Exhibitors 2021

Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies helps organisations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work, live and play. The company provides customers with the industry’s broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era.

With three campuses in Cherrywood, Cork and Limerick, Dell Technologies Ireland has become one global hub for Sales, Services, Centres of Excellence Solutions Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Operations, Engineering, IT and Finance. Our Customer Solutions Centres in Limerick and Cork are designed to help our customers address their business challenges and innovate for success while our Dell Financial Services facility is dedicated to helping our customers access financing in order to help fund their critical technology needs.

Digital Lean Solutions

The mission of Digital Lean Solutions is to simplify and streamline business processes to ensure your smooth operational success. We enjoy making people's lives easier by applying best practice, lean methodologies, and digital solutions. We are obsessed with HOW company's DO what they do. Our results free you up to focus on what you Do best. Our expertise ensures we apply a systematic Lean approach that is enhanced with our digital smarts to optimise your business goals. So why continue wrestling with frustrating processes?

Let Digital Lean Solutions accelerate your business performance by ensuring that you have the right design and digital capabilities at the heart of your operational practices.

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.

Expertivity Technologies

We are Master Practitioners in the Disciplines of Operational and Enterprise Excellence and are uniquely positioned in the market given our deep expertise in Business Model Alignment, People Development, Process Improvement and Technology Deployment, the 4 pillars of Enterprise Excellence.
Clients leverage our deep expertise in understanding and addressing the unique challenges facing these sectors in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of their performance.

ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet

  • The Irish Centre for Business Excellence - (ICBE) - Helping Businesses Be the Best They Can Be.
  • Exploring new and better ways of working that will bring improvements in the shortest time.
  • Learning how a challenge that has kept you awake at night has been solved by others.
  • And knowing that you’re building a strong company not just for yourself, but as part of your commitment to Ireland’s competitive future.

The key to it all is SHARING. A coming together for the good of not just one, but for all. At the Irish Centre of Business Excellence, our Members know that power is gained by sharing knowledge, not holding on to it. Because knowledge only reaches its true potential when we pass it on – and watch it multiply. Without a doubt, some of the most successful companies in the world are those who share, collaborate and practice free exchange of ideas.

This ‘willingness to work together’ is in the DNA of the ICBE, and has seen us help set, support and share best business practice, skills and knowledge for all our Members within the manufacturing and service industries.

Through events, customised funded training, Benchmarking Visits to exemplary companies and our unique Call for Support process we facilitate continuous improvement, spread innovations and collectively solve problems for the good of all.

ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet
This comprehensive Skillnet is committed to promoting innovation and productivity though industry-led training for the manufacturing and service sectors in Ireland. Advanced methodologies and technology are key focus areas.

Focusing initially on Lean, Six Sigma and Shingo, this Skillnet has expanded to include key technologies and methodologies from automation to data analytics and additive manufacturing.

IDA Ireland

Ireland has an excellent track record as a location for foreign direct investment (FDI) and has been chosen by many of the world's leading global brands. A vibrant and ambitious country, Ireland has a highly qualified and innovative workforce, often cited by companies as one Ireland's key strengths. Ireland is becoming a hub for activities such as Research & Development, Global Business Service Centres and High Value Manufacturing.

Competitiveness is a key factor for securing new investments from multinational companies. To support greater efficiency, increased productivity and greater competitiveness, IDA Ireland supports multinational companies on all aspects of their Lean journey.

Institute of Technology Sligo

IT Sligo’s mission is to advance economic, social, and environmental sustainability through education, innovation, and engagement, producing graduates who are innovative, confident, and capable of leading the development of the region and beyond. Consistent with this mission, is IT Sligo’s continued growth and strength in online learning, placing IT Sligo in a leading position in Ireland. Presently IT Sligo has in excess of 4,500 online learning students, enrolled on over 140 programmes.

Jigsaw Better Business

A common feeling among our clients is that of being stuck, completing thankless tasks, and a frustration that they are not getting the return on the hard work they are putting in. A belief that there must be a better way. A recent comment from one of our clients confirmed that again, they were stuck in their business and felt that there had to be a better way. They felt that the lean approach helped them untangle their business and moreover, the coaching and mentoring approach of our team engaged them and their employees. We did not just see the process but also the people behind the process. The business in now in a BETTER place to grow.

Jigsaw Better Business is an Award-Winning Enterprise Ireland, IDA and Local Enterprise Office Lean Service Provider, and through creative problem solving, people development & process innovation, we help great businesses BE BETTER!
Since 2017 we have supported over 200 business to Grow Lean.

Lean is about more than cash savings to many businesses and teams, for some it is about building a stable, secure, and sustainable business that is agile enough to face economic challenges. For others it is about liberating themselves from Non-Value adding activities through questioning and re-designing their processes, allowing them to focus on business growth and Value-Adding activities. For most, Lean has given them the ability to get home on time, work less at the weekends, while still getting the work done. All of these businesses achieved these outcomes by focusing on the elimination of waste from their processes, creating standards, implementing visual management, applying 6S-Workplace organisation to their workplace, and by accepting that what has taken us this far in the business, may not take us where we want to go. Jigsaw Better Business can help your great business and team BE BETTER!

Our Team

Our team are all experienced Master Black Belts, Lean Black Belts, Six Sigma Black Belts, Scrum Masters, Project Managers with years of experience in the business world. Moreover, they are coaches and mentors first and have the agility to apply their knowledge, skills, and ability to all sectors by focusing on the issue at hand and leveraging the industry expertise of the client.

The Jigsaw Better Business team are People-People and using tools from Lean, Six Sigma & Design Thinking and techniques such as coaching, mentoring & training, we are in the unique position to guide the person and the process through the change cycle. Our highly experienced and qualified trainers and mentors support all participants on their Lean journey.

Jigsaw Better Business is focused on building better businesses, we have built up a strong reputation for “standing out but fitting in” and pride ourselves on listening and helping the great businesses Be Better!

Leading Edge Group

Leading Edge Group was established in 1995 in Cork, Ireland . We have continued to grow and expand with operations in Canada, Australia and the Middle East.
With our experience, we act as a lever for change to allow you to realize your organization’s true potential. In over 24 years, we have worked with more than 1,000 satisfied clients to deliver anything from full organization-wide transformations, rapid improvement events to customized training solutions, all of which have created over $1B.

Lean Construction Ireland

WHO WE ARE… Lean Construction Ireland is an all-island, independent, and voluntary not-for-profit association whose members passionately believe that Lean Thinking & Practices can enable and sustain enhanced effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and profitability for the Irish Construction Sector, Clients, and Supply Chain.

WHAT WE DO… Lean Construction Ireland leads a community of learning and practice that promotes the application of Lean Thinking & Practices throughout the Irish Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) sector so as to realise value-add for all stakeholders in the value chain. It supports the free and open exchange of knowledge, information, and experiences around good practices and case studies. It also supports ongoing research into Lean practices nationally and globally, their application to AEC, and their sharing with the wider Lean Construction Ireland Community. It is aligned to LCI USA.

CORE VALUES… Collaboration. Leadership. Teamwork. Commitment. Knowledge. Innovation. Integrity.

Lean Ireland

Lean Ireland, founded in 2001, is one of the longest serving lean six sigma consulting companies in Ireland. Our consultants have acquired a wealth of experience in lean six sigma consulting and training in many sectors. We partner with our clients and support them in establishing a culture of continuous improvement in the organisation. We look forward to meeting with you at the Lean Business Ireland conference. Please drop by and say hello.

RIKON

RIKON is a centre of innovation in Business Technology Management situated on the WIT campus in the heart of the South East of Ireland. We engage in academic and applied research and through our business consultancy department we specialise in solving business problems and creating commercial opportunities through pioneering research advancements across business strategy, innovation, design, operational excellence and technology optimisation.

We hire uniquely skilled individuals and from across multi- disciplines: people who have in-depth understanding of business strategy, research insights, technology and design thinking. We utilise knowledge from academia and practice to advance the state of the art and incubate the future. We are different from other firms and research centres because we bring research science to the art of business strategy and innovation.

S A Partners

S A Partners provides Enterprise Excellence Consultancy and Training to a diverse range of clients within Ireland and globally. With five Shingo Award winning publications and global recognition for thought-leadership, we can help you see what is possible.

Using our assessment tools we help you understand where you are and help you create a roadmap to get you to where you want to be. Through workshops and coaching we develop your leaders and teams, providing them with the skills and capabilities to make sustainable change.

We bring Global best practice and benchmarking to support you develop internal capabilities which are further supported by coaching and leadership training. Through our partnerships with Enterprise Ireland, the IDA, ICBE and IFS Skillnet we are able to provided funding support for our customers in their Continuous Improvement and Enterprise Excellence Journey.

SeaChange Ltd

SeaChange offers market-leading EHS consultancy, behaviour-based safety (BBS) solutions, safety culture measurement and auditing, lean risk management tools, digital safety products and bespoke safety culture programme design and delivery within multiple sectors including manufacturing, pharma, medical device, FMCG, and SMEs. Client 'safety culture' results include 80% increase in staff safety engagement; 78% decrease in LTIs; 25% increase in global audit scores and 65% increase in EHS KPIs.

Stockil Continuous Improvement

MTU’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems (CAMMS) is a Continuing Professional Development centre.

Stockil Continuous Improvement work in partnership with CAMMS to deliver Lean Sigma QQI accredited courses.

In addition to course delivery we work with clients to help them implement improvements across their organisation.  Our engagement model works on the basis of helping organisations to Educate, Empower and Achieve both individuals and the organisation as a whole.

TWi

TWi is an exciting high-growth company. We are a team of technical content creators and consultants supporting leading technology and life sciences companies to create the ideal end-user experience for their internal and external clients.

As knowledge transfer professionals, we are experts in:
• Technical Writing
• Translation and Localization
• Technical Writing Training
• SAP Enable Now Content Services
• Technical Writing for Emerging Technologies

We are focused on making it easy for our clients to work with us. Whether we’re working on Instructions for Use for a medical device, process documentation for developing life-saving drugs, or an online help system for a software application, we guarantee high-quality results and timely delivery. Our expert teams support clients in improving operational efficiency, sales, and customer satisfaction, reducing human/user error rates, and achieving their business objectives.

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College's Office of Corporate Partnership and Knowledge Exchange supports both industry engagement and the commercialisation of Trinity research. The office reaches out to industry and the business community to develop partnerships which enable industry to benefit from the world leading teaching, research and infrastructure within Trinity.

At Enterprise Excellence, we are highlighting the work of the Centre for Innovative Human Systems. This group look at Human Factors - how the human in business processes affects the outcome both positively and negatively.

Other areas of expertise are Digital Marketing, Human Resources and Supply Chain management.

TU Dublin & Hothouse

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University of Limerick

The University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focussed university with over 15,000 students. It is a young, energetic and enterprising with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship.

At UL we are dedicated to educating the workforce in Ireland and internationally. Our progressive programmes are fully accredited, informed by industry and designed for working professionals. Our students gain practical real-world knowledge and experience that they can apply immediately in their current roles or to their future career ambitions. Our courses combine industry relevant content and best practice techniques that are proven to improve learner’s employability. In addition to established programmes we design programmes specifically for organisations working closely with them to ensure the course is relevant, challenging and satisfies the needs of the organisation.

For the past 20 years, the University of Limerick has delivered world class quality programmes in Lean and Six Sigma and currently offers these at Introductory, Specialist Diploma, Masters Level and Doctorate level. We are also the first university in Ireland to offer executive apprenticeships at higher level and in partnership with our industry consortia across several sectors, we have developed a suite of seven apprenticeships ranging from a level 7 diploma to a level 10 doctorate in enterprise excellence and other key industry areas area.

This year we have an unprecedented amount of government funded programmes through the July Stimulus, Springboard + and Apprenticeship programmes offering up to 100% fee funding

For further queries contact helen.brown@ul.ie