23rd March 2020
Dr John Homewood has been appointed manager at Lean Competency System. He spent over 18 years in the electrical steel industry, from research through operations, technical and improvement management, in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. John’s vocation in business improvement began in 1999 and later, as Manager Lean and Continuous Improvement, he began working with the Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC), contributing to ‘Staying Lean: Thriving, not Just Surviving’  and other research areas. Through LERC, John began supporting the Lean Competency System in 2011. Since then he has worked closely with the LCS Level 3 system and its candidates, as well as contributions towards network events, conferences and other developments on an associate basis.
During this period he has also been a Research Fellow at Cardiff University School of Engineering.
Following his new appointment, John will manage the delivery and development of LCS Level 2 & Level 3 Approved Prior Learning & Experience (APLE) products and LCS Practitioner Membership
services. Dr Homewood will also support LCS assessments, organisational LCS accreditation and development of research themes and projects with the Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC).