Lean for Micro

Across the world businesses owners and managers are using LEAN tools and techniques to address competitiveness issues within their busines and build the capability of their people to identify issues and improve their operations.

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

LEAN requires that individuals, teams and the entire organisation remain continuously focused on the customer, adopting a practical approach to increasing value to the customer by the relentless elimination of every form of unnecessary waste.

LEAN is a way of thinking and acting that enables people to drive the organisation forward.  It increases capability and capacity, and is the catalyst for innovation.

LEAN helps ensure flexibility, responsivenes, efficiency, innovation and by continuously listening to the customer allows companies to compete and win on merit.

Local Enterprise Office Waterford recognises the importance of the development of management skills for people managing their own micro or small enterprises.  We also recognise the very substantial improvements in productivity and profitability that can result from the application of LEAN principles in a business and aims to support managers in effectively embracing LEAN methodologies in their businesses.

The LEO Lean for Mirco business programme helps to:

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

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