An embroidery and printing manufacture who supply branded clothing to the nation.

Company Name
Academy Crests


35 North Point Business Park, New Mallow Rd, Cork, T23 EH9C



Allyson English VAE Consultancy Ltd

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“As a company we have found the Lean process to be massively beneficial to both staff and management alike. I would recommend this programme to any SME considering this move.”

Lean Start Project Objectives
  1. Improve workflow
  2. Document and standardise job sheets
  3. 5s workplace organisation
  4. Identify wastes
  5. Improved communication between departments
  6. Introduce KPI’s
Key Challenges
  1. Staff engagement slow to materialise but when programme up and running the buy in was good.
  2. Staff upskilling
Key Changes
  1. Improved workflow throughout the business
  2. Improved company layout
  3. Departmentalised the business and clarified key roles and responsibilities
  1. More efficient production processes
  2. Improved time management
  3. Reduction in wastes
  4. Improved communications
  5. Total savings per year of €48.2K