LEAN for Small Businesses

Venue:
Errigal Hotel, Cootehill
 
Date:
06/03/2018
 
Time:
12.30pm - 2.30pm
 
Category:
Seminar
 

Introduction to the LEAN for Micro programme.

Free
 
 

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Information Seminar

Aimed at established and growing businesses, this seminar will explain how applying LEAN principles can result in substantial improvements in productivity and profitability for small businesses.

Includes working lunch

LEAN is about being effective and efficient - doing things quicker, better, cheaper. LEAN strives to stamp out waste and to continually improve.

Local Enterprise Office Cavan offers “Lean for Micro” programme to small businesses.  

Do you want to improve productivity and profitability in your business? 

Would you like your business to be more streamlined and efficient?

Find out how the LEAN programme can help you achieve these goals at our lunchtime information seminar LEAN For Small Business:

Tuesday 6th March 12.30pm - 2.30pm Errigal Hotel, Cootehill, Co. Cavan

Free to attend, Includes working lunch, Booking essential - See above

Guest speakers will include:

Robert Hernan - Senior Lean Specialist, Competitiveness Department, Enterprise Ireland

Local Case Studies - Cavan businesses who have successfully implemented and benefitted from LEAN  

LEAN is about being effective and efficient - doing things quicker, better, cheaper. LEAN strives to stamp out waste and to continually improve.  

Local Enterprise Office Cavan recognises the very substantial business improvements that can result from adopting LEAN principles.

We aim to support owner/managers in effectively embracing lean methodologies in their businesses and we have a limited number of places to offer Cavan businesses who wish to avail of this programme in 2018.  

To learn more and to submit your expression of interest please register above to attend our lunchtime information seminar on Tuesday 6th March 2018.

A pilot carried out in 2015 by Local Enterprise Offices found that projects undertaken by twelve companies participating in the pilot all resulted in positive outcomes:

  • Increase in Output/Capacity ranged from 10% to 100%
  • Annual cost savings ranged from €8,600 to €151,000,
  • Profits for some of the 12 businesses were shown to increase by €100,000

A study conducted by Forfas on SME’s implementing LEAN shows impressive results:

  • Productivity up 20%
  • Sales up 40%
  • Delivery adherence up 43%
  • Product & Service quality up 30%
  • Employment up 11%    

What’s involved?

The programme involves an in-company assignment by an external ‘LEAN’ consultant who will introduce Lean principles and complete a specific cost reduction project. Assignments will be carried out over a 6 to 8 week period and will include 5.5 consultancy days with in-company visits to each business scheduled depending on each situation. Consultants must be selected from the approved Enterprise Ireland Directory of LEAN Consultants.  

Who is it for?

It is aimed at owner / managers and key staff members of any Cavan businesses who wish to gain an introduction to lean concepts and a practical understanding of lean principles by undertaking a focused assignment with expert mentoring support.  

Participants may be interested in finding our about our 2018 LEAN Programme - follow this link to read about our new programme.

 

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