Events 10/09/2019 Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK

LERC 25th Anniversary Conference 2019

LERC was formed in 1994, so 2019 is its 25th anniversary. The September conference and celebratory dinner marked the occasion and also provided a springboard for collaboration and idea generation for the LERC research agenda.

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The conference agenda was structured to provide insights and inspiration, as well as opportunities for expression, discovery and co-learning. The morning session provided much food for thought, as leading lean thinkers reflected on the development of lean thinking and commented on future challenges and issues. The afternoon enabled the delegates to provide the inspiration, as they gathered in Lean Coffee workshops designed to elicit personal ideas and perspectives, or in groups discussing key topics.


Dan Jones, John Bicheno, Dave Brunt, Nick Rich, Nicola Bateman, Pauline Found, Mark Francis, Frank Devine, Daryl Powell, Simon Elias.

Conference Outputs

  • See below for videos of the keynote presentations along with PDF downloads
  • Lean Coffee outputs will be coming soon

Conference Videos

Dan Jones – “My Lean Journey” Nicola Bateman – “Lean evolution: a story of consolidation & exploration”
John Bicheno – “Lean: New Wine in Old Bottles?” Nick Rich – “The 4R’s of Contemporary Lean Systems Design”