Lean Plus

The Lean Plus is eligible for funding of up to €50,000

Lean Plus
lean programme

Lean Plus

The Lean Plus is eligible for funding of up to €50,000

Why Lean Plus?

The Lean Plus is a structured support programme for manufacturing and service companies looking to develop their core capabilities and develop their internal processes. The Lean Plus introduces lean thinking to an organisation and aims to deliver

  1. Increased Capacity through productivity
  2. Preparation and Implementation of ERP
  3. Improved Business Performance
  4. Better On Time Delivery
  5. Clear visibility of work
  6. Better leadership & communication
  7. Reduction in paperwork
  8. Strong customer focus
  9. Culture of Continuous Improvement.

Lean Plus programmes are funded by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland to their respective clients. The funding  allows access to independent, expert advise on lean and agile, plus the cost of internal training of lean champions, and the usage of internal resources in the execution of projects/improvements.

  • Access to an independent lean consultant(s) up to €50,000
  • Funding of up to €50,000 to cover costs of internal training, lean champions etc

Depending on the pain points identified at the initiation stage the Lean Plus Programme will include some of the following lean tools and training

  • Process Mapping
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • 6S
  •  SMED
  • Visual Management
  • OEE/TPM
  • White/Yellow/Green Belt Training
  • Leadership & Management Development
  • Sales & Operations

“The introduction to Lean course, delivered by LBS Partners received excellent feedback from all participants. The concepts were delivered whilst keeping a fun and engaging environment. Their flexibility and ability to tailor the course made it an easy choice.”

– Leslie Hutchinson, SES Shannon


Previous Client’s Stories

  • FreeFoam

    A Collaborative Solution.

    The starting block for improvement was to secure the support of Senior Management – we knew that change would flow from this. Working with the team at Freefoam we shared the purpose of the programme with all team members, then we embarked on a stabilisation programme with the company. This saw the company introduce Lean 6 Sigma and Visual Management – the result being that a clear and safe work environment was established for all employees. Work could then be measured by way of PIT (Performance, Issues and Threats) Boards

     

    By introducing morning meetings (a max of 15 mins) at the PIT boards – the company was in a position to identify problems and resolve or escalate the issue as necessary. Various issues surfaced, including challenges with set ups, changeovers, product defects and WIP. Green Belt training was also employed to help equip the teams with the skills they needed to resolve some of the key issues. By working closely with Freefoam, LBSPartners was able to guide the company towards achieving sustainable actions – for the BETTER of the company and its employees.

    Impact and Results.

    Increase in Injection Moulding throughput and 98% yield
    Reduction of 50% in change overtimes on the foiling machine
    Improved packing time by 30%
    Reduce stock holding by 60% due to shorter lead times

  • Farrell’s Furniture

    The Challenge.

    One Example in production, it was becoming difficult (6-7 key production processes –with numerous changes to the schedule) for the Teams to ensure they were working on the ‘right’ work- orders to ensure the final product could be assembled. Often, some element of the process was falling behind, leaving an increasing amount of WIP in the pre-assembly area – waiting for the last component to arrive. As the volume increases and customers become demanding, this production scheduling complexity increases, and the space in Pre-Assy gets jammed.

    A Collaborative Solution.

    Getting the buy-in and agreement from the Supervisors and Team Leads along the entire support chain – starting with Order Management, Despatch, Final Assembly, Pre-Assembly and production machining – on how we could use our existing systems to get ‘place of truth’ for requirements /priorities and set internal SLA’s to help give guidance how to manage exceptions. (We needed to stay agile for our customers). Designing and implementing specific production reports to help align the priorities in WIP – both from a customer requirement perspective and a WIP velocity perspective has made a huge difference to how the team manages the work.

    Impact and Results.

    • This initiative is delivering improved Customer Order OTD to +95%.
    • It has accelerated the flow of product through the production process …improvement of Av 2 days per process Labour revenue per employee KPI has grown by 10% through 2020.
    • It has ‘normalised’ the complexities of scheduling…. Making for a less frustrated production team.
    • Key issues impacting order flow are now easily spotted and action can be taken.
  • Abbey Machinery

    The Challenge.

    This requires a clear blueprint for the information management system that enables your business. This is effectively a Digital Transformation of sorts. The management team of the company approached LBS as they wanted to improve productivity in the Applicator Build and Final Assembly area.

    A Collaborative Solution.

    • Implemented a new planning process for the Tank Build
    • Kitting project in Fabrication
    • 6S Project in Paint
    • Stores Stock Accuracy project
    • ERP Improvement project
    • 6S Workplace Organization training given to all personnel
    • Lean Simulation training completed with Team Leaders

    Impact and Results.

    • 40% Improvement in Final Assembly output
    • 200% Productivity Improvement in Applicator build

Contact LBS today to see if you are eligible for funding and discuss how our programmes can help your organisation to be more efficient, effective, and collaborative.

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