Skillnet

Helping Irish Businesses Find Their BETTER

Skillnet

Skillnet Ireland is an initiative of the government agency Skillnets, which supports a wide range of training and development programmes for Irish businesses. The Skillnet Ireland programmes includes the Lean Business Programme – of which LBS Partners is a proud key provider. Through the programme, we work with companies from the food and drink, manufacturing, engineering, financial and environmental sectors.

HOW WE IMPLEMENTED BETTER

We provide a training course to three participants from four companies involved in different sectors. This Lean Green Belt Programme is held over 5 days (two consecutive and one day a week for three weeks) and also includes an onsite project which is identified by the participants. Attendees include managers, team leaders and project managers, and each company attending the training course is assigned a consultant for mentoring. As a key outcome of the programme, attendees choose an in-house live project to be completed using the skills learnt on the training programme. Overall, the emphasis is on developing confidence, capability and practical application through supported project work.

Framework Tools Applied

  • Lean Principles & 8 wastes
  • Project Management Basics
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Process Mapping
  • Work Standardisation
  • 6S Workplace Organisation
  • Visual Management
  • Setup Reduction
  • Kanban
  • TPM & OEE
  • DMAIC Methodology
  • Problem Solving Techniques
  • A3 Methodology

WHAT GOT BETTER?

Participants have achieved Lean Green Belt level certification and project work has delivered on significant bottom-line improvements. Past projects have achieved:

Top customer complaints50% reduction
In line overtime50% reduction
Changeover improvement€140K savings
Line productivity20% improvement
OTD10% improvement
Customer Queries20% reduction

The LBS training and mentoring teams have been fantastic partners in delivering the objectives of the Management Works Lean Business Programme. Our clients have achieved better results and significant, sustainable bottom-line improvements with LBS Partners’ guidance

 

Brian Colleran, Programme Development Manager,Skillnet Ireland


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