What is Lean Business?

Lean is about being effective and efficient – in delivering value to the customer. 

Lean strives to eliminate waste in operational processes and to engage staff in developing a culture of continuous improvement.

Lean requires that individuals, teams and the entire organisation remain continuously focused on the customer, adopting a practical approach to increasing value to the customer by the relentless elimination of every form of unnecessary waste.

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Why Lean? 

Lean is a way of thinking and acting that enables people to drive the organisation forward towards profitable growth. It increases capability and capacity and is a catalyst for innovation.

Lean helps ensure flexibility, responsiveness, efficiency, innovation and by continuously listening to the customer allows companies to compete and win on merit and become more resilient to changing market demands. 

Proven Results

The Local Enterprise Board can provide your business with specialised training in Lean tools and techniques. Join the 1,000’s of companies all over Ireland who have successfully engaged in LEAN business programmes and recorded significant gains, including:

  • Productivity increases 20%

  • Sales increases 40%

  • Delivery adherence improvements 43%

  • Product & Service quality improvements 30%

  • Employment increases 11%

Source: Government Report

Examples of Success Stories

The benefits of Lean have been experienced

by business of all sizes across many sectors.

Lean business is not just for large companies.

Read their stories here:

Lean Implementation in Micro & Small Enterprises Book of Cases 2020


Visit the Lean Business Ireland website for more case studies

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Lean DLR

There are two strands to the Lean Business Programme in DLR.

Find out how they could apply to your business here: