Lean
May 26, 2017

Improving lean capabilities awareness and achievement – Coughlan, Fynes, Keegan, Ledwith

The Lean Business Offer (LBO) is a three tiered programme delivered by Enterprise Ireland (EI) to help firms to improve their operations-based competitiveness. EI is the State body charged with the support and development of indigenous industry, and of multi-national corporations using natural resources. To date, 823 firms have participated in the LBO programme supported by EI. Earlier analysis of the broad
Lean
May 26, 2017

Improving Competitiveness Using Lean Principles – The Irish Experience -R Keegan

Ireland is a small island nation, located on the Western periphery of Europe. Our closest neighbour and largest trading partner is the United Kingdom. Our economy is based on an “Open” business model where we have organised ourselves to be export led. Per capita of population Ireland is one of the leading global export economies.
Lean
May 26, 2017

Implementing lean through a tiered response the Lean – Coughlan, Fynes, Keegan, Ledwith

With a particular focus on manufacturing firms in Ireland, this paper explores the overall question: How can the support of lean initiatives in firms be delivered and how is the progression from one stage to the next evident in practice and performance? The aim of this research is to contribute to the literature on lean capabilities and their progression towards maturity.
Lean Start
May 26, 2017

LeanStart Assignment Guidelines for the External Service Provider

Prior to commencement it is advisable for the consultant to contact the Company’s EI Development Advisor for company history and current business plans. On ‘Day 1’ of the assignment the work programme described in the application will be further developed, resulting in agreement on the client commitment, the productivity, and or cost improvement initiative.
Green Start
May 26, 2017

GreenStart Assignment Guidelines for External Service Providers

GreenStart is intended for clients unfamiliar with and/or lacking capability in business process improvement methodologies. It will give companies an introduction to the potential of using Environmental Best Practice to improve their competitiveness. It seeks to prepare clients
Green Plus
May 26, 2017

GreenPlus Assignment Guidelines for External Service Providers

The GreenPlus grant is intended to assist companies to deepen their capability in environmental best practice, in order to Deliver an improvement in company performance and competitiveness. Deliver an embedded and sustainable improvement in the company capability. Develop and embed staff skills in environmental best practice.
Environment
May 22, 2017

2015 Environment Management BPG

This guide provides an introduction to the effective environmental management of industrial processes, products & services. The aim of the guide is to introduce Environmental Management, the business benefits it provides and how to implement it in your business.
Lean
May 22, 2017

Made in Ireland 4 – Benchmarking Ireland’s SME’s

Irish businesses compete on world Markets. To do this effectively they must be competitive to international levels of performance. Our island location means that they must also overcome the challenges of distance.