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About Us

Lean FSL Associates was established in April 2012 by Graham Canning; with the aim of providing customers with the best operational improvement support through tailored lean programmes.

Graham has developed a network of Associates to Lean FSL who are capable and skilled in all aspects of lean and continuous improvement, which means that Lean FSL are able to support their customer’s lean activity at a significantly lower cost than other consultancy firms.

What Clients Say

I have worked with Graham on a number of improvement projects over the past year and was really impressed with how he transitioned into Financial Services – even though he had never worked in the sector before. Graham consistently displays a pragmatic approach to improvement, excellent stakeholder management skills and a real focus on delivering tangible benefits for the client with his work. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Graham again in the future
Process Improvement Manager, PPI Operations, Lloyds Banking Group
Graham has an intimate knowledge of Lean theory and a real ability to transfer this knowledge to others. His has a great deal of anecdotal evidence and exercises that add to his presentations, making them interesting and giving the audience a real insight as to how the theory can and has been applied in a variety of situations.
Head of Service Improvement & Excellence, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust
Graham leads by example when demonstrating lean techniques on the shopfloor and facilitates people to make real and lasting change.
Continuous improvement & Environment Manager, Dailycer UK Ltd
Graham provided exceptional support on our in-house Leadership Development Programme. His easy manner combined with his extensive knowledge and practical experience ensured that the Lean message was clear and understood across all levels of the business. Graham will enhance any improvement or Lean Leadership programme within any business whether it be Service or Manufacturing and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
Business Improvement Manager, Spirax-Sarco Ltd
Graham worked closely with the team at Prinovis over a 3 year period on strategy and projects building up strong relationships and delivering great results both at senior and shop floor level. In the early stages of a lean journey Graham’s expertise, knowledge and ability to coach was invaluable in supporting and achieving success both for me personally and the company.
Continuous Improvement Manager, Prinovis Ltd. & Co. KG
Graham has tremendous knowledge and understanding of the lean process and the how to use lean tools within a business. He has a great passion for the subject, which comes over when he is teaching and coaching and importantly wins hearts and minds, which is particularly useful at the beginning of a project.
General Manager, Kerry Foods Ltd
Graham has a clear understanding of today’s issues and needs for manufacturing and helps you gain clarity on how to set goals, and identify how these goals can be achieved. His ability to work with all levels of employees and managers within the organisation is a great asset.
Site Operations Director, Karro Food Group
Graham was key in opening the leadership team’s eyes to identify the real current state. Through a 3 day assessment denial was changed to understanding and opportunities identified.
Continuous Improvement Manager, B/E Aerospace Ltd
Lean FSL’s Graham Canning has helped us completely redesign our Warehousing and Stock Control strategy using Lean principles. The business has benefited greatly from his support, and my team and I have learned a great deal through working closely with him on this project
Stuart Masterson, Supply Chain Manager, Orchard House Foods

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Associate Consultancy Partners

Balancing the Flow – or How to Make Sure Your Business Survives Your Muda Reduction Activities!

December 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Balancing the Flow – or How to Make Sure Your Business Survives Your Muda Reduction Activities!

Hello everybody, it’s been far too long since my last blog, maybe this was because of having a very busy 2016? I think that’s probably the reason! Thank you to all my customers and partner […]

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We all need a Lean Coach: Why a ‘Sensei’ is for life, not just for Christmas!

December 1st, 2015|Comments Off on We all need a Lean Coach: Why a ‘Sensei’ is for life, not just for Christmas!

Greetings of the Season to you all. It’s been a while since I last blogged, but the arrival of some colder weather in the UK and the feeling of hurtling towards the festive period with […]

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Lean Organisations…..(Part 2)

July 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Lean Organisations…..(Part 2)

Hello and welcome to part two of my blog on how Dr. Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Successful People can be translated into the behaviours associated with successful lean transformations.

This blog will cover Habits […]