Research Themes



​Our research is undertaken in both the manufacturing and service sectors.  Within this domain, our main research themes are:

  • Establishing a deeper understanding of the principles and methods underpinning the focal COMPs(Lean Thinking, Theory of Constraints, Six Sigma and Agility).

  • Defining the anatomy and boundary of applicability (or ‘fit’) of such paradigms.

  • Modelling the diffusion of such COMPs through practitioner and academic communities.

  • Exploring conception of value and how this might be more effectively operationalised with​in the manufacturing and service sectors. 

  • Developing decision support techniques to support high performance value flow projects within organisations.

  • Managing shared resource for high performance value flow.

  • Developing games and simulations to communicate the principles and test the performance of high performance value flow systems.