Lean in Business centres on eliminating non-value-adding operations, equipment, and resources and, while many companies start the journey, the more successful are those who commit adequate resources to their lean undertakings and work to a structured plan . 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 a mindset for change but its adaptation can be challenging, but rewarding.
This Conference will examine how companies, through developing a Mindset for Lean, are reaping excellent results.
Expert panellists will share their experiential knowledge of the changes required in their respective organisations to attain a Return from their Lean investment.
The winner of the inaugural ‘Mid-West Lean Continuous Improvement Award’ will also be announced on the day, following presentations from the 3 shortlisted companies. This Award is sponsored by LBS Partners.
07.30am: Registration & light refreshments
08.00am: Welcome & Introduction: Claude Costelloe, Chair, Mid-West Lean Network
Session 1 – Creating a Mindset for Lean
08.15am Philip Rossiter, Operational Excellence Manager, Ballina Beverages (Coca-Cola)
Topic: ‘Using the Shingo model to create a sustainable LEAN culture’
08.45am Jonathan Wilson, Production Manager & Lean Champion, UNICOM Engineering
Topic: ‘Adopting a Problem-Solving mindset’
09.15am Jude Carey, Head of Asset Management, Irish Rail
Topic: ‘Delivering superior Enterprise Value through LEAN’
09:45am Brendan Foley, Managing Director and Founder, Seachange Now
Topic: ‘Overcoming resistance to LEAN programmes’
10.15am Richard Burke , Managing Director, Resilience Matters
Topic: ‘The Resilient Mind @ Work: A Case Study on how to reduce organisational stress’
10.45am Q&A with presenters
11.00am Tea/Coffee and Networking
Session 2 – Our Lean Journeys
11.30am Virgin Media – Stacy Franklin, Senior Business Process Improvement Manager
12.00am Microsemi Ireland – Ollie Ruane, Senior Specialist, Training & CI
12.30pm Organic Lens Manufacturing (Essilor Group) – Adrian Gleeson, GM
Session 3 – Awards & Guest Speaker
14.00pm Introduction: Continuous Improvement Award 2018
14.05pm Presentations by Shortlisted Companies
14.50pm Announcement of the winner
15.00pm Guest Speaker: Adrian Furey, VP, Global Reconstruction Division, Zimmer Biomet
15.50pm Main Sponsor & Closing Remarks
Fees: €60 including refreshments and lunch.
Please book online to secure your place.
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