BLEU News

30 July 2018

Co-hosting the 21st QMOD-ICQSS Conference in Cardiff

This summer the University of Buckingham co-hosted the 21st QMOD-ICQSS Conference in Cardiff. QMOD is the largest international Quality Management and Organisational Development conference that attracts around 200 delegates. The main theme was ‘Challenges and Opportunities of Quality in the 4th…

20 July 2018

World’s First BSc in Operational Excellence

The University of Buckingham’s Buckingham Lean Enterprise Department (BLEU), together with Reinvigoration Ltd have launched the World’s First Online Bachelor of Science in Operational Excellence. This programme is the brainchild of Professor Pauline Found, who has been working in collaboration…

12 July 2018

Notes from a Small Island – “If you change the way you look at things”

Written by Ed Clements, Programme Director, MSc Lean Enterprise MODULE 4 – Demand, Capacity & Flow Part 2 “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Max Planck This is a quote from…

18 May 2018

A student’s perspective of studying the MSc Lean Enterprise Programme – Tomato Wisdom!

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” The renowned tomato quote from Miles Kington has won out as the best of the reflections from week two of the 2018…

1 March 2017

Interview with Professor Pauline Found

Dr Toni Whitehead interviewed Professor Pauline Found about creating and releasing the Shingo prize winning book Staying Lean – Thriving, Not Just Surviving which was co-authored with Professor Peter Hines. Click here to see part 1 of the interview: Lean…

25 April 2016

The Lean Toolbox translated into Chinese

Professor John Bicheno’s book (co-written with Dr Matthias Holweg) The Lean Toolbox has been translated into Chinese and is available for pre-order on Taobao.com (the online store). The Lean Toolbox is a standard bestselling text on the tools, systems, and…

23 November 2015

MCIPS student at the UK Lean Summit 2015

Sarah Williams, a current MCIPS student and Head of Student Services at Christleton High School, presented a plenary session at the UK Lean Summit 2015 on “Developing Lean in Secondary Education” (Kenilworth, 17-18 November).

17 October 2015

Lean Games workshop in Cincinatti

John Bicheno and Buckingham Fellow Suzanne Nuttall will be running a workshop on Lean Games at the AME (Association for Management Excellence) Conference in Cincinnati (19-23 October).  Read more on the conference website.

15 October 2015

Professor Dan Jones: 25th Anniversary of “The Machine That Changed The World” (2 November)

Dan Jones will be giving a lecture to MSc Lean Enterprise students and alumni.  Others from outside the University are welcome to attend but need to book a place with kim.pittwood@buckingham.ac.uk. The lecture will be in the Medical School Lecture…

14 October 2015

Edinburgh conference

Enterprise Excellence Edinburgh, a conference delivered by News Print (Europe’s first Shingo award winner) on 26 November 2015, is aimed at sharing best practice and the most interesting part, that as practitioners. George Donaldson, the man who led the programme…