||London based Middlesex University has had an CI initiative in place for around four years and has established a Business Enhancement Team as a self standing unit reporting to the University COO to lead change. It supports operational improvements, enhanced ways of working and to helps embed a culture of continuous improvement across the University through a number of initiatives, including process redesign, opportunities for capacity creation, cross functional problem solving and investment in skills transfer and coaching.
Standard Life Aberdeen
||Edinburgh based Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) is a newly formed Asset Management company following the merger of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life PLC. Its well established training programme is currently a blended offering with all courses covering elements of Lean & Sigma, led by its Process Improvement team which delivers training and coaching globally across all parts of the business, using local Black Belts within the business to support the major business transformation initiative.
E.ON Climate & Renewables
||E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R), headquartered in Essen, Germany, is responsible for
E.ON’s industrial-scale renewable energy activities. Its Operational Excellence (OE) approach aims to enable people in EC&R meet or exceed their performance targets in terms of safety, quality, delivery and cost. OE is considered a strategic capability and the OE Team is based in several locations giving it a global presence. Its main responsibilities include developing OE capabilities in people,
enhancing and maintaining the OE System and setting the goals and strategic direction for the Organisation and sure this is understood, planned and executed effectively.
||Aviva is one of the leading providers of life and pension products in Europe and selected international markets and its CI training is owned and delivered by the Systems Thinking (ST) Practice, which reports into the Chief Strategy and Customer Officer. Systems Thinking is one of Aviva’s ‘Global Signatures’ and central to its distinct culture. The ST Practice serves all of Aviva globally, and has developed a large number of associates throughout the business who are skilled and knowledgeable systems thinkers. The key ambition is to transform Aviva into a business where systems thinking is just “how we do business” and the training programme is central to delivering this ambition.
Berkshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust
||BHFT is a community and mental health trust, providing a wide range of services to people of all ages living in Berkshire, employing over 4,500 staff. Its LCS accredited training is run by the Quality Improvement Office, which is responsible for running the Quality Improvement programme for BHFT and reports directly into the executive team, with responsibilities for rolling out the quality management and improvement system (QMIS), training and developing Lean thinking across the organisation, running Quality Improvement projects and assisting the in the cascade of strategy and lean leadership behaviours.
The Binding Site
||The Binding Site provides specialist diagnostic products to clinicians and laboratory professionals worldwide, focusing on solutions that improve the diagnosis and management of blood cancers and immune system disorders. Its lean training programme is managed by the Supply Chain division and offered across the whole organisation, supported by the Learning and Development team.The initial focus is for training in manufacturing, rolling out later to all parts of the organisation to develop the CI capability within their teams.
||Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft. Within BUKL, lean is covered under the World-Class Productivity & Quality (WCPQ) function, which is the company’s standard approach to continuous improvement.
The role of the WCPQ function is to partner with employees and stakeholders to fuel growth through the relentless elimination of non-value adding activities to increase productivity and reduce costs for the long-term benefit. The WCPQ business imperative is: “We Teach, We Improve, We Collaborate, We Partner, We Connect, We Deliver”
||Located in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, FiN helps the finance community grow by finding the right people for the job (Secondment & Recruitment), introducing new tools and techniques to companies/finance community, and helps professionals to realise their personal development goals.
The FiNLab department is responsible to introduce new tools and techniques for financial services, focusing on LEAN & Six Sigma.
Lean Construction International
||Lean Construction International offers a range of services to the construction sector, including Operational Excellence, Organisation Development, Training, Digital and Technology, Supply Chain development and Product Design and Innovation.
||Vantage is a leader in cost reduction and efficiency in social housing, specialising in repairs and maintenance and asset management. Vantage works with clients to deliver change programmes that achieve large sustainable cost reductions whilst helping them to improve service delivery.
The focus for Vantage is to help make changes that are sustainable leading to cost savings year after year and long-term improvements. Its Asset Management Transformation Programme aims to deliver ‘Lean Ways of Working’ for its Asset Management Division, developing a culture of lean thinking, embedding lean practices, attitudes and behaviours to support delivery of the Asset Management Strategy.
||YARA, headquartered in Norway, is the world’s leading fertilizer company and a provider of environmental solutions. It produces crop nutrition solutions and precision farming offerings that allow farmers to increase yields and improve product quality while reducing environmental impact.
It has developed a lean training programme for global roll out that aims to introduce lean tools and techniques and help create and embed a sustainable lean culture.
||Dutch based start-up company 5ST3PS provides innovative lean training with a strong digital element to its local community focusing on lean awareness and understanding, developing improvement projects, recognising waste and visual management implementation.
Shared Services Connected Ltd.
||SSCL provides shared services for the public sector, including Finance and Accounting, Procurement, HR, etc. for the Met Police and many UK Government agencies such as the Ministry of Justice, Department of Work & Pensions and the Environment Agency.
The SSCL Continuous Improvement Team sits within the organisation’s Operational Excellence Group and has developed a suite of accredited courses to support its overall improvement strategy.
||Bristol Water is the water infrastructure provider for the South West region of England.
It is investing heavily in Lean as a way to achieve its efficiency targets and it aims manage and control its Lean Training System to build capability and to help drive a cultural shift towards Lean thinking.
Chevron Traffic Management
||Chevron operates in the Highways Construction sector, providing Traffic Management services to Tier One contractors, local authorities, private companies, as well as Highways England.
Chevron’s Keep it Simple Performance Improvement programme is designed to help the business lead the traffic management industry in the UK, and also support its ambitious growth targets
James Hay was one of the first SIPP providers in the UK and has significant experience in retirement wealth planning, with over 57,000 investors, holding over £25 billion in pension and investment savings. Its expertise and dedication to advisers and their investors has influenced its delivery and development of the Modular iPlan, our flexible solution to help manage clients’ investments at a fair price.
It is transforming its approach to change management and has dedicated teams using Lean, Six Sigma and Agile approaches, using the LCS Framework to provide structure and clear standards.
Georgian House Hotel
Georgian House is a 5 star independent boutique hotel in Pimlico Central London, with 60 rooms. It has a strong commitment to skills development and education and was a winners of the Springboard Education in Industry Award in 2017.
It is the first organisation in its sector to become LCS accredited and is using its LCS accreditation to give it structure and validation, as well as help combat the challenges of the current labour market.
Established in 1997, Resource Solutions is an international market leader in Managed Services Provision and Recruitment Process Outsourcing, with a global client portfolio of over 50 clients from medium size enterprises through to major blue-chip corporations.
It is the first outsourcer to become LCS accredited. Its LCS accredited training programme is run by its Lean Team which is part of the Global Transformation Team, and will provide it with a new strategic capability and provide added value to its core proposition.
The Home Office
The Home Office is the UK governmental body that since 1782 aims to keep citizens safe and the country secure.
Its Home Office Continuous Improvement Practitioners training programme has become accredited and this aims to embed continuous improvement thinking, across all grades and in all departments, to achieve a mature environment in which CI it can flourish and realise its purpose more effectively.
PwC is the world’ second largest professional insurance firm and largest of the ‘big four’ auditors, with a presence in over 170 countries and a global workforce of over 220,000 people.
Its Operational Excellence is responsible for its LCS accredited training, which will be responsible to train people in other functions within the Advisory practice and external client teams.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) connects, represents and trains over 15,000 Physicians and 7,500 trainee Physicians in Australia and New Zealand.
It trains internal staff in the fundamentals of Lean methodology as part of its process improvement drive and has developed a training course to provide staff with a fundamental understanding of Lean along with creating an internal network of business Improvement officers who meet regularly to develop and utilise lean skills.
Bureau Tromp is a training and consultancy firm, established in 2010, that specialises in Lean and Lean Six Sigma. It is an ATO of the IASSC and also certified by the Dutch association for professional education.
It will be using the LCS with its Lean Yellow Belt and a Lean Green Belt programmes, as well as in conjunction with its developing online offering.
Pink Turtle is a lean training and consultancy company formed 2013 based in Eindhoven, and will be using the LCS with all elements of its training programme.
It focuses on the goal of ‘creating a continuous improvement system while training’ and uses a range of innovative engagement approaches, including a KATA coaching cycle throughout the courses.
General Dynamics Land Systems UK
General Dynamics UK is part of the General Dynamics Corporation and is one of the UK’s leading defence companies, and an important supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Its LCS accreditation is focused on its Merthyr Tydfil site in South Wales, where it is developing a strong CI capability to support all operational aspects, including its development of the next-generation tactical communication and information system for the British Army. The company has also developed and supplied Armoured Fighting Vehicles for the British Army and provides a range of avionic systems that are used on military aircraft.
Close Brothers group PLC is a merchant bank with 2,500 employees, providing financial support and advice to small businesses and individuals in the UK. It offers a wide range of lending solutions designed to support most types of businesses with their commercial growth ambitions, as well as financial planning and investment service to business owners, professionals, retirees and high net worth individuals.
Close Brothers have established an Operational Excellence Centre of Expertise working with all areas across the bank the team are responsible for the implementation and delivery of Lean, Operational Excellence and automation tools across the business. Including leadership and practitioner training and coaching. The team also work on more complex projects and problems alongside the business to drive improvement.
FTE Improvery is a consultancy and training organisation, specialising in Lean and based in Utrecht in the Netherlands. It advises, facilitates and helps organisations achieve their goals through embedding the Lean way of working. It is part of the FTE Groep and under the direction of Arthur Pans and Sybrand Hoekstra has ambitious expansion plans for the next 3 years.
Its main services are training and consulting Consulting, with a focus on specific themes, including Strategy deployment, Problem-solving, Process optimization, Performance management and Behaviour and Lean Leadership.