February 12, 2019

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!

February 12, 2019

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…

January 28, 2019

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…

January 24, 2019

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

January 23, 2019

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.…

October 22, 2018

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.

October 17, 2018

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…

October 15, 2018

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…

September 26, 2018

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. 

September 25, 2018

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.