LEAN BUSINESS IRELAND

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.

IDA Ireland, the Local Enterprise Office Network and Enterprise Ireland support their client companies through a number of Lean programmes and initiatives.

Local Enterprise Office Network

The Local Enterprise Office Network is working with Enterprise Ireland to bring you Competitiveness Benchmarking.  You will be able to get hard facts about how well your business is performing and can objectively compare against industry standards. The Competitiveness Benchmarking system is based on the global level tools used by Enterprise Ireland, for and with its clients.

Lean for Micro is designed to encourage clients to adopt Lean business principles in their organisations to increase competitiveness.

The key to becoming and remaining competitive is Lean: the relentless pursuit of value to the customer.

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

Enterprise Ireland Lean Business Offer

Enterprise Ireland’s Lean Business Offer is designed to encourage clients to adopt Lean business principles in their organisation to increase performance and competitiveness.

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 and improve operations.

The Lean Business Offer is made up of three levels of support:

  1. LeanStart
  2. LeanPlus
  3. LeanTransform

Each level of support is characterised by increasing levels of capability in implementing Lean business principles and other best practice approaches to drive company awareness, adoption and integration of Lean tools and techniques.

1. LeanStart

LeanStart provides an introduction to Lean concepts and allows you to gain an understanding of what the tools and techniques can do for your company in a short, focused engagement. Companies can apply for grant support towards the cost of hiring a Lean consultant/trainer to undertake a short in-company assignment which will:

introduce Lean principles and Agile processes

  • achieve immediate cost reduction targets
  • lay a foundation for future Lean or productivity improvement projects
  • incorporate First Steps to Green Competitiveness Guidebook

2. LeanPlus

Companies looking to undertake a Lean project over a medium-term period can apply to Enterprise Ireland for a Business Process Improvement Grant to support the costs of the LeanPlus Assignment.

A LeanPlus assignment is a medium-term business process improvement project which will result in sustained use of Lean techniques and related methodologies by the company, and will achieve significant measurable gains in capabilities and competitiveness.

The LeanPlus assignment should;

  • deliver significant productivity improvement and cost reductions,
  • embed a culture of business improvement and lean techniques to a cohort of trained staff, and
  • introduce a programme to pursue company-wide improvement.

3. LeanTransform

LeanTransform is a large scale, extensive and holistic company transformation programme delivered by an external training team of international reputation. The main support mechanism is by training grant; support is available for consultancy costs for SMEs, but not large companies.

Lean Transform projects should:

  • deliver company-wide transformation in culture and productivity performance,
  • embed the competencies necessary for on-going competitiveness gains in the company, and
  • result in sustainable improvement in the business and across its supply chain.

The LeanTransform initiative is primarily designed for larger companies with significant operations who can demonstrate to Enterprise Ireland that they have existing capability and resources to implement a programme of this scale.

IDA Lean/Green Business Offer

IDA Ireland, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland is providing a Lean/Green Business Offer to its client companies. IDA is keen to support its client companies to develop their operations in Ireland and to introduce good environment management practices.

This business offer is designed to encourage clients to adopt Lean business principles to increase performance and competitiveness that will help sustain and grow their Irish operations.

Lean tools and techniques are helping companies across the globe to address competitiveness issues. These tools build the capability to identify problems and take an innovative approach to improvements in operations and services as well as understand the importance of building environmental best practices into the workplace.

The Lean/Green Business Offer has been developed for companies engaged in both manufacturing and services activities.

 

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