Our academic heritage links back to the establishment of the world’s first Lean Research facility – The Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC) at Cardiff University. Prof Peter Hines was the co-Director with Prof Dan Jones (The Machine that Changed the World co-author).
S A Partners is a European Affiliate of the internationally renowned Shingo Institute, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University, USA. Our Shingo Accredited Trainers are:
In addition to Peter’s expertise, many of our Consultants, Trainers, Coaches and Business Analysts are ex Cardiff University LERC students, researchers and graduates of the Lean PhD and Masters programme.
PhDs in Lean & Systems Thinking:
Dr Keivan Zokaei
Studying for PhD:
MSc in Lean Operations Management, Cardiff University:
We also have a number of our consulting cadre who are also accredited and certified against the Cardiff University Lean Competency System:
Master Black Belt, Cardiff University Lean Competency System Level 2b: (Link to LCS page on web site)