Lean for Micro Programme including Mentoring and Practical Business Based Assignment

The Local Enterprise Office (Carlow) in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland are offering clients the opportunity to adopt Lean business principles in their organisation to increase performance and competitiveness.

Lean tools and techniques are helping companies across the globe to address competitiveness issues within their business, building the capability of their people to identify issues and improve their operations. LEAN is about being effective and efficient- doing things quicker, better, cheaper... together. Lean strives to stamp out waster and to continually improve.

Carlow Local Enterprise Office recognises the importance of the development of management skills for people managing their own micro or small enterprises.  It also recognises the very substantial improvements in productivity and profitability that can result from the application of LEAN principles in an organisation and aims to support managers in effectively embracing LEAN methodologies in their businesses.

In 2014 an independent review found that Irish businesses engaged in LEAN business programmes recorded significant gains:

  • Productivity increase of 20%

  • Sales increase of 40%

  • Delivery adherence up 43%

  • Product & Service quality up 30%

  • Employment increased up 11%

    Programme Objectives

    On successful completion of the Lean for Micro Carlow, participants will have the knowledge and skills to enable them to undertake lean projects resulting in continuous cost reduction improvements in their businesses.

    The programme will help to:

  • Identify issues and potential improvement areas

  • Provide support to implement

  • Achieve savings and improvements in capability and capacity to deliver

    Programme Aimed at:

    The Lean for Micro Carlow is aimed at owners/managers and key staff members of small businesses who wish to gain an introduction to lean concepts and allow them to gain a practical understanding of lean principles by undertaking a focused assignment with expert mentoring support. The programme will be aimed at a limited number of County Carlow based businesses.

    Programme Duration:

    Participants will receive regular support from a designated mentor over a 16 week period.  Each participant will receive group training days and up to 7 support visits each to his/her premises over the 3 month period to bring tasks outlined to a successful conclusion. Alternatively one to one mentoring will be provided for participants of the programme

    Programme Cost:

    The Lean for Micro Carlow is very heavily subsidised and the business contribution is €200.00 per company (up to 3 places per company)

    The value of this support is €5,000 per company

    Training Days Scheduled for 6th & 13th July 2017

For application form please click here