Australia

Which Lean Training delivers a 275% Return on Investment?

  Recently, Leading Edge Group (LEG), with its partner University College Cork (UCC), undertook a review of the projects submitted by students as a core element of their Leading Edge Group/UCC Lean Supply Chain Black Belt certification. The results even took us by surprise! The 83 projects undertaken during that four year period delivered benefits […]

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Lean Healthcare – Building the Business Case

  Healthcare professionals are under increasing pressure to deliver tangible improvements and returns on investment in process, service and clinical redesign projects. For healthcare project leaders and decision-makers, adopting a methodology that is flexible enough to be applied across a range of problem scenarios and processes, yet rigorous enough to deliver definable, measurable performance gains, […]

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Infographic – Is Lean Training and Education Worth the Investment?

Infographic showing the highlights of our recent Survey Report – “The Impact of Lean Education”

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Reducing hospital wait times

Waiting times in hospital emergency departments could be cut with the introduction of Lean Management and Six Sigma techniques according to new Australian research.  more» 

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Two Approaches to Running a Business: Why Lean Practices Win Every Time

Whenever anyone opens up a business and offers a service or a product to customers there are two approaches that can be taken. Either the owner of the business can charge whatever they want for their products and services and work hard to convince customers that their stuff is worth it, or they can simply […]

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LEI Group welcomes in 2015 with a new name, a new website and a Country Manager.

It has been a busy end to 2014 and start to 2015 for LEI Group. Changing from LEI Group Australia to LEI Group may not seem like much but, in true Lean style, small changes often mask big efforts! Sitting behind this change has been a great team, working very hard to expand our presence […]

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LEI Group launches a new initiative for Lean practitioners – The Lean Practice Centre

As part of its 2015 re-launch, LEI Group is excited to announce a new initiative aimed at Lean Practitioners, The Lean Practice Centre. The Lean Practice Centre is a resource that supports those involved in implementing Lean projects and initiatives. It provides ongoing access to knowledge, practical application advice and learnings and peer-to-peer networking. It […]

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LEAN Manufacturing Leads to Efficiency Improvements and a Boost in Profits

Effective manufacturing is about taking a variety of different moving parts and sticking them together in a way that makes sense and produces the products you need. It’s vital that all the processes lead to a good final product, but two different facilities can reach the same result in very different ways. Many manufacturing facilities […]

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First Nationwide Online Lean Healthcare Green Belt cohort.

We are delighted to announce the first nationwide online Lean Healthcare Green Belt cohort supported and mentored by our clinical and Lean experts. This cohort will be confined to 12 healthcare professionals who register on a first come, first served basis. The program will begin December 3rd, 2014. Your programme features will include: Access to […]

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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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