LEAN Programme

Programme Overview

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 waste and to continually improve – to add value for your customer.

Kerry 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 any 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 programme, participants will have the knowledge and skills to enable them to undertake focused lean projects resulting in continuous cost reduction and improvements in their business processes.

The programme will help to:

  • Identify issues and potential improvement areas
  • Achieve savings and improvements in capability and capacity to deliver
  • Provide expert support to implement and embed improvements
  • Engage your staff in implementing improvements
  • Focus on adding value to your customer


Programme Format

  • The Programme consists of webinars and onsite support visits where possible. It is a focussed engagement over the duration of the programme

Programme Cost

The programme is heavily subsidised and the total business contribution is €500.00

Programme Details

We are currently taking expressions of interest for our 2021 Programme. Full programme details yet to be confirmed