11 benefits the QSI Lean programme can deliver for you!

1. Increased Profits

2. Less Waste

3. Less costly Defects

4. Improved Efficiency

5. Better Processes

6. Consistent Quality

7. Lower Costs

8. Shorter Cycle Times

9. Problem Solving Skills

10. Increased Capacity

11. Faster Lead Times

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LeanStart is open to small and medium or large companies that are Enterprise Ireland clients or potential clients who have been trading for at least 5 years engaged in manufacturing or eligible internationally traded services.

As an Approved Service Provider, QSI can check on your behalf whether it is open to your company.

What costs are eligible and what is the maximum funding available?

The eligible costs are for Training or Advisory Services provided by expert QSI lean trainers. Enterprise Ireland will provide grant funding for 80% of the project cost up to a maximum of €6,300 (€5,000 grant). This is based on 7 days Training or Advisory Services by QSI.

Overview of LeanStart

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.

How do I apply?

All applications for funding should be discussed with QSI who will guide you through the application process with Enterprise Ireland.

QSI will provide assistance for you to apply via the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System.

Prior to applying you must do the following:

Contact your assigned Enterprise Ireland Adviser to discuss your application.

First time applicants will be required to register on the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System.

If the company has already initiated a Lean Start assignment before submitting an application to Enterprise Ireland, the application and associated expenditure will not be accepted.

How Can QSI Help My Business Implement Lean?

QSI Lean Six Sigma programme is aimed at owners and managers of businesses looking to take their business to the next level of profits, efficiency and customer service. It is a chance for you to take real steps to improve your business and measure the results afterwards.

Get in touch with us today to arrange a consultation where we can discuss your businesses needs and talk you through our process to address them. We can then give you a quotation, roadmap and timescale for the programme. Our programmes are designed to deliver maximum value for your business and all its stakeholders, making your business more effective.

Training: QSI can deliver Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt programmes for your organisation along with full certification for all course attendees.

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