Lean For Micro Enterprises

Date:
28/07/2018
 
Category:
Management Development
 

On successful completion of Lean for Micro, participants will have the knowledge and skills to enable them to undertake small lean projects resulting in continuous cost reduction improvements in their businesses.

Free
 
 

Lean For Micro

Across the world businesses owners and managers are using LEAN tools and techniques to address competitiveness issues within their business 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...  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, responsiveness, 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 Micro 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

 In 2014 an independent review found that Irish businesses engaged in LEAN business programmes recorded significant gains:

  • Productivity increase of 20%
  • Sales increase of 40%
  • Delivery adherence up 43%
  • Product & Service quality up 30%
  • Employment increased up 11%

 Programme Objectives

On successful completion of Lean for Micro, participants will have the knowledge and skills to enable them to undertake small lean projects resulting in continuous cost reduction improvements in their businesses.

The programme will help to:

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

Programme Duration:

Participants will receive regular support from a designated mentor over a 16 week period. Each participant will receive up to 5 support visits lasting 3 ½ hours each to his/her premises over the 16 week period to bring tasks outlined to a successful conclusion.

Programme Cost:

Lean for Micro is very heavily subsidised and the business contribution is €200.00

To register you or interest please register here and we will contact you to arrange a meeting to discuss.

 

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