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May 14, 2019

Is your organisation living Lean Values?

For many years now we have been supplied with a rich volume of literature, much of it originating in the United States, on lean practices and principles as exemplified by the Toyota organisation. From ‘Lean…

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…

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March 11, 2020

Tech tip: Free Takt Time and OEE Calculator App

Want to take the hassle out of calculating Takt Time and OEE? This free iOS app will do it for you. Be careful – the GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) principle applies!

March 10, 2020

Toyota Powering Ahead in the Profits Race

In case you think lean is a nice programme to undertake to improve internal efficiencies, this report will convince you of the lean drive (boom! boom!) for customer satisfaction. In a softening automotive market Toyota’s…

March 9, 2020

Participate in your Local Regional Lean Network

The old Irish saying ‘Ní neart to chuir le chēile’, which translates to ‘There is no strength without cooperation’, is being embodied by the various lean networks established throughout Ireland. To see how you can…

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.