LEAN for Micro Enterprises

Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo
10.00am to 3.30pm
Business Training

LEAN is a systematic method for the elimination of waste in a process. LEAN is about doing more with less. It involves never ending efforts to eliminate or reduce waste or any activity that consumes resources without adding value.

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This workshop will be delivered by Stuart Nelson from VAE Consulting 

Stuart Nelson

The training will be delivered through mixed methods including video, practical exercises, mindset exercises and traditional lecturing.


  • Introductions:  Our businesses and challenges
  • Introduction and History of LEAN
  • LEAN principles and philosophy
  • Activity:  Understanding flow
  • The LEAN Wastes and How to Identify them
  • LEAN Tools & techniques
  • Project Selection & Scoping
  • Introduction to DMAIC, developing a problem statement
  • Activity:  Applying the 5S in the workplace
  • Project Charter, scoping, deliverables and management
  • The DMAIC & A3 Approach to problem solving and projects
  • Understanding the Voice of the Customer
  • Data Collection and Analysis Tools
  • Discuss Project selection & Problem statements
  • Activity:  Learning to See - Lego Serious Play
  • Value Stream & Process Mapping
  • Roadmap:  Imbedding LEAN into your culture & organisational strategy
  • The Mentor/Company relationship
  • Wrap up