Lean Business Ireland Conference Exhibitors 2024

3SIXTY

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.

Advanced Technical Concepts Ltd.

Our solutions include:
- modular tubling and square profile solutions such as racks, trollies, workstations, height adjustable benches, machine enclosures,
- bespoke stainless steel fabrication for solutions that require a combination of stainless and modular tubing or square profile,
- totes & containers,
- visual management soutions such as KPI boards, shadow boards, safety signage and floor tapes for floor marking.

Our innovative and bespoke engineered solutions are designed with the operator at core. From concept design right through to installation, our flexible solutions will grow with your production line and/or workspace, maximising efficiencies every step of the way.

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.

Atlantic Technological University

ATU are Ireland’s largest provider of online accredited Lean Six Sigma & Operational Excellence (OpEx) programmes. Over 25,000 learners from 50 countries have enrolled on our training courses. We work with leading employers in the manufacturing & services sector to provide a complete Learning Journey for their employees in business excellence from White Belt to Black Belt level. Please drop by our stand for further information on our free White Belt and 80% funded Yellow, Green and Black Belt courses which commence in September 2024.

Blocworx

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/

Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems (CAMMS)

CAMMS ( Centre for Advanced Manufacturing & Management Systems ) is attached to the School of Mechanical, Biomedical and Manufacturing Engineering at MTU.

The Centre which was founded in 1991 uses the design, build, test and validate expertise of the School in solving problems for industry and in delivering up to date training and education for professionals.

Current Course themes include Lean Sigma, Project Management, Automation & Robotics, Manufacturing Engineering, Biomedical Engineering. All courses lead to an Academic award which is fully recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Tailored courses can be designed and delivered at your place of work or at MTU across a wide range of disciplines following consultation with the Centre's experienced and multi-disciplined staff.

Crystal Lean Solutions

Crystal Lean Solutions (CLS) was founded by Maria Ryan in early 2008. We believe that people are the critical success factor to compete in any business sector and our team is what makes us successful.
Our aim is to develop peoples’ capability in Lean Thinking to systematically deliver results by making your job easier.
Our team is rich in experience in all aspects of the Lean journey with careers spanning up to 30 years in Operations Management. We support organisations in construction, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, engineering, medial device and services sectors. We offer a diverse range of services including Lean Coaching, Lean Training, Lean Resources, Strategic Development, Data Driven Decision Making, Funding Support/Advice and Change Management.
We bring a unique energy to support you with this change programme, in a flexible, patient and professional manner.

Dataworks

For over 29 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 Enterprise Excellence Conference 2024.

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

As 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 Irish government’s enterprise development agency. We invest in and support the development of Irish-owned companies on their journey to achieving greater scale and to become global leaders in their field. This provides a platform for strong economic growth, and creating and sustaining jobs in communities around the country. Our teams in Ireland and across our network of 39 international offices help Irish companies to develop high-growth strategies and to enter new markets with innovative and sustainable solutions.

GEMBADOCS

GembaDocs: Your Fastest and Easiest SOP Solution

GembaDocs takes the pain out of creating and implementing SOPs in your organization. With us, anyone can create an SOP in less than 3 minutes - we dare you to come to our stand and find out! Join us for some SOP games and a competition on the day to win a free annual subscription.

From multinational giants to agile SMEs in over 30 countries, GembaDocs proudly represents Irish innovation. We're lean people who excel in software, not software people playing at lean! Come and talk to us today!

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 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.

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.

Kyzentree

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.

LBSPartners 

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 the life science, food & drink, general manufacturing, services and public sector, as well as many 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 experts in Digital Consultancy and 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.
They have been involved in some of the largest change transformation programs ever delivered in Ireland 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 programs in continuous improvement and soft skills, with over 10,000 qualified students.

LeanTeams

Unlock Your competitive edge with LeanTeams

Introduction:
Are you ready to elevate your organisation's performance and achieve extraordinary results?

LeanPractitioner Program:
Our renowned LeanPractitioner program, in operation since 2009, has successfully completed over 600 projects. Participants have the opportunity to earn the nationally recognised QQI Level 5 certification.

Expert Coaching:
Our coaches will mentor your staff through process improvement projects. Individual projects have yielded an impressive annual return of €50,000, all with an investment of less than €2000 per person. On average, projects deliver an outstanding return of €15,000 in hard savings.

Ideal Partner for Forward-Thinking Organisations:
Choose LeanTeams as your strategic partner if your organisation:
• Sees practical process improvement as integral to its operations.
• Values the development and growth of its people.
• Prioritises individualised support to drive process excellence.

Engaging Workforce Transformation:
Through our interactive in-person or online business simulations, we immerse your entire workforce in Lean concepts, making learning practical and experiential

Macmarts

Macmarts is designed to empower and enable engineers to be more effective, efficient, and innovative in their work. This platform provides a suite of tools, resources, and features that help engineers streamline their workflows, automate repetitive tasks, collaborate effectively, and make informed decisions. The goal of Macmarts is to free up engineers from mundane and time-consuming activities, allowing them to focus on tasks that bring higher value to their projects and organizations.

OEEsystems International

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.
PerformOEE gives you CONTROL of your manufacturing processes by highlighting real-time performance issues and empowering your team to respond to the right issues in the right way and at the right time. This means issues are managed more effectively during the shift and productivity is maintained.
PerformOEE supports CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT with its "click-as-you-think" Big Data drill-down capabilities allowing you to gain insight and clarity from your production data at a granular level.
PerformOEE TRANSFORMs your business through embedding a Continuous Improvement culture within your team and fostering a solution based, team-focused work ethic - cultivating an inter-connected workforce from factory floor to senior management through powerful built in tools incorporating AI, SPC & CPC, combining Predictive Maintenance, Condition Based Monitoring.

RIKON

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 dedicated to assisting organisations globally to build and leverage their capabilities, and develop the business systems required to achieve Operational Excellence. We do this through a combination of accredited Leadership & Lean training; coaching and specialist consultancy services.

As the world's largest Shingo Consultancy, we conduct assessments and accredited workshops at various locations worldwide. Over the years, our team has supported numerous companies on their journey to the excellence and the Shingo Prize. We have been awarded 4 Shingo Publication Awards.

We are not a typical consultancy as we firmly believe we have succeeded when you no longer require our services. Our focus lies in fostering your internal capabilities to ensure you achieve sustainable success and ideal results.

Together, the Power to Improve

Seraph Consulting

As a global operations and strategy consulting firm, Seraph leads supply chain improvement projects, restructurings and turnarounds for clients. Seraph helps unite the disparate roles and responsibilities required by operationally intensive businesses —floor workers, management, engineering, R&D and more, to create a unified and efficient operation.

Our expertise helps bridge the divide to move from concept to production as efficiently and seamlessly as possible. Decision-makers of the highest levels within manufacturing and industrial organisations regularly turn to us to solve complex issues as well as launch new initiatives to ensure success and long-term sustainable change.

SmartFactory

How can lean manufacturers thrive in the digital age? This is the question that many industrial leaders are asking themselves as they face the opportunities and challenges of Digital Transformation. 

SmartFactory’s Industrial IoT Platform is the answer. This innovative solution is helping leading manufacturing companies to improve efficiency and quality, reduce planned/unplanned downtime and increase agility. It uses wireless sensors and cutting-edge IIoT technology to capture, analyse and visualise key performance indicators (KPIs) in real-time, to support Operational Excellence and data-based decision making.

Our turn-key solution includes:

To learn more visit: www.smartfactory.ie e-mail: [email protected] or call 061 518 443

SOLAS

Skills to Advance is a national initiative in Further Education and Training aimed at developing the skills of people in employment.
The Further Education and Training sector is contributing to sustainable development by equipping learners with green skills that can drive future change and providing opportunities for companies to develop the skills needed to compete in a low carbon, resource efficient, and circular economy.
Responding to the critical challenges of climate change and low carbon economy issues, SOLAS, the Further Education & Training Authority in Ireland, has developed and is currently rolling out a new innovative model of short, flexible, relevant, accredited Micro-Qualifications which includes a green suite of sustainability programmes. Areas cover Environmental Sustainability, Lean Practice, Resource Efficiency, the Circular Economy, Eco Driving and Sustainable Supply Chain Procurement.
These programmes are created in partnership with ETBs, industry and key stakeholders such as Enterprise Ireland, IDA, EPA, SEAI, Regional Skills Fora and Uisce Eireann.

Spéire

Speire 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.

Keeping Digital Simple.

Suir Engineering  

Suir Engineering is a leading provider of innovative electrical, mechanical, instrumentation and high-voltage 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 our customers with a personable and consistent service.

Our Vision
To become a global leader in providing Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, and High Voltage engineering services. Maintain industry-leading health and safety standards while ensuring the successful completion of projects to client specifications. Build on long-term partnerships and expand the proposition to include international work, exclusively with key clients.

Our People
Our people are our number one asset. Suir Engineering prioritises direct hire practices and makes 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 Senior Leadership Team provide strategic guidance in the fulfilment of Suir Engineering’s mission and values.

Target Integration

Target Integration is a leading provider of digital transformation services with operations in more than 16 cities, helping businesses of all sizes discover their full potential. We know digital transformation can be a daunting prospect, that's why we believe in nurturing meaningful relationships, putting ourselves in our clients' shoes to understand the unique needs of their business and their customers, to discover how our solutions can bring out the very best in what they do.

People are at the heart of any great change, and digitally transforming a business is no different. We pride ourselves in outfitting our clients' teams with the expertise and skills they need to implement their own cloud-based software through a proprietary method of self-service digital adoption and implementation. This ensures that the skills and knowhow are inculcated in-house, and makes sure everybody, at every level of the business, has a chance to buy into the process.

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.

VMOTION IT SOLUTIONS LTD

VMotion IT Solutions is a leading ITSM solutions provider, with expertise in building efficient and streamlined service management environments for large financial enterprises and Government organisations using Atlassian tools (Jira, Jira Service Management, Confluence, Bitbucket and more).
Proven success with Agile at scale and DevOps through expert consultation, implementation and training services.

Supercharge your ISO documentation and compliance requirements with VMotion. Our Atlassian certified experts are experienced in facilitating asset management, IT security, risk management, for large enterprises.

Verde Energy Group

Verde Energy Group is an energy efficiency solutions and solar energy developer, part of Octopus Energy Generation, one of Europe’s largest renewables investors.
The solar assets that we design, fund and manage mean that companies can save money on their electricity bill and reduce their carbon emissions without any capital outlay.
We offer both fully funded and capex solution for renewables & energy efficiency projects for our clients.