Peter Hines Lean Guru, Researcher, Author & Founder and Chairman of sapartners
  • Lean Enterprise or Supply Chain Management
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Lean Thinking
  • Six Sigma
  • Supplier Management
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He co-founded the Lean Enterprise Research Centre at Cardiff University, the only dedicated research centre in Lean Thinking in the world. He has pioneered a number of Lean application concepts and techniques including supplier associations, network sourcing, value stream mapping and value chain analysis. He has authored and co-authored many books on Lean and SCM and acts as editorial advisor for several journals.
Professor Hines is a leading authority on Lean thinking and supply chain management (SCM). He has undertaken extensive cutting-edge research into the application of Lean both in a variety of organisational contexts and across entire supply chains. He has worked in many, diverse environments including: automotive, electronics, food, retail and the public and education sectors.
Hines P., Found P., Griffiths G., and Harrison R., 2011, Staying Lean: Thriving, Not Just Surviving, second ed. Productivity Press, NY.
Hines, P., Holweg, M. and Rich, N., 2004, From Strategic Toolkit to Strategic Value Creation: A Review of the Evolution of Contemporary Lean Thinking, International Journal of Operations and Production Management 24(10), pp. 994-1011.
Hines, P. and Taylor, D., 2000, Going Lean, Lean Enterprise Research Centre. Cardiff University. Hines P., Lamming, R., Jones, D., Cousins, P. and Rich, N., 2000, Value Stream Management: Strategy and Excellence in the Supply Chain, FT Prentice Hall, London.
Hines, P., Rich, N., Bicheno, J., Brunt, D. and Taylor, D. and Butterworth, C. and Sullivan, J., 1998. Value Stream Management, The International Journal of Logistics Management 9(1), pp. 25-42.
Hines, P. and Rich, N., 1997, The Seven Value Stream Mapping Tools, International Journal of Operations & Production Management 17(1), pp. 46-64. Dimancescu, D., Hines, P. and Rich, N., 1997, The Lean Enterprise, Amazon, NY.
Hines, P,. 1994, Creating Worldclass Suppliers, Pitman

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