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A Fractal View of Lean

Based on his Lean Competency System Level 3 Programme submission, this innovative article by James Lascelles provides an illuminating and thought-provoking perspective on lean using fractal thinking. He argues that the approach has several advantages, such as enabling a more rounded definition of lean, helping engender positive team work and engagement and can lead to more effective implementation at different organisational scales.

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New Accreditations

15th November 2016

LCS Briefing: ISO 18404

14th November 2016

German First For LCS

6th October 2016

New Accreditations

22nd September 2016

Become LCS Accredited

An organisation's lean training system can become accredited so that learners who complete its training programmes receive Certificates of Lean Competency. The accrediting process ensures the training system is fit for purpose and aligned to the LCS levels, involving an in-depth scrutiny of all its components. An Accredited Certifier of Lean Competency is licenced for 2 years (renewable) to use the system.

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Become LCS Certified

Experienced lean practitioners can become LCS Certified via an Approved Prior Learning and Experience (APLE) route. This is designed for those with a track record of lean implementation and a broad knowledge of lean thinking principles and techniques, but have no formal lean qualifications or recognition of their credentials. Certification can be at LCS levels 2 and 3.

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The LCS Framework

The LCS is a lean qualifications framework used by accredited organisations to support lean training programmes, facilities or academies and by employees and lean practitioners as a vehicle to develop lean thinking knowledge and practical skills. There are seven levels in the framework, grouped into three categories 1) Fundamental, 2) Technical and 3) Strategic, covering the entire spectrum of lean knowledge and practice.

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