Services for Business

The Lean Engineering Research Group can offer practical expertise, knowledge and skills in the areas of:

  • Designing, planning and controlling high product variety, low demand volume manufacturing and service work environments
  • Application of lean and 6-sigma process and operations improvement practices within batch and flow-based manufacturing and service environments
  • Bespoke work-based training in lean operations management, discrete event simulation modelling and improving process capability development
  • Airport modelling
  • Health care operations systems
  • Autonomous planning and control
  • Intelligent and self-adaptive manufacturing systems
  • Modelling and improving cost, resource efficiency and delivery performance at both process and operations levels using discrete event simulation and advanced modelling techniques
  • Quality improvement using a range of techniques that include undertaking process capability studies

LERG can provide the following benefits to your business:

  • Leaner operations
  • Focus on high variety/low volume and high value manufacturing environments
  • A quick response to high level of variability
  • Meeting customer demand in high product customisation
  • Improved lead time, reduced cost and high quality
  • Reduced process waste
  • Economic benefits to organisations through;
    • Business growth
    • Productivity improvement
    • Improved customer service
  • Environmental benefits through;
    • Reduced Waste, hence less energy and resources used
    • Transportation cost
  • Operational benefits;
    • Problem domain specific improvement, for instance improved;
      • Planning and scheduling
      • Decision making capabilities
      • Improved process capabilities
      • Work in progress minimisation
      • Operational Optimisation

Key Collaborations

The LERG have and continue to successfully undertaken joint research, development, training and consultancy projects with:

Industrial and commercial organisations:

Rolls Royce PLC, Airbus (UK) Ltd, BAE Systems, Caterpillar PLC, Perkins Engines Ltd, LDV Ltd, Tata Steel Europe Ltd, The Unipart Group of Companies, Trelleborg Group and Magna Group.

In addition we continue to provide our services to a large range of SMEs including Wrights Brothers Ltd, Canard Design, MSA software solutions Ltd Big Stuff Ltd and Virtalis Ltd.


Loughborough University, University of Hertfordshire, Cranfield University, Coventry University, University of Bath, Durham University, Teeside University and University of Warwick. 











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