• Dublin City Council Lean business Programme
  • Dublin City Council Lean business Programme

Dublin LEO Lean Business programme

(17 customer reviews)

The Lean for Micro Dublin is aimed at owners/managers and key staff members of small businesses who wish to gain an introduction to lean concepts and allow them to gain a practical understanding of lean principles by undertaking a focused assignment with expert mentoring support.

Local Enterprise Office is here to help you. It is a First Stop Shop for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business.

For more information please visit: www.localenterprise.ie


Product Description

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“People don’t go to Toyota to ‘work’ they go there to ‘think” – Taiichi Ohno

Course Overview

A 16 week programme involving:

  • 3 half-day classroom sessions
  • followed by 5 half-day mentor visits to your business.

This programme aims to introduce Lean business into any organisation through the delivery of process improvements.
The aim is to engage staff to deliver their solutions through the application of Lean Tools.

Who should attend?

The programme is aimed at owners/managers and key staff members of small businesses.

Dublin City LEO

Local Enterprise Office Dublin City recognises the importance of the development of management skills for people managing their own micro or small enterprises. It also recognises the improvements in productivity and profitability that can result from the application of LEAN principles. This programme aims to support managers in effectively embracing LEAN methodologies in their businesses.

“This course helped me to become customer focussed and to leverage the influence of others in developing solutions.” — Ian, Financial Controller

Skills I will learn

  • Assess your organisation against the 5 principles and 10 wastes
  • Define Project terms of reference
  • How to run a Kaizen event
  • The 8-step process improvement methodology
  • The 5s approach to workplace organisation
  • Define standard practice with Standard Work

Outline: Lean Business training course

Pre-programme preparation: Basic Project Charter


  • 1: Lean Principles – The 10 wastes – Business Simulation
  • 2: 8-step problem-solving – Kaizen
  • 3: 5S workplace organisation, Standard Work

Mentor Sessions:

  • 1: Project Charter & Supporting Data
  • 2: Kaizen & Countermeasures
  • 3: Lean Tools implementation
  • 4: 5s, Standard Work implementation
  • 5: Evaluation & Project Presentations (LeanStart report)


3 half-day classroom workshops.
5 x half-day onsite mentor visits
Programme duration is over 16 weeks


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  1. Mark Keegan, Stacks Pharmacy

    5s and working through examples

  2. Ade Stack, Stacks Pharmacy

  3. Malgonota Dulny, FirstCare

  4. James McManus, Earth’s edge

    Greater understanding of a different process

  5. John Dempsey, Telemark

  6. Gillian Mulqueen, Telemark

    have really enjoyed this programme. Very enthusiastic about implementing this going forward

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