Management: Time to get lean

Management: Time to get lean

Farmers are making great savings by adopting lean management techniques. Find out how you can use the system to strengthen your business too.
Neil Fedden hosted our lean management webinar.
Neil Fedden working through a process map for a client. Picture: Fedden USP.

How to get started

Many farmers and growers fall into the trap of continuing to work in specific ways simply because of habit.

But by taking a step back, plotting your business' tasks and identifying 'wastes', you can quickly identify areas for great improvement, too.

Members get more

TIAH members also benefit from a range of downloadable templates and resources to help them improve their business management, staff recruitment, staff development and more.

Find out more on how you can benefit from TIAH membership and sign up today.

About the webinar host: Neil Fedden

With over 30 years of experience, Neil Fedden is a specialist in lean management techniques with a global portfolio serving a diverse range of clients. 

Neil now runs his own consultancy business, Fedden USP, helping to implement lean and six sigma continuous improvement techniques into clients such as Bosch, Siemens, Ford, NHS, Rolls-Royce Cars, GE and many more.

For the last 15 years, he has pioneered the implementation of lean management into nearly 200 horticulture and agriculture businesses, from the very small to the very large. This has been targeted at improving productivity and maximising the capacity of skilled labour within these organisations.

More on time management

Neil was joined by Jamie Butler, of Meon Springs, and Michael Blanche, of Culteuchar Farm, who also produces The Pasture Pod.

In his podcast series, which he started in 2017, Michael interviews farmers to find out more their motivation and how they make a profit. However, in January 2023, he started a six-part series looking at time management systems on farms, called It's About Time, the first episode of which you can listen to here.