November 8, 2019

Toyota UK visit with Enterprise Ireland: 26th & 27th November 2019

Enterprise Ireland has been offered access to the Toyota Engine Manufacturing Plant in Deeside, North Wales. This will consist of two-day lean workshop/interaction with Toyota UK. For more information on costs and to register, please contact Stephen Reid…

October 2, 2019

5S in the Office

The paperless office is a myth…….or is it? The intrepid people in The Gemba Academy have recently published series of 5S video for the office. You may not learn how to get rid of paper,…

September 5, 2019

SPC for Excel version 6 is now available

In June 2019, the developers of the Excel add-on ‘SPC for Excel’ announced the launch of version 6. Click on the title link to download a free trial of this very handy statistical software package.…

September 5, 2019

Leading Innovation – IRDG National Conference, Kilkenny: 22nd October 2019

We’ll hear from executive coach and keynote Barry O’Reilly as he breaks down a transformative framework that shows leaders how to rethink their strategies, retool their capabilities, and revitalize their businesses for stronger, longer-lasting success.…

September 5, 2019

Best practice visit to Boston Scientific, Galway: 23rd October 2019

The pioneer of lean best practice visits in Ireland, the ICBE, is organising a visit that is open to members and non-members alike. Member cost is €100 per person (to be donated to local charity).…

July 24, 2019

Tech tip: Run Charts

A picture paints a thousand words. In this video we introduce the run chart – a simple graphical representation of process observations. Enjoy! Click to view the video.

July 24, 2019

Deliver on time – or else!

As a customer of Amazon’s Prime service, that guarantees delivery within 1, 2 or 3 days, I am fascinated by the sophisticated interrelated processes that enable the giant retailer to perform so well to customer…

July 24, 2019

Minitab launches version 19

In early June 2019, Minitab announced the launch of Minitab, version 19 and it is now available to download. Some of the new features in Minitab version 19 include the ability to analyse larger data…

June 14, 2019

Design Thinking Ireland Conference: 25th June 2019 (Croke Park, Dublin)

At Design Thinking Ireland 2019 you will hear directly from McKinsey and learn how they tracked the design practices of 300 publicly listed companies over a five-year period in multiple countries and industries. One of…

June 13, 2019

The IDA celebrate 70 years in Ireland

Last April, The American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland helped to celebrate the IDA’s 70 years in business by presenting the IDA with a Special Recognition Award. CEO Martin Shanahan received the award on behalf…