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Directory of Lean service providers - Guidelines for Use of Directory


The directory is compiled using the content submitted by service providers to Enterprise Ireland on their directory
application. To be included in the directory, applicants must have demonstrated in their application the following
characteristics:
  a proven track record in providing business development consultancy services
  experience in implementing and managing Lean programmes
  expert knowledge of Lean business systems and practices
  experience in developing and embedding company capabilities and skills in Lean principles
  effective methodologies for delivering Lean assignments
  detailed sectoral knowledge and experience in one or more of the following business sectors – Food,
  the full-time resources and the capacity to deliver assignments for Enterprise Ireland clients participating on
  a broad range of specialist business development and transformation skills as may be required by client
companies for larger assignments.

The directory content submitted by service providers is compiled and presented in two formats:
• a summary listing of service providers by key headings including location, size, sectoral experience and business
• detailed profiles (as per the above characteristics) of service providers with summary cvs.

The directory will be updated by Enterprise Ireland on a regular basis.

The directory is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of service providers who may be capable of carrying out
assignments under the Lean Business Offer.

The directory will be publicly available. The summary listing is posted on the Enterprise Ireland intranet, and on the
corporate website. It will also be emailed on request. Specific profiles of service providers will also be provided on

Enterprise Ireland seeks to ensure the directory information is accurate, and up to date, but is not responsible for the

It is the responsibility of the users of the directory to verify the experience, expertise, track record, capacity and
other details which may define the competence and suitability of a listed service provider for a particular client

Enterprise Ireland staff will not provide clients with recommendations or selections from the directory. Clients are
wholly responsible for selecting a service provider.

Enterprise Ireland does not give any warranty, either express or implied, as to the qualifications or suitability of any
of the persons on the list of service providers and Enterprise Ireland will not be liable for any loss and damage caused
by a company’s retaining the services of such a service provider .

In choosing a potential service provider, users of the directory should take into account the relative importance of:
• Breadth of experience across a range of sectors
• Specialist sectoral knowledge and experience
• A newcomer with fresh approach and experience from other sectors
• Range of professional disciplines which the provider can offer
• Proximity of the service provider
• Experience with competitors or similar businesses
• The fee rate per day, for short term and longer term assignments
• Current availability
• Recent client project list
• References to contact

It is advisable that in addition to contacting and interviewing potential service providers, three quotations for the
same work are sought from different service providers.
                                                                                                                  Consultants Directory                                           Last Updated           2/21/2011


                                                                                                                  Summary Profile and Keyword information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Business Profile - % of business done
                                                                                                                                                             Sectoral Experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Summary of                                                       with:
  Business        Date Established    No. of       Location      Contact Person            Company Website                                                                                                                                              Business consultancy services
   Name                                Staff                                                                      Food                           Manufacturing                          Software         Services                                                                                                 SME         Large      International

Adaptive HVM           2009              9      Dublin          Sean Corbett      http://www.adaptivehvm.com/     Process Manufacturing &        Electronics/Engineering          ERP IT Support,        Facilities Management,      An Irish company providing lean breakthrough performance across               20%         45%           35%
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Healthcare, Call Centres,
Ltd                                                                                                               Packaging                      Life Sciences (Pharma, Bio-      Project Management                                 industry sectors based on extensive senior management experience in
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Recycling/Waste
                                                                                                                                                 Tech, Medical Devices) Global    Software, Inventory    Management, Supply          world class manufacturing companies such as Intel &Wyeth."
                                                                                                                                                 Supply Chain, Process            Management and         Chain, Logistics &
                                                                                                                                                 Manufacturing,                   Supply Chain           Distribution, Equipment
                                                                                                                                                 Chemicals/Textiles,              Software               Maintenance
                                                                                                                                                 Automotive, Aerospace

Ahearne Collins        2005              2      Wexford         Jim Collins       www.ahearnecollins.ie                                          Pharmaceuticals,Medical                                 Insurance,Professiona Lean & business support services to Manufacturing, Service &                        25%         75%
& Associates                                                                                                                                     Devices,                                                l Institutes,          Healthcare Clients
                                                                                                                                                 Aviation, General & Made-to-                            Healthcare              Lean systems specialists – Kaizen, VSM, 5S+other lean tools &
                                                                                                                                                 order Manufacturing                                                            methodologies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Personal & interpersonal skills training to public, private & voluntary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sectors
Almir Business         1999              7      Limerick        Desmond Butler www.almir.biz                                                     Engineering                                             Sales and Distribution Implementation of business management systems (Quality ISO 9001,                   93%         5%            2%
Ltd                                                                                                                                              Electronics                                                                    Environmental ISO 14001, Medical Devices ISO 13485 and process
                                                                                                                                                 Manufacturing assembly                                                         improvement utilising Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques.

Andona                 1999              1      Co. Longford    Andrew Lynch      www.andona.ie                                                  Plastics Tooling Pharma       Decision support          Power supply                Providing business and process consultancy to the SME sector                 100%
Services Ltd                                                                                                                                     Engineering Street Furniture  Web Hosting               Facilities
                                                                                                                                                 Agricultural Weighing Systems                           management
                                                                                                                                                 Roofing systems                                         Accountants


ARC                    2009              5      Waterfore,      Seamus Scully     www.arcmanagementsystems.com    Milling, Frozen & Fresh        Automotive, Medical Devices,     MRP Systems,        Health Care                    ARC provide a practical approach to business needs, with the emphasis         40%         40%           20%
Manaagement                                     Kilkenny,                                                         Vegetables, Bakeries, Animal   Engineering, Plastics, Fine      Project Management, Voluntary Sector,              on reducing waste and only doing what adds value to your product or
Systems Ltd                                     Carlow, Wexford                                                   Feeds                          assembly, Refreigeration,        Energy Management Utility Service                  service
                                                                                                                                                 Computers, Agricultural                              Providers,
                                                                                                                                                 Machinery, Metal Fabrication                         Distribution,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Healthcare providers.
Bearingpoint           2002             200     Dublin          Claudia Carr      www.bearingpoint.ie             Branded consumer               Automotive                       Major Software      Financial Services             BearingPoint's core services areas include Operational Excellence,            20%         80%
                                                                                                                  goods                          Industrial                       Suppliers           Public Services                Business Strategy & Transformation,
                                                                                                                  Beverage                       manufacturing                    High Tech Sector    Semi State Services            Customer Management, Supply Chain Management, Finance & HR
                                                                                                                  Fast moving consumer           Life sciences                                        Shared Services                Transformation, IT Strategy and
                                                                                                                  goods                          Supply chain logistics                               Transport Telecoms             Systems Integration.
                                                                                                                  Supply chain logistics
Betapond               2009             10      Dublin          Peter Elger       www.betapond.com                                                                                Web/Internet                                       • Technical and management consultancy for software development.              50%         20%           30%
                                                                                                                                                                                  Financial                                          • Lean/Agile software development process expertise.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Teleco/mobile Any                                  • Deep dive technical analysis and problem resolution


Black Swan             1988             260     Galway, Dublin, Craig Kelly       www.globalblackswan.com         Drinks, Chilled, Hot Ambient   Life Sciences,                   New Product and        Call Centres, Back          Blackswan work with its clients to deliver business change solutions          35%         30%           35%
                                                Newcastle,                                                        & bakery processes including   Pharmaceutical, Medical          New Customer           office, Banks, Fund         using People, Process & Innovation solutions to deliver high impact,
                                                Brisbane Perth,                                                   meat processing, (Abattoir,    Device, Health care, Wood &      Introduction,          Management &                long term and sustainable value.
                                                Shanghai                                                          boning, fresh & cooked meat    Furniture, Windows & doors,      Innovation Software    Financial Services,
BSM Ireland            1997             25      Galway          Maurice Hannon www.bsm.ie                         Ready chilled & frozen ready
                                                                                                                  slicing,Meals, Sliced cooked   Textile, Packaging Print
                                                                                                                                                 Pharmaceutical, medical          n/a                    Distribution, HR
                                                                                                                                                                                                         n/a                         BSM’s core competency is the design and implementation of Real Lean           5%          15%           80%
                                                                                                                  meats, Pizza, Soft Drinks,     device                                                                              solutions in Manufacturing, QC and QA. Our focus is on meeting the
                                                                                                                  Whiskey, ….                                                                                                        challenges of the day in Life Science and Food/Beverage value streams


Business               2008             1+     Dublin           Ciaran May        www.linkedin.com/in/ciaranmay   Food Processing,               Print and Packaging,                                    Video Post                  An independent consultancy providing a niche consultancy service
Excellence &                         Associaat                                                                    Food (Poultry) processing,     Medical Devices,                                        Production Services,        specializing in all aspects of Lean Six Sigma (LSS). Support and
Lean Six Sigma                           e                                                                        Beverage Processing,           Pharmaceuticals,                                                                    assistance is provided by Ciarán May a LSS practitioner with 25+ years
                                                                                                                                                 Light Engineering, Tele-                                                            of practical experience. With extensive multinational experience he has
Circa Group            1991             10      Dublin/Cork     Patrick Lawlor    www.circa.ie                    Dairy Butter,                  communications
                                                                                                                                                 Air Conditioning                                                                    successfully applied consulting company, specialising in contributing to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Circa is international this in many Irish SME companies. He has               14%         9%            10%
                                                                                                                  Dairy Spreads,                 Automotive                                                                          the Smart Economy by developing/adapting science, technology,
                                                                                                                  Liquid Milk                    Electronic Controls                                                                 innovation business solutions; implementing them at the company,
                                                                                                                                                 Household products                                                                  regional, national and European levels.

Cregan Quality         1989          1 + 2-6 Cork               Michael Cregan                                    Total Produce Swords           Cater fresh.                                            CMI-UK                      Provide the following services to companies                                   88%         8%            4%
Consultants                          part time                                                                    Sam Dennigan & Company         Keelings Fresh.                                                                     Consultancy in systems, product, packaging development to adhere to
                                                                                                                  K&K Packs Ltd                  Super Dawn Fresh Veg. Ltd.                                                          both existing and new customers. Providing knowledge in how change
                                                                                                                                                 Breffni Mushrooms Marketing                                                         can be achieved with reduction of costs and employees. Training and
Emergn                 2009             30      Dublin          Brian Hanly       www.emergn.com                                                                                  All subsectors         Retail Banking              emergn is a global professional services and business agility partner         0%          10%           90%
                                                /London/NY                                                                                                                                               Investment Banking          that blends agile and lean principles to optimize the way organizations
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Insurance                   delivers business value solutions across the enterprise.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Telecom
ETAC                   2007              4      Dublin          Steve Halpin      www.etacsolutions.com           Processing Bottling packaging Medical Devices                   Tracking Software      Insurance Healthcare ETAC Limited is an Irish Company specialising in training, expertise                 50%         30%           20%
                                                                                                                                                Pharmaceutical Engineering        SAP/Oracle/ERP         Call Centre Back     and software solutions in all matters related to Lean and Six Sigma
                                                                                                                                                Aerospace Electornics             Integration            Office Training      Business Improvement Programmes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Consultancy
Evolusion              2010              4      Cork            Declan Wallace    www.evolusion.net                                              Construction products &                                                      Evolusion Innovation is a business development service who specialise                30%         30%           40%
Innovation Ltd                                                                                                                                   building system manufacturers.                                               in delivering lean business principles to construction products
                                                                                                                                                 Steel Frame kits/ Timber                                                     manufacturers who export products such as off-site modules, bathroom
                                                                                                                                                 Frame kits/Volumetric                                                        & kitchen Pods, panellised Steel & Timber Frame kits along with other
                                                                                                                                                 Modules etc                                                                  building product systems.


Future Perfect         2009              7      Limerick        Dick Keeley       www.futureperfect.ie            Frozen Foods (Pizza, Pastry)   Electronics Assembly & Test                             Call-Centres                Lean/Six-Sigma Consultancy Services: including Business                       40%         60%
                                                                                                                                                 Global Supply-Chain                                                                 Transformation, Business Process Improvement, Program Management
                                                                                                                                                 Medical Devices                                                                     and Education/Training.




Ger Crosbie            2010              1      Dublin          Ger Crosbie       crosbieger@gmail.com            Fresh / Frozen Food Products   Process Layout / Equipment                                                          Hands on business support to deliver Lean Business Process’s in              100%
                                                                                                                  Product Development            Selection                                                                           everyday business environments. System driven change management
                                                                                                                  Processes                      Automation                                                                          sustained through capability development and team ownership.
                                                                                                                  Costings / Recipe Control      Process Control
                                                                                                                  Packaging Formats              Supply Chain
                                                                                                                  Product Launches               Logistics
                                                                                                                  Inventory Control              Enterprise Resource Planning
                                                                                                                  Technical Sales                (ERP)
                                                                                                                  Food Safety                    Project Management
                                                                                                                                                 Operational Excellence
                                                                                                                                                 Management Capability
                                                                                                                                                 Development



GxP Systems            1997             45      Cork, Galway,   Breffni Allen     www.gxpsystems.com              Regulatory environment         Pharmaceutical, Medical          Pharmaceutical,        Pharmaceutical,      GXP Systems, a leader in Lean regulatory compliance                                  5%          85%           10%
                                                USA                                                               manufacture                    Device, Biotech                  Medical Device,        Medical Device,      consultancy and project management services, enables medical
                                                                                                                                                                                  Biotech                Biotech              device, biotechnical and pharmaceutical clients to systematically and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              continuously lower the cost of compliance within their discovery,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              manufacturing, and supply chain facilities, without compromising
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              compliance or quality.
Hosca                  1991              5      Dublin          John Kenna        www.hosca.ie                    Food Processing                Medical Device Manufacturing                            Customer Service     Hosca specialises in four main areas of consulting, Strategic                        40%         50%           10%
                                                                                                                                                 Electronic Manufacturing                                Process improvement Management and top team support, Training and Development,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Business Improvement and Supply Chain.
Ian Toomey             1983             1+      Ireland         Ian Toomey        www.iantoomeyassociates.ie                                     Assembly, Engineering,                Product           Health Services,     Business Process Improvement, Cost Reduction & Productivity                         100%
Associates                           associates                                                                                                  Fabrication, Signage, Medical       Development         Retail, Wholesale,   Improvement - Lean, WCM SCM, Industrial Engineering, Work
                                                                                                                                                 Devices,                          Support, Reseller /   Distribution,        Measurement, Product / Process Costing Models, Implementing Team
                                                                                                                                                 Textiles/Clothing/Joinery,           Distribution       Logistics, Recycling Working, Real-time Data Capture Analysis
                                                                                                                                                 Furniture, Horticulture, Craft




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Improve           2005          1+      Dublin           Gerry Shaw        www.improve.ie                      Lean Energy Projects in Dairy Electronics Mfg, Medical                                 Cost Reduction      Lean Practitioners focused in Business Process Improvement, Cost                    40%         55%        5%
                             associates                                                                                                      Device Manufacturing                                     Process Improvement Reduction, Programme Management and Training and Development.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Focused in Manufacturing, Healthcare and Energy Sectors.



Industry Forum    2005         2+5      London           Ken Watson        www.industryforum.net                                              Apparel and Textiles                                    Retail                 Industry Forum Services delivers projects applying lean thinking from            50%
Services Ltd                 associates                                                                                                       Consumer Products                                                              product development through to the delivery of the product to the final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             consumer.



IPC Consulting    2005           3     Dublin            Declan Duke       www.ipc.ie                          Manufacture of food products   Engineering                               N/A           Recycling              Our partners have been providing Competitiveness and Business                    40%         60%
                                                                                                               Warehousing(storage,           Moulding                                                Environmental          Development Consulting in addition to HR systems development and IR
                                                                                                               including voice picking)       Assembly (light and heavy                               services               problem solving to many of Ireland’s Leading organisations and SME’s
                                                                                                               Transport & Distribution       products)                                               Shared Services        for the 25 years (the partners all worked for Irish Productivity Centre).
                                                                                                                                              Science and Chemical
                                                                                                                                              Furniture
IPC Enterprise    1996           1     Dublin/Mayo       Vincent Langan    www.bcngroup.ie                     Cheese processing              Engineering                                             Logistics              Using Lean Process techniques we eradicate waste (non value                       Food    Food Sector
Dev Cons                                                                                                       Yellowfat spreads              Mats Handling Automotive                                Distribution           adding activities) from client organisations enabling them to                    Sector      20%
                                                                                                               Food ingredients               Precision Engineering                                                          achieve competitive advantage and optimum return on                               40%
                                                                                                               Prepared snack foods           Timber Frame Housing                                                           investment.                                                                    Manufactur
                                                                                                               Pet Foods                      Joinery / Furniture                                                                                                                                            ing 30%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Services
James G Hoey      2009           2     Co. Westmeath Jim Hoey                                                                                 Chemical                         Instrumentation        Waste Recycling.       The company was established to provide consultancy and business                   70%        30%
& Associates                                                                                                                                  Plastics                         design                 Rural Broad Band       advice in the areas of Operational Excellence, Creating Customer
                                                                                                                                              Life Sciences                                           provision              Excitement through delivering on the voice of the customer (VOC). The
                                                                                                                                              Wood Processing                                                                final objective is to assist in Building Capabilities & Developing Talent in
                                                                                                                                              Engineering                                                                    client companies

Leading Edge      1995           7     Cork, Canada      Joe Aherne        www.leadingedgescm.com              Food Processing, Food          Electronics, Medical Devices,    Software for           Contact / Call         The Leading Edge Group provides Lean and value chain optimization                 5%         45%        50%
Group                                                                                                          Retail, Food Distribution      Pharmaceuticals, Engineering     Healthcare sectors     Centres, Shared        through training and consulting support across a variety of sectors both
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Services, Supply       nationally and internationally.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chain Providers,
Lean 2            2009           2     Tullamore         Andy Brophy       www.lean2innovativethinking.com     Warehousing                    FMCG, Horticulture               Optician, Operating    Postal Services,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Healthcare, Financal   Our approach blends Lean Thinking and Deming’s Lens of Profound                  70%         20%        10%
Innovative                                                                                                                                                                     System                                        Knowledge with Innovation to ensure that a total systems approach to
Thinking                                                                                                                                                                                                                     improvement transformation is achieved
Lean Business     2008           1     Leitrim           Pat Scott         www.LeanBusinessSolutions.ie        All food processing            Medical device, pharma,                                 Multiple hospitals,    The company has worked across many sectors from the traditional                  30%         50%        20%
Solutions                                                                                                                                     heavy engineering,                                      financial services     manufacturing companies and progressed into medical device sectors,
                                                                                                                                              maintenance                                                                    the pharmaceutical sector, financial services and the food sectors. It is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             clear that the benefits of Lean 6 Sigma are universally applicable across
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             all sectors with outstanding results being achieved in all sectors. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             company confidently spans all business sectors, and can cite excellent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             results with transformational programs established to date

Lean Business     2006           6     UK                Colin Parry &     www.lean-business-solutions.co.uk   Food processing                Automotive1st tier               Microsoft systems      Lean office            Experienced Lean manufacturing specialists dedicated to delivering real                                 100%
Solutions Ltd                                            Kerry Cochran                                         Bakery                         Engineering                                             Customer service       bottom line improvements through team based training and
(UK)                                                                                                           Cooking Oil/ Refinery          Fabrication                                             development.           development.
                                                                                                               Brewery large/micro            Electrical                                              Supplier development   Working from a strategic level down we create a culture where
Lean Business     2002          11     Limerick          Gene Leonard      www.leanbusiness.ie                 Biscuit / snack
                                                                                                               Dairy Cheese processing        Electronics
                                                                                                                                              Manufacturing, Engineering,      Fulfilment Solutions   Production control
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Banking Insurance      continuous improvement and provided are the bases training services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Lean Business Systems have teamworkconsulting and to deliver the key             50%         30%        20%
Systems                                                                                                        Seafood                        Construction                                            Distribution           to more than 100 companies. Our focus is on delivering operational
                                                                                                               Beverages                      Electronics                                             Airline                excellence through LEAN and 6-sigma
                                                                                                               Prepared Consumer Foods        Medical Devices
                                                                                                                                              Pharma
Lean Sigma        2006           2     Co. Cork          Susan Clancy      www.leansigmasystems.com            Dairy                          Pharmaceutical                   R&D                    Financial              We are unique in using a blended approach of hands-on Business                   20%         75%        5%
Systems Ltd                                                                                                    Ingredients & Flavours Food    Life Sciences                    Wireless               IT                     Process Improvement Training and Consultancy across all sectors. We
                                                                                                               Packaging                      Plastics                         Customer Services      HR                     deliver measurable and sustainable results, maximising profit,
                                                                                                               Baby Food                      Medical Devices                  Accountancy            Customer Services      minimising cost and dramatically improving customer satisfaction.
                                                                                                               Sports Nutritionals            Electronic                       Security               Sales Aviation
                                                                                                               Beverage                       Computer                         SAP                    Hotel & Catering
                                                                                                                                              Automotive                       Digital Media
Manufacturing     2001           1     Waterford         Raymond           www.manufacturing-excellence.ie     High volume processing         Solar Energy
                                                                                                                                              Medical                                                 Call-centre,           Consultancy & Training services in Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma                 70%         30%
Excellence                                               McEvoy                                                                               devices,Pharmaceutical,                                 Recruitment            Process Improvement especially in manufacturing, medical device,
                                                                                                                                              Engineering fabrication                                                        pharmaceutical, engineering and food sectors
McLaw &           2--3          8+      Dublin           Alex McDonnell    www.mclaw.ie                                                       Computers                        Localisation Testing   Retail Banking         McLaw & Associates Limited was established in 2003 as Master                     10%         70%        20%
Associates Ltd               available                                                                                                                                                                Investment Banking     Practitioners in Operational Excellence. Since 2003, McLaw has
                              proven                                                                                                                                                                  Insurance              delivered over 40 performance improvement programs to clients in the
                             contractor                                                                                                                                                               Healthcare             Financial Services, Construction, Clinical Trials Management and
                                 s                                                                                                                                                                    Contact Centres        Public sectors in Ireland, USA, Northern Ireland, the UK and Poland.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      IT Service Delivery    McLaw and Associates principals are Paula Lawton (50%) and Alex
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Government             McDonnell (50%). We are always the Lead supplier to our clients and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Public Sector          while most programs start off as pilot programs in areas of 30-50
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tourism                people, they are generally become an organisation wide program.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Construction
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shared Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                      BPO Providers
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Telecommunications
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Clinical trials
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Back Office
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Order Processing

Michael Travers   2007           2     Cork              Michael Travers   Under reconstruction. Please                                       Automotive.                                                                    Provide Hands on Business Consultancy: Guidance and mentoring to                 100%
& Associates                                                               see Linkdin profile.                                               Electronics.                                                                   individuals and organisations that recognise the need to be competitive
                                                                                                                                              Sub-contract electronics.                                                      in an ever-changing business environment.
                                                                                                                                              Medical Devices.
                                                                                                                                              Precision machining.
                                                                                                                                              Military equipment.

MKP               2004           3     All of Ireland    Tom               www.mkp.ie                          Milk and Dairy products,       Engineering Surface finishing,   Accounting software    Wine Merchanting,      Business development and transformation programmes focussed on                   40%         60%        2%
                                                         McGuinness                                            Poultry and Pig Processing,    Print and Packaging, Concrete    Internet enabled,      Print and Packaging,   strategy, people management, process improvement, process
                                                                                                               Chocolate and Confectionary    Products, Furniture              training and           Banking Corporate      measurement and achieving performance excellence covering the full
                                                                                                                                              Pharmaceuticals, Medical         information tools      Administration         value chain. We use our specifically designed 4P programme.
                                                                                                                                              Devices, Refrigeration
                                                                                                                                              Systems, Automotive
                                                                                                                                              Components

Oakstar           2005           3     Dumderg,          John Mannion      www.oakstar.ie                      Food processing, Large farm    IT Hardware, Consumer            Major software         Medical Services,      Oakstar is a leader in transformational change and lean business                 70%         20%        10%
Business                               Ballinamore,                                                            enterprise                     goods, Medical device, Global    supplier, Global       R&D Laboratories       methodologies. Pioneer in kaizen improvements events including 5s,
Consultancy                            Leitrim                                                                                                supply chain, Tooling            supply chain                                  process mapping, standard work and A3. Value Mapping and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             elimination of waste in the total supply chain.


Operations        1009          2+     Cork              Antony Watson     www.ops.ie                          Dairy, milk, cheese            Light engineering                Telecommunications     Tourism                Strategic demand and resource planning, cost-reduction, productivity             50%         50%
Producitvity                                                                                                   Consumer foods                 Fabrication                                             Local government       improvement, process re-engineering, restructuring, rationalisation,
Systems                                                                                                        Meat processing                Print & packaging                                       Retailing              operations planning, industrial engineering, pay, incentive and roster
                                                                                                               Animal feeds                   Textiles & clothing                                     Airports               systems, product and project costing.
                                                                                                               Poultry processing             Glass making                                            Distribution
                                                                                                               Canning                        Pharmaceuticals                                         Construction
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Health Boards

PathFinders       2006          12     Dublin            Brian Keyes       www.pathfinder.ie                   Dairy Packaging                Packaging Meat                   ERP IT Support         Contact Centres        PathFinder assists clients to improve efficiency and achieve bankable            10%         60%        30%
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Financial Services     savings. We also help implement strategic change. Very experienced
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Insurance              professionals. Never finished until you are satisfied.

Preferred         2004           1     Longford          Raymond           www.preferredresults.com            Sugar Dairy Beverages          Chemicals Paints Plastics                               Order Processing       Working at both a Strategic and Operational level, we deliver stepped            10%         75%        15%
Results Ltd                                              O'Hanlon                                              Meat Processing Animal By-     Textiles Cement Cars & Buses                            Health Insurance       improvements in the bottom-line performance of our Clients using Lean
                                                                                                               products                       Wood Products                                           Passenger Transport and Six Sigma and similar techniques.
                                                                                                               Wine                           Light Engineering                                       Logistics
                                                                                                               Fresh Fruit                    Furniture                                               Electricity Generation
                                                                                                               Confectionery                  Hardware                                                & Distribution
                                                                                                                                              (Forestry ) (Mining                                     Potable Water


Prodigium Ltd     2009          11     Dublin/Limerick   Nicky Hartery     www.prodigium.ie                    Yes                            Yes                              Yes                    Yes                    Business Transformation, Change Management, Business Process                     20%         40%        40%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Improvements, Lean Six Sigma



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Product          2002           2     Dublin            Mary Ryan         www.productinnovator.com                                                                                                                         Product Management Training and Consultancy for the Technology              18%   15%    5%
Innovator                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sector


Project          1999           2     Dublin            Eugene Farrelly   www.operationalexcellence.ie   Food Processing &               Pharmaceutical, Biotech,        Project Management       Retail,                  Proven Lean Implementation, Business Excellence, Lean                       40%   60%
Solutions                                                                                                Production, Drinks              Medical Devices, Electronics,   Software                 Oil & Fuel               Manufacturing, Measureable Cost Reduction, Productivity-Quality-
                                                                                                         Processing, Food Retail         Engineering, General                                     Distribution, Project-   Competitiveness Improvement, Process Optimisation, Lean Training,
                                                                                                                                         Manufacturing                                            Programme                Project-Programme Management, Lean Six Sigma.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Management
Rath & Strong    1935          90     USA, London,      Mke Akers         www.rathstrong.com             Consumer canned                 Electronics, Consumer goods,    Operating systems        Insurance, Banking,      Since 1935 Rath & Strong have specialised in transforming                   0%    15%    85%
                                      Asia                                                               beverages, Packaged             Graphic imaging products,       and office products      Hotels, Oil & Gas        organisational capability and competitiveness through the strategic
                                                                                                         confectionary, Alcoholic        Pharmaceuticals, Industrial     (Microsoft                                        deployment of process improvement methodologies. Since 1970 our
                                                                                                         beverage packaging, Frozen      products, Automotive                                                              primary focus has been the deployment of Lean and Six Sigma
                                                                                                         potato products                 products, Aerospace products


RM Consulting    1990           2     Limerick          Damian Murphy     www.rmconsulting.ie            Airline Catering                Pharmaceutical                                           Renewable-Energy         Providing simple but highly effective Lean & Six Sigma business             30%   60%    10%
                                                                                                         Chilled-Food Processing &       Medical Device                                           Distribution             solutions for manufacturing and service organisations with a focus on
                                                                                                         Packaging                       Cosmetics                                                Warehousing              cost reduction and productivity improvement.
                                                                                                                                         Electro-Mechanical Assembly                              Administration
                                                                                                                                         Turned Parts                                             Sales & Marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Arts & Crafts

RPS              1972         5000     Cork, Limerick, Ken Bruton         www.rpsgroup.com/ireland       Dairy, Drinks                   Medical Devices,                Server Assemply,         n/a                      As one of the leading consultancy houses in Ireland, RPS plan, design,      20%   80%
                             (world) Dublin, Galway,                                                                                     Pharmaceutical, Cement,         Software                                          develop and manage projects for clients in the public and private sector.
                             900 (Ire) Wateford, Sligo                                                                                   Plastics                        Development

S A Partners     2009           2     Dublin            Gerard Eivers     www.sapartners.ie              Beverages Chilled Foods         Aerospace and Defence           Software Design          Banking and          We are an innovative consultancy that inspires a wide range of                        100%
                                                                                                         Confectionery Dairy             Chemical Products               IT Services              Insurance            businesses to raise their game through the application of Lean Principles
                                                                                                         Meat & Poultry Pet Food         Consumer Electronics                                     Financial Services
                                                                                                         Seafood Snack Food              High Reliability Engineering                             Distribution and
                                                                                                                                         Packaging                                                Logistics
                                                                                                                                         Pharmaceuticals                                          Housing Associations
                                                                                                                                         Steel                                                    Legal Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Utilities


Songfield        2002           2     Dublin            Richard Godley    www.songfield.com              Beverages, Fish, Dairy, Meat,   Engineering, Metal              Flowcharting,            Recycling, Counties,      Greatly improving cash, costs, quality or delivery is what Songfield       70%   30%
                                                                                                         Milling, Bakery .               Fabrication, Electrical,        Telecomms,               Printing, Professional   does for its clients. We enable our clients personnell to continue the
                                                                                                         Confectionery, Soft Drinks,     Electronics, Automotive,        Databases,               Property Services,       work when we move on. We have expertise in Lean, Costing,
                                                                                                         Frozen and Fresh vegetables.    Pharmaceuticals, Giftware,      Production Tracking.     Professional             Industrial Engineering and Training, which we bring to bear as
                                                                                                         Food Wholesaling,               Knitwear, Bedding, Building                              Marketing, Directory     appropriate for each situation. We have good methods and systems
                                                                                                         Distribution and Retailing.     products, Medical Devices,                               Publishing,              and database know how.
                                                                                                                                         Hygiene Products, Sheltered                              Education, Electrical
                                                                                                                                         workshops.                                               Contracting.



Team BDS         1995          10     Galway            James McNabb      www.teambds.com                Fresh Food                      Engineering                     Financial Software       Air Craft Maintenance Team BDS was established over 17 years ago and has a proven track              70%   25%    5%
                                                                                                         Primary & Secondary             Agri Engineering                Aircraft Software        Architectural         record in transforming organisations to achieve long term and
                                                                                                         Processing                      Automotive                      e-Learning               Financial Services    sustainable benefits through lean, six sigma and innovative techniques.
                                                                                                         Pork & Bacon                    Off Site Construction                                                          Our trusted advisors have supported in excess of 400 companies
                                                                                                         Bakeries                        Medical Device                                                                 secure commercial gain. All our advisors have in excess of 15 years
                                                                                                         Food Service                    Electronics                                                                    industry experience at Director / Senior Executive level. Our primary
                                                                                                         Dairy, Cheese & Ingredients     Timber & Wood                                                                  objective is to eliminate all types of waste in organisations, increase the
                                                                                                         Drinks                          Green Technology                                                               focus on customer needs and improve quality, performance and
                                                                                                                                         Pharmaceutical                                                                 profitability. We adopt a strong performance monitoring approach to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ensure that tangible and meaningful results are achieved from every
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        project that impacts on the profit and loss account.



Tecknic          2009           9     Dublin/Derry      Paul Kelly        www.tecknic.net                Poultry Beverage            Medical Device Printing        Inventory Mgmt                Financial Services       Our consultants possess a wealth of experience and deliver a high           50%   25%    25%
Performance                                                                                              Bottling Frozen Food        Construction Automotive        System                        Retail Education &       quality and professional performance improvement service, using our
Leaders Ltd                                                                                              Foodservice Processed Meats Aerospace Packaging            Safety Software               Training                 innovative People, Process and Product model.
                                                                                                                                     Valve Manufacture                                            Consultancy
                                                                                                                                     Electronics Injection Moulding
                                                                                                                                     Rubber moulding and extrusion
                                                                                                                                     Quarrying

The Biz Clinic   2009          1.5    Wicklow,          Charley Swords    www.thebizclinic.ie            Food and Drinks Industry,       Luxury Goods                                             Contract Cleaners        We are a one-stop consultancy group providing advice and support            30%   10%    60%
                                      Dublin, Laois                                                      Manufacturing                   Information Carousels (ie at                             Retail and               solutions covering end-to-end business process reviews, SME funding
                                                                                                                                         bus stops)                                               Distribution (both       applications, business financial review and restructuring proposals,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  luxury goods and         business planning, expansion, operational risk management, customer
                                                                                                                                                                                                  FMCG)                    value programmes and sales and marketing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Security Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Medical Practitioners
                                                                                                                                                                                                  and Solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Providers
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Utility Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                  IT Managed Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                  IT Outsourcing &
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Operations

The Cost         2010           6     Waterford         Derry O'Sullivan www.costcouncil.ie              Evvironmental and Engery        Machanical and Electrical       Development              Construction, Retail     The goal of our experienced team of professionals is to provide clear,      80%   20%
Council                                                                                                  Controls. Chemical Usage        Engineering, Automotive,        Methodologies,           Banking, Software,       objective and targeted no-nonsense advice on how cost savings can be
                                                                                                                                         Luxury Goods                    Enterprise Resource      Insurance, Pensions,     achieved in a client company and where and how profit improvement
                                                                                                                                                                         Planning, Project        Distribution,            can be realised.
                                                                                                                                                                         Management,              Inventory & Reporting
                                                                                                                                                                         Process
                                                                                                                                                                         Improvement and
                                                                                                                                                                         automation

Turtledove Ltd   2008       8 core + Dublin / Bristol   Patrick Grimes    www.turtledove.uk.net          Waste reduction, yield          Logistics, Supply Chain,                                 The full gamut of      Translating companies’ strategic intent into reality by delivering                         100%
                               15                                                                        improvement, maintenance,       maintenance,                                             NHS Community          guaranteed operational, financial and cultural improvements throughout
                            Associate                                                                    supervisory/mgmt/               supervisory/mgmt/Exec trg.                               Services               the public and private sectors using LEAN focussed principles.
                                s                                                                        Exec trg. Quality               Quality assurance/control,                               Acute Trusts, Local
                                                                                                         assurance/control,              waste reduction, productivity                            Govt.
                                                                                                         distribution and sales etc      improvements etc                                         Insurance and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  banking business
                                                                                                                                                                                                  process re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  engineering, sales etc


WCM              1994           2     Cork / Athlone    Tony Corrigan     www.wcm.ie                                                     Engineering                                                                       The WCM Centre had been providing training and development                  25%   75%
                                                                                                                                         Electronics                                                                       services on World Class
                                                                                                                                         Aviation                                                                          Manufacturing and the Lean Enterprise since 1994. We specialise in
                                                                                                                                         Pharmaceutical                                                                    providing a solid business
                                                                                                                                         Medical Devices                                                                   foundation in continuous improvement training to engage the entire
                                                                                                                                         Plastics                                                                          workforce. Our focus is on
                                                                                                                                         Food and Drinks                                                                   creating value-added development plans to increase efficiency and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           eliminate waste.
XI Horizons      2010          1+     Limierck          Hakeem            www.xi-horizons.com            Nestle                          1. Dell                         Dell- IT                 1.   Dell                XI HORIZONS Consulting is a pan EMEA ( Europe, Middle East,                              100%
                                                        Hammad                                                                           2. Boston Scientific            Partnership with         2.   UPS                 Africa) leading provider of Excellence and Innovation solutions,
                                                                                                                                         3. Danaher                      Systonomy, the           3.   Lynx                including but not limited to Lean, Six-Sigma, Power thinking,
                                                                                                                                                                         leading provider of      4.   Syncreon            Simulation and Strategic Planning. Our Goal is to work with our clients
                                                                                                                                                                         Lean Six-sigma                                    relentlessly to embrace Excellence as HABIT not an ACT.
                                                                                                                                                                         solutions for Software
                                                                                                                                                                         development




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