The results of various analyzes show that there is a waste and loss in business processes. This means inefficient use of production factors. This wastage can be eliminated by the concept of lean management, which aims to reduce production lead time. Lean management is a paradigm and a way of thinking about production, the operation of the whole enterprise. It is a philosophy that shortens running time by eliminating wastage so that high quality products can be delivered on time at low cost. The aim of the paper is to point out the possibilities of application lean management in industrial enterprise conditions by eliminating selected types of waste in material flow and using the principles of lean layout creation. The article is part of the project within the scheme Young Researcher, called ‘‘Increasing the efﬁciency of logistics and production processes using lean management methods’’, No. 1337. This publication was created thanks to the support of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic in the framework of the call for subsidy for the development project No. 002STU-2-1/2018 with the title „ STU as the Leader of the Digital Coalition.