BLEU Associates

Buckingham Lean Enterprise Unit (BLEU) has a number of Associates who are amongst the leading authorities in the world in their respective areas.

Our associates visit the university, deliver short courses, assist our Master’s students, discuss, and share material. It all adds to the Buckingham Lean experience!

In some cases our Associates provide links to their own materials. Such materials are fully endorsed by BLEU but are written by the Associates themselves.

Sanjay Bhasin

BLEU Associate

Dr Sanjay Bhasin is an accredited senior Lean / Continuous Improvement (CI) practitioner depicting high-ranking management experience within the industrial, education and public sectors. He secured an extensive background in industry as senior project manager for Royal Doulton plc; the … Read more >


Glynis Caulfield
Accelerated Improvement Ltd – Interim Associate

BLEU Associate

A Lean Continuous Improvement professional with a 17 year record of repeated delivery of significant cost savings and quality improvements as portrayed below.   This has been achieved by deploying the Cardiff University MSc in Lean Service Operations, together with a … Read more >


Ed Clements
Team Integra Solutions

BLEU Associate

Ed Clements has over 20 years’ experience of implementing lean in both Service and Manufacturing in many sectors ranging from Forensic Science to heavy engineering. Prior to his current role Ed was a Lead Practitioner at The Manufacturing Institute and … Read more >


David Howells
Managing Director of Renault-Nissan Consulting

BLEU Associate

David has been working at a senior level within the Operational Excellence field for over 18 years, helping senior teams within various blue-chip organisations to develop, deploy, lead and measure the effectiveness of their Business Transformations. David was part of … Read more >


Professor Daniel Jones
The Lean Enterprise Academy

BLEU Associate

A management thought leader and adviser on applying Lean process thinking to all kinds of businesses across the world, Dan Jones is an honorary graduate of the University of Buckingham Business School (Doctor of Science, 2015). After studying at the … Read more >


John Lovell

BLEU Associate

John Lovell is an Operational Excellence Director for BE Aerospace and has held an improvement title since 1989. He has been crafting his skill in Automotive for over 10 years and Aerospace for the last 15 across Europe, USA and … Read more >


Professor Darrell Mann
Systematic Innovation Ltd

BLEU Associate

Darrell is an engineer by background, having spent 15 years working at Rolls-Royce in various R&D related positions, ultimately becoming Chief Engineer responsible for the company’s long term future military engine strategy. He left the company in 1996 to first … Read more >


Ms Suzanne Nuttall

BLEU Associate | Visiting Fellow

Suzanne is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Buckingham Business School. Suzanne is the Continuous Improvement Manager at Mizkan Euro, Bury St Edmunds site. Mizkan Euro is the European subsidiary of Mizkan Group, a family-owned, Japanese business started in … Read more >


Will Pyke
Vanguard Consulting

BLEU Associate

Vanguard help clients improve Service, Efficiency, Revenue and Morale through a combination of Systems Thinking (how to look at organisations) and Intervention Method (how to make successful change). Founded in 1985 to study why organisational change programmes failed, Vanguard help … Read more >


John Seddon

Professor John Seddon
Vanguard Consulting Ltd

BLEU Associate

John Seddon is an occupational psychologist, researcher, professor, management thinker and leading global authority on change, specialising in the service industry. He is the managing director of Vanguard, a consultancy company he formed in 1985 and the inventor of ‘The Vanguard Method’. Read more >


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