Business students at the University of Kent will now be able to access the very latest in business process best practice, thanks to a link-up with on-line learning, training and consultancy company the Leading Edge Group.
The collaboration between the University’s Kent Business School (KBS) and the Ireland-based Leading Edge Group will see new approaches to ‘lean thinking’ and ‘value chain management’ integrated as new modules within existing courses.
Professor Andrew Fearne, Director of the Centre for Value Chain Research at KBS, said: ‘This is an exciting collaboration with the Leading Edge Group, which specialises in continuous improvement methodologies including Lean, Six Sigma and business process reengineering. This agreement demonstrates our continued commitment to provide excellence in education through collaboration with industry.
‘The Leading Edge Group provides on-line and classroom-based learning programmes in Lean and Six Sigma as well as training and bespoke consultancy. The company’s methodology and approach can be applied successfully across a wide variety of sectors.
‘Under this arrangement, the University will also validate a credit for the Leading Edge Group’s management module’, added Professor Fearne.