The LCS offers a solution for an organisation that wants its continuous improvement training accredited and endorsed, its staff to be rewarded and recognised for their lean knowledge and practical capability, reassurance that its lean training approach is robust, technically sound and well managed and that wants a flexible, university developed, lean qualification framework that offers a universal standard that is adopted widely.

The purpose of the LCS is:

> To promote the adoption of lean thinking (and related continuous improvement avenues of thought) in organisations in order to help improve operational effectiveness and achievement of purpose.

> To help practitioners better understand and apply lean thinking philosophy, tools and techniques so they can be more effective in their continuous improvement activities.

> To contribute to the development, application and understanding of lean thinking.