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Going Lean for SMEs - Kildare

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Osprey Hotel

Devoy Quarter

W91 X40K Naas

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The Lean Small Business

All businesses will of course be lean, but there is a world of difference between being frugal and applying the lean methodology. Being lean goes far beyond cost-cutting, however. The lean process enables organizations to speed up, be more competitive, and build the capability of their people to identify issues and improve their operations. From this they can increase capacity as they improve efficiency and effectiveness.

There is often a perception Lean can’t be applied outside of the manufacturing setting, but this is changing thanks to many successful lean initiatives in services.

What is Lean Thinking?

Lean is the belief that waste can occur in any process and the aim of a Lean project is to eliminate this wast and only have steps that add value to your clients. Implementing Lean is key to the states Brexit Plan by ensuring Irish companies are competitive. To meet this challenge state agencies like Enterprise Ireland, the IDA and the LEO network are promoting and encouraging Irish businesses to get LEAN, with various state supports to help you get started.

Applying Lean Thinking in your organisation will make will make your products and services more competitive and adopting a Lean Mindset will help you tackle this uncertainty head-on.

This session will introduce you to the principles of lean, the 8 wastes present in all processes, and how standardization can produce better quality outcomes for you and your clients. Through team based activities you will experience these concepts and leave planning improvements to how you work. Stuart will also outline the state supports available for implementing Lean, with a focus on those available Micros and SMEs through the LEO network.

  • 18-18.30 Registration & Networking
  • 18:30 - 20:00 An introduction to Lean, with practical activity and a review of the state supports available.
  • 20:00 – 20:30 Q & A, Wrap up & Networking

About the Facilitator

Stuart Nelson BA (Psych); Lean & Six Sigma Black Belt (Jigsaw Consulting)

Stuart works with organisations to solve problems and enable them to develop a Growth Mindset. Significant management and team leadership experience is combined with over 8 years coaching, training, and consulting. Recognizing the critical role of the individual in Lean improvements, Stuart completed psychological research into the leader’s role in team engagement, learning and openness to change. The findings of this research have been presented at academic and professional conferences. Stuart holds Black Belts in Lean and Six Sigma along with 3rd level qualifications in Psychology, Coaching, Innovation and training. He is an approved provider of the Enterprise Ireland and IDA Lean offer.

Jigsaw Consulting

Jigsaw work with organisations to develop an “Organisational Growth Mindset”. Our clients are successful businesses, we work with them to harness their existing strengths & talents to drive improvement.

Our team of partners have extensive commercial experience and apply this to organisations through coaching, training and consultancy. Using tools from Lean, Six Sigma & Design Thinking and Techniques such as coaching, mentoring & training, we are in the unique position to guide the person and the process through the change cycle.

We help make organisations better through creative problem solving, people development & process innovation.

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