Lean Business Ireland Conference Exhibitors 2023


3SIXTY partners with the most ambitious Irish companies to deliver their full growth potential.

We believe that SMEs are the bedrock of the Irish economy. The all-too-often overlooked heroes.

We recognise that companies are made up of good people doing their best to succeed. And they, like everyone else, have their challenges along the way.

Sharing our mission of supporting ambitious Irish companies, our experts become your experts, bringing huge industry expertise to support you and your business so you can achieve your full growth potential.

Our vision is to be the go-to partner of choice for ambitious Irish companies who want support in achieving their full growth potential.

ATC Automation

ATC Automation specify, supply and support WeASSIST from German manufacturer Werma. WeASSIST is an innovative wireless plug and play
solution for comprehensive and continuous monitoring of your production and logistics processes. It's cloud-based, easy to install, quick to retrofit and highly scalable which make the WERMA WeASSIST the ideal solution for all enterprises that want to ensure full transparency in their entire value chain.
All relevant data is clearly displayed regardless of the source (manufacturer, type and age of machines or manual workstations). Unlike complex MDC/MES systems or IoT solutions, WeASSIST makes all potential optimisations easily visible and evaluable in real time and
from anywhere.

ATC Group

Do you require a modular lean material handling system designed for your specific process?
Do you need to improve quality, increase productivity, improve employee morale, safety and reduce operating cost?
Do you need a flexible solution that will grow with your production line, maximising efficiencies every step of the way?
We provide a full range of lean modular solutions that are built to ensure our customers have the best solutions to help improve the process.
Our innovative and bespoke LEAN engineered solutions are designed with the operator at core.

Atlantic Technological University

ATU offers students the opportunity to study part-time through a variety of delivery modes such as online, blended, and on-campus learning with progression routes from Level 6 Higher Certificate right up to Level 9 Masters.
We have the experience and expertise amongst our academic and support staff to ensure our graduates succeed, in whatever path they choose.
With over 20 years’ experience in part-time online and blended learning, we will give you the flexibility you need to invest in yourself and your career whilst also balancing life commitments such as family, work, or caring responsibilities. Our focus has always been to deliver a flexible part-time learning experience designed to suit you and your life.
Atlantic TU offers a new higher educational experience. Building on the foundations of applied learning, our university will grow through
research informed teaching.

The Business Excellence Institute (BEX)

The Business Excellence Institute is the only global membership body for business excellence professionals, the leading authority on Excellence, and the go-to organization for those wanting to excel. With members in 38 countries on 6 continents, it promotes excellence in management, the multi-disciplinary Business Excellence profession, and the use of innovative approaches to personal and organizational development. BEX brings together the people, ideas, and tools that help individuals and organizations perform better.

We work with organizations ranging from federal governments to SMEs and family-run businesses to help them achieve outstanding results for all their stakeholders as Business Excellence requires a holistic, integrated approach to management that balances the long-term and short-term and considers the needs of all stakeholders.

Membership of BEX (individual and organizational) provides the expertise, knowledge, tools, and solutions to enable organizations to achieve excellence and outstanding results for their stakeholders. Individual members can enhance their skills and advance their careers with our focused, pragmatic training courses delivered in-person or online.


Blocworx is a no-code software that facilitates enterprise-level digitalisation & Operational Efficiencies. The Blocworx Platform allows companies / organisations to deliver Software solutions without needing to code.

Build entire workflows, track processes, implement rules, checks and user criteria, and use all your data to analyse your performance, productivity, and create automated reports / Dashboards.

Our customers have built products such as Manufacturing Execution Systems - MES, CRMs, Quality Management Systems - QMS, Warehouse Management Systems - WMS, HR Systems and hundreds of Tracking Modules for everything from ESD logs to Asset Tracking to GDPR Compliance to Health & Safety / Risk Assessments.

We have developed a network of No Code Builders / Citizen Developers, Subject Experts and API / Integration Developers. For more information, please visit https://www.blocworx.com/


Climeaction take the carbon out of business. We take a whole operations approach to reducing the carbon footprint, driving down operational costs and improving overall business performance. We are experts in this area with a combined team experience of over 100 years. We offer a one stop shop solution for business decarbonization across Energy, Environment and ESG areas. With over 350 customers to date across every sector of the economy we have the experience to help your organization achieve your goals.

Crystal Lean Solutions

Crystal Lean Solutions are experienced Lean Consultants and Training Providers to the Manufacturing, Construction, Engineering, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Electronic, Healthcare and Hospitality sectors.

We manage all aspects of a Lean transformation, including strategy development, Lean transformation Planning, People development, Process development with appropriate KPI’s, visual management and problem solving methodologies.

We are approved Lean Consultants for both the IDA and Enterprise Ireland, and can also advise on funding available to support your Lean journey and we are commended by Lean Construction Ireland (LCI).

We enable our clients to systematically drive competitiveness. For example; Proven cost reductions of up to 31% , Reducing lead times by up to 73% and increased cash flow of 55%.

Our approach is build on; Flexibility. Simplicity. Results.


For over 28 years Dataworks have helped leading Life Science companies to deliver better outcomes through the Optimisation, Automation and Digitisation of their Processes. We apply our deep understanding of your sector, our Lean and OpEx experience to deliver truly transformational solutions to your business. We work collaboratively across all functions and levels of your business to develop the optimum solution with you. We strive to ensure that the social and technical aspect of your workplace operate in harmony, empowering your teams to work more effectively, make more informed decisions and enabling them to deliver their true value to your organisation.

We look forward to meeting you at the Lean Business Ireland Conference 2023.

Contact us any time if you would like to discuss how we can use our experience and expertise to deliver real benefits to your business.

Address: Dataworks Ltd Unit 4i, Six Cross Roads Business Park Waterford.
Tel: +353 (0)51 878 555
Website: www.dataworks.ie

Engineering Industries Ireland

Engineering Industries is Ireland’s engineering business representative group and one of Ibec’s newest Trade Association launched in November 2021, Engineering Industries Ireland represents over 150 industrial engineering manufacturing and services companies in Ireland. The engineering sectors we represent have exports at €8.8 billion or 3.6% of national exports, 10,800 enterprises employing 50,751 people and 65% indigenous companies. Our members are involved in industrial automation, precision engineering, agriculture machinery, material handling, packaging, energy and environment, process engineering, automotive, metal fabrication & processing, renewables and engineering services.

We represent engineering businesses, both homegrown and multinationals, big and small, to advocate for a supportive business environment, as well as provide expert employer relations, industry insight and incomparable networking opportunities for our members.

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the state agency responsible for supporting the development of manufacturing and internationally traded services companies. We provide funding and supports for companies - from entrepreneurs with business propositions for a high potential start-up through to large companies expanding their activities, improving efficiency and growing international sales.
Enterprise Ireland can support your Lean / Digital Enterprise Excellence journey, whether it is to benchmark and improve business processes with the support of digital technologies, to innovate your entire organisation, or to transition your organisation to the low carbon more resource efficient economy of the future.
Enterprise Ireland’s Lean Business Offer (LeanStart, LeanPlus, LeanTransform) is designed to encourage clients to adopt Lean business principles in their organisation to increase performance and competitiveness.
Lean tools and techniques are helping companies across the globe to address competitiveness issues within their businesses by building the capability of their people to identify problems, improve operations and create a more innovative organisation.

Expertivity Technologies

We are Master Practitioners in the Disciplines of Lean Operational and Enterprise Excellence. We 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.


At EY we want to make a lasting difference to the organisations we work with and in turn help ‘build a better working world’.
Our team of OpEx consultants are skilled and experienced in all areas of your Lean journey covering Lean Business Transformation, CI Engagement and Culture, and Digital Process Innovation. Working collaboratively alongside all levels of your organisation, we will support you to identify short-, medium- and long-term tangible improvements through hands on analysis and delivery.

When working with EY it means that you will have access to our global professional network spanning the entire value chain. This entire value chain of consulting services means that we will bring joined up thinking that fosters collaboration across the vertical and horizontal layers of your organisation, helping to remove silos and direct performance towards your North Star. With EY, we match the capabilities of our Irish team with your needs to help shape the best most sustainable solutions for you. Finally, working with EY means that your OpEx project or program will benefit from our robust governance structures so that results are achieved on time and momentum is maintained.

Herbst Software

Herbst Software is a leading Irish business management software provider, offering a specialised fully integrated solution for SMEs, and designed from a sales and management perspective. The software was developed with the Agri Business industry in mind originally, and has since progressed to becoming an all-encompassing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tool. With over 30 years of experience within the ERP market, Herbst Software has developed specific solutions for the food & drink, engineering, distribution, manufacturing, recycling, quarry, agri, and distribution industries across Ireland and the UK.

Irish Guide Dogs for the blind

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is a national charity dedicated to helping people living with sight loss or autism improve their mobility and independence. For over 45 years we have provided life-changing services and support to people across Ireland with sight loss. All services are offered free of charge with 85% of funding coming from the generosity of the general public, corporate support and legacies.

Services include:

  • The Guide Dog Programme for people who are blind or vision impaired
  • The Assistance Dog Programme for families of children with autism
  • Community Dog Programme
  • Orientation and Mobility Training (Long Cane)
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • The Child Mobility Programme

ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet
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

IDA Ireland is Ireland’s Inward Investment Promotion Agency. The Agency partners with overseas companies to secure new investment in Ireland and collaborates with companies to expand their existing footprint in Ireland. IDA Ireland works with a portfolio of almost 1,800 overseas companies operating in Ireland across a myriad of industry sectors from Technology and Life Sciences to International Services and Financial Services.

Today, 9 of the top 10 Pharmaceutical companies, 14 of the top 15 Medical Technology companies, 9 of the top 10 Industrial Automation companies and 7 of the top 10 Global Software companies have established operations in Ireland.

Whether you’re a large, established multinational or a high-growth scaling company, Ireland offers the perfect platform for continued success.  Our proven track record for attracting global foreign direct investment means companies benefit from unrivalled experience in setting up rapidly and quickly achieving scale. IDA Ireland continues to support companies on their transformation journey through a number of supports including Lean, Digitalisation, Sustainability, Innovation and Training grants.

With over 70 years’ experience in partnering with corporations and start-ups to internationalise and scale, IDA Ireland has gained a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed – come and speak to us during the Lean Business Ireland conference so that we can discuss in more detail how we can support you as you continue to grow and innovate your operations in Ireland.

Jigsaw Better Business

Jigsaw Better Business are an award-winning team of Operational Excellence coaches delivering Enterprise Ireland, IDA and Local Enterprise Office programmes and support. Jigsaw Better Business help business leaders to step back and look at what they do each day with fresh eyes. With a highly-skilled team across 4 pillars - Operations, Digital, Sustainability and People Development, we recognise helping people is at the heart of every project. It is people who carry out the daily business operations, manage the business, and have a vision for its future.

When companies work with Jigsaw Better Business, it means having an experienced coach & mentor stand alongside you, asking insightful questions. We have worked with hundreds of businesses across Ireland and no matter what kind of business you have, after working with us you will make improvements in how you operate. Every project we have worked on has resulted in cost savings or increased capacity and usually both together.

Put simply, through creative problem solving, people development, and process innovation, we help great businesses like yours BE BETTER.


At Kyzentree, we help manufacturing companies to track and improve the performance of their manufacturing floor in real-time. Our platform combines sensor data with live operator feedback to give a precise understanding of how effectively any type of operator-driven process is performing.
The hourly management dashboards give frontline support teams a consistent way to address issues on a day-to-day basis. The daily dashboards give a snapshot of shift performance for more collaborate tier meetings. The trend dashboards provide engineers with insights to drive step improvements in performance over time.
The software is backed up by a highly experienced lean-sigma team who provide onsite coaching to ensure every client gets the maximum value from the platform.


Founded in 2002, LBSPartners is a business consultancy firm that provides leadership and operational excellence training that specialises in the areas of digitalisation, business excellence & strategic direction. We are guided by the LBS business transformation framework, enabling our clients to become better businesses.
We work closely with our clients to help them transform into the streamlined efficient operation they aspire to be. Together we do this by guiding our clients in developing skills and techniques to become more efficient, productive, and cost-effective to fulfil the value proposition they offer to their customers.
We have extensive Digital, Operational Excellence, and Leadership experience in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Irish-owned, indigenous companies across a number of sectors, including manufacturing, engineering, financial services, public sector, and medical devices.

Leading Edge Group

Leading Edge Group is an international management consulting company that offers training, coaching and consulting support to companies across multiple verticals including Life Science, Food & Drink, Public Sector, General Manufacturing, Service and other sectors. The company adopts Lean, Six Sigma and change management principles and philosophies to deliver improvement and change management solutions for organisations from its locations in Ireland, Canada and Australia. They are architects of the “OneView” solution which analyses a process, product or service from a climate change, operational excellence and digital perspective to deliver an integrated improvement roadmap to meet business, environmental and digital goals. Leading Edge Group has been involved in some of the largest change transformation programmes ever delivered in Ireland including An Post, Dairygold and Bord Na Mona as well as supporting multiple transformations across the technology, food and manufacturing sectors. They also offer a large suite of e-learning, online learning and face-to-face accredited training programmes in continuous improvement and soft skills, with over 10,000 qualified students.



Our Mission
Our mission is to support businesses to work smarter, not harder. We do this by helping you unlock the potential of the people behind the processes in your organisation. As a result of our training, expert mentoring and our own experiential simulation game, our clients are more competitive, have greater profitability and have lower employee attrition rates.

About Our Company
When we first started the business in 2006, our goal was to share the simple yet highly effective approach of Lean Thinking. We wanted to make lean “real” and deliver “hands on” training to give people the skills and practical tools to improve their processes.

Today, this is still our goal. We want to work with organisations that:

See practical process improvement as part of what they do,
Value people development,
And value individual support to drive process excellence.
Our goal is to engage and develop the capability of your staff to improve your operational performance. This will help your organisation grow and succeed.

Our Values
Teamwork - Respect - Can Do Attitude - Excellence - Value

Macmarts Software

Simple, customisable procurement processes enabling finance, procurement and engineering teams to gain control and visibility over spending in real time.

Macmarts provides a flexible, cloud-based spend control solution that enables life science, aviation, manufacturing, and engineering companies to quickly deploy an efficient procurement process across the company.


At Minitab, we help customers around the world leverage the power of data analysis to gain insights and make a significant impact on their organizations. By unlocking the value of data, Minitab enables organizations to improve performance, develop life changing innovations and meet their commitments of delivering high quality products and services and outstanding customer satisfaction. Whether you’re just getting started with analytics, implementing machine learning, or creating better visualizations and dashboards, our experts and solutions will support your organization every step of the way.


We Are The OEE People!
We work with the world’s most progressive manufacturing companies to increase capacity, reduce costs, improve quality & drive continuous improvement. Our unique record of combining our IIoT Smart Factory OEE Software, PerformOEE, with our Science of Manufacturing Methodology delivers real-time visibility, analysis and control of your manufacturing performance.

PerformOEE Smart Factory Software is a Smart Factory OEE Software Solution used by the world’s leading progressive manufacturing companies as their preferred IIoT application for managing real-time production performance & improvement.

Pembroke Alliance

Pembroke Alliance is one of the leading providers of consultancy services working across the 32 counties and having worked on over 200 projects, since its formation in 2011.

Through collaborative partnerships and deep linkages with the industry, Pembroke Alliance mission is to help clients build profitable businesses that they enjoy through applying Lean, Green, Strategy & Planning, Digitalisation, Health, Safety, HR & Recruitment.



Profitsflow is focused on the provision of Enterprise Resource Planning and Field Service software solutions to manufacturing and field service companies.  Profitsflow sets itself apart from its competitors by offering an individually tailored approach to its clients. A cornerstone of the company ethos is the belief that to deliver the best ERP solution for a client you most focus on understanding the customer’s needs.

Profitsflow core ERP solution is EFACS E/8. This software package is authored by Exel Computer Systems plc. Profitsflow is the sole distribution partner for the Island of Ireland.

The success of an ERP solution depends on its evolution which enables it to meet the changing requirements of the users. Profitsflow is in the unique position where we have direct access to the system developers which allows us to have an input in the future development of the ERP solution.

Address: Wexford Enterprise Centre, Rosslare Road, Wexford, Y35 VO48
Tel: 01 2449580
Website: www.profitsflow.com


RIKON is a hybrid centre of innovation in Business Technology Management situated on the South East Technological University (SETU) campus, in the heart of the South East of Ireland. Our BizTech strategists specialise in solving business problems and creating commercial opportunities through pioneering research advancements across business strategy, innovation, design, operational excellence and technology optimisation. RIKON think differently because we are a mix of business strategists, technologists and design thinkers who will create, incubate and deliver a future for your business that will produce extraordinary results and allow you to leapfrog your competition.

S A Partners 

Since 1993 our team have been supporting organisations in Ireland and around the world to build and leverage their capabilities, and develop the business systems required to achieve Enterprise Excellence. We do this through a combination of accredited training; coaching and consultancy. Our team supports clients in over 18 countries and we have trained over 16,000 people. We work with a wide range of companies supporting them with their continuous improvement journey using Lean, Agile, Six Sigma and Shingo Methodologies.

We are not a typical consultancy, we want our customers to build their own capability and not become dependent on us – we know we have succeeded when they no longer need our help. Our approach is centred around creating people and behavioural based solutions that inspire and engage.

As one of the largest SHINGO affiliates we can support both single and multi-site organisations on their Shingo Journey. We also offer all of the SHINGO Workshops both onsite and virtually.

SeaChange Ltd

We change perspectives, introduce new ideas and establish new communication systems that improve Safety Behaviours and Safety Culture. We implement deep, scientific, practical Risk Management Solutions which are tailored to fit your needs, your people and your organisation. Contact: Karen Hickey, Sales & marketing Manager, Email: [email protected], Tel: 085 8619499. Office: Tel: +353 45 856 028 Website: http://www.seachange.ie/ Address: SeaChange Ltd. ,Unit 4 Monread Leisure & Commercial Centre, Monread Avenue, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Sintel Apps

We at Sintel are excited to announce our participation in this year's conference, and we would like to invite you to visit our exhibition stand to discover the power of our Sintel Apps Platform.

Sintel Forms is an add-in that sits on top of your Microsoft 365 environment, enabling you to create custom smart forms for data collection.
With Sintel Forms, you can design forms with built-in workflow and logic using our drag-and-drop designer to capture the exact data you need and effortlessly streamline your data collection process.

Sintel BI is a comprehensive business intelligence tool that can help you gain insights into your data. With Sintel BI, you can visualize your data in real-time, create reports and dashboards, and make informed decisions based on accurate data.

At our exhibition stand, you'll have the opportunity to see first-hand how our platform can help you streamline your data collection and analysis processes, save time, and make better-informed decisions. Our team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and to provide you with a demo of our platform so make sure to drop by!


Spéire is a Digital Company that covers all areas of your digital infrastructure. We deliver expertise in Digital Transformation and Online Sales Growth along with bespoke Website, Software and Mobile App development. We enable you to reduce costs and increase profit margins by leveraging technology in a realistic, efficient and cost effective way.

Keeping Digital Simple.

SQT Training 

For 30 years, we’ve brought the latest thinking, the leading techniques and the most accomplished industry trainers into ambitious organisations, large and small, throughout Ireland, the UK and beyond.  We empower people with the capability to help their organisations reach the highest standards, maintain compliance and drive efficiency.  We are renowned for a dynamic, practical real world approach.  A combination of theory and practice that works.

We believe, in the field, the best people to learn from are seasoned industry experts, not just academics.  That’s why we so carefully hand- pick every single tutor.  People who have worked at the coalface, who can draw on their experience and share real world insights, stories and techniques. Leaders to empower and inspire you.

Training is much more effective when it’s made relevant to your organisation and your particular needs.  That’s why we make it our business to understand your business.  With that understanding we can best advise on who needs what training, and tailor programmes to precisely address your unique needs.

Suir Engineering  

We are a leading provider of innovative mechanical, electrical and instrumentation engineering solutions for our clients throughout Ireland, the UK, Europe and other locations across the globe.

We provide best in class contracting solutions with in-house, flexible resources capable of providing a personable and consistent service to our customers.

Our people are our number one asset. Suir Engineering prioritise direct hire practices and make it our mission to contribute to our employees development every step of the way. Suir Engineering has a proud track record of retaining staff and promoting its talent from Apprenticeship to Director.


Our mission in Ubix is to support and drive the implementation of Visual Management Systems. We believe the use of Visual Management give business a simple, cost effective means to drive real change, delivering excellence in the culture and effectiveness of their operations.

To this end we design, print and supply both standard and bespoke pre-printed dry-wipe boards and a full range of support materials. We work with clients to develop solutions that use their language to address their problems and opportunities. These solutions can then easily be developed and changed with the organisation as it evolves.

Established from a 35 year WCM/Lean expertise, married to a 20 year print experience,  Ubix is your new one stop shop for brilliant quality Lean, HR and Safety products.

University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is an independent, internationally focussed university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research. We are dedicated to educating the workforce and 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. 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.
In the last 25years, UL has delivered world class programmes in Lean and Six Sigma and currently offers these from introductory to Doctorate level. We are the first university in Ireland to offer executive apprenticeships. In partnership with industry consortia and across multiple sectors, we have developed a suite of apprenticeships ranging from a level 7 diploma to a level 10 doctorate in enterprise excellence and other key industry areas area.


WrxFlo is a leading software solutions company that specializes in helping businesses connect multiple data sources and optimize their supply chain operations.
Using a People, Process, Technology framework, WrxFlo identifies gaps in both process and system functionality, integrates multiple Business systems (ERP’s, MES, CRM, CSV’s, Spreadsheets) and develops tailored solutions to enhance efficiency throughout the supply chain. As a result, WrxFlo’ s clients have seen significant improvements in manufacturing capacity, cost per unit, customer order fulfilment, and sustainability. For instance, some clients have reported a 40% increase in manufacturing capacity, a 20% reduction in transformation costs, a 98% decrease in overdue orders, and a 99% decrease in on-site paper usage. With their expertise in software solutions and commitment to helping businesses thrive, WrxFlo is a valuable partner for any organization looking to Lean-out and optimize their operations.