An Introduction to LEAN Business Excellence Workshop 05/02/2020

Wicklow County Campus, Rathnew
9.30am to 1.30pm
Business Training

Designed for Wicklow LEO clients who are interested in carrying out a Micro Lean Project in 2020.


This introductory workshop is designed for Wicklow LEO clients who are interested in carrying out a Micro Lean Project in 2018. Lean is all about doing things better, which in turn makes your business more profitable. Lean is shorthand for focusing on effectiveness and efficiency across all areas of a business. Lean works most effectively where it is a fundamental part of the business strategy and not just “using some tools”. 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, increasing capacity as they improve efficiency and effectiveness.

At this introduction you can hear about the latest and most relevant points for the application of Lean Principles in SMEs and there is an opportunity for you to ask questions and share new learning during group exercises. This half day Lean workshop focuses on a management approach to ensure the formation of the right culture to bring about sustainable business improvement.

Topics covered will include:

  • An introduction to Lean
  • Understand the effect of the application of Lean Principles in SMEs
  • Learn about some of the Tools e.g. 5s Workplace Organisation and Visual Stream Mapping
  • Managing employees Performance / Motivation
  • Lean Case Studies from Wicklow LEO and Enterprise Ireland clients

Outcomes for the participant:

  • Opportunity to share different experiences with your peers
  • Identify your possible interest in a Micro Lean Project, which will be run later in the year.
  • Identify your innovation and change culture
  • Outline your businesses strengths and weaknesses and highlight some areas for improvement
Location:Wicklow County Campus, Rathnew                               
Date:Wednesday 05th February 2020
Duration:One half day
Time:9.30am - 1.30pm
Trainer:John McDonald & Deirdre Smith, Redefine Consulting Ltd
Suitable for:SME business owners and managers, continuous improvement facilitators, and change managers of Wicklow based businesses that have been trading for more than 18 months approximately.

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