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April 11, 2019

Examination Tips

Six Sigma Certification is important for those aspiring to advance their career in the quality management sector and who want to implement Six Sigma Methodologies in their organisation to make the projects successful. However the most daunting…

March 6, 2019

The Continuous Improvement Funding Menu

Time and again when visiting prospective clients, we hear the refrain “We’re too busy at the moment to start a lean programme” or, just as likely “It’s not in this year’s training budget”. These responses…

January 29, 2019

The role of the contract Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Black Belt The Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (BB) is a professional who is well versed in the Lean Six Sigma methodology, who leads improvement projects, typically in a full-time role. A Lean Six…

January 16, 2019

Measure up or pay up!

History is littered with examples of bad decisions, made on bad measurement data, and their very expensive consequences. In 1999, NASA lost the Mars Orbiter, which was designed to study the Martian climate & atmosphere. It…

September 30, 2018

Innovation Nation – How Ireland is rocking the Innovation vibe

The Star Trek transporter is my favourite invention of the future. What’s yours? Long renowned for our novelists and poets, Ireland ranks high in the nations of the world in terms of literary innovation. When…

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…

Current News Updates

February 13, 2020

Tech tip: Minitab ‘Quick Start’ Web E-Learning

Minitab is providing free lessons on how to prepare and analyse different data types in the new-look Minitab Statistical Software. Click here for details.

February 12, 2020

ICBE Best Practice Visit to Coca Cola Ballina, Co. Mayo: 26th February 2020

Continuing their well-established series of best practice site visits, ICBE are leading a team of 20 people to visit Ballina Beverages. Member cost is €100 per person (to be donated to local charity). Non members may also…

February 11, 2020

IDA Achieves All FDI Targets for 2015 to 2019

In January 2020 the IDA announced that employment levels in its client companies have now reached 245,096 –  the highest ever number employed in the multinational sector, exceeding targets set by Government contained in IDA…

January 16, 2020

Tech tip: Testing The Testers Using Gauge R&R

Many companies are required to prove the reliability of their test equipment & inspection processes to their customers.  Click HERE to see how iStone Technologies used gauge R&R to build customer confidence.