Quick Changeover (SMED) Then and Now
Want to understand how innovation, teamwork and standard work contribute to quick changeover? Take a look at this brilliant little 2- minute video. Enjoy!
Lean Immersion Workshop: 28th February 2019 (Athlone)
This one-day practical workshop introduces key lean concepts and practices. Participants work in teams to bring a loss-making company to profitability, using the lean approach. “Overall, I found the Workshop to be highly beneficial for those employees…
ANOVA gauge R&R on an Excel add-on
This short video provides guidelines on how to set up and analyse an ANOVA gauge R&R in the Excel add-on called ‘SPC for Excel’. For certain tasks, Excel add-ons are an excellent low-cost substitute for more…
Enterprise Ireland publishes 2018 Statement
Enterprise Ireland has published a statement on a very successful 2018. There are now 215K people employed in EI funded companies. To download the annual report click here
Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference (Feb 13th)
Subtitled ‘Creating an Innovative Manufacturing & Supply Chain Ecosystem’ this conference will exhibit new approaches and technology that have created significant organisational and process improvements in recent times. To see the agenda, please click here.…
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, with lots of worked examples and questions. It is free! Click the link to download.
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, and replenishment kanbans. Participants are challenged to work as a team in order to improve customer…
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 – all focused on growing their businesses through innovation. One of the keynote speakers, Holly…
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 more! Click HERE to access the article.
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 may be eligible for Enterprise Ireland’s Operation Excellence funding. Click HERE for details.