Lean For Micro Programme - for companies less than 10 employees

 Programme Objectives


On successful completion of the Lean for Micro Dublin programme, participants will have the knowledge and skills to enable them to undertake small lean projects, resulting in improvements in productivity and profitability.

The programme will help to:

  • Identify issues and potential improvement areas

  • Provide support to implement

  • Achieve savings and improvements in capability and capacity to deliver


The Lean for Micro Dublin is aimed at owners/managers and key staff members of small businesses who wish to gain an introduction to lean concepts and allow them to gain a practical understanding of lean principles by undertaking a focused assignment with expert  mentoring support. The programme will be aimed at a limited number of Dublin based businesses.

Programme Format

Participants will receive group training and individual support, 

from a designated mentor over a 16 week period,

to bring practical project tasks to a successful conclusion.

3 morning workshops - training online - 8.00am to 10.30am

5 x 3.5 hour 1:1 mentoring

Total Cost: €500

Next programme in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown:

commencing June 2020

Online Workshop dates: 

     Thursday 25th June 

     Thursday 2nd July

     Thursday 9th July


To Register Your Interest :

For queries or further information contact : 

Marion Walshe 

email: dublin@plato.ie    

phone: (086) 823 4309

Do you want to:

  • Increase productivity and bottom line profitability

        by analysing and improving the systems and processes you currently have in place

         - whether in the warehouse or the office?

  • Identify systems required to improve your internal and external communications,

       such as CRM, Accounts systems, etc?

  • Optimise your use of technology and automation of tasks for labour intensive processes?

  • Simplify administration to mange and grow your business?

  • Experience the benefit of a breakthrough improvement project?

  • Enhance your staff's ability to work remotely by having the right systems and processes in place?

If so, this Lean Business Programme will be of interest to you! 

Get €3500 worth of training and on-site mentoring for €500.

(Payment can be deferred, if required due to ongoing Covid-19 Crisis)

Business Benefits

This programme has been developed for companies with established operations, in service or manufacturing operations, to streamline their business process to support the future growth of the business. Companies employing 5 or more are most likely to benefit from the programme.

This programme is not appropriate for sole traders or early stage start ups.

Testimonials for Lean for Micro :


"The Lean programme one of the most practical and easily applied courses I have ever done. It has forced me to open my eyes and question the way we do everything in our business. The balance of the course between theory and practical is excellent and having the opportunity to work with Dermot (the mentor) one on one has made a remarkable difference to my business."

- Kate McLoughlin, McLoughlin Craft Butchers, Clondalkin


“One of the most awakening statements made at the program was “waste is all around us its just not that easy to see” however when you become aware of it and start seeing it, and replacing it with lean processes everyone's work life becomes easier and more efficient. For a happy work life go Lean.” 

Cathy Coughlan, Managing Director, Dorian Black Suits, Dublin

"I found the course and it’s content superb....providing a fascinating insight into the world of LEAN. The on-site mentoring was an invaluable experience for myself, management team and staff. We have implemented many of the teachings and findings into our business today and I would highly recommend this programme to all SMEs."

 - Niall Rock, M.D. Storage Systems

"I would highly recommend the LEO LEAN program to anyone, in any business. The process of documenting and working through the Lean  process for an element of our business helped us understand the methodology enabling us to apply it to our whole business. The  5 mentoring sessions made it very practical and real world, helping us implement improvements in our business and driving us forward to increase efficiencies, giving us a scalable model to improve and streamline our business. "

 - Alan Deery,  M.D. New Horizons