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Conferring of First Cohort of University Certified Lean Black Belt students in GCC States

Joe Aherne, CEO, of the Leading Edge Group, attended the conferring today in Dubai of the first 4 students to receive the Lean Black Belt certification in the GCC states as awarded by the University of Ontario, Institute of Technology. All students are employed by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) which employees a […]

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Attention Lean Consultants/Trainers

The Leading Edge Group business in Australia (LEI Group Australia) is currently expanding its operations and is looking to recruit part-time consultants/trainers with experience in Lean and continuous improvement. We are specifically looking for healthcare, supply chain and services professionals who would like to work with a global consulting company with existing operations in Ireland, […]

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Leading Edge Group Announces Significant New Investment in Australia

The Leading Edge Group today announced a significant investment in developing LEI Group Australia. Joe Aherne will be responsible for managing the strategic development of the Australian Division and will spend considerable time in Melbourne supporting the healthcare and supply chain sectors. Joe commented “We have a very close relationship with our national Australian partners […]

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Meeting the new Consulate General to Australia

Joe Aherne, CEO, of the Leading Edge Group presenting to a group of select healthcare professionals, Irish dignitaries and Australian Government representatives in Melbourne this week. Joe Aherne, CEO, of the Leading Edge Group and the Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, meeting the new Consulate General to Australia, Jane Connolly in […]

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Leading Edge Group signs ‘Lean’ deal with Dental Hospital in Melbourne

Irish consultancy and training firm the Leading Edge Group has signed a major ‘Lean’ initiative with the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne during the Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Mission to Australia this week. Further to establishing a local office in Sydney last February, the Leading Edge Group is currently finalising consulting and training contracts […]

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Process Improvement in Healthcare

Health Advocate Magazine – August 2014   Process improvement in healthcare, while not new, is still in its infancy when compared to the improvement work done in manufacturing globally for the past 50 years. We are only now beginning to understand the importance of removing non-value-added activities from our processes in order to have the […]

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Cancer Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne adopting Lean Systems

Congratulations to Toyota Australia for helping the cancer unit at St Vincent’s Hospital to improve patient treatment times in their Oncology ward. The patients as a result will be treated faster and will spend less time in the hospital. Equally, the Leading Edge Group (parent of LEI Group Australia) are currently working within a number […]

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Health System Could Save a Billion a Year Article– A Case for Lean?

Health system could save a billion a year Dan Harrison  –  theage.com.au Governments could save a billion dollars a year by cutting waste in public hospitals, according to a former top health bureaucrat. A report by the Grattan Institute think tank found a high level of unexplained variation in the average cost of comparable procedures between […]

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Let ‘Lean’ Guide You to ‘Green’

Sustainability has been something of a hot topic in the manufacturing world recently. These days, the ideal organization has the means and skill to build a culture grounded in sustainability and efficiency without sacrificing quality in the delivery of their service or product. In actual fact, sustainability is nothing new and can be aimed at via […]

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The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne goes Lean

We are delighted to announce the signing of a major Lean initiative with The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. Over the coming months LEI Group Australia in association with the AHHA will deliver a suite of Lean training programs to Hospital staff. This will create a core group of Lean experts working on projects to […]

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Getting it Right the First Time: Manufacturing a Technology Product

When it comes to software and technology, the sheer volume of start ups and creative projects only serve to pay testament to the fact that it is an industry that looks ripe for significant growth, both currently and well into the future. Of course, where software companies only seem to be going for strength to […]

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Building Capabilities through Lean Training

Are you a Lean Black Belt? Maybe you are.  If you aren’t, it always best to start at the beginning.  Lean training teaches you how to achieve operational efficiency, increase value, reduce waste, and enhance quality and safety. Lean and Six Sigma certification programs provide the internationally recognized applicable tools and techniques to meet your […]

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Implementing Lean Manufacturing

Due to economic difficulties, many companies are finding that it is advisable – and even necessary – to implement lean manufacturing practices. While lean manufacturing practices can be applied effectively to many different types of organizations and industries, the manner in which it is applied will typically vary a bit from one organization to the […]

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Understanding the Belts – Pathway to Success?

There are a number of frequently asked questions which we would like to clarify about the Belt Certification system Q. How many belts are there and what do they mean? There are 4 belts in the certification process: White Belt – provides a general awareness of the key principles, tools and techniques of Lean Yellow Belt – […]

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Reseller Agreement signed with APICS Premier Channel Partner IPICS – The Supply Chain Management Institute

The Leading Edge Group is delighted to announce the signing of a reseller agreement with the President of IPICS Michael O’Callaghan in Dublin, Ireland this morning. IPICS (www.ipics.ie)is a premier channel partner of APICS the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs embracing […]

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New Role: Business Development Manager – Australia

We are currently recruiting a full time Business Development Manager to be based in Sydney. We are rapidly expanding our consulting and training operations in Australasia and this role is an exciting opportunity for someone to be an integral part of a multi-million dollar business over the next 24 months. The successful candidate must be […]

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Lean Healthcare White Belt Course

On December 6th 2013, Kevin Bennett conducted a Lean Healthcare White Belt course in Sydney, NSW. The Lean Healthcare White Belt is a 1-day instructor led program that provides healthcare clinicians and managers with a basic introduction and awareness of Lean Thinking and the benefits to both themselves and their organisation of implementation of Lean principles. There were 17 participants […]

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Death knell of Automotive Industry?

General Motor’s Holden announcement that it will close production lines in 2007 after 69 years was no surprise. They join Ford in leaving the country that is struggling with high costs and a strong currency. About 2,900 employees will lose their jobs in the countries’ largest carmaker. There are now fears that the last car […]

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Green Purchasing – Going Lean

Lean business practices have been popular with sourcing and procurement organizations for years.  Lean manufacturing practices save time and money while improving productivity. Of course, these are objectives that every business would like to achieve.  However, the importance of conserving resources has at times been overlooked in this process. In recent years, the gravity of […]

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Meeting with Representatives from Australian Embassy

Paul McEachern, The First Secretary / Deputy Head of Mission, and Paul Caball, Research and Public Affairs Officer of the Australian Embassy were guests today of the Leading Edge Group at our Irish Head Office in Cobh. This was an opportune time to engage with the Embassy on our progress to date in developing and […]

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