Mid-West Lean Network: Workshop 7 – Strategic Policy Deployment

  • Event: Mid-West Lean Network: Workshop 7 – Strategic Policy Deployment
  • Date: 27/09/2019
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Venue: Cook Medical, O'Halloran Rd, Castletroy, Limerick,
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The Mid-West Lean Network: the second largest regional lean network in Ireland, after Waterford Institute of Technology’s Lean Enterprise Excellence Group, launched in November, was set up to strengthen and increase the existing culture of lean within the Shannon and the wider Mid-West region. Its aim is to enable each industry to broaden and strengthen their competitiveness through knowledge sharing and bench-marking against each other and different industries. 

 Registration from 8.00 am 


Workshop #7 will take place in Cook Medical and will focus on:  Strategic Policy Deployment


Strategic Policy deployment is the process that converts strategy into reality. Policy Deployment is a method for ensuring that the strategic goals of a company drive progress and action at every level within that company. This eliminates the waste that comes from inconsistent direction and poor communication.

This workshop will be jointly hosted by Cook Medical and Analog Devices.  The aim of this workshop is to provide an insight into how both companies have approached Policy Deployment.  Analog have a mature process and a number of years of experience in this area.  Cook Medical are relatively new to Continuous Improvement and are in the first year of this process.   During the workshop presenters will provide an overview of the following points relating to Strategic Policy Deployment as applied in Cook Medical and Analog Devices.

  • What is Strategic Policy Deployment
  • The process that was used to convert strategy into reality
  • Lessons learned from a mature process and from a first time deployment


About Cook Medical

Since 1963 Cook Medical has been finding solutions to improve the world’s healthcare systems for the patients and doctors we serve. Cook Medical has been in Limerick since 1993. We have evolved from a labelling and distribution center, to a European headquarters manufacturing minimally invasive medical devices. Limerick is also home to our EMEA Support Centre and product development Innovation Centre. We employ over 850 people in Ireland and manufacture 11 percent of Cook’s products worldwide. We have seven product families divided up into two divisions – Vascular and MedSurg. We manufacture 1.4 million medical devices each year, have 1,600 different part numbers and deliver to 7 different international distribution centres. In Ireland, we make Endoscopy, Urology and Peripheral Intervention products. We started our Continuous Improvement Journey at the end of 2016.

About Analog Devices

 Analog Devices (NASDAQ: ADI) is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of a broad portfolio of high performance analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (ICs) used in virtually all types of electronic equipment. Since our inception in 1965, we have focused on solving the engineering challenges associated with signal processing in electronic equipment. Used by over 100,000 customers worldwide, our signal processing products play a fundamental role in converting, conditioning, and processing real-world phenomena such as temperature, pressure, sound, light, speed, and motion into electrical signals to be used in a wide array of electronic devices. We focus on key strategic markets where our signal processing technology is often a critical differentiator in our customers’ products, namely the industrial, automotive, communications, and consumer markets.


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