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IRDG Lean Product Development Programme

Lean Product Development (LPD) focuses on the elimination of waste in all facets of the product development and innovation process. It provides a very practical tool-kit for better, faster, cheaper execution of product development projects.

IRDG’s Lean Product Development offering stands on it’s own in Ireland. Approved for funding support by Enterprise Ireland and IDA, this practical & proven programme is already adding real value for companies doing Research, Development and Innovation.

Designed for an Irish audience by our expert team, in collaboration with Ron Mascitelli (global LPD thought-leader), the programme takes all the benefits of lean, and applies them in a very thoughtful and relevant way to the changeable, dynamic nature of the innovation world. The result is an approach which fits right in with existing product development processes, and can be applied in any sector, boosting current activities.

IRDG’s LPD programme is delivered over 4 months, for a group of up to 12 companies, with 2-4 people per company attending. In addition to the content, there’s immense value through one-to-one coaching, peer learning with the cross-sectoral companies attending, and in the application of the tools to an existing in-house programme.

Who Should Attend

CEOs / GM who want to understand how to discover real customer value

Research, Development & Innovation Leaders and team members who want to

- Upskill / better understand specific aspects of Lean Product Innovation
- Lead the practical implementation of Lean Product Innovation within their businesses

Middle management who need to know how Lean Product Development can generate more value for their business

Lean Product Development Programme outline

Duration

4 days & optional 3 days in-house consultancy

Course Certification

CPD Certified so participants can accumulate CPD hours

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Value Stream Mapping

Course Description Value Stream Mapping is a high level tool that enables a management team in a manufacturing environment to take a systems approach to implementing operational excellence and customer satisfaction. A VSM Workshop is facilitated on an annual basis during which "one year’s worth" of projects is identified to further enhance customer service and process performance.

Learning Objective:
At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
– Understand the purpose and performance of a high level value stream map
– Have a physical detailed VSM for the product (order processing, planning, purchasing, production, quality and distribution)
– Have identified measures of customer values in key processes
– Have a list of prioritised issues and action items on which to work on during a one year period, that will deliver a more robust, lower cost and customer friendly process and have identified key performance metrics, the achievement of which will help to guarantee consistent delivery of customer value.

ESS Ltd Value Stream Mapping Course Outline

Duration

One Day

Course Certification

Certificate of Completion 7 Hours CPD Credits

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Problem Solving

Course Description Problem Solving is Central to Lean Management and is the primary method of realising improved performance. Problems are welcomed in a Lean Culture. A culture of hiding problems is a far bigger problem then raising and solving problems every day.

Learning Objectives:
– Create an understanding of the concept of Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
– To impart a familiarity with analytical tools utilised in the determination of Root Causes
– To teach the members of the class how to effectively analyse problems, determine their Root Causes and define Corrective Actions.

ESS Ltd Problem Solving Course Outline

Duration

Two Days

Course Certification

Certificate of Completion 14 Hours CPD Credits

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Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Course Description One of the founding principles of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is to increase equipment effectiveness so that the equipment is operated to it’s full productive potential and maintained at that high level.

To maximise equipment effectiveness, a measure tool that help you pinpoint and understand your equipment problems is required, so that you can take the necessary steps to eliminate the problems. The key to this understanding is OEE.

Learning Objectives:
– Have a thorough understanding of the practical realities of the OEE measurement process for a range of applications and industries
– Know the milestones and key success factors and potential inhibitors for design, implementation and sustaining the OEE measurement process.
– Know some of your options for OEE software

ESS Ltd Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Course Outline

Duration

One Day

Course Certification

Certificate of Completion 7 Hours CPD Credits

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Master Class in Maintenance Management

Cost effective maintenance must be planned, it does not happen by chance and it requires a cost-effective strategy which is constantly kept up to date. This course emphasises the importance that continuous improvement plays that ensuring that maintenance remains cost-effective in a constantly changing business environment.

Learning Objectives:
-Apply basic analytical techniques which have proved valuable in solving practical maintenance problems
– Understand basic management principles and techniques
– Discriminate between modern condition monitoring techniques
– Develop a logical approach to the formulation of a Maintenance Strategy

ESS Ltd Masterclass in Maintenance Management Course Outline

Duration

Nine Days

Course Certification

Certificate of Completion 63 Hours CPD Credits

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Lean Tools & Techniques

65% of all Lean Implementations fail and anyone looking to implement Lean or take it to the next level you will need to understand why. You will need to know what Tools and Techniques are available, how they are used in best practice situations and what you can expect to get from them.

Learning Objectives:
This workshop will attempt to answer the following 5 questions
– What do we mean by Lean?
– How should a Lean Implementation take place, where do we start?
– How do we go about creating the right environment to make it happen?
– How do we sustain the gains?
– What are the common pitfalls to avoid?

ESS Ltd Lean Tools & Techniques Course Outline

Duration

Two Days

Course Certification

Certificate of Completion 14 Hours CPD Credits

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Lean Management - Continuous Improvement Fundamentals

Lean Management is the strategy for Operational Excellence based on clearly defined values to engage people in continuously improving safety, morale, quality, cost and productivity. This course covers Lean from both a manufacturing and a service perspective.

Learning Objectives:
This one day workshop will introduce key Lean concepts and strategies for a successful Lean pilot and wider journey for your organisation.

ESS Ltd Lean Management – Continuous Improvement Fundamentals Course Outline

Duration

One Day

Course Certification

Certificate of Completion 7 Hours CPD Credit

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Lean Maintenance (TPM)

TPM is often the first place to begin the journey towards Lean Transformation because it creates a manufacturing environment of stability, reliability and capability. A stable infrastructure is a critical foundation that must be built before more tightly coupled Lean practices can be introduced and more importantly sustained.

Learning Objective:
This one day workshop will introduce key TPM concepts, root cause analysis and the strategies for a successful TPM pilot and wider journey.

ESS Ltd Lean Maintenance (TPM) Course Outline

Duration

One & Two Day Option

Course Certification

Course Certification 7 Hours CPD Credits (1 day) 14 Hours CPD Credits (2 day)

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