St Andrews Lean Consulting

St Andrews Lean Consulting is a subsidiary of the University of St Andrews, offering bespoke Lean consultancy services to higher education institutions, and public, private, and charitable organisations.

The company was formally established in January 2016, however, its origins stem from the internationally-renowned University of St Andrews Lean Team. The team provided consultancy services to clients such as Scottish Autism, The Scottish Parliament, and a number of national and international educational institutions.

Our approach is founded on an intimate understanding of business processes, governance structures and organisational behaviours, particularly those which define higher education. We have tailored our approach to bring about change to operational efficiency, organisational culture, and staff effectiveness.

To discuss how we might be able to help you and your organisation, please get in contact.

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St Andrews Lean Consulting

AIEN ARISTEUEIN – EVER TO EXCEL When it was founded a decade ago, the University of St Andrews Lean Team had one objective: To eliminate non-value-adding activity so that the University could focus its energy on teaching and research. Through more than 150 Rapid Improvement Events and a further 50 standalone training sessions, the Team …

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The University of St Andrews

Founded in the fifteenth century, St Andrews is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world. Teaching began in the community of St Andrews in 1410 and the University was formally constituted by the issue of a papal bull in 1413. Today, the University of St Andrews is home to over …

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