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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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May 12, 2017

Free tips for success at online examinations

On Friday 5th May last, I sat and passed the ASQ six sigma online black belt examination. Prior to sitting the online exam, I was concerned about the loss of pencil and paper scribble functionality during…

April 30, 2017

The impact of Lean on order entry

This neat little 5 min case study demonstrates very clearly the benefits of the lean approach in the office. Enjoy!

April 11, 2017

JMP online seminar: 25th April 2017

Join JMP data experts Ian Cox and Robert Anderson for a complimentary seminar introducing statistical modelling and exploring how to apply the concept effectively. Link to register for the 3-hour seminar.

March 3, 2017

ISPE facility of the year (FOYA) 2017 – Abbott Longford

Congratulations to Abbott Longford, who were recently awarded ISPE facility of the year 2017. In 2012, the “Operational Excellence” project was initiated at Abbott, with the objective of creating a sustainable continuous improvement culture which…