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, 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.

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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 over 50 standalone training sessions, the Team brought …

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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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A reflection on a decade in Lean Higher Education

Steve Yorkstone, now a senior consultant with Edinburgh Napier University, looks back on his experience in Lean Higher Education. ‘In 2006 I was part of the original lean team in the University of St Andrews. Now, over a decade after we started, after sitting down with St Andrews’ lean stalwart Mark for a good old …

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The best Apps we use every day to be more Lean.

Running a small business involves wearing a lot of different hats. Whether that’s problem solver or communicator, organiser or financial whizz, sometimes we need a little extra help. However, in this age of technology, there are so many solutions in the form of Apps that the selection process can often be intimidating. As we dart …

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