30 March 2022

Becoming the sustainable enterprise

Rose Heathcote John opened his laptop to present the design of a new manufacturing plant. Several revisions behind the belt he was confident of CAPEX approval. He kicked off with a birds-eye view of the site moving on to capacity…

8 September 2021

Reflecting on critical skills and how to build them

Rose Heathcote As one disruption after the next takes hold, we observe companies shifting into transformation-overdrive. They’re adapting their strategies and business models to deal with the demands from global crises, customers, competitors, governments and communities. There will always be…

27 July 2020

Rose Heathcote, new Senior Lecturer in Operational Excellence and Head of Lean, School of Business

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rose Heathcote to the role of Senior Lecturer in Operational Excellence and Head of Lean within our School of Business. Rose Heathcote was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. With a…

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 (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).