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The Lean Institute Africa (LIA) was established in 2008 by Emeritus Prof Norman Faull as a section 21 non-profit company with the aim of promoting lean management in South Africa and the rest of Africa.

LIA’s mandate is to deepen our understanding of the effective implementation of lean management through research and practice. LIA’s applied research approach enables it to provide high-quality content in its workshops, experience based facilitation in our educational programmes and high-impact results for the private and public sector organisations with which it partners.

In the past decade LIA has convened five national conferences on lean management, drawing on renowned international speakers such as Jim Womack, Dan Jones, John Shook, Mike Rother and Michael Balle.