LEAN - Building a Better Business

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Building a Better Business

In the last 2 years, 92 Dublin Businesses completed the Local Enterprise Building a Better Business with Lean Thinking Programme reporting savings of €3,884,269.  That’s an average of €50,445 per company and reported capacity increase of between 5% & 400% in their processes.

Is this programme for you? 

Of the 2000 business that have taken part in the programme nationally these were the primary reasons:

  1. Increase competitiveness
  2. Improve delivery times
  3. Work faster
  4. Improve productivity
  5. Understand and reduce waste
  6. Improve data & admin processes
  7. Layout improvement
  8. Process and efficiency improvement
  9. Reduce congestion
  10. Streamline process
  11. Brexit

The program is about taking what you do in your business and finding ways to do it Faster, Better, and Together as a team. It’s about more than cash savings to small business owners though. For many it is about building a stable, secure, and sustainable business that is agile enough to face economic challenges. For many it is about liberating themselves from Non-Value adding activities through questioning and re-designing their processes, allowing them to focus on business growth and Value-Adding activities. For many, the programme has given them the ability to get home on time, work less at the weekends, while still getting the work done. All these businesses achieved these outcomes by focusing on the elimination of waste from their processes, creating standards, implementing visual management, and by accepting that what has taken us this far in the business, may not take us where we want to go. Through the Building a Better Business Program, Jigsaw helps great businesses like yours BE BETTER!!

This highly successful programme will be of interest to any small business looking for ways to improve profits, efficiency, customer service and employee engagement by employing principles of LEAN Thinking and with a strong focus on teamwork to eliminate wasteful processes and ineffective procedures.

Stuart Nelson & Eamon McKenna of Jigsaw Better Business are providing an introduction to the principles of LEAN Thinking and will illustrate how the one to one guidance you will receive in Phase 2 can transform how you run your business for the better!

What happens after Phase 1?


Companies that take part in Phase 1 are invited to compete for a place in Phase 2*. Here, they will be assigned a Lean Coach that will work with them on a 1 -to -1 basis for 5 x ½ days.  During this phase, companies will be supported to apply the learnings from Phase 1 and deliver a cost saving project or improvement like other participants before them.

*Phase 2 is a competitive process and a place in not guaranteed. It is significantly subsidized but a nominal charge will apply.

To apply for this opportunity click on this link to Book Online.

Video Testimonials and Dublin Companies Feedback

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  • “We are being challenged in every visit, and growing each time”
  • “It’s hard work on our part but we are making great headway.  Our Lean Coach is excellent at drawing out what way I need to look at how I work, and I’ve already started implementing everything and seeing progress.”
  • “Very positive experience, The changes are being realised immediately.”
  • “Each of the session have been of major benefit for myself and the company. We have worked on a process flow map for a major process within the business. This will allow the company to benefit for years to come as we can adopt this way of thinking into other functions and departments.”
  • “We are incredibly happy with the work done. By implementing the new system and planning the data migration, we left the project with a tangible cloud based platform that completely changed our way of working.”
  • “Since we took part in the program, there is a greater sense of calm and control in the running of the business!”
  • I am impressed by the collaborative and nuanced way the trainers and coaches promote the Lean process to a small business so that it is a learning we buy into rather than a diktat that you as experts know best.”