Manufacturing

How can we help?

Leading Edge Group has been working with the manufacturing and industrial sector for over 27 years.  We have worked with a range of organizations, from small and medium, local and national companies to large global organizations.

We help manufacturing and industrial organizations reduce waste and increase value-add across the entire production process and value chain in order to enhance sustainability and competitive advantage.

We help the manufacturing sector to develop and enhance a culture of continuous improvement through Lean and Agile certification programs and tailor-made Lean training courses.

Over the past 27 years our consulting team has successfully worked with a range of manufacturing sector clients. Our approach is based on a collaborative, partnership-driven working style; effective stakeholder engagement, knowledge transfer and consensus building to develop an optimal future state that will best meet the needs of the organization.

Our manufacturing clients are achieving real, sustainable results

18% reduction in cycle times, 4.5% reduction in costs and a significant €50k cost saving from improvements in cleaning between batches as a result of a Lean Plus program

Detailed Value Stream Mapping for business processes identifying what can be automated

Digital Strategy, Roadmaps and KPIs via Digital Maturity Assessments

Further Information

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Request a Proposal

Leading Edge Group can assess the unique needs of your manufacturing organization and provide you with a tailored proposal. Please get in touch with us to find out more.

Practical Training Programs

Our training programs are suitable for all manufacturing sector employees who wish to fully understand the advantages available from Lean and Lean Agile techniques. We can also provide tailor-made programs that focus on a specific tool or technique – for example, Lean strategic planning and deployment; value stream mapping; 5S; visual management; etc.

Lean Belt Certification

Training options are suitable for staff at all levels.

Agile Belt Certification

Agile is a proven way to transform your organization, encourage innovation and accelerate a culture where everyone is working better, smarter and more efficiently. We have developed a portfolio of Agile support programs and services to enable organizations to build standard capabilities and maximize the execution of improvements depending on your requirements.

Consultancy Support

Leading Edge Group delivers both strategic and operational consulting for manufacturing sector organizations.

Establishing a Lean Deployment and Management System

Inclusive of vision and strategy; governance; capability building model; measurement framework; stakeholder engagement plan and deployment roadmap.

Lean Transform

Our transformation framework is designed to support the individual needs of each organization. This journey takes your organization from daily firefighting and silo managed processes to work area self-reliance and sustained growth.

Lean Performance Improvement

Leading Edge Group provides both structured Lean consulting programs and tailored support for your organization. Our Lean Start and Plus programs introduce Lean to your organization through facilitating short and medium sized process improvements built around a framework for further progression. We can also provide expertise to support specific continuous improvement initiatives including service delivery reviews and specific Lean improvement initiatives.

Research and Evaluation

We provide qualitative and quantitative research services that help organizations make data-informed decisions and improve programs and services. Our services include digital and continuous improvement assessments; commercial feasibility studies and specific health check diagnostics to measure baseline performance of relevant processes and services.

Lean Digital Transformation

Lean Digital transformation is the process of using Lean practices and digital technologies to improve operational performance and customer experiences. It will drive innovation across your teams and enable you to successfully evolve your organization. Our 5D approach to digital transformation integrates seamlessly with our Lean Transformation framework to deliver an integrated model for your organization.

Agile

Agile is a proven way to transform your organization, encourage innovation and accelerate a culture where everyone is working better, smarter and more efficiently. We have developed a portfolio of Agile support programs and services to enable organizations to build capabilities and maximize the execution of improvements.

Case Studies

Replacing “Push” with a “Pull” System

The Challenge The main objectives of the program were to reduce lead time, eliminate waste,…

Manufacturer of High Quality Diodes: Digital Maturity Assessment

Organizations are re-evaluating their business models and efficiencies to meet the changes and challenges resulting…

Paper, Print & Packaging Company: Lean Layout and Flow

The challenge was to improve productivity on one of the manufacturing cells by 25%. Value…

Manufacturer of Tail Lifts for Vehicles: Lean Operations Management (Supply Chain, Logistics, Capacity & Production planning)

Materials management was not fully in control which was leading to delays in shipping, inventory…

Led by Experts

Our experts have significant experience in delivering process and quality improvement consulting, facilitation and training across diverse stakeholder groups from all levels across the manufacturing sector.

All Experts

Pat has over 23 years’ experience of executing Lean change management and transformation programs in services, manufacturing and the public sector with a strong focus on delivering verifiable and sustainable financial returns to the client He is a Stanford University certified project/program management practitioner, Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean manufacturing…

Bill has over 26 years’ experience implementing Lean & Continuous Improvement programmes in a variety of industry sectors in Ireland, UK, Australia, USA, Denmark and Central America. Bill has also accumulated academic qualifications in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Quality Assurance, a Lean Green Belt (Healthcare) and a Master’s Degree in…

Joe has a First Class Engineering Degree from University College Cork, Ireland and a MBA from the Open University. Joe has over 30 years’ hands-on experience at process improvement, including the practical application of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. Before his mentoring and training work he had international responsibilities in…

With almost 20 years’ experience in both SME’s and large multinationals, Barry joined the Leading Edge team in 2017 and has led projects across a variety of sectors leading to improvements in various companies business practices. Barry has industry experience in various functions including Process Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Supply Chain,…

Our Clients

We work with staff at all levels and functions of the organization, from Operations Managers to front-line staff. We’ve helped both large and small enterprises across Canada, Ireland and Australia with their Continuous Improvement efforts.

Any questions?

If you have any further questions, or want to register a group, get in touch:

Europe – Ireland

Charter House Cobh,
Co. Cork,
Ireland,
P24 R960

Tel: +353 (21) 4855863

Email: info@leadingedgegroup.com

North America – Canada

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

Tel: +1 (416) 637 5074

Email: info@leadingedgegroup.com

Oceania – Australia

LEI Group Australia
1/76 Heller St
BRUNSWICK WEST
VIC 3055

Tel: + 61 (03) 9854 6136

Email: info@leadingedgegroup.com