S A Partners was established in 1993 by Prof. Peter Hines whilst he was still active in the Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC) at Cardiff University.
His role as Director of LERC enabled him to network with many highly influential figures in the burgeoning lean community of the time, and to participate in a number of highly innovative and leading-edge research programmes.
The foundation of S A Partners allowed Peter to build on this and play an active and practical role in working directly with businesses and their sustainable lean journeys.
S A Partners are leading global providers in Lean Consulting, Lean Training, Business Improvement, Shingo Training, and Enterprise Excellence.
S A Partners work ‘in partnership’ with clients.
Our brand promise is ‘Together, the power to improve’. We bring this to life through engaging the people across the organisation, alignment of business systems, processes and tasks to the strategy and priorities of the business. We deliver integrated improvement. In our considerable experience, it is this integration that powers and sustains change. If you focus on only 1 element, and not on the other 2 – building a sustainable business improvement culture can be an increasingly challenging goal.
Our service offerings include strategic Assessments of the business, Training, Leadership & Coaching programmes and Solve – whereby we deliver your improvements, or act as interim managers to drive your improvement and change programmes.
We are also affiliated to carry out training for Shingo, Situational Leadership® II, and the Lean Competency System.