Briefing to encourage local firms to go ‘Lean’ and avail of upcoming training programmes

Irish indigenous and multinational firms have achieved multi-billion euro savings as a result of adopting Lean methodologies in recent years, according to Shannon Chamber CEO, Helen Downes.

Announcing details of a Breakfast Briefing on Lean systems to be held at Shannon Airport House, Shannon Free Zone on Thursday, July 19th, Ms Downes said the briefing will feature a presentation by Limerick-based LBS Partners, who are experts in this field. A local firm that has implemented Lean concepts to significant effect will also relate their experiences at the event.

“It has been conclusively proven that the introduction of Lean systems has led to significant improvements in competitiveness and a marked reduction in waste for industries and companies of all sizes right across the various sectors.

“One of Shannon Chamber’s key objectives is to encourage and support local firms to upskill their staff and thereby improve their competitiveness. This detailed briefing on the various Lean programmes and their benefits offers a unique opportunity to local managements, as well as HR personnel, operational managers and team leaders, to obtain key information ahead of upcoming training programmes on the subject being organised by the Chamber,” Ms Downes added.

LBS Partners will outline their White, Yellow and Green-belt training programmes that impart the fundamentals of Lean and Six Sigma to participants. Shannon Chamber, in conjunction with LBS Partners, plans to commence training programmes in the different categories in September. Featuring a combination of workshop training sessions and in-company mentoring support, these programmes can also lead to participants receiving formal certification from the University of Limerick.

Firms wishing to upskill their workforce by enlisting employees for the forthcoming Lean programmes may also receive funding support through Shannon Chamber Skillnet.

People interested in attending the July 19 briefing should book online at

Registration is at 7.30 a.m. and the briefing will run from 8 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.