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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
  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 assignment.

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          4/5/2011

                                                                                                                   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%
Ltd                                                                                                                Packaging                         Life Sciences (Pharma, Bio-     Project Management    Healthcare, Call Centres,   industry sectors based on extensive senior management experience in
                                                                                                                                                     Tech, Medical Devices) Global   Software, Inventory   Management, Supply Chain,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       world class manufacturing companies such as Intel &Wyeth."
                                                                                                                                                     Supply Chain, Process           Management and        Logistics & Distribution,
                                                                                                                                                     Manufacturing,                  Supply Chain          Equipment Maintenance
                                                                                                                                                     Chemicals/Textiles,             Software
                                                                                                                                                     Automotive, Aerospace

Ahearne Collins        2005             2      Wexford         Jim Collins      www.ahearnecollins.ie                                                Pharmaceuticals,Medical                               Insurance,Profession Lean & business support services to Manufacturing, Service &                        25%         75%
& Associates                                                                                                                                         Devices,                                              al 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
Almir Business         1999             7      Limerick        Desmond Butler www.almir.biz                                                          Engineering                                           Sales and            Implementation of business management systems (Quality ISO 9001,                    93%         5%            2%
Ltd                                                                                                                                                  Electronics                                           Distribution         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                                 management
                                                                                                                                                     Systems                                               Accountants
                                                                                                                                                     Roofing systems

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                 40%         40%          20%
Manaagement                                    Kilkenny,                                                           Vegetables, Bakeries, Animal Engineering, Plastics, Fine          Project Management, Voluntary Sector,             emphasis on reducing waste and only doing what adds value to your
Systems Ltd                                    Carlow, Wexford                                                     Feeds                        assembly, Refreigeration,            Energy Management Utility Service                 product or 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,
Brian Golden &         2001            2.5+    Ireland         Brian Golden     www.briangoldenandassociates.com   slicing, chilled & frozen ready
                                                                                                                   Food Processing,                  Textile, Packaging Print
                                                                                                                                                     Automotive, Pharmaceutical,     Efficiency            Distribution, HR
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Training,                   We provide Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations and Business               40%         40%          20%
Associates                                                                                                         Dairy Products,                   Medical Device,                 Measurement           Consultancy,                consultancy services to the Manufacturing Sector. We understand the
                                                                                                                   Ingredients,                      Electronics,                    Software (OEE),                                   need for manufacturers to continuously improve their manufacturing
                                                                                                                   Baby Foods,                       FMCG,                           CD / DVD                                          operations, to achieve lower cost manufacturing, whilst providing
                                                                                                                   Packaging                         Cosmetics,                      manufacture,                                      higher quality products with superior levels of customer service. Our
BSM Ireland            1997             25     Galway          Maurice Hannon www.bsm.ie                           Ready Meals, Sliced cooked        Pharmaceutical, medical         n/a                   n/a                         BSM’s core competency is the design and implementation of Real               5%          15%          80%
                                                                                                                   meats, Pizza, Soft Drinks,        device                                                                            Lean solutions in Manufacturing, QC and QA. Our focus is on meeting
                                                                                                                   Whiskey, ….                                                                                                         the challenges of the day in Life Science and Food/Beverage value
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+
                                                                                                                                                     Light Engineering, Tele-                                                   years of practical experience. With extensive multinational experience
                                                                                                                                                     communications                                                             he has successfully applied this in many Irish SME companies. He
Circa Group            1991             10     Dublin/Cork     Patrick Lawlor   www.circa.ie                       Dairy Butter,                     Air Conditioning                                                           Circa is international consulting company, specialising in contributing     14%        9%                    10%
                                                                                                                   Dairy Spreads,                    Automotive                                                                 to 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
Curragh                1999             2      Kildare         Derek Carey                                         Malting                           Medical Device                                                             • Delivering Lean projects                                                  56%       18%                    26%
Management                                                                                                                                           Light Engineering                                                          • Six Sigma training
Consultancy Ltd                                                                                                                                      Furniture Manufacture                                                      • Extensive experience of ‘change management’
                                                                                                                                                     Timberframe Construction                                                   • Formulation and Implementation of business Strategic Plans
Dynamic Lean           1996             1      Dublin/Mayo     Vincent Langan www.bcngroup.ie                      Cheese processing                 Engineering                                           Logistics            Using Lean Process techniques we eradicate waste (non                      Food    Food Sector
Solutions (IPC                                                                                                     Yellowfat spreads                 Mats Handling Automotive                              Distribution         value adding activities) from client organisations enabling                Sector     20%
Enterprise Dev                                                                                                     Food ingredients                  Precision Engineering                                                      them to achieve competitive advantage and optimum return                    40%
Cons)                                                                                                              Prepared snack foods              Timber Frame Housing                                                       on investment.                                                          Manufactur
                                                                                                                   Pet Foods                         Joinery / Furniture                                                                                                                                 ing 30%

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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Energy & Utilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Travel & Tourism
ETAC                   2007             4      Dublin          Steve Halpin     www.etacsolutions.com              Processing Bottling               Medical Devices                 Tracking Software     Government
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Insurance Healthcare        ETAC Limited is an Irish Company specialising in training, expertise         50%         30%          20%
                                                                                                                   packaging                         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.

Evolusion              2010             4      Cork            Declan Wallace   www.evolusion.net                                                    Construction products &                                                           Evolusion Innovation is a business development service who                   30%         30%          40%
Innovation Ltd                                                                                                                                       building system                                                                   specialise in delivering lean business principles to construction
                                                                                                                                                     manufacturers.                                                                    products manufacturers who export products such as off-site modules,
                                                                                                                                                     Steel Frame kits/ Timber                                                          bathroom & kitchen Pods, panellised Steel & Timber Frame kits along
                                                                                                                                                     Frame kits/Volumetric                                                             with other building product systems.
                                                                                                                                                     Modules etc

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
                                                                                                                                                Medical Devices                                                                        Management and Education/Training.

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                     Management and top team support, Training and Development,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           improvement                 Business Improvement and Supply Chain.

Ian Toomey             1983             1+     Ireland         Ian Toomey       www.iantoomeyassociates.ie                                           Assembly, Engineering,         Product Development    Health Services,            Business Process Improvement, Cost Reduction & Productivity                 100%
Associates                           associate                                                                                                       Fabrication, Signage, Medical Support, Reseller /     Retail, Wholesale,          Improvement - Lean, WCM SCM, Industrial Engineering, Work
                                         s                                                                                                           Devices,                           Distribution       Distribution,               Measurement, Product / Process Costing Models, Implementing Team
                                                                                                                                                     Textiles/Clothing/Joinery,                            Logistics, Recycling        Working, Real-time Data Capture Analysis
                                                                                                                                                     Furniture, Horticulture, Craft
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%
                                     associate                                                                                                   Device Manufacturing                                      Process                     Reduction, Programme Management and Training and Development.
                                         s                                                                                                                                                                 Improvement                 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                         associate                                                                                                       Consumer Products                                                                 product development through to the delivery of the product to the final
                                         s                                                                                                                                                                                             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
                                                                                                            including voice picking)       Assembly (light and heavy                              services                 IR problem solving to many of Ireland’s Leading organisations and
                                                                                                            Transport & Distribution       products)                                              Shared Services          SME’s for the 25 years (the partners all worked for Irish Productivity
James G Hoey     2009           2     Co. Westmeath Jim Hoey                                                                               Science and Chemical
                                                                                                                                           Chemical                        Instrumentation        Waste Recycling.         Centre).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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).
                                                                                                                                           Wood Processing                                                                 The final objective is to assist in Building Capabilities & Developing
                                                                                                                                           Engineering                                                                     Talent in client companies

K M Business     2006           4     North East       Denis Moynihan n/a                                   1)Preserves                    1)Household products                                                            Offers business consultancy services to SMEs across a broad range of        100%
Consultants                                                                                                 2)Meat processing              2)Personal care products                                                        functions but in particular Lean Manufacturing, productivity
                                                                                                                                           3)Medical devices                                                               improvement, business rationalisation and cost reduction.
                                                                                                                                           4)Injection moulding

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
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Services, Supply         both 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
Lean Business    2006           6     UK               Colin Parry &    www.lean-business-solutions.co.uk   Food processing                Automotive1st tier              Microsoft systems      Lean office              date
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Experienced Lean manufacturing specialists dedicated to delivering                       100%
Solutions Ltd                                          Kerry Cochran                                        Bakery                         Engineering                                            Customer service         real bottom line improvements through team based training and
(UK)                                                                                                        Cooking Oil/ Refinery          Fabrication                                            development.             development.
                                                                                                            Brewery large/micro            Electrical                                             Supplier                 Working from a strategic level down we create a culture where
                                                                                                            Biscuit / snack                Electronics                                            development              continuous improvement and teamwork are the bases to deliver the
                                                                                                                                           Injection moulding                                     Production control       key improvements required in the competitive market.
                                                                                                                                           Plastic Blow moulding                                  Logistic
                                                                                                                                           Textile\ carpet                                        ISO9001
                                                                                                                                           Chemical                                               TS16949
                                                                                                                                           New product introduction

Lean Business    2002          11     Limerick         Gene Leonard     www.leanbusiness.ie                 Dairy Cheese processing        Manufacturing, Engineering,     Fulfilment Solutions   Banking Insurance        Lean Business Systems have provided consulting and training                 50%    30%   20%
Systems                                                                                                     Seafood                        Construction                                           Distribution             services to more than 100 companies. Our focus is on delivering
                                                                                                            Beverages                      Electronics                                            Airline                  operational excellence through LEAN and 6-sigma
                                                                                                            Prepared Consumer Foods        Medical Devices

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.
                                                                                                            Packaging                      Plastics                        Customer Services      HR                       We 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
                                                                                                                                           Solar Energy

Lean Unlimited   2011           2     Cork             Shane Hughes     www.leanunlimited.com               Yes                            Yes                             No                     Yes                      Lean Unlimited offers an organisation a turn key solution to their          10%    6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           specific lean requirement from a detailed lean implementation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           deployment plan, to specific out of the box lean deployment training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and tools.

Manufacturing    2001           1     Waterford        Raymond          www.manufacturing-excellence.ie     High volume processing         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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Shared Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                  BPO Providers
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Clinical trials
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Back Office
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Order Processing

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,               Internet enabled,      Print and Packaging,     strategy, people management, process improvement, process
                                                                                                            Chocolate and Confectionary Concrete 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

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
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
                                                                                                            products                       Wood Products                                          Passenger Transport      Lean and Six Sigma and similar techniques.
                                                                                                            Wine                           Light Engineering                                      Logistics
                                                                                                            Fresh Fruit                    Furniture                                              Electricity Generation
                                                                                                            Confectionery                  Hardware                                               & Distribution
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
Product          2002           2     Dublin           Mary Ryan        www.productinnovator.com                                                                                                                           Product Management Training and Consultancy for the Technology              18%    15%   5%
Innovator                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sector
Progressive      2009           2     Munster          Ray Timmins      www.pbexcellence.ie                 Dairy                          Pharma                          OEE                    Public Sector             Advisory in LSS (Lean and Six Sigma) programme development and             35%    12%   6%
Business                                                                                                                                                                                                                   effectiveness. Deployment maturity assessment and action planning.
Excellence Ltd                                                                                                                                                                                                             Project selection and execution. Coaching and training of Yellow,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Green and Black Belts, Sponsors, Project Leaders and Process
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Owners. Change management in support of lean operations and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           operational excellence development.
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.

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,                   20%   80%
                              (world) Dublin, Galway,                                                                                           Pharmaceutical, Cement,         Software                                           design, develop and manage projects for clients in the public and
                             900 (Ire) Wateford, Sligo                                                                                          Plastics                        Development                                        private sector.

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
                                                                                                                Meat & Poultry Pet Food         Consumer Electronics                                     Financial Services   Principles
                                                                                                                Seafood Snack Food              High Reliability Engineering                             Distribution and
                                                                                                                                                Packaging                                                Logistics
                                                                                                                                                Pharmaceuticals                                          Housing Associations
                                                                                                                                                Steel                                                    Legal Services

SAPPHIRE          2007           3      Waterford         Ger Galvin         www.sapphiretraining.com           Alcholic Beverages, Drink       Bio-Pharmaceutical Medical                               Care Facilities           SAPPHIRE is focused on Lean Sigma consultancy and the technical                  25%   75%
Training &                                                                                                      Concentrates, Food              Devices, General                                                                   upskilling of operators, supervisors and technicians in the Food, Drink
Development                                                                                                     Ingredients                                                                                                        Manufacturing and specific service industries.
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                Pharmaceuticals, Giftware,      Production Tracking.     Professional              Industrial Engineering and Training, which we bring to bear as
                                                                                                                vegetables. Food                Knitwear, Bedding, Building                              Marketing, Directory      appropriate for each situation. We have good methods and systems
                                                                                                                Wholesaling, Distribution and   products, Medical Devices,                               Publishing,               and database know how.
                                                                                                                Retailing.                      Hygiene Products, Sheltered                              Education, Electrical
                                                                                                                                                workshops.                                               Contracting.

Staff Balance     2007           7      Dublin            Fiona Flynn        www.staffbalance.ie                Applicable - None to date       Applicable - None to date                                Financial Services        StaffBalance™ delivers Lean Business solutions to Financial Services,            10%   90%
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Utilities                 Utility, Retail, Wholesale Health companies and Government bodies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Healthcare                We help companies to improve their competitiveness by reducing their
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Retail                    costs, balancing their staff resources and maximising the profitability of
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Wholesale                 their products and sales channels. Clients have used the output to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   achieve cost reductions, improved efficiencies eg. – Automation of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tasks, relocation of activities to a lower cost base, outsourcing.

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
                                                                                                                Pork & Bacon                    Off Site Construction                                                          techniques. Our trusted advisors have supported in excess of 400
                                                                                                                Bakeries                        Medical Device                                                                 companies secure commercial gain. All our advisors have in excess of
                                                                                                                Food Service                    Electronics                                                                    15 years industry experience at Director / Senior Executive level. Our
                                                                                                                Dairy, Cheese & Ingredients     Timber & Wood                                                                  primary objective is to eliminate all types of waste in organisations,
                                                                                                                Drinks                          Green Technology                                                               increase the focus on customer needs and improve quality,
                                                                                                                                                Pharmaceutical                                                                 performance and 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

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           Aerospace Packaging            Safety Software           Training                  innovative People, Process and Product model.
                                                                                                                Meats                           Valve Manufacture                                        Consultancy
                                                                                                                                                Electronics Injection Moulding
                                                                                                                                                Rubber moulding and

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,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         FMCG)                     customer value programmes and sales and marketing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Security Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Medical Practitioners
                                                                                                                                                                                                         and Solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Utility Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                         IT Managed Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                         IT Outsourcing &

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
                                                                                                                                                Luxury Goods                    Enterprise Resource      Insurance, Pensions,      be achieved in a client company and where and how profit
                                                                                                                                                                                Planning, Project        Distribution,             improvement can be realised.
                                                                                                                                                                                Management,              Inventory &
                                                                                                                                                                                Process                  Reporting
                                                                                                                                                                                Improvement and
The Logistics     2006           2      Dundalk           Ronan              www.thelogisticsconsultants.com    Dairy                           Light engineering                                        Logistics                 Providing specialist logistics management consultancy from strategy              50%   50%
Consultants                             Letterkenny       McDonnell                                             Meats                           Construction materials                                   Waste disposal            development to detailed operational improvements and cost savings in
                                                                                                                Drinks                          Clothing                                                 Retail                    customer service, distribution, inventory, transport and warehousing.
                                                                                                                Seafood                                                                                  Pharma distribution
                                                                                                                Food Distribution

Travers &         2007           5      Ireland & UK      Michael Travers.   WWW.traversandassoc.com                                            Automotive.                                              Hotels. Hospitality       Provide Hands on Business Consultancy: Guidance and mentoring to                 50%   30%    20%
Associates                                                Mobile number                                                                         Electronics.                                             sectors. Retail sector.   individuals and organisations.Delivering the skills, knowledge, techniques and
                                                                             Also see Linkdin profile.Michael                                                                                                                      business / operational tools of the Big Blue Chip organisations to the S.M.E
                                                          00-353-87-                                                                            Sub-contract electronics.                                Insurance &
                                                          2238631. E-
                                                                             Travers and Associates.                                            Medical Devices.                                         Pensions sector.          sector
                                                          mail;                                                                                 Precision machining.
                                                          michael@travers                                                                       Military equipment.
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
                             Associate                                                                          supervisory/mgmt/               supervisory/mgmt/Exec trg.                               Services                  throughout the public and private sectors using LEAN focussed
                                  s                                                                             Exec trg. Quality               Quality assurance/control,                               Acute Trusts, Local       principles.
                                                                                                                assurance/control,              waste reduction, productivity                            Govt.
                                                                                                                distribution and sales etc      improvements etc                                         Insurance and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         banking business
                                                                                                                                                                                                         process re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         engineering, sales

Vision in Print   2003           6      London            Matthew            www.visioninprint.co.uk                                            Printing and Packaging                                                             Profit and customer service improvement for print, packaging and                 5%    5%     20%
                                                          Peacock                                                                                                                                                                  manufacturing organisations by providing consultancy, training and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   advice in applying Lean associatd best-practices.
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


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