Dr. Cilla T. Benjamin is a Lecturer in Industrial Engineering at the St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies. She has over 20 years’ experience in manufacturing and business development. She has successfully managed a competitiveness building programme within the manufacturing, construction, industrial services and tourism sectors of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). She has conducted and managed entrepreneurship programmes in the T&T Women’s Prison, inner city Kingston Jamaica and Les Cayes, Haiti. She is a Certified Lean Enterprise Master Practitioner (Norcross, 2008) and has special training in Business Development Services/Facilitation (Brussels 2004 & Glasgow, 2004). Her research interests include: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Industrial Upgrading, Economic Development in Small Island States and Value Stream Analysis of Indigenous Industries.