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February 8, 2024

TECH TIP: MUG’S GUIDE TO DOE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Using DOE with an online simulator as a foundation, this Excel-based Mug’s Guide shows the background calculations to DOE outputs. The software used is JMP, however it can be easily adapted for Minitab. Click on…

February 8, 2024

The AI Revolution in Product Development: 27March 2024, 1:30pm Ireland time

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to revolutionize all aspects of business, particularly new product development (NPD). This online masterclass with Bob Cooper, President of Product Development Institute, is particularly suited for individuals who are directly…

February 8, 2024

Confessions of a Lean Consultant: Galway, 29th February 2024

Don’t miss the Agile Lean Ireland Galway meet-up at the PorterShed on Thursday 29th February. I’m honoured to be co-presenting with Chris Sims. Chris will describe 4 simple but powerful techniques to break big user stories. I will…

January 10, 2024

TECH TIP: STATISTICAL THINKING WITH JMP

The good people at JMP have we created Statistical Thinking for Industrial Problem Solving (STIPS) course. This online statistics course is available – for free – to anyone interested in building practical skills in using…

January 10, 2024

CHAT GPT’S INTERPRETATION OF THE SIX SIGMA PHILOSOPHY

Whilst I wouldn’t use Chat GPT to ask about relationships or predict future trends, it can be a useful  source of information where a large body of factual literature already exists. I recently asked the…

January 10, 2024

LEAN BUSINESS IRELAND ANNUAL CONFERENCE: 29th May 2024, Cork

The speaker line-up is already set for this year’s conference. With 32 Speakers, 36 Solution Suppliers, 16 Workshops, and an expected attendance of 700 Delegates, this is an event not to be missed.

November 23, 2023

TECH TIP: 5S WORKPLACE ORGANISATION

Not that technical a tip maybe? This is a fun video that shows why 5S is always a team effort.Video courtesy of the LOL ComedyHa! team. Click below to be inspired. Enjoy!

November 23, 2023

IDA RE-BRANDING

On 8th November last IDA announced its first rebrand in over 40 years. The vibrant green colour of the logomark and the bespoke typeface are designed to exude confidence with a nod to Irish personality…

November 23, 2023

JOIN A LEAN NETWORK TODAY

Interested in joining  a lean community of practice, but don’t know where to start? Look no further than your regional Lean forum. These networks of lean practitioners organise regular meetings and best practice visits. Click…

October 10, 2023

TECH TIP: PRESENTATION WORTHY PROCESS MAPS

This e-book will show you how to use the design elements in Minitab Workspace to your advantage when creating a process map. You will learn the key considerations for making your process maps not only aesthetically pleasing, but…