The West/North West Lean Network was officially launched by Michael Heneghan, Business Excellence & Portfolio Manager with Abbott on April 24th 2018 at GMIT Castlebar.

This industry led business network aims to ‘promote lean methodologies and share ideas that foster competitiveness for success’

The West/North West Lean Network Team of businesses, 3rd level academic Institutes and Chambers of Commerce have come together from two regions to create a dynamic network for business, about business and driven by business.

During 2018, the network will host lean seminars, establish best practice visits and drive discussion about the best practices for manufacturing and services industries that help companies stay at the cutting edge of competitiveness.

Speakers from AbbVie, Fort Wayne and Clinical Cabinets spoke about their lean journeys and both the IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland shared the supports available to help companies with their Lean implementation programmes. Hosted by GMIT, about 70 people attended the event and created an excellent networking opportunity for businesses from the two regions.