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LCS Information

LCS Information

This page contains background information about the LCS – its qualifications framework, its origins, its customers

LCS Framework

The Seven Levels of Lean Competency are outlined, along with their focus and benefits

LCS framework

Level descriptors

These lie at the core of the LCS qualification framework and describe what an individual should know and be able to do for each LCS level. You can download a PDF of all descriptors from this page.


LCS Background & Development

Find out about the origins of the LCS – including its purpose, approach to lean thinking and ‘disruptor’ accreditation philosophy.



The LCS was created by the Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC) and continues to be linked to LERC research activities.


Who is accredited?

You can find out about the global reach of the LCS and which organisations are currently accredited by visiting the LCS customers page.


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