Lean Institute Africa

Purpose. Process. People.

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The Lean Institute Africa (LIA) is a non-profit company promoting lean thinking in sub-Saharan Africa and is a 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. LIA was established in 2008 by Emeritus Prof Norman Faull and is a specialised unit of the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town.

LIA’s vision is to contribute 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.

Our applied research approach enables us to provide high-quality content in our workshops, experience-based facilitation in our educational programmes and high-impact results for the private and public sector organisations with which we partner. Each year we convene a national, lean conference, alternating between the Lean Summit Africa and Lean Healthcare Summit, drawing on renowned international speakers such as Jim Womack, Dan Jones, John Shook, Mike Rother, Michael Ballé and John Toussaint.


PURPOSE

Sustainable Development of Society


VISION

Contributing to better organisational outcomes and quality of life by advancing Lean Thinking and Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa.


MISSION

We aim to achieve our vision by building the community of lean practitioners through co-learning partnerships, action research and knowledge sharing.


 

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Events

Attend one of our fascinating and informative events and engage with thought leaders from across South Africa.

Information Sessions

An opportunity to meet the GSB recruitment team and alumni, and have all your course-related questions answered.

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