We are an industry led business network from the West & North West of Ireland linked with 3rd level Academic Institutions, IDA, Enterprise Ireland, Local Enterprise Office and Chambers of Commerce.

Our Mission is to promote Lean methodologies across all sectors and to share ideas that foster competitiveness for success.

Each year we develop a calendar of events, a mix of seminars and best practice visits to companies within and outside the region.


  Activity Host Location
April 9th Part II – Control Chart CalculationsWebinar (Tuesday 9th April @ 12 Noon)

This is a follow-on webinar from the first session held in March. Following that webinar, there were a number of requests to host a more detailed session on how to select and draw a control chart with the Upper and Lower Control limits. This session will also be hosted by IT Sligo lecturer Brian Coll. Register for this event: https://wnwlean-network-2.eventbrite.ie

West North West Lean Network Webinar
April 24th Strategy Deployment – 

Ballina Beverages are inviting members of the West/North West Lean Network to visit their site on the 24th April 13:30pm.  The visit will focus on Strategy Deployment and include a tour of the facility.

Register for this event Strategy Deployment @ Ballina Beverages – West/North West Lean Network

Ballina Beverages Mayo
May 8th
 A practical journey in Lean HealthcareJoin Mr. Justin Kerr – Head of the Department of Nursing & Health Science @ GMIT, Castlebar, Co Mayo, who will present on the application of lean within the Healthcare Industry.

Register for this event A practical journey in Lean Healthcare (GMIT) – West/North West Lean network

September 10th Site Visit Fort Wayne Mayo
October, Date TBC Site Visit Skylark Galway
November, Date TBC Site Visit Masonite Leitrim
December, Date TBC Site Visit Allergan Mayo

Previous Events

Date Event Location

Apr ’18


Network Launch


GMIT Castlebar

May ’18 Site Visit

“Our Shingo Journey”

Abbvie, Sligo
Sep ‘18 Seminar

Getting Started with Lean – How it can increase profits and reduce stress

GMIT, Castlebar
Sep ‘18 Seminar

Visualisation of data – Visualisation techniques that improve performance

GMIT, Castlebar
Sep ‘18 Site Visit

5S & Visual Management

Hollister, Ballina, Mayo
Oct ‘18 Site Visit

“Setting up lean in a new facility”

Zimmer Biomet, Oranmore, Galway
Nov ‘18 Seminar

Getting started with Lean and Data Visualisation

Nov ‘18 “Core methodologies from our GROWTTH ® system” Vistamed, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim

The Lean Business West/North West Lean Network Team

Michael Heneghan Abbott Ireland,

Caroline Mullan IT Sligo

 Robert Hernan Enterprise Ireland

 Michael Gill  GMIT

Paula McNicholas Lean Team Strategies

Tony Hegarty Ordu

John Hegarty, Baxter,

Jim McGuinness Hollister,

Seani Devlin AbbVie

George Onofrei Letterkenny IT

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