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, who have been providing consultancy services to national and international educational institutions and government bodies since 2007.
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.
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 over 50 standalone training sessions, the Team brought …Learn more
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 …Learn more
Often when we talk to people implementing Lean in higher education we come across the opinion that running Lean on a project-based approach isn’t enough. This is a hard thing to hear for us, as we started our organisational Lean journey with a series of specific-process projects. Hard as it may seem, though, there is …Read more
Every project and Rapid Improvement Event (RIE) is different, and they’re all challenging in their own ways. A few years ago, the University of St Andrews Lean Team were sitting down over lunch, thinking about how to make scoping sessions, in particular, easier. Or, at least, more focused. Cue an ideas crowdsourcing session. The team …Read more