St Andrews Lean Consulting

Guiding You to Excellence

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 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 over 50 standalone training sessions, the Team brought …

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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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ISO 18404

ISO 18404: Should you adopt standardised Lean (and Six Sigma) certification?

ISO 18404, or to give it its full title “Quantitative methods in process improvement – Six Sigma – Competencies for key personnel and their organizations in relation to Six Sigma and Lean implementation”, is the new (12/2015) ISO standard for Lean and Six Sigma. Its stated purpose is to ‘clarify the required competencies for personnel and organizations …

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Lean Practitioner Training Berea College December 2016

International Roadtrip Training – Berea College, USA

Last week, on 6 and 7 December, I was at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, USA. I was there to deliver a two-day Lean training programme. There were 12 participants in all; six from Berea College, and six from institutions in Alabama, Missouri and from elsewhere in Kentucky. Our venue was the historic Boone Tavern, and …

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