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Lean in a Hybrid working environment.

Adjusting to changes caused by the pandemic. Covid-19 and better communications technology have caused changes in working patterns. These include: A significant proportion of the population working from home. Improvements in home conferencing technology. Efficiency...

Recent activity

In late spring/early summer 2024 we will be launching a series of themed 5S webinars. These 5S webinars (each 2.5 hours in duration) and delivered on a monthly basis, will be  structured as follows : Module 1 : Developing a Safe workplace. Module 2 : Efficiency gain...

The Unexpected Project Manager.

Have you found yourself having to run projects but have never been formally trained to do so? Feeling a bit lost as a result? This is the course for you! We provide rapid Project management training in key techniques. Through a series of 3 short 3-hour seminars we...

Train the Trainer Programmes.

Following the launch of the successful  ‘Train the Trainer’ programmes, several organisations have contracted Dr. John R. Thomas Associates to run trainer development programmes. (Details of this programme are outlined in the website). These include  :...

Public Courses

An exciting and timely new course is scheduled to be launched :   LEAN APPROACHES FOR LEAN TIMES : ENSURING THE PUBLIC SECTOR DELIVERS VALUE FOR MONEY SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENTS. Day 1 : Leadership skills for Lean Times ! In this session we get current and...

Leadership development courses

Current Management development programmes :   1.  A six month management development programme was run in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 across 3 sites  for Abbey Board : the U.K.’s largest sheetfeeder.  This initiative involved training and mentoring a team of people...

International projects

Dr John R. Thomas Associates undertook a major Lean Manufacturing Project for a leading Insulation panel manufacturer in Nijmegen in the Netherlands . This programme focused on maximising throughput and minimising waste from the process. This has now been extended to...