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LEAN for Micro

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

Local Enterprise Office Tipperary is now inviting applications to our Lean for Micro Programme. Lean tools and techniques are helping companies across the globe to address competitiveness issues within their businesses, building the capability of their people to identify issues and improve their operations. Lean for Micro is designed to encourage existing firms adopt Lean business principles in their organisations to increase competitiveness.

  • Why Lean?

The LEO Lean for Micro business programme helps to:

  • Identify issues and potential improvement areas
  • Provide support to implement
  • Achieve savings and improvements in capability and capacity to deliver

A Forfas independent review of Enterprise Ireland’s Lean Business offer and found that companies engaged in the programme recorded significant gains:

  • Productivity up 20%
  • Sales up 40%
  • Delivery adherence up 43%
  • Product & Service quality up 30%
  • Employment up 11%
  • What will I gain?

Learn how to identify opportunities for improving profits and customer service, and what to do about them.

Lean for Micro is available to LEO eligible companies employing up to 10 employees who have the potential to export / internationally trade and will involve a mix of workshops and on-site meetings.  The programme is also ideal for firms trading with Northern Ireland or the UK who wish to review their cost base and margins ahead of BREXIT.

  • Implementation

The programme involves a short in-company assignment by an external ‘Lean’ consultant who will introduce Lean principles and complete a specific cost reduction project.

The programme will commence with a diagnosis of current practice and performance. 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.

Lean for Micro is available to LEO companies in eligible LEO sectors who have the potential to export / internationally trade. 

Participating clients will be selected subject to eligibility as determined by LEOs and depending on the client’s existing capability in using Lean business principles, the current size, and their particular business development needs.

This is a heavily subsidised programme and the cost to the company will be €250.

Click here to download the application form for the Lean Programme. 

If you have any further queries, please contact

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