Department of Production, Logistics and Quality Management

The department offers courses in production and logistics management, and quality management. In addition to teaching regular courses, it also provides courses focused on skills training and experience building in cooperation with specialists and managers from ŠKODA AUTO a.s. Excursions to top centres and lectures in the form of managerial games are a standard. The studies are the first in the Czech Republic to be accredited by the European Logistics Association and offer the opportunity to obtain the cEJLog degree. The department is researching a number of scientific and research as well as practical projects, especially for ŠKODA AUTO a.s. and Siemens s.r.o.

prof. Ing. Radim Lenort, Ph.D., ALog., ING-PEAD IGIP

Head of Production, Logistics and Quality Management Department

Radim Lenort graduated from the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at VŠB – Technical University in Ostrava, in the fields of Economics and Management in Metallurgy (Ing.) and Teaching of Specialised Subjects. He successfully completed his doctoral studies at the same faculty in the field of Business Administration and Economics (Ph.D.), followed by habilitation in the field of Industrial Systems Management (docent) and the appointment procedure to become professor in the same field (prof.). Radim Lenort received the degree ING-PEAD IGIP International Engineering Educator awarded by the International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP – Switzerland) and auditor of logistics at the Logistics Academy (ALog.). He was a visiting professor at AGH University of Science and Technology (Poland) and Opole University of Technology (Poland) over a long period. He has completed internships at Dresden University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Regensburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and Moscow State Institute of Steel and Alloys (Russia). In terms of teaching and research, he focuses on industrial logistics and management of industrial supply chains. He is an auditor of logistics, member of the Chamber of Logistic Auditors, Slovakian Logistics Society, coordinator of the certification and educational organisation Logistics Academy, coordinator of ŠKODA AUTO University’s membership in the Czech Logistics Association and GNSS Centre of Excellence, lecturer of courses for industrial companies, researcher or co- researcher of more than 50 R&D projects (supported e.g. by the Czech Science Foundation, Ministry of Industry and Trade or EU funds) and projects of contractual research (among others ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Siemens s.r.o.). He is an evaluator of the National Accreditation Bureau, member of the scientific board at two universities, member of the editorial board of domestic and foreign journals (e.g. Archives of Transport indexed in the Scopus database) and coordinator of international conferences and congresses (e.g. Carpathian Logistics Congress or Metal indexed in Web of Science and Scopus). He is the author and co-author of more than 200 publications with more than 380 responses in the Web of Science database (H-index 12). He has worked with ŠKODA AUTO University since 2012.

Specialisation:

Logistics of industrial companies, management of industrial supply chains, optimisation of industrial processes

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Business Logistics (Bachelor’s)

Diploma Seminar I (Master’s)

Diploma Seminar II (Master’s)

doc. Ing. Jan Fábry, Ph.D.

Member of Production, Logistics and Quality Management Department


Jan Fábry is a long-time university lecturer. He graduated in Operational Research at the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics at the University of Economics in Prague and has a PhD in Econometrics and Operational Research from the same faculty. In 2015, he became docent in this field. Jan has worked in the department of econometrics at the University of Economics in Prague since 2002. He has been a member of the Department of Logistics, Quality and Automotive Technology of ŠKODA AUTO University since 2016. He has published a number of expert articles, particularly in the field of applying mathematical models in transport and production logistics. Jan is an author and co-author to several university textbooks. He has been a long-time member and secretary of the Czech Society for Operational Research. He was a member of research teams for grant projects dealing with optimisation of logistics processes. He has contributed to contractual research projects with ŠKODA AUTO and other companies in production and transport. He is a member of the Academic Council of ŠAVŠ in Mladá Boleslav and the study field board of Econometrics and Operational Research at the University of Economics in Prague.

Specialisation:

Operational research, mathematical modelling, optimisation, modelling of production and logistics systems, discrete models in operational research, simulation of logistics processes

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Operational Research I (Bachelor’s)

Operational Research II (Master’s)

Computer Simulation of Logistic Processes I (Bachelor’s)

Modelling Production and Logistics Systems (Master’s)

Practical Seminar in Operational Research (Bachelor’s and Master’s)

Ing. et Ing. Martin Folta, Ph.D., EUR ING

Member of Production, Logistics and Quality Management Department


Martin Folta is a renowned, leading Czech specialist in quality management in the automotive industry. He graduated from two study programmes at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering of VŠB – Technical University in Ostrava focused on process engineering (quality management) and metallurgical engineering (economics and management in metallurgy). In his postgraduate studies (Ph.D.) at the same university, he completed his doctoral studies, specialising in Industrial Systems Management (quality management). He holds the European engineer title EUR ING and has many years of practical experience in quality management thanks to his work in the private corporate environment of automotive supply chains at various executive and management positions. He currently holds the position of an independent international certification auditor of IATF (International Automotive Task Force) overseeing the fulfilment of requirements of management systems in organisations that provide series production and spare parts production in the automotive industry. As an experienced process auditor according to the VDA 6.3 methodology, he was approved by VDA QMC in Berlin in 2013 as the official instructor of this methodology and later appointed as an examining commissioner who assesses the professional qualifications of process auditors. He also provides consultancy services in quality management, and as a professional trainer he gives lectures on the approaches, methods and tools related to the increasingly demanding requirements of the automotive industry. He holds several globally recognised certificates related to the performance of the professional activities mentioned above. Since 2008, he has worked for ŠKODA AUTO University in Mladá Boleslav as the coordinator of courses in quality management. As a thesis supervisor, supporting and advising students in order to help them successfully complete their study programmes coordinated by the Department of Logistics, Quality and Automotive Technology. He regularly sits in the committees of final state examinations. He contributes to education in quality management as the author of many specialist publications.

Specialisation:

Quality management, management systems in organisations and their requirements, quality management in the automotive industry, quality management in supply chains, auditing, methods and tools of quality planning and improvement, problem solving methodology

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Quality Management (Bachelor’s)

Quality Management in the automotive industry (Bachelor’s, Master’s)

Supplier Quality Management (Master’s)

Selected Chapters from Quality Management (Bachelor’s, Master’s)

Ing. David Holman, Ph.D.

Member of Production, Logistics and Quality Management Department

David Holman currently works as an assistant professor, deputy head of the Department of Production, Logistics and Quality Management and coordinator/lecturer of successful commercial courses at ŠKODA AUTO University. He also lectures at foreign universities in Germany, Finland and Russia and at the international summer schools’ Global Management in the Automotive Industry. He has extensive practical experience from his previous work in the strategic department Logistics Planning at ŠKODA AUTO a.s. and is a member of the Chamber of Logistics Auditors and Czech Logistics Association. He is a researcher and co-researcher for educational and scientific and research projects and contractual research projects. He is a member of the scientific committee of Carpathian Logistics Congress, an international conference listed in the Web of Science and Scopus databases. He is the author and co-author of dozens of publications with responses in the Web of Science database. In teaching, science and commercial projects and publishing, he specialises in the use of systems thinking (he is the author of holistic approach to systems thinking), use of LEAN principles and sustainability in logistics and supply chain management, in and beyond the automotive industry. He is currently working on Joint Enterprise University Learning (JEUL), an international Erasmus+ project, studying new needs of graduates to find international jobs in cooperation with European, Chinese and Vietnamese universities and a science and research project OP PIK developing a predictive planning application 4.0.

Specialisation:

Systems thinking, supply chain management, lean principles and logistics theory

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Innovative Trends in International Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Lean Supply Chains

Selected Issues in Purchasing

Selected Examples in Logistics Practice

Mgr. Martin Čech

Member of Production, Logistics and Quality Management Department

Martin Čech graduated from the Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava, Applied Ecology and Systematic Biology. He is currently finishing his doctoral studies of Industrial Systems Management (Ph.D.) at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering of VŠB – Technical University in Ostrava. He has completed internships in Global R&D Maizières - ArcelorMittal Maizières Research (France), at Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland), National University of Science and Technology (Russia) and Hubei University of Technology (China). In terms of teaching and research, he focuses on industrial logistics and management of industrial supply chains. He is a researcher and co-researcher of many contractual research projects (among other for ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Siemens s.r.o, ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s., KES – kabelové a elektrické systémy, spol. s.r.o., OZO Ostrava s.r.o., Tiskárna Baloušek, s.r.o.) and science and research projects (supported e.g. by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports or EU funds). He is a reviewer of the international conference Metal, listed in the Web of Science and Scopus databases. He is the author and co-author of professional articles in journals registered in global databases, conference papers and seminars. He has worked with ŠKODA AUTO University since 2019.

Specialisation:

Logistics of industrial companies, management of industrial supply chains, optimisation of industrial processes, project management, exact decision-making methods.

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Business Logistics (Bachelor’s)

prof. Dr. Ing. Otto Pastor, CSc.

Member of Production, Logistics and Quality Management Department

Otto Pastor is a graduate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, in the field of study Economics and Energy Management. He earned the title candidate of economic sciences in the field of branch and cross-sectional economics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. He received his doctorate in Econometrics and Operational Research at the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics at the University of Economics in Prague and was appointed Professor of Technology and Management in Transport and Telecommunications at the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of the Czech Technical University. In terms of research and teaching, he specialises in business economics, management and logistics, project management and application and processing of economic and mathematical methods for the optimisation of operations and development of network industries and methods for optimisation of operations and development of logistics chains. He has worked with ŠKODA AUTO University since 2013, currently teaching the course Managerial Decision-making (Bachelor’s, Master’s). He also works at the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of the Czech Technical University in Prague, where he currently teaches the courses Economic and Mathematical Models and Methods of Economic Analyses (Bachelor’s, Master’s) and selected courses in doctoral studies. He is a trainer and coordinator of the doctoral study programme Transportation Logistics.

Specialisation:

Operational research, methods of economic analyses, logistics

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Managerial Decision-making (Bachelor’s, Master’s)

Ing. David Staš, Ph.D.

Member of Production, Logistics and Quality Management Department


David Staš graduated from the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at VŠB – Technical University in Ostrava in the field of study Economics and Management in Metallurgy (Ing.). He successfully completed his doctoral studies at the same faculty in the field of Business Administration and Economics (Ph.D.), which he completed while working. He has 15 years of experience in the metallurgical and engineering industries, especially in: production technology and development of production base, management of strategic projects, operational and tactical planning, implementation of LEAN techniques and tools and related training. He worked as a visiting lecturer at the Technical University in Ostrava and as a lecturer and second reader of the Logistics Academy organised by PQL poradenství pro kvalitu a logistiku, s.r.o. He has completed internships at Dresden University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Regensburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences (Finland). In terms of teaching and research, he focuses on management of industrial systems and industrial logistics. His research and publishing activities focus on the methods of lean production, industrial logistics, management and optimisation of industrial systems. As part of the project and advisory activities, he actively cooperates with companies in the automotive, engineering and metallurgical industries. He is an active lecturer of courses for industrial companies, researcher or co-researcher of R&D projects (supported e.g. by the Czech Science Foundation, Ministry of Industry and Trade or EU funds) and projects for contractual research (among others ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Siemens s.r.o.). He is a member of the Green Logistics Team at ŠKODA AUTO a.s. and a member of the programme committee and reviewer for the Carpathian Logistics Congress as well as a reviewer for the journal Sustainability (Switzerland). He is the author and co-author of more than 40 publications with more than 90 responses in the Web of Science database. He has worked with ŠKODA AUTO University since 2013.

Specialisation:

Optimisation of industrial processes, logistics of industrial companies, management of industrial supply chains

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Business Logistics (Bachelor’s)

Manufacturing Organisation and Management (Bachelor’s)

Organisation and Management of Production II (Master’s)

Production Planning and Management in the Automotive Industry (Bachelor’s, Master’s)

Green Logistics (Bachelor’s, Master’s)

Ing. Pavel Wicher, Ph.D.

Member of Production, Logistics and Quality Management Department


Pavel Wicher is a member of the academic staff in the Department of Production, Logistics and Quality Management and also works for the Department of Economics and Management of the Technical University in Ostrava, where he received his Bachelor and Engineer degrees in Industrial Economics and Management. He completed his doctoral studies in Industrial Systems Management at the same university in 2015 and was a recipient of the Dean’s and Rector’s awards for the Best Doctoral Candidates of the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. He completed long-term and short-term internships at universities in China, Russia, Finland, Germany, Austria, Poland and Slovakia. His professional activities focus primarily on logistics, management of supply chains and project management. He is a researcher and co-researcher of many contractual research projects (among other for ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Siemens s.r.o, ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s, V-PODLAHY, s.r.o., KES – kabelové a elektrické systémy, spol. s r.o., OZO Ostrava s.r.o., Tiskárna Baloušek, s.r.o.) and science and research projects (supported e.g. by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Industry and Trade or EU funds). He is the author and co-author of more than 40 publications (monographs, professional articles in journals registered in global databases, conference papers and seminars). He has worked with ŠKODA AUTO University since 2012.

Specialisation:

Logistics, supply chain management, production processes management, project management, exact decision-making methods

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Simulation of Supply Chain Management

Project Management

Business Logistics

Organisation and Management of Production

Ing. Tomáš Malčic

Member of Production, Logistics and Quality Management Department


Tomáš Malčic graduated from the Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at VŠB – Technical University in Ostrava, in the field of study Economics and Management in Metallurgy (Ing.). He is completing his doctoral studies in Industrial Systems Management (Ph.D.) at the same university. As part of his doctoral studies at the Technical University in Ostrava, he teaches the courses Process Modelling, Management of Production Processes and Project Management. In terms of his teaching, research and publishing activities, he specialises primarily in optimisation and process analysis of logistics processes in industry. In these areas, he has experience mainly in the metallurgical and automotive industry, which he gained as a member of teams for research projects. The outputs of these projects were published in professional journals and conference compilations listed in the Web of Science and Scopus databases. He started working with ŠKODA AUTO University in April 2019 as an assistant professor at the Department of Production, Logistics and Quality Management.

Specialisation:

Logistics of industrial companies, optimisation of industrial processes, process analysis.

Courses at ŠKODA AUTO University:

Business Logistics