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22/10/2018

Probability & Statistics – Free Kindle

CK-12’s Advanced Probability and Statistics - Second Edition is a clear presentation of the basic topics in statistics and probability,...
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17/10/2018

Lean Immersion – FPT Workshop (Nov 2018)

This highly interactive workshop introduces key lean concepts including team based problem solving, line balancing, takt time, push vs. pull systems,...
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15/10/2018

IRDG Leading Innovation For Business Growth (Oct 2018)

Business professionals from all backgrounds are invited to attend this national event which will connect people from diverse industry sectors...
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26/09/2018

Process capability Cpk or Ppk – What’s the difference?

This short article from Minitab provides a very good visual explanation of the differences between Cpk and Ppk. Wonder no...
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25/09/2018

Enterprise Ireland Launches Operational Excellence Funding

If you are an SME employing more than 10 people, and have been trading profitably for more that 5 years, you...
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15/09/2018

Innovation That Delights

Every so often we come across a fun and innovative way of marketing a highly practical product. This little 2-minute...
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27/08/2018

Creating a two axis chart in Excel

This useful 6-minute video shows how to create combo charts in Excel, where two different Y axis values are used....
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24/08/2018

Why Ireland is tops for Software Companies

The following little infographic provides a history of the arrival of software companies to Ireland and the reasons for choosing Ireland....
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22/08/2018

Lean Sigma Quality at IT Sligo

For those of us who cannot travel to public workshops, IT Sligo’s MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), takes the form...
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29/07/2018

Error Proofing / Poka Yoke Device

The AIAG comprehensive manual is the definitive guide to achieving a “zero error” culture in manufacturing processes. Customers' satisfaction will...
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27/07/2018

Lean Restaurant Management

Here's a 15-minute video that takes us a long way from high volume manufacturing! The owner of this Co. Galway restaurant,...
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24/07/2018

How secure is your Supply Chain? (July 2018)

Can you guarantee security of supply to your customers? Do you even know the risks to your supply chain security?...
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19/05/2018

Two Day Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training – June 2018 (Athlone)

On this 2-day workshop Yellow Belt candidates will learn basic process problem solving, teamwork and statistical analysis techniques. They will then be...
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07/04/2018

Lean Immersion Workshop – 03rd May 2018 (Athlone)

Ever wonder how lean applies in your environment? This one-day workshop provides attendees with a complete immersion in lean manufacturing...
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02/04/2018

Engineers Ireland annual conference: 13th April 2018 (Limerick)

Engineers Ireland Annual Conference 2018 will take place on Friday, 13th April 2018 in The Strand Hotel, Limerick. The conference...
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25/03/2018

Effective networking at learning events

With the wide range of Operational Excellence seminars and conferences available in Ireland at the moment, there little excuse for...
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12/03/2018

Lean Six Sigma skills in demand in the Irish Jobs Market

A quick trawl of the website IrishJobs.ie, using the search strings 'lean' and ‘six sigma’, for all jobs in all locations, yielded...
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02/03/2018

Tech Tip: Hypothesis testing

Have I made a difference? Often our perception deceives us when eager to identify change! Click on the title link to...
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23/02/2018

Improving packaging quality in Medical Device

At the Boston Scientific Costa Rica facility, packaging engineer Daniel Calvo Camacho led an effort to streamline packaging for guidewires,...
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15/02/2018

Tech Tip: Pareto Charting

Little did Pareto know how useful his chart would become to problem solvers. See how to construct a Pareto chart...
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13/02/2018

National Engineers’ Week: 24th February – 2nd March 2018

Engineers Week is a week-long festival of nationwide events celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The annual event is...
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30/01/2018

Ireland’s competitiveness: IDA year end results 2017

IDA Ireland client companies employ 210,443 people in Ireland. On January 5th last the IDA published its 2017 End of...
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09/01/2018

Workplace visualisation: Online course with Gemba Academy

To see this simple series of well-illustrated videos on workplace visual management, click here.
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15/12/2017

Non-Normal Data

What if your data is not normal? Click here for Minitab guidelines on identifying your data distribution. Contact us for a...
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30/11/2017

Case Study: How Crayola developed the perfect crayon

Ever wonder just how companies use statistical software to complement their improvement programmes? Look no further. This case study from...
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13/09/2017

SAS (JMP) data analytics forum Ireland 2017: 28th September 2017 (Dublin)

The SAS Ireland’s free flagship conference focuses on the future of analytics and gives you a unique insight into the...
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03/09/2017

Future in Medtech Ireland 2017: 12th September 2017, Croke Park (Dublin)

Subtitled ‘Operational Excellence Driving a Sustainable MedTech Sector’ this event brings together senior-level executives and decision-makers from the Irish Medical...
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28/08/2017

2017 Europe Biotechnology conference: 26th & 27th September 2017 (Dublin)

The Biopharmaceutical industry has made a capital investment of approximately $8 billion in new facilities in Ireland, most of which...
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17/08/2017

SAS (JMP) data analytics forum Ireland: 28th September 2017 (Dublin)

The SAS Ireland’s free flagship conference focuses on the future of analytics and gives you a unique insight into the...
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25/07/2017

Risk based process improvements: FMEA guidelines

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) determines and maintains quality standards governing the automotive industry and its many layers of...
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30/06/2017

Tech Tip: Minitab 18 has been launched

To register for a free webinar outlining the new features in Minitab18, or download a free trial.
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16/05/2017

Enterprise Excellence Ireland: 31st May 2017 Croke Park (Dublin)

Enterprise Excellence Ireland 2017 will bring together over 400 Lean Managers from the Irish business community to openly discuss the implementation...
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12/05/2017

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...
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30/04/2017

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!
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11/04/2017

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...
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03/03/2017

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...
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15/02/2017

Future in pharmaceuticals conference: 22nd February 2017 Croke Park (Dublin)

This year’s theme is energy efficiency in the Irish pharmaceutical, medical & chemical manufacturing sector. Attendees will include who are...
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02/01/2017

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....
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