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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…

January 16, 2020

Tech tip: Testing The Testers Using Gauge R&R

Many companies are required to prove the reliability of their test equipment & inspection processes to their customers.  Click HERE to see how iStone Technologies used gauge R&R to build customer confidence.

January 14, 2020

Lean Productivity & Continuous Improvement Expo – Dublin: 29th & 30th January 2020

A two-day event for those interested in improving their business performance, productivity and cost performance. To register for free, click here. The Expo event will be run over two days on at Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin.…

January 13, 2020

Small Changes, Big Difference

Once more the people at Fastcap are showing us how to foster operator-led lean improvements.  Experience 2-second Lean like you’ve never seen before. Lukas explains to Paul Akers how he shaved the process of making…

January 6, 2020

Tech tip: Hypothesis Testing

Does all that stuff about the null hypothesis and significance levels leave you cold? This dinky little video from the Khan Academy might just be the enlightenment you are seeking. 

January 6, 2020

Discovering Shingo

The 2017 book, Discover Excellence: An Overview of the Shingo Model and Its Guiding Principles, provides an introduction to the Shingo Model and prepares the reader for a deeper dive into the Shingo Guiding Principles. Readers will learn the…

December 20, 2019

Using Lean Six Sigma To Reduce Emergency Waiting Times

The lean six sigma approach to improving customer service and reducing variation can apply equally to manufacturing processes (e.g. in automotive and chemical plants), service process (e.g. in finance and insurance corporations) and healthcare processes…

November 9, 2019

Tech tip: Design of Experiments

Want to learn how to identify and optimise key inputs? This 15-minute video shows how DOE can be used to assist the validation of an adhesive bond process in medical device manufacture.