ but participants would be free to choose their travelling route and type to/from Turkey as long as they catch start and end of the program. As you see at alternative 1 people can come earlier and enjoy Izmir. If you have any request about free time we would happy to give you suggestions.


  • 1.evening arrival, visits, 4.afternoon departure (Tue-Fri) Starting from Izmir is more convenient for the flow. An extra day could be added for social program.


  • We estimate 2-4 paid participants from each country + around 2-3 institute members – Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia – MAX 15 people in totalplease see fee and explanations above.


  • We prefer company visits instead of workshop, after company visits cca 1h all together to make day reflection (maybe use LTF to do it). Since it will be a busy program and need time for transfers, evaluation could be made at bus. We also add an evaluation dinner.


  • R&D – product/process development, hoshin kanri, engineering to order (not mass production), services, a good example is Durmazlar Makina. We would consider the factories you mentioned Durmazlar, Tuprag. We could contact them after setting a date for the program.

Gallery with GEMBA visit during our other program
LPP – Lean Practitioner Program

gemba Lean Institute Bulgaria

GEMBA visits in Turkey

For registration or any questions about our programs, do not hesitate to contact us.