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We are an industry led business network from the West & North West of Ireland linked with 3rd level Academic Institutions, IDA, Enterprise Ireland, Local Enterprise Office and Chambers of Commerce.

Our Mission is to promote Lean methodologies across all sectors and to share ideas that foster competitiveness for success.

Each year we develop a calendar of events, a mix of seminars and best practice visits to companies within and outside the region.


February 26thWorkshop/Site VisitWest North West Network & ICBE/Ballina BeveragesMayo
June 9thSite VisitFort Wayne MetalsMayo

Previous Events

Apr ’18Network LaunchGMIT Castlebar
May ’18Site Visit “Our Shingo Journey”Abbvie, Sligo
Sep ‘18Seminar Getting Started with LeanGMIT, Castlebar
Sep ‘18Seminar Visualisation of dataGMIT, Castlebar
Sep ‘18Site Visit - 5S & Visual ManagementHollister, Ballina, Mayo
Oct ‘18Site Visit “Setting up lean in a new facility”Zimmer Biomet, Oranmore, Galway
Nov ‘18Seminar- Getting started with Lean and Data VisualisationITSligo
Nov ‘18“Core methodologies from our GROWTTH ® system”Vistamed, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim
April '19Part II – Control Chart Calculations – Webinar (Tuesday 9th April @ 12 Noon)West North West Lean Network
April '19Strategy Deployment – Ballina Beverages
May '19  A practical journey in Lean HealthcareGMIT
December '19Site VisitFort Wayne

The Lean Business West/North West Lean Network Team

Michael Heneghan Abbott Ireland,

Caroline Mullan IT Sligo

 Robert Hernan Enterprise Ireland

 Michael Gill  GMIT

Paula McNicholas Lean Team Strategies

Tony Hegarty Ordu

John Hegarty, Baxter,

Jim McGuinness Hollister,

Seani Devlin AbbVie

George Onofrei Letterkenny IT