Lean for Small Businesses Training & Mentoring Programme

Training - Portarlington Enterprise Centre/Mentoring - delivered in your premises
Training - 10 &17 June. Mentoring - to be arranged individually
Training: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Business Training

2 day workshop with 5 1/2 day mentoring sessions per business. Heavily subsidised at just €120 per business

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

Lean tools and techniques are helping companies across all sectors and all sections from e.g. production, business processes but also sales and financial analysis and strategy.

The techniques are used to address competitiveness issues within their businesses, 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.

This new training and mentoring initiative will give participants an understanding of Lean and show how they can embed lean practices into the everyday work of their businesses.

The programme will be delivered through two full day group workshops which will take place in Portarlington Enterprise Centre on 10th & 17th June 2019.

Following these workshops each participant will receive 5 half day individual mentoring sessions which will be delivered within their business. These mentoring sessions will be scheduled from 18th June – 18th October and will allow the participants to build on the knowledge they have gained in the workshops and apply it practically within their own businesses.

This programme will be jointly delivered by the Local Enterprise Offices in Laois and Offaly and will be strictly limited to a maximum of 6 businesses in each county. Therefore early booking is essential due to the limited number of places available. 

Please note this programme is for existing businesses only. Contact us if you wish to discuss your eligibility.

Workshop Day 1

~ Introductions: Our businesses and Challenges

~ Introduction and history of Lean

~ Lean Principles & Philosophy

~ Activity: Understanding Flow

~ The Lean Wastes & How to Identify them

~ Lean Tools & Techniques

~ Activity: Applying 5S in the workplace

~ Activity: Learning to See- Lego Serious Play

~ Project Selection & Scoping.

~ Introduction to DMAIC, developing a problem statement

~ Wrap Up

Workshop Day 2

~ Welcome

~ Discuss Project Selection & problem statements

~ The DMAIC & A3 approach to problem solving & Projects

~ Understanding the Voice of the Customer - VOC

~ Project Charter, Scoping, Deliverables & Management

~ Data Collection and Analysis Tools

~ Value Stream & Process Mapping

~ Standardization, Error Proofing, Visual Management.

~ Roadmap: Imbedding Lean into your culture & organizational strategy

~ The Mentor / Company relationship

~ Wrap Up