The Lean
Research Network

Dedicated to improving the understanding and application of lean thinking through collaborative research and networking

The Lean Enterprise Research Centre

Founded in 1994, LERC has played a key role in development, understanding and application of lean thinking. It continues today to bring together practitioners, academics and educators to work collaboratively in addressing key questions relating to lean's role in making organisations effective in delivering value to their customers and stakeholders,

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Research themes

Research themes guide the development of specific projects

Forthcoming Events

LERC organises events to foster networking and collaboration, discuss research proposals and disseminate research findings.