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, innovative use of space and giving back to the community. And the proof of the pudding – a customer review score of 4.5 on Trip Advisor.  Her story is an inspiration to anyone wishing to implement lean business. Over fifteen
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 tsunamis that have had a devastating effect on many sectors for months after their occurrence. Here in Ireland the recent collapse of UK construction company, Carillion, has left subcontractors and regulatory bodies scrambling to recover the situation and keep the planned school
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 design, execution and continuous improvement. The approach improves workflow, removing obstacles and enabling a ‘right first time, every time’ result in product and service delivery. At Lean Ireland we integrate the Lean approach with Six Sigma project management tools when
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 consent, companies now need to have a pop-up cookie consent banner on their website and a privacy policy in place, whilst also reanalysing how they store, share and protect their all data.   The important thing is that GDPR should
Toyota Ireland launches face-it down app
In keeping with is core value of safety first, Toyota Ireland has launched it’s free “Face It Down” app for iPhone and Android which is designed to save lives on Irish Roads. Supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA), drivers are encouraged to Face their phone Down and pick up rewards at Topaz Re Store outlets nationwide. I’m facing it down. Are you?