The Enterprise Ireland Lean Business Offer

After a successful pilot in 2009, Enterprise Ireland launched its Lean Business Offer (LBO) in 2010. The LBO was designed to encourage companies to adopt Lean thinking and practices to help them increase productivity and improve overall competitiveness. Additionally, it would enable the establishment of a culture of continuous improvement, and lead to increases in profitable sales, exports, and employment.

The LBO is based on three levels of engagement of increasing scale and complexity – incremental improvements – depending on the capability and capacity of the company:

  • 1. LeanStart – learn the basics.

  • 2. LeanPlus – performance improvement.

  • 3. LeanTransform – enterprise-wide transformation in culture and performance.

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