Gemma Barry

Lean/Supply Chain Trainer and Consultant

Drawing on a lifetime of experience working in the Irish Beef Industry and a passion for improvement, Gemma specializes in providing consultancy & training to optimize business performance and deliver sustainable tailor-made solutions.

Gemma has been with The Leading-Edge Group since 2019 and prior to that built up more than 20 years’ experience working in the Irish food Industry in a variety of senior management roles across sales, commercial and supply chain functions. She is an advocate of Lean and Six Sigma having led and mentored people on a variety of successful organizational change projects and holds a Lean Black Belt.

Gemma has a proven track record in value creation, margin optimization and supply chain transformation. When working with clients, her philosophy is to take a personalized, solutions driven approach focused on providing mentoring and support to drive continuous improvement.

Gemma has a BSc. Food Business (UCC), an MComm. in Lean Supply Chain Management (UCC) and a NUI L7 certificate in training and continuing education (NUI Maynooth)

In her work as a Lean/Supply Chain Management consultant Gemma has supported several large transformation programs across food & drink and other sectors.

Client Portfolio includes:

  • Bandon Coop
  • OSI International
  • Kepak Group
  • An Post
  • Ballymaloe Foods
  • Eurofins

Gemma uses a systematic approach to addressing real business challenges, identifying root causes and delivering sustainable improvements. She is passionate about ensuring that training participants acquire the expertise and capabilities to champion sustainable improvement initiatives and assume a leadership role in driving transformative change within their organization.

At the core of this is a tailored approach focused on providing mentoring and support in the application of Lean methodologies and tools to recognize and mitigate wasteful activities within the work environment and organization.

Contact Us

Europe - Ireland

Co. Cork,
P24 AD90

Tel: +353 (21) 4855863


North America - Canada

60 St. Clair Avenue East Suite 805,
Toronto, ON,
M4T 1N5,

Tel: +1 (416) 637 5074


Oceania - Australia

LEI Group Australia
1/76 Heller St
VIC 3055

Tel: + 61 (03) 9854 6136