By adopting Lean methodologies and tools, enterprises can achieve significant improvements in competitiveness, according to Stephen Linnane, HR Manager with Shannon-based Element Six.
Mr Linnane was speaking ahead of a Breakfast Briefing on Lean systems organised by Shannon Chamber to be held at Shannon Airport House, Shannon Free Zone on Thursday next, July 19 at which Element Six will outline its commitment to Lean principles in a special case study presentation.
The July 19 Chamber briefing is to inform companies about training programmes on the various Lean categories which are planned to commence in September.
“We currently have 51 people having competed or are taking part in the yellow belt program and 8 undergoing the green belt program in our synthetic diamond super-materials plant. This training is being delivered by LBS Partners, who are experts in this field, with accreditation from the University of Limerick,” Mr Linnane added.
Thursday’s Breakfast Briefing, which will run from 8 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. (registration from 7.30 a.m.) will also feature a detailed presentation by LBS Partners on their proposed White, Yellow and Green-belt training programmes that impart the fundamentals of Lean and Six Sigma to participants. 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.
Helen Downes, CEO of Shannon Chamber said: “One of the 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 the upcoming training programmes on the subject.”
She added that the Shannon Chamber-promoted Skillnet is in a positon to provide funding support to firms wishing to upskill their workforce by enlisting employees for the forthcoming Lean programmes.
People interested in attending the July 19 briefing should book online at https://www.shannonchamber.ie/events/want-to-upskill-staff-improve-competitiveness-dont-miss-july-19-breakfast-briefing/
Attendance is free of charge.