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Lean Business Programme

May 6, 2015


Who should participate?

Any manufacturing or service company where efficiency is a critical factor in success. Participants can be operators, supervisors and/or managers. We will work with you to select a team of up to three participants from your company. Each participant will deliver a worthwhile project in their area of the business.

What does the programme consist of?

  • A twelve-week focused business impact programme
  • Eight half-day in-company mentored sessions working on the specifics of your business
  • Five practical one-day group workshops – all participating companies attend together
  • Learning is practical and dynamic with a strong emphasis on business impact
  • Participants will be encouraged to share and pool experiences so that delegates will benefit from ‘real life’ experiences

How will your business benefit?

Adopting lean tools and techniques is a new approach to business that is being embraced by an increasing number of manufacturing and services companies both nationally and around the world. Why? Because it is delivering serious competitive advantage to companies who engage in the process. Previous participants on our programmes are using lean to deliver measureable improvements across a wide range of business outcomes, including improved cash flow, productivity, waste reduction, lead times, employee engagement, quality and customer service.

By participating in this programme, you and your team members will:

  • Develop a clear understanding and practical knowledge of the tools and practices underpinning lean
  • Identify and deliver a project or suite of projects that will provide meaningful and measureable improvements for your business
  • Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to be able to apply lean principles, tools and techniques to other projects within your business

How is the programme structured?

Pre-Programme preparation: Prior to first workshop, our programme provider Lean Business Systems, will meet with each participating company to assist the identification of projects, to set expectations and to clarify the programme process. This will include completion of a Lean Self-Assessment and Project Charter.

Workshop 1: Lean Sigma Overview, Fundamentals of Lean, Lean simulation, Introduction to Six Sigma, Takt time and Cycle time, Value Stream Mapping, Project Management, Kanban.

Workshop 2: DMAIC “Define Phase”, A3 methodology, DMAIC “Measure Phase”

Workshop 3: Standard work, DMAIC “Analyse Phase”, 6S, Visual Management

Workshop 4: DMAIC “Improve Phase”, Kaizen, DMAIC “Control Phase”, TPM and OEE

Workshop 5: Final Presentation Day A3 presentations by all participating companies – this is very popular with the participants and further enforces the learning from the programme while also giving the participants’ management an opportunity to view their projects in the context of the other participant companies.

Mentoring Sessions: Eight half-day mentoring sessions delivered on-site on your company premises.

Your ability to deliver an improvement project in your business will be the key outcome of this programme as it demonstrates your learning and application. The in-company mentoring will be focused on the application of learning, and supporting you through a structured implementation. The mentoring sessions are used to achieve the following:

  • Meet owner / key managers in the company to scope out the project(s)
  • Prepare project business cases and involve your finance team as required
  • Provide support and feedback to members of the project team
  • Complete the assignment with a team presentation to the management team
  • Throughout the programme, the aim is to transfer knowledge, skills and attitude to the project team to enable them to apply lean principles in future.

What is the cost of the programme?

The subsidised cost of the programme is €3,500 per company for up to three participants. This includes all training, mentoring, course materials, lunches and refreshments.

Act Now

Space on this programme is extremely limited. If you are interested in securing a place on our Lean Business Programme, contact us today. We invite you to meet with us to discuss the programme, the successes it has already produced, its benefits and what it can mean for your business.




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