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Lean for Food Processors Program

Improve production capacity, labour productivity and strengthen your business. The B.C. Lean for Food Processors Program is an initiative from the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture that supports specialized business skill development to enable processors to make more informed decisions, improve production capacity, labour productivity and strengthen their business. Read More


At the 5th ICBA Business Summit on 8th November 2018, leaders of Industry in Ireland and Canada explore the key issues that will enhance and… Read More

Early Bird Special: Book your Online Lean Healthcare Belt Program – 20% Off

We are launching an end of year promotion on our online Lean Healthcare Training Belt programs in Canada and Australia. As part of this promotion, we are pleased to provide an Early Bird special. Book your online belt program between now and November 30th 2018 to avail of a 20% discount. You can book your program online, by simply using the code NOVEMBER20 Read More

Lean is the way to go in Pigs, and not just on the Plate

When you hear “Lean” and “Pigs” in the same sentence, it is natural to automatically think of the best cuts of pork. But in this case, it’s not about taking the fat out of streaky bacon, it’s applying the toolset and principles of Lean Manufacturing in an area where it hasn’t previously had much exposure in Ireland; the Pig Farming Industry. That’s what Leading Edge Group, amongst other companies, has been doing for the past couple of months. As part of a Bord Bia/ Teagasc/ Enterprise Ireland initiative, 30 of Irelands top pig farmers have been participating in a large scale feasibility study looking at the improvement’s that can be made to a farms operations and profitability by applying the well-established Lean Manufacturing tools and principles on Piggeries. As part of the project, consultant Barry O’Brien has worked closely with several clients, one of whom is Pat O’Keeffe of O’Keeffe Piggeries based in Ballylough, Mitchelstown, Cork, Ireland. Read More

Healthcare Systems in Ireland and Canada have a Lot in Common

Healthcare systems in Ireland and Canada have a lot in common. They both have mainly publicly funded access to healthcare with some private insurance being required for services such as prescription medication. Both countries have issues with long wait times for some elective surgical procedures and for admission to hospital through the emergency department. Read More

Flashback to 2011: Reeling in the Years – Irish seminar on change in height of economic crisis

Flashback to 30th November, 2011 when representatives from some of Ireland’s largest companies met in Fota Island Resort to explore the theme “Managing Change”. The event was hosted by a national networking group called the Court of Experts and sponsored by the Leading Edge Group. Remember, this event was held in the middle of the economic downturn and change was the number 1 item on the agenda.  You can view the 2011 agenda via this link. Read More