Renault-Nissan partners with Buckingham University for lean

Posted on 29 Oct 2014 by The Manufacturer

The University of Buckingham has a new partner - Renault-Nissan Consulting – for its MSc in Lean Enterprise and its short courses.

The Managing Director of Renault-Nissan Consulting, David Howells, will be teaching students on a number of modules from the MSc course, including Policy Deployment, which is the means by lean organisations plan and communicate quality, productivity and other strategic goals to ensure the successful execution of their strategies.

A series of collaborative projects between The University of Buckingham and Renault-Nissan Consulting are also planned, including case material write ups, venue sharing at the Nissan plant in Sunderland and shared teaching opportunities.

The 22 month long, part-time Buckingham MSc is specifically designed for working managers and is hands on. The week-long modules are almost all held on host sites so that the class can practice what they have learnt immediately. The MSc in Lean Enterprise is about to enter its third year and the class commences in January 2015. The course is taught over eight weekly modules spread throughout the first 12 months, delivered by lecturers with a balance of academic and practical experience.

Renault-Nissan Consulting provide lean consultancy support that draws on over 20 years’ experience helping their parent companies and numerous other organisations.

Programme director John Darlington added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Renault-Nissan Consulting.”