Lean in Business centres on eliminating non-value-adding operations, equipment, and resources. The success appending to introducing Lean into a business is dependent on what an organisation puts into it in terms of commitment and planning. The evidential benefits of Lean are manifold, most notably: improved quality; improved visual management; increased efficiency; and an easier to manage company. It does involve change and its adaptation can be challenging, but rewarding.

  • Event: Mid-West Lean Network Conference: Continuous Improvement Through People
  • Date: 08/11/2017
  • Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Venue: The Analog Devices Building, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick
  • Fees: €6o including refreshments and lunch.

Please book online to secure your place. 

Since its formation in November 2016, the Mid-West Lean Network has delivered a series of workshops focused on specific aspects of Lean. This inaugural Conference will look at Lean from the ‘People’ perspective. Expert panelists will share their experiential knowledge of preparing and embedding a Lean culture into an organisaton, whilst a panel of CEOs, in whose organisations Lean is a way of life, will sum up what Lean means to their bottom lines and how the benefits are viewed in the board room.

Conference Programme

Conference Moderator: Claude Costelloe, Operations Manager, Zimmer Biomet   

07:30 am: Registration & light refreshments

8:00 am: Welcome & Introduction:

Neil Enright, Chair, Mid-West Lean Network &

Dr. Ann Ledwith, Dean of Graduate & Professional Studies UL

Session 1 – Building a Lean Culture

08:15 am: Building a Lean Culture in an Organisation

Noel Hennessey, Director, Practical Lean Solutions

08:45 am: Continuous Improvement in a Medical Device start-up

Dave Keane, Operations Manager, Zimmer Biomet, Galway

09:15 am: Utilising Culture to Accelerate Operational Excellence

Colm Sheils, Director of Manufacturing Engineering, Boston Scientific

09:45 am: Cultivating an organisational culture

Dr Anca Misescu, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Limerick

10:15 am: Q&A with presenters

10:30 am: Tea/Coffee and Networking

Session 2 – Our Lean Journeys

11:00 am: Takumi Precision Engineering – Gerry Reynolds, Managing Director

11:30 am: Cook Medical – Pat Burke, Director of Operations

12:00 pm: Atlantic Aviation Group – Shane O’Neill, CEO

12:30 pm: AbbVie – Sandra McDonnell, Operational Excellence Program Manager

13.00 pm: Q&A with Panel

13:30 pm: LUNCH

14.30 pm: Motivational Speaker – Jim Gavin, Assistant Director in the Irish Aviation Authority (Dublin Football Manager)

Session 3 – The Transformational Power of Lean in an Organisation

15:00 pm: Panel Discussion

Mick Guinee, Managing Director, Ei Electronics
David Hanly, General Manager-IEPRO, Element Six Group
Nicole Mortimer, Head of Business Product, Marketing & Operations, Three
Additional panel speakers to be confirmed…

16:00 pm: Closing Remarks

Source: Shannon Chamber – Events