The Centre for Lean Enterprise, Application and Research (CLEAR) is dedicated to making an impact through providing research and services of practical application for businesses in the manufacturing, service and health sectors.

The Centre offers access to world-renowned expertise in all aspects of lean systems and service improvement and offers businesses a range of services from collaborating with research programmes to executive management white papers. The CLEAR Centre has a wealth of resources and supports government policy making, research networks of businesses/improvers and provides accredited short courses as well as more traditional degree/masters programmes.

CLEAR aims to support other Colleges and Universities as they extend research into lean practices across a number of sectors and types of organisations, including manufacturing, service and health. The Centre has a commitment to the development of junior researchers and PhD students within the field, and has a successful history in generating academic outputs and developing impact case studies.


Professor Nick Rich

- Director

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