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About Graham Canning

Graham Canning, the Managing Director and founder of Lean FSL Associates has worked in lean and kaizen consultancy roles for more than 10 years, supported by 15 years working in the Manufacturing sector for companies such as Toyota, Black & Decker and Pilkington Glass. He has an impressive record in leading lean transformations in many different industries (including Healthcare and Financial Services). 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.

Graham Canning secures LCS Level 3b Accreditation

We are delighted to be able to confirm that MD of Lean FSL, Graham Canning, has recently been accredited with a Level 3b qualification from the Lean Competency Service at Cardiff Business School. This qualification is the highest level possible within the LCS structure.  Simon Elias, Director of the LCS, commented that, “This award reflects [...]

By | 2018-06-13T11:21:16+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Leadership & Kata, Lean Coaching|

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 organisations for another successful and challenging year. So, it gives me great pleasure to be able to sign off 2016 [...]

By | 2018-06-13T11:19:36+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Flow Tools|

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 few plans in place, has spurred me into action. If I don’t commit to writing something now, then it could [...]

By | 2018-06-13T11:19:36+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Lean Coaching|

Lean Kata Training: An Exciting New Offering from Lean FSL

Lean FSL are delighted to announce that having recently participated in a Lean Kata Simulation training event, facilitated by TWI trainer Joakim Bjurstrom, at the University of Buckingham, we are now able to offer Lean Kata training and on-the-job coaching as part of our portfolio of services to customers. Click on the link below for [...]

By | 2018-06-13T11:19:36+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Latest News|

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 4 to 7, which focus particularly on ‘interdependence’ – effectively working with others, and ‘continuous improvement’ – which shouldn’t [...]

By | 2018-06-13T11:19:36+00:00 July 3rd, 2015|Leadership & Kata|

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective…Lean Organisations!

Hi everybody, Welcome to the latest Lean FSL blog. We've had a tantalising glimpse or two of Summer here in the UK over the past couple of weeks. It's always difficult to predict if these early spells of warmth are a foretaste of a long English Summer to come, or that they were the Summer! [...]

By | 2018-06-13T11:19:36+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Leadership & Kata|

Lean FSL’s Graham Canning now a Growth Accelerator Coach

Lean FSL Associates is delighted to announce that Managing Consultant, Graham Canning is now a registered and approved Growth Coach for GrowthAccelerator. Part of the UK government-backed Business Growth Service, it provides expert, tailored advice to help businesses achieve rapid, sustainable growth. Find out more at www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/ga Graham commented: “I’m delighted to receive this accreditation, [...]

By | 2018-06-13T11:19:37+00:00 March 20th, 2015|Latest News|

The Myth of Multi-tasking: a New Barrier to Flow

Hello again everybody, and welcome to the latest blog from Lean FSL. The signs of Spring are all around us now, and it's a great time to be thinking about improvement - both as individuals and organisations. More and more of my work these days is with clients in the 'New World' of information flows [...]

By | 2018-06-13T11:19:37+00:00 March 13th, 2015|Flow Tools, Leadership & Kata|

Can lean thinking really be the key to ‘Making Hospitals Work’?

Hello everybody, welcome to the latest Lean FSL blog. The Christmas break already seems a long time ago, and thoughts have undoubtedly turned to how to escape the dark and cold British winter! Another, almost perennial, occurrence during the long winter months is the news headlines regarding the latest crisis in the NHS. Yet again, [...]

By | 2018-06-13T11:19:37+00:00 February 13th, 2015|Healthcare|