Lean for Small Businesses

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Lean for Small Business

Lean for Small Business is designed to encourage clients to adopt Lean business principles in their organisation to increase performance and competitiveness. Lean tools and techniques help companies to address competitiveness issues within their businesses by building the capability of their people to identify problems and improve operations.

Lean is made up of three levels of support: LeanStart, LeanPlus and LeanTransform. Each level of support is characterised by increasing levels of capability in implementing Lean business principles and other best practice approaches to drive company awareness, adoption and integration of Lean tools and techniques.

Longford Local Enterprise Office recognises the substantial improvements in productivity and profitability that can result from the application of Lean principles and aims to support businesses in effectively embracing Lean methodologies. 

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 consultancy days with company visits to each business. Consultants will be approved by the Enterprise Ireland Lean Team. 

After a suitable in-company project has been identified, a diagnosis of current practice and performance and key performance indicators will be established to achieve targeted business improvement measures based on a set of Lean tools and methodologies tailored to suit each client’s situation.

What are the Objectives?

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills that enable them undertake Lean projects resulting in continuous cost reduction improvements in their businesses. The programme will also 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 and focus on adding value to your customer. 

Who Is Lean For?

Lean is aimed at owner-managers and key staff members of any Longford businesses who wish to gain an introduction to Lean concepts and allow them to gain a practical understanding of lean business principles by undertaking a practical focused assignment with expert mentoring support and guidance.

How Do I Apply?

Please apply with our Lean Application Form

If you have any queries on the programme, please contact info@leo.longfordcoco.ie

Click here for further information on what Lean can do for your business  

Click here for more details on Lean Implementation in Micro & Small Enterprises Book of Cases 2020 

 

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