The Lean Institute Africa (LIA) was established in 2008 by Emeritus Prof Norman Faull and is a non-profit company (NPC) with the aim of promoting lean management in South Africa and the rest of Africa.
We strive 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 we partner.
Since 2000, every alternate year, Lean Institute Africa has convened a national conference - Lean Summit Africa - on lean management, drawing on renowned international speakers such as Jim Womack, Dan Jones, John Shook, Mike Rother and Michael Balle. In 2015 LIA held their first Lean Healthcare Summit and hosted another Healthcare Summit in 2017 with Dr John Toussaint as keynote speaker.
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.
Attend one of our fascinating and informative events and engage with thought leaders from across South Africa.
An opportunity to meet the GSB recruitment team and alumni, and have all your course-related questions answered.
We are committed to making business better