Businesses boast improved performance


John McClune, Lean Process Manager
Mar 13, 2018

Four local businesses are boasting improved performance after implementing problem solving measures to enhance their business.

Keeping a business competitive means constantly reviewing how you do things and making appropriate changes. Invest NI’s team of experts enable participants to identify areas of improvement in their business and to implement problem solving methods to get the most out of their resources.

Among those devoting time and resources and experiencing a return on that investment are Washing Bay, Glanbia Cheese, Hampton Conservatories and RA Irwin who have successfully alleviated increasing costs and capacity constraints using Lean Thinking and continuous improvement principles.

The businesses benefited from attending Practical Problem Solving training and using the A3 approach along with coaching from our productivity improvement practitioners to address issues they were experiencing within their businesses.

Using this structured approach the businesses were able to secure combined savings of over £1million across their operations within a relatively short period of time.

Our Productivity Improvement Team work in partnership with Northern Ireland businesses to help identify improvement opportunities and make changes to improve their operational efficiency.


Our upcoming conference, Transform your business: Create a Culture for Continuous Improvement, on 21st March in Belfast will offer insights from world leading experts and a local business on this subject.

If you want better outputs, more motivated staff, increasing profits and a culture of continuous improvement, register to attend this conference.

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