September 4, 2018

Attracting (and keeping) the right customer – The software industry in Ireland

The major difference between a person with a lean mindset and one who has not, is that the lean head is always asking ‘Who is my customer?’, ‘What does my customer want?’ and ‘Do I…

August 28, 2018

Classroom vs. Online Learning – Which one is better?

As a child I well remember my father declining to tell us the meaning of words when we asked him. He would always say “Look it up in the dictionary”.  A true educator all his…

July 31, 2018

Lean Restaurant Management

The Gallery Cafe in Gort takes us a long way from high volume manufacturing! Sarah Harty, owner of this Co. Galway restaurant, exemplifies lean practice in many ways e.g. sourcing from local suppliers, good teamwork,…

July 19, 2018

Supply Chain Risk Management – Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

At regular intervals, a local crisis occurs in some country around the world, and the ramifications on global trade are felt for months afterwards. We can all probably name political coups, ash clouds, earthquakes, and…

June 19, 2018

Seeing is believing – learn directly from the masters of lean at Toyota UK

The Toyota Production system (TPS) is alive and well in Toyota plants in 27 countries worldwide. TPS or ‘Lean Manufacturing’ as you and I more commonly know it, is an integrated systems approach to process…

June 14, 2018

Lean Ireland’s Privacy Policy

Let’s be honest, we are all pretty fatigued after the dozens of emails that landed in our inbox last month ahead of the implementation of GDPR on May 25th. On top of those requests for…