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 from East Sands

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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St Salvator's Quad - St Andrews

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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ELEC2016

European Lean Educators Conference 2016

This year’s European Lean Educators Conference (ELEC) was hosted over two days by The University of Buckingham. There were nine keynote speakers, 32 presentations, and more than 130 attendees representing 14 different countries. Many of these were new faces to us, and came not only from higher education institutions, but also industry, healthcare, and the public …

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Kipling Checklist

Six Honest Serving-Men

Accompanying one of Rudyard Kipling’s most well-known stories (The Elephant’s Child) is one of his best – and my favourite – poems. It begins like this: I Keep six honest serving-men: (They taught me all I knew) Their names are What and Where and When And How and Why and Who. Kipling is far from the …

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