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Meet The Lean Ireland Team

In 2001, after a 20 year career in supply chain management and lean organisation development, Bernie Rushe left Dell in Limerick to establish Cordatus Consulting. This makes the company one of the longest serving and experienced lean six sigma consulting companies in Ireland. In 2018 Cordatus commenced trading as Lean Ireland. Our experienced lean six sigma consultants help clients to establish a culture of continuous improvement within the organisation. We have partnered with our clients to assist them in establishing successful and long-lasting, lean six sigma programmes. In recognition of our success we enjoy a high level of repeat business with clients. References for lean six sigma and supply chain work are available from all clients, on request.

Bernadette Rushe
Managing Director & Principal Consultant
Bernie has been involved in the management of supply chain and business process improvement activities for over 20 years. She received her Lean Six Sigma training at Dell Computer Corporation. In 2001 she left Dell to establish Cordatus Consulting, trading as Lean Ireland since May 2018. Her lean six sigma consulting skills and practical workshops have yielded benefits in the order of several €millions per year to client companies. In addition she is experienced in deploying lean six sigma in the supply chain, thus greatly enhancing client competitiveness. She holds a first class honours masters’ degree in supply chain management.

Call Bernie: +353 87 2837810
Bernie@LeanIreland.ie
Richard Doyle
Senior Trainer & Consultant
Richard is a skilled strategy deployment professional. He has 20+ years engineering and operations management experience at a senior level, with organisations such as Seagate and General Electric, in Europe and Asia. He is a GE certified six sigma black belt and is trained as a lean master. As a consultant, Richard adds value in the areas of strategic planning, R&D roadmap development, transfer of work, site level capital management and capital strategy skills, equipment installation, commissioning and production release, and productivity improvement. Richard is an experienced and motivational project leader, mentor and trainer.



Kevin Phelan
Senior Trainer & Consultant
Kevin made his career start with the Ford Motor Company as a process engineer. Following certification as a lean six sigma black belt he joined Enterprise Ireland. In his subsequent 17 years as a continuous improvement engineering lead and full-time consultant, he gained considerable experience in lean implementation across many sectors. Most recently Kevin has worked as a full time Master Black Belt and Deputy Director of Manufacturing with Global Foundries in Dresden Germany. Kevin is a lean enthusiast, an experienced mentor of global CI teams and an inspirational workshop leader.



Maria Ryan
Associate Consultant
Maria is an experienced mentor and coach for leadership teams in the development of strategy, aligning lean activities to achieve strategy, and change management to facilitate sustaining of lean programmes. She facilitates training workshops in lean six sigma tools, including value stream mapping, SIPOC, 5S, visual management, problem solving, standard work and SMED. She is also experienced in delivering certified courses such as lean six sigma yellow belt, green belt and black belt.



Cordatus Consulting (now trading as Lean Ireland) is a registered practice with the IMCA. The IMCA is the professional Institute for management consultants and business advisers in Ireland.

Lean Ireland consultants are experienced change agents in ISO, IMB, and FDA regulated environments. We assist clients in bringing about a culture where continuous customer-centric change is welcomed within the organisation.

What Our Clients Are Saying

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Our Mission

To enhance the competitiveness of client organizations.

We are successful, if and only if, our clients are measurably more successful after engaging Lean Ireland.

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Membership & Accreditations

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Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors (IMCA)
Cordatus Consulting (now trading as Lean Ireland) is a Registered Consulting Practice with the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors.
Bernie Rushe is a fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors.

Industrial development Authority (IDA)
Cordatus Consulting (now trading as Lean Ireland) is a registered lean six sigma consulting company for Lean Start, Lean Plus and Lean Transform services with IDA clients.

Enterprise Ireland
Cordatus Consulting (now trading as Lean Ireland) is a registered lean six sigma consulting company for Lean Start, Lean Plus and Lean Transform services with Enterprise Ireland clients.

Engineers Ireland
Cordatus Consulting (now trading as Lean Ireland) is a registered lean six sigma consulting company and training provider for Engineers Ireland.

First Polymer Training Skillnet
Cordatus Consulting (now trading as Lean Ireland) is a registered lean six sigma consulting company and training provider for First Polymer Training Skillnet.

Innovation & lean Six Sigma Skillnet
Cordatus Consulting (now trading as Lean Ireland) is a registered lean six sigma consulting company and training provider for the Innovation and Lean Six Sigma Skillnet.

American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Bernadette Rushe and T.P. Fanning are ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belts