Lean, Green and Specialist Service Providers Directory Search

In order to become listed on this directory, service providers must demonstrate expertise and experience in each area they are listed for. The agencies convene two meetings a year with the directory members to discuss the Lean and Green programmes and to identify areas for development within the Service Provider cohort. The performance of service providers is tracked and monitored, providing a degree of quality assurance. The creation of the Lean SWIFT guide, NSAI SWiFT 11:2013, Driving Competitiveness using Lean, means that the service providers working as part of the national lean effort are basing their work on a national guide, ensuring you are “not being sold an old piece of rope”.

The wide geographic spread of service providers lets you choose a service provider close to your business. The broad spread of experience and expertise on offer allows you to identify a service provider with the background, scale and expertise to best suit your current needs.

Lean Service Providers Directory : profiles provided by each service provider on their expertise and experience with Lean projects.
Green Service Providers Directory: profiles provided by each service provider on their expertise and experience with Environmental projects
Specialist Lean Service Providers Directory: profiles provided by each service provider on their specialist expertise that supports lean implementation.

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My key objective is to build a mind-set into your organisational culture of Continuous Improvement. True North Consultants have direct expertise in finding the right lean approach and tools that can work for your business and team. I offer direct support to working with local leadership to identify the issues that matter most to your business, customers and team so that we focus our efforts in resolving those issues sustainably and for good so that efforts can move onto the next key opportunity.

Building up the teams knowledge in the application of lean tools to enable on-going future improvement is central to my approach. A successful outcome to me is leaving a lasting improvement in place at the organisation and a growing hunger and confidence in the team to apply lean tools to continuously improve for the organisation and its customers.

  • LEAN - Automation, LEAN - Business Process Tools & Technologies, LEAN - Factory Layout, LEAN - Finance, LEAN - HR, LEAN - Logistics, LEAN - Operations & Lean, LEAN - Product/Service Development, LEAN - Strategy, LEAN - Supply Chain, LEAN - Visualisation of MIS
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TW Performance Solutions Ltd

TW Solutions offers a hands-on, Lean-practiced, Senior Business Transformation professional with a proven track record in delivering high impact Lean transformations. TW is a results focused & proficient communicator who collaborates with company seniors to deliver transformations that empower and encourage all employees to drive significant and continuous business performance improvement.

She has 27 years experience working, leading and consulting in a services environment including 9 years experience delivering Lean transformations. The results speak for themselves – achieved productivity gains of 23% on average across 35 different services operations teams & businesses.

Training modules designed to produce practical outputs and actionable next steps. Build lean capability through classroom training followed by coaching and applied learning.

Held a number of operations management positions over a 20 year period before transitioning to lead a regional business transformation programme in November 2009. This rare skill combination enables TW to understand business transformation from a number of different perspectives. Understanding and appreciating the daily challenges Operations teams face features in the design of all TW Performance Solutions’ Lean service offerings.

Specialties: Lean Transformation, Lean plus, Lean Start, Change Management, Business Process Improvement, Performance Strategy, Business Stabilization & Development, People Development, Cultural change, Kaizen Events.

  • LEAN - Finance, LEAN - HR, LEAN - Operations & Lean, LEAN - Product/Service Development, LEAN - Sales, LEAN - Strategy, LEAN - Visualisation of MIS
Sectoral Experience
  • Financial Services (Mainly Large Multi-Nationals), Global FMCG, IT Solutions Providers (Mainly SMEs undergoing significant growth)
Business Profile

EI Clients - 50%, Overseas Companies - 50%

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Umstot and Facilities Solutions LLC

Our team’s experience, expertise and qualifications are specific to the AEC sector and come from a 360 degree perspective (i.e. trade, design, management and executive level experience in engineering, construction and facilities management roles as well as leadership roles planning and delivering multi-billion dollar (euro) Government sector capital programs)
David Umstot is the lead author of the book titled Lean Project Delivery | Building Championship Project Teams published in 2017. Lead author of the paper titled "Metrics of Public Owner Success in Lean Design, Construction, and Facilities Operation and Maintenance" that was presented and published at the 2014 International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) conference. It is the largest study of public sector Lean project delivery metrics in the United States to date.

  • LEAN - Agile Business, LEAN - Business Process Tools & Technologies, LEAN - Finance, LEAN - HR, LEAN - Marketing, LEAN - Operations & Lean, LEAN - Strategy, LEAN - Supply Chain, LEAN - Visualisation of MIS
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VAE Consultancy

Offering Lean Principles training, consultation, advice, project scoping, teaching lean concepts and how these can benefit your company.  Empowering staff with the use of lean tools to encourage ownership and increase productivity and deliver overall commitment and better customer service.  Experienced consultant with over 10 years’ experience in the printing and labelling industry and a further 20 years’ experience in both Finance and Management. Typical cost and time savings in previous projects have generated in excess of €50,000 as a result of waste reduction and productivity improvements.

  • LEAN - Factory Layout, LEAN - Finance, LEAN - Management Information Systems (MIS), LEAN - Operations & Lean, LEAN - Sales, LEAN - Visualisation of MIS
Sectoral Experience
  • Concrete, Roof Tiles and Plastic Moulding
  • Manufacturing of Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Self-Adhesive Label Manufacture
  • Print & Packaging
Business Profile

EI - 55% , LEO - 45%

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Vector Improvements Ltd

Vector Improvements Ltd is a consulting business focused on guaranteed step change operational and financial improvement projects across the Manufacturing Industry. Our offer encompasses people, processes and systems and our fees are contingent on project success.

Vector follow a robust approach to identify the biggest performance issues and provide the coaching and tools to support the business to overcome them. Our methodology is much broader than the principles of lean thinking. Our projects deliver output improvement working shoulder to shoulder with the existing client team to make a sustainable step change. This is centered on the transfer of knowledge to those businesses, building efficiencies into how they operate and ultimately driving their competitiveness and profitability.

Our team has extensive expertise in Sales and Operations Planning, Stock Management, Logistics & Distribution, Procurement, Workforce Efficiency, Process Improvement (LSS), Efficiency Improvement, Leadership Coaching and Team Development.

Our fees are contingent on success so we have been able to grow through a track record of delivering our clients tangible results. To date, new business has been generated solely through referrals. There is demand for our services and our challenge is growing our team of consultants to meet ongoing and planned demand.

  • LEAN - Factory Layout, LEAN - HR, LEAN - Logistics, LEAN - Management Information Systems (MIS), LEAN - Operations & Lean, LEAN - Procurement, LEAN - Supply Chain, LEAN - Visualisation of MIS
Sectoral Experience
  • Aircraft Carrier, Non Metallic Minerals Processing Plants - Cement, Sand & Tile Plants
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Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001

  • GREEN - Environmental Management Systems
Sectoral Experience
  • Aerospace, Electronics, Engineering
  • Airports, Hire Company
Contact Details
  • Darren Greenan
  • 086 8152850
  • darrengreenan@vfecto.com
  • http://www.vfecto.com
  • Trained in EI Benchmarking Tools

  • Suite 3, Davidson House, Glenavy Rd Business Park, Glenavy Rd, Moira, BT9 6RX

  • Aviemore House, 6 Hill Street, Monaghan

  • Unit 2 Red Cow Interchange Estate, Ballymount, Dublin 22

VFECTO are all about the execution of your strategy. We only employ experienced people with real industry experience. Our Lean roadmap helps us work with the customer to establish what is the right "tool" or approach needed depending on where they are on their journey to continuous improvement. We pride ourselves on the amount of repeat work we get, are always focussed on delivering improved capability within the team, but also hard business benefits.

As well as our Lean expertise we also are expert project and programme managers, providing companies with much needed expertise and independent oversight on valuable projects. Our rigorous management system allows all stakeholders to pin point when things are going wrong quickly and then react accordingly.

Our third area of expertise is in the area of business and quality systems implementation, and the integration of these to deliver easy to use and operate systems that drive real value to the bottom line.

  • LEAN - Agile Business, LEAN - Benchmarking Exercises, LEAN - Business Process Tools & Technologies, LEAN - Environment/Sustainability, LEAN - Factory Layout, LEAN - Finance, LEAN - HR, LEAN - Management Information Systems (MIS), LEAN - Operations & Lean, LEAN - Procurement, LEAN - Product/Service Development, LEAN - Quality, LEAN - Sales, LEAN - Strategy, LEAN - Supply Chain, LEAN - Visualisation of MIS
Sectoral Experience
  • Fit out - internal fit out specialist, House Building, Utilities - Gas Mains Installations & Maintenance, Water Metre Installation & Maintenance
  • Full Electronic Box Build, Gas Sensing Technology, PCB Assembly, Power Supply Design and Build
  • Contract Engineering, Engineering Testing Company, Sheet Metal Design and Manufacturing
  • Bakeries/Bread manufacturing, Filling Lines Cereals, Fresh Meat - Ducks and Chicken, Jam, Various - Canning Lines Peas Beans
  • Aerospace, Automotive, Coach Building, Electronic Manufacturing, Industrial Ink, Lab testing, Light Manufacturing, Machine/Equipment Manufacturing, Metal Casting, Metal Fabrication, Packaging, Plastic Processing
  • AP/AR, Back Office Payroll, Banking, Data Management, HR Process Support
  • On Line Price Comparison Site for Insurance, Supported Start Up within Web Search and AI sector
  • Telecommunication Network Provider
Business Profile

EI Clients - 20%, LEO Clients - 10%, IDA Clients - 10%, Overseas Companies - 60%

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Visual Management

Visual Management Solutions, are a full service sign company who specialise in the production of lean management visual boards and accessories.  We operate from purpose built premises using the latest technology to produce quality practical solutions.  We have been operating in this industry for over thirty years and have built up a strong list of clients, both locally and nationally.  We operate an on time, every time policy.

  • SPECIALIST - Lean Management Visual Aid Boards & Accessories
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