LeanStart provides an introduction to Lean concepts and allows you to gain an understanding of what the tools and techniques can do for you and your company in a short, focused engagement. The initiative is designed for companies that are unfamiliar with or lacking capability in business process improvement methodologies. The programme involves up to 7 days support from an external Consultant/trainer working directly with an eligible company, typically over an 8-12 week period.
The goals of a LeanStart project may include;
– The introduction of Lean, Agile-Lean or related process improvement principles to a company,
– The completion of a specific improvement project to show the value of the approach, and/or,
– The development of a Lean / Organisational Innovation roadmap or action plan with a company (this should ideally include an assessment or benchmark of the current situation).
The assignment will follow a methodology set out by the Enterprise Ireland Operational Excellence Team.
LeanStart incorporates an environmental component titled ‘First Steps to Green Competitiveness Guidebook’. Two guidebooks were developed by Enterprise Ireland using a simple set of tools to introduce some basic environmental awareness as part of the LeanStart Programme for Manufacturing Companies and Services/Office based companies.
Note: Receipt of other grants from Enterprise Ireland may impact on your eligibility for support under this initiative.