Sustainable Development of Society
Contributing to better organisational outcomes and quality of life by advancing Lean Thinking and Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa.
We aim to achieve our vision by building the community of lean practitioners through co-learning partnerships, action research and knowledge sharing.
Not For Profit
We are a registered NGO promoting Lean Thinking and Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Specialised Unit of the Graduate School of Business UCT
We were established in 2008 by Emeritus Prof Norman Faull as a centre of excellence. Our applied research approach enables us to provide experience-based facilitation in our educational programmes and high-impact results for the organisations with which we partner.
Member of the Lean Global Network
We are the only South African member of the Lean Global Network comprising more than 30 institutes globally. Founded by Jim Womack and Dan Jones, the network is a community of thought-leaders and practitioners with the goal of making things better.
Bringing the African Lean Community Together
Each year we convene a national, Lean conference, drawing on renowned local and international speakers such as Jim Womack, Dan Jones, John Shook, Mike Rother, Michael Ballé and John Toussaint.