BLEU (Buckingham Lean Enterprise Unit)
Lean – the BLEU Philosophy
Buckingham Lean Enterprise Unit (BLEU) members and staff come from a wide variety of backgrounds, disciplines and schools of thought but all share a common philosophy and set of values.
Features of our approach include:
- We define Lean Thinking and Continuous Improvement widely – viewing them as a philosophy rather than a set of tools and methodologies. This philosophy encompasses all key business processes, linking business strategy and goals.
- We consider that Lean and Continuous Improvement is not just a cost reduction tool kits concerned with waste removal but are mainly concerned with enhancing stakeholder value by releasing or creating capacity for growth and the realisation of benefits.
- Whilst we maintain that the definition of lean thinking and CI is wide, we continue to challenge and question its relevance and strive to continually move thinking forward.
- We believe that it is essential to link lean and CI practice with academic theory, so we continue to bring world-class thinkers and practitioners together with academics to challenge thinking and develop new theories.
The Buckingham Lean Enterprise Unit (BLEU) team have been running MSc programmes since 1999 and have built a strong international reputation. The BLEU team is made up of recognised, world-class professionals and all of the programme lecturers possess a combination of academic rigour and real-world battle scars.
Our programmes are specifically designed for practising managers working across all areas of business and range from 1-day courses right up to 2-year part-time master’s level.
We are now revitalising this programme and relaunching it as our MSc Lean Leadership.
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