Management Training

Driving Operational Excellence through Lean Leadership (Level 9 on NFQ)


The aim of the programme is to introduce delegates to the importance of Lean Leadership and Lean operational transformation skills. This programme, uniquely developed by the Irish Medtech Association Operational Excellence Taskforce, will combine instructor led facilitated sessions with self-managed learning activities, and will incorporate substantial immersed, practical hands-on approach to learning across multiple sessions.

Content includes

The roots and evolution of Lean Thinking, current positioning and application, planning for Change:
The Key concepts of Lean Thinking and the perspectives of key thought leaders
The development of the concept of the “Lean Enterprise” and its philosophy and principles and applying that knowledge to different environments
Evaluating existing levels of competence in relation to Lean to promote self-directed future learning and determine appropriate strategies
Understanding the potential benefits and challenges of Lean
Describing how other improvement approaches link or integrate to Lean (including Six Sigma, BPR, TQM, and the Theory of Constraints)
Understanding the integration of the MÓRTM Benchmark Model with Lean Thinking and Practice

A practical value stream mapping exercise, enabling delegates to understand how to best analyse and improve their system performance:
How to use mapping tools to make interventions at a “systems” level in an organisation and why this is an important precursor to other mapping methodologies
Construction of a current state and the design of the ideal and future state maps
How to derive a development plan from the mapping process in line with the strategic plan
Monitoring the effective implementation of plans
How the organisation understands productivity and how it uses this information

Case study materials will provide examples of the complete process.

The role of the Lean leader in “Providing Direction” and “Developing People”.
ˇ An introduction to the strategic, operational and people aspects of lean thinking, as well as the concept of sustaining change
ˇ Understanding the role of lean management and leadership and the importance of being able to join up the dots – system redesign vs creating islands of excellence
ˇ The role of the leader in the development of people both directly and systematically

Who should attend

The course is relevant to senior management/executive level personnel across a broad range of disciplines: Operations, Supply chain, Finance & Quality.


6 ects of a Level 9 on NFQ

Upcoming dates:

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Driving Operational Excellence through Lean Leadership (Level 9 on NFQ)

Training Days

17 Online Virtual Sessions. 9:00-13:00 (incls 2 x 20min breaks)

Training Locations

Clare, Dublin, Limerick, Online, Sligo

Course Cost

Member: €1,750
Non-member: €2,400
* Cost quoted per person

"Exceeded expectations in content, delivery, academic references and facilitating student cross feedback. The professionalism of lecturers was exceptional."

Padhraic Mcginn
Plant Manager
Nypro Healthcare, Wicklow

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