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May 23, 2018

Memberships & Accreditations

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September 27, 2017

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…

September 26, 2017


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September 8, 2017

A brief history of The Toyota Way

An oldie but goodie, his 15min video highlights the history and development of the Toyota production system. It shows clearly the inventiveness of the Toyota family, and their active encouragement of innovation and teamwork amongst Toyota employees.…

July 25, 2017

How to Change a Culture: Lessons from the Toyota / GM collaboration

In 1983 Toyota hired John Shook to head up its joint venture with General Motors, to be based in California. GM wanted to wanted to put an idle plant and work force back on line. Toyota faced…

June 18, 2017

“The future is not what it used to be!”

So said Gerard O’Neill at the recent IRDG annual Design Thinking conference at Kilmainham Hospital Dublin on 2nd June 2016. Gerard was one of a panel of many world class, informative and entertaining, speakers on…

Current News Updates

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.