Cardiff , United Kingdom
Current Position: Director, Lean Competency System
Previous Position: Director, Lean Enterprise Research Centre - Cardiff University
Simon is the director of Lean Competency Services Ltd., which was launched in 2014 and holds the Cardiff University licence to operate and develop the Lean Competency System, originally developed at the Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC), Cardiff University. He was previously director of the LERC, which he joined in 1997 and was involved in a range of research, knowledge transfer, engagement and executive education projects, programmes and initiatives, as well as LERC marketing and strategic development and was the chief architect of the Lean Competency System. Simon previously worked for Thorn EMI PLC, Grand Met PLC, The Automobile Association and Johnson Controls Inc. in a range of research, planning and marketing roles. Simon was educated at Swansea University, Wales and The City University, London and has professional diplomas in marketing and market research.
Swansea University, City University London
Cardiff University (LERC) 1997 to 2012, Johnson Controls Inc., The Automotive Association, Grand Metropolitan, Thorn EMI
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Simon Elias | 07th July 2017
During the discussions, I mentioned the article on ’11 Ways to link training with application’. Click here to go to it.
Simon Elias | 13th June 2017
A strength-based approach to continuous improvement using Appreciative Inquiry I think has the potential to add a positive dimension to lean, which can suffer from the negatives associated with wastes and problems. It will be also interesting to see if any practitioners can manage to blend this approach with ‘traditional’...
Simon Elias | 03rd December 2017
It can be argued that the effectiveness of lean thinking in the workplace is ultimately due to individual behaviour and motivation – and on the critical habits that people form that are conducive to process thinking and continuous improvement. In the article Prof Bill Lucas of the University of Winchester argues that if we can clearly articulate the range of habits which improvers need to have, and the knowledge and skills which will help them improve services, we can more precisely specify the learning required and the best learning methods, which will enable educators better understand the teaching and learning methods which best develop these habits.