Lean Process and Continuous Improvement

We are delighted to announce that the Cumbrian Lean/Continuous Improvement Forum (LCI Forum) is well underway with 18 members already signed up from an exciting mix of organisations across Cumbria who work in Continuous Improvement and/or Lean Processes. The group is now looking for new members, the aim is to bring this group up to a maximum of 30 members. Is this something your organisation would be interested in joining?

Cumbrian LCI Forum is project managed by the Centre for Leadership Performance and was born out of conversations with Iggesund. It aims to give companies and organisations in Cumbria the opportunity to informally come together with a common focus and desire to collaborate, share best practice and ideas in the areas of Lean Processes and Continuous Improvement across industries.

The Forum is a 'closed' group who meet on a quarterly basis at the premises of one of the members. Current members include:

BAE Systems, Iggesund Paperboard Ltd, Cyclife UK Ltd, Sellafield Ltd, WYG, James Cropper PLC, Nugeneration Ltd, Hollingsworth & Vose, Story Contracting, McVities, Pirelli Tyres Ltd, Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative (part of NHS), Thomas Graham & Sons Ltd and Tritech International Limited.

The first member meeting took place in December and was hosted by Gillian Matthews (Head of Innovation at the NHS Foundation Trust and CLIC, where members listened to a presentation by Professor Stephen Singleton, Medical Director of the NHS Success Regime for West, North and East Cumbria and the lead for Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative (CLIC).

The second member meeting is due to take place in April and will be hosted and kindly sponsored by Iggesund where they will be bringing up the Toyota Lean Management Centre who will be leading the group through a Problem Solving Workshop.

Members also benefit from an exclusive web portal where they can share stories, resources and notices on all things Lean/CI. It also features an on-line discussion forum and private members' directory.

The annual membership fee to join this exclusive group is only £200 per company/organisation (or division for some very large companies/organisations).

All requests for membership will be considered by the Centre for Leadership Performance under the following guidelines:

Membership is open to companies/organisations that have (or will soon have) an operational site in Cumbria. The primary contact from the company/organisation should be someone whose current role involves managing or leading Lean Processes and/or Continuous Improvement, primarily within manufacturing and/or operations.

If your organisation is interested in becoming a member please download and fill in the Cumbrian LCI Forum Application Form and then email it to sharon.nixon@cforlp.org.uk.

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