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May 11, 2020

Tech tip: Design of Experiments in the kitchen

Believe DOE is just for engineers? Think again! Here’s how to bake that perfect biscuit. This is one you can run with your children or housemates. Be sure to let us know how you get on. Click…

May 8, 2020

The Role of Toyota Kata in Business Recovery

Kata is a Japanese word used in martial arts and it describes a series or precise choreographed movements that are practiced alone or in groups during training. Recovering from a business set-back is a key…

May 7, 2020

Design of Experiments Online Course: Starting 12th May 2020

Want to learn how to shave 6 weeks off your product development time? This is what one of our clients succeeded in doing following a Design of Experiments (DOE) workshop. First Polymer Training Skillnet are…

April 6, 2020

eLearning is the new normal

·         Keen to learn but day-long workshops don’t suit? ·         Our online courses are easy to join, easy to follow, and contain a variety of learning materials to suit all learning styles. Courses are facilitated…

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.

February 12, 2020

ICBE Best Practice Visit to Coca Cola Ballina, Co. Mayo: 26th February 2020

Continuing their well-established series of best practice site visits, ICBE are leading a team of 20 people to visit Ballina Beverages. Member cost is €100 per person (to be donated to local charity). Non members may also…

February 11, 2020

IDA Achieves All FDI Targets for 2015 to 2019

In January 2020 the IDA announced that employment levels in its client companies have now reached 245,096 –  the highest ever number employed in the multinational sector, exceeding targets set by Government contained in IDA…