Mid-West Lean Network Conference: Creating a Mindset for Lean

  • Event: Mid-West Lean Network Conference: Creating a Mindset for Lean
  • Date: 07/11/2018
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue: The Analog Devices Building, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick,
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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.


Conference Programme

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) 

08.45am             Jonathan Wilson, Production Manager & Lean Champion, Unicom Engineering

09.15am              Jude Carey, Head of Asset Management, Irish Rail 

09:45am              Brendan Foley, Managing Director and Founder, Seachange Now

10.15am               Richard Burke , Managing Director, Resilience Matters

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


13.00pm             LUNCH


Session 3 – Awards & Guest Speaker

14.00pm               Introduction: Continuous Improvement Awards 2018

14.05pm               Presentations by Shortlisted Companies

14.50pm               Announcement of the winner

15.00pm               Guest Speaker

15.50pm                Main Sponsor &Closing Remarks 


Fees: €60 including refreshments and lunch.

Please book online to secure your place. 


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