Westmeath companies have saved over €2million with our LEAN programmes

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Over the past 3 years, Westmeath businesses have saved a combined total of over €2 million through our Lean programmes!

Lean For Micro is designed to encourage clients to adopt Lean business principles in their organisations to increase performance and competitiveness. Lean is for all companies, regardless of sector – it is not just for manufacturing companies.

Download our Lean for Micro brochure HERE

Gain a Practical Understanding of Lean Benefits

Lean tools and techniques are helping companies across the globe to address competitiveness issues within their businesses by building the capability of their people to identify problems, improve operations and create a more innovative organisation. In a nutshell, Lean is about doing things quicker, better and saving costs. Lean strives to remove waste and to continually improve a company.

So, don’t delay and join the thousands of companies all over Ireland who have successfully engaged in LEAN business programmes and recorded significant gains, including:

  • Productivity increases 20%
  • Sales increases 40%
  • Delivery adherence improvements 43%
  • Product & Service quality improvements 30%
  • Employment increases 11%

How does it work?

  • The first step is to talk to LEO Westmeath. Due to the effects of Covid-19 on small businesses, the fees for Lean for Micro have been suspended and the cost of undertaking a Lean for Micro assignment is €5,000+VAT will be fully covered by LEO Westmeath.

  • The company selects the Lean Service Provider it wishes to work with on its project Assignments will be carried out over a 6 to 8 week period and will include 5.5 consultancy days with in-company visits to each business scheduled depending on each situation

The Lean Service Provider will visit the company, evaluate its processes, and speak with the company’s managers about challenges faced by the business and the improvement project opportunities to be carried out over several weeks.

Several Lean tools and techniques will be applied as appropriate to the needs of the business and improvement project at-hand. Additionally, management and staff will be trained and mentored on Lean. At the end of the engagement with the Lean Service Provider, a final report, case study, and metrics, are sent to the LEO.

Who is it for?

It is aimed at owner / managers and key staff members of any Westmeath businesses who wish to gain an introduction to lean concepts and allow them to gain a practical understanding of lean principles by undertaking a focused assignment with expert mentoring support. The scheme will be available to a limited number of Westmeath businesses in 2022.

If you have any questions about the Lean for Micro programme, please contact localenterprise@westmeathcoco.ie or call (044) 9338945