News December 1, 2018

Rejuvenated LERC

LERC is being rejuvenated and plans are being developed to create a dynamic lean thinking research network, building on LERC's ethos and past achievements.

Following a period of relative dormancy, LERC is re-emerging and resuming its mission to promote the development and application of lean thinking. 

Collaborating & Networking Focus

  • LERC's main focus is on establishing networks and collaborators interested in researching lean thinking and expanding Lean Thinking's horizons
  • Research will be informed by the practitioner community, as well as academics and activity will focus on addressing challenges faced by businesses and organisations.
  • LERC's business model will be developed as a consensus is formed on its purpose and strategic direction.

Scope & Responsibility

  • LERC will not deliver education or training programmes, as it has done in the past, whether executive education related or masters programmes. Its focus will be on research and communicating research outputs.
  • The responsibility for managing LERC now falls under Lean Competency Services Ltd, which holds the Cardiff University licence to manage and develop the Lean Competency System.