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Our blogs are a collection of informative spotlights of news and opportunities both in your business and across all sectors in every industry that may be applicable to our clients. Across Europe, North America, Oceania and even further around the world, we offer in depth advice and suggestions to all of our current and potential clients on one platform.

Supply Chain Health Check

This assessment interrogates the following supply chain elements: Core processes and effectiveness of same –…

New Appointment to Leading Edge Group Board of Directors

The Leading Edge Group is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Pat O’Donnell to…

Announce 30 Jobs
Leading Edge Group is Creating 30 New Jobs

The Time for Action is Now! East Cork Company creating 30 New Jobs to Support…

Lean Green Belt Qualifies for Diploma
Lean Green Belt Qualifies for Diploma in Project Management

Leading Edge Group is excited to announce that our Lean Green Belt training programs now…

Art Image Supply Chain
Lean Supply Chains and how to get there?

The manufacturing sector has undergone enormous change in the last twenty years. Globalisation, technology advances…

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in SCM (Lean SCM Black Belt)

About the Programme Leading Edge Group works with UCC to provide a module in their…

Agile in the Service Industry
Agile in the Service Industry

In the last 20 years, Agile has started to become increasingly popular in the business…

Anna D’Ambra

About Anna Anna D’Ambra is the Executive Advisor of the Clinical Informatics workstream within the…

Clare Lean Program 2021

Information Webinar 18th August The principles of Lean Management are very well suited to small…

Creating a culture of Continuous Improvement for Climate Action – A lesson from Vietnam

Culture is defined as “the ideas, customs, and social behavior of a particular people or…

Agile in Hardware

Ever since the beginning of the new millennia, Agile has taken the software development world…

Energy Conservation vs Energy Efficiency

So what is the difference between the above two terms? These two terms are often…

What does Strategic Investment in Lean Methodology lead to?

A recent live Webinar was recorded by Leading Edge Group on Strategic Investment in Lean…

Kanban

In today’s Agile world, there are a lot of popular frameworks and practices. While most…

Agile and Lean

Agile and Lean are currently 2 of the most popular business philosophies, adopted by many…

Going Digital with Andrew Hurford

Digital Lean is focused on harnessing emerging technologies to solve process-based problems and drive efficiency.…

What the top 2% companies are doing right now in advance of Post COVID-19?

A major global economic boom is on the horizon once the vaccine roll-out reaches a…

Is the Agile Manifesto Old Hat?

Agile just celebrated its 20th birthday and in all these years, it managed to cross…

The 4 Values of Agile

Back in 2001, when those software rebels gathered at the mountain retreat, they were each…

Scrum – A Brief Introduction

In today’s world, where things are moving faster than ever and consumers are becoming more…

What is Agile?

Introduction to Agile Over the past couple of years, “Agile” (with capital A) has slowly…

The Pain Caused for not Applying Digital Lean

We were recently working with a client company and specifically their marketing department. They had…

A Lean Take on the Creative Industries

What follows is an excerpt from our upcoming e-book, Future Proof your Organization with Lean.…

The 6 Challenges in managing a Lean Sigma initiative in a GMP Environment

All industries have their own regulations and rules to follow. Companies in the Pharmaceutical industry…

€100m Agri-Food Sector Fund Now Live

Image gathered from enterprise-ireland.com The agri-food sector is Ireland’s most valuable…

What are the key steps involved in transforming existing training material for online virtual delivery?

Transforming training content for online virtual delivery should be based on industry best practices and…

What is Agile with Joanna Koprowicz?

Agile has traditionally been associated with IT, Software Development, and Project Management, but Agile is…

Future Proof your Organization with Lean (Interview with Barry O’Brien)

Lean can be applied in any industry, but how does the approach change when working…

What is Health Economics?

What is Health Economics? “In a system with limited resources, health professionals have a duty…

Future Proof Your Organization with Lean

What follows is an excerpt from our upcoming e-book. We spoke to Bella Engelbach, Author…

Why Lean is so important to Digitalisation – Please don’t do one without the other!

Companies need to understand that trying to embrace a new way of thinking and survive…

Funding Available from IDA for Training/Consulting Supports

Are you an IDA backed Small and Medium Enterprise located in Ireland? The Department of…

What are the Core Benefits of Digital Transformation?

Beyond building your market share, improving your customer relationships, streamlining your service delivery processes, and…

Managing Lean/6Sigma Projects in a GMP Environment

All industries have their own regulations and rules to follow. Companies in the Pharmaceutical industry…

How Remote Working Has Impacted The Business Environment

The way we work has changed, words which you’ve read about 100 times in recent…

Integrated Health and Social Care – CHATS Case Study

Overview: CHATS (Community & Home Assistance to Seniors) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides…

New Appointment to Board of Leading Edge Group

The Leading Edge Group is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Joe Lane to…

Managing your virtual teams

Leading Edge Group has a proven methodology and approach to successfully engage and manage your…

Lean Business Continuity Voucher

Here at Leading Edge Group we understand that you may currently be faced with changing…

What are the 9 key steps to empowering your “remote” staff during the COVID-19 crisis?

An immediate issue facing us all during COVID-19 is managing business continuity with the majority…

Online Training Offerings

Leading Edge Group has delivered over 130,000 hours of training in continuous improvement to over 10,000 professionals.…

Managing Virtual Teams

We are living in unpredictable times and no one knows what the impact will be…

Benefits of Live Web-Based Training

Due to the current economic uncertainty and in order to further help and support our…

Live Web Based Training

Looking For Live Online Training For Your Team? Due to the current economic uncertainty and…

March Special – Put a Spring in Your Step with our 15% Discount

Want to put a spring in your step this March? Save 15% on our online…

7-Day In House Lean Leadership Programme For Senior Management – Skillnet Funding Available

This course delivers key learning outcomes, providing senior management with the ability to explore the…

Tools For Bettering Your Business – Ennis – Local Enterprise Office Clare

Based in Clare? Looking for easy to use methods and tools to help you improve…

Job Role Australia – Account Manager, Melbourne

Our sister company, LEI Group Australia, will be commencing a number of strategic marketing campaigns…

Announcement – New Online Training Program: Lean for Municipalities White Belt

Leading Edge Group is excited to announce the launch of an online Lean for Municipalities…

New Canadian Appointment ReganStein

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Barry O’Neill as Business Development Manager for…

Australian Re-brand

Exciting news coming from our Australian business with our refreshed brand identity. Stay tuned for…

Lean Journey Across Dairy Farms in Ireland

The Leading Edge Group and the Ryan Family embarked on a Lean journey which was…

The “An Post Way”

“We engaged with the Leading Edge Group in early 2018 to evaluate our existing processes,…

Starting the Lean Journey with WowWee.ie

“We are now fit for purpose for the next development phrase of the business and…

New Year’s resolutions for the workplace

It is a long fast tradition to make a resolution when the New Year comes…

Winner of the 2019 International Continuous Improvement Excellence Award

We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2019 International Continuous Improvement Excellence Award…

December Special: 10% Off Your Online Lean Healthcare Belt Programs

If you are thinking about undertaking online Lean Healthcare Belt training, you may be interested…

CIUSSS West-Central Montreal – Lean Excellence Certificates

Congratulations to CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal | CIUSSS West-Central Montreal in achieving Leading Edge Group certification…

November Special: 15% Off Your Online Lean Healthcare Belt Programs

If you are thinking about undertaking online Lean Healthcare Belt training, you may be interested…

Lean Service Provider of the Year Award Winners

The Lean Business Ireland Awards took place on October 17th, 2019 in Croke Park. The…

End of Year Early Bird Special: Book your Online Lean Healthcare Belt Program

If you are thinking about undertaking online Lean Healthcare Belt training, you may be interested…

2,000 Followers on LinkedIn!

We are delighted to announce that we reached an exciting milestone – 2,000 followers on…

Lean South West Forum at DPS Engineering

Attended the Lean South West forum last night at DPS Engineering. Hugely impressed with the…

Opinion: Irish SMEs face a once in a generation challenge irrespective of what form Brexit takes

Joe Aherne,CEO of Leading Edge Group in Cork, suggests that SMEs need to make significant…

Sponsorship of Lean in Public Sector (LIPS) Conference

Leading Edge Group is pleased to announce that we are sponsors of this year’s Lean…

Lean for Law Firms?

Many professions today are faced with a fundamental shift in their environment, where the bar…

General Industry Lean Belt Certification

Drive change and transformation across your organization We help organizations to develop and enhance a…

White Belt and Yellow Belt Quality Improvement Workshops, September 26th and 27th, 2019

The Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA) and Leading Edge Group are delighted to announce our…

Performance Measures Training

This training supports the development and effective use of performance measures across the organization to…

Online Lean Healthcare Belt Programs

Drive change and transformation across your healthcare organization with our online Lean belt training programs, specifically designed for the…

Lean Programs for Municipalities

Leading Edge Group provide Lean training programs and improvement consultancy support, specifically designed for municipalities,…

Are You Ready to Transform Your Business?

Are you ready to transform your business? A business transformation will revolutionise how you operate…

White Belt and Yellow Belt Quality Improvement (QI) Workshops, June 19th & 20th 2019

  Following the success of our previous workshops, we are delighted to announce that our…

Lean Sigma Green Belt Training Workshop 2019: March 29th – March 31st, Toronto

  Workshop: Lean Sigma Green Belt Training Date: March 29th – March 31st, 2019 Location:…

Relationship Manager, Ireland

Are you someone that enjoys the hunt of sales, but also building lasting relationships with…

Do you want to coordinate & share learnings across your organization?

CItric Cube is a “one stop shop” solution for managing all your continuous improvement (CI) activities.…

Enterprise Excellence Ireland 2019

We are very excited to be attending the Enterprise Excellence Ireland Event in Croke Park on…

ReganStein’s CEO discusses disruption in consulting sector

Joe Aherne, CEO and founder of ReganStein, a management consulting company with a difference, chats…

Senior Associate Lean Consultant, Toronto, Canada

Senior Associate Lean Consultant Location: Canada (Preference Toronto) About Us: The Leading Edge Group is…

Did you know that more than 60% of CEOs believe feelings of loneliness in their role hinders performance?

Harvard Business Review (HBR) stated that 50 percent of CEOs they have surveyed report experiencing…

Peer-to-peer networking services offered to chief executives

Leading Edge Group, the Cork-based industry training company, has partnered with Australian firm The CEO…

Associate Lean Consultants Required – Dublin Based

Associate Lean Consultants Required – Dublin Based Leading Edge Group continues to rapidly expand our…

Cost minimization study of Intravenous or Subcutaneous Trastuzumab Treatment in Patients with HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

In 2018 the Leading Edge Group Healthcare Division commissioned a cost minimisation study with University…

Would you like to join Leading Edge Group?

    We are looking to appoint a Business Development Manager for an internationally renowned…

How Lean is your Supply Chain?

Most companies have still not fully achieved optimised supply chains that are linked to business…

Ode to Newfoundland

Many of you might not know, but Newfoundland & Labrador is one of our biggest…

New Business Development Manager Appointed for CItric Cube

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Davitt to the position of Business…

Ornua – Achieving Operational Success through Maturity Assessments

Barry O’Brien of the Leading Edge Group, recently evaluated 5 different Ornua sites on their pathway…

City of St John’s Lean Green Belt Certificate Presentation

The City of St John’s is committed to advancing its core value of ‘continue to…

Continuous Improvement at the City of Mississauga – 2018 Award Winners

Leading Edge Group is delighted to announce that the City of Mississauga has been selected…

Black Friday Special – 20% off Lean Healthcare Belt Training Programs

Lean Healthcare Belt Training Programs – 20% off for our #BlackFriday Special!   As part…

Lean for Food Processors Program

Improve production capacity, labour productivity and strengthen your business. The B.C. Lean for Food Processors…

5TH ICBA BUSINESS SUMMIT

At the 5th ICBA Business Summit on 8th November 2018, leaders of Industry in Ireland…

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.…

Key Performance Indicators for Production Monitoring

Lean manufacturing focuses on eliminating sources of waste and continuously looking for ways to improve…

2018 Data Protection Research Survey

As we are all aware, in May this year, GDPR became a business requirement. One…

Is Management Consulting the Disruptors Final Frontier?

  Consulting – disruption’s final frontier On a visit to Ireland recently, well known business…

Improve Your Competitiveness LEAN Business Programme: July 2018

The Local Enterprise Offices (LEO) of Dublin City, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin recognise the…

Major Contract Secured with Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN)

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) in partnership with LEI Group commenced a Lean programme with Northern Queensland Primary Health…

Continuous Improvement Survey

Attention of Continuous Improvement Managers: We are currently undertaking an international survey on the systems…

LEAN for Micro Programme

We are delighted to announce that the Dublin City Council, Lean for Micro Programme cohorts…

Experiencing a need for specialists for startups, SMEs and multinationals

By Pádraig Hoare Marvel Studios’ latest Avengers movie, Infinity War, has reached $1bn (€835,774,000) in…

‘My biggest loss, by far, was purchasing Eircom shares’

ReganStein appeared in the Irish Times on May 8th 2018 – Me and my money:…

A Business Breakfast Briefing with UCC President Patrick G. O’Shea

Full house at Cork Golf Club this morning to listen to guest speaker, Professor Patrick…

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…

Professor Bob Emiliani’s Flying Visit to Cork

L-R: Bob Emiliani, Professor Seamus O’Reilly and CEO Leading Edge Group, Joe Aherne Delighted to…

CEO Q&A: Joe Aherne, ReganStein

Joe Aherne, CEO of Leading Edge Group and ReganStein In Business and Finance’s latest CEO Q&A, Joe…

How Lean is your Pig Farm?

Leading Edge Group, Senior Consultant, Barry O’Brien, has been taking part in a Bord Biá…

Dairy Farmers Aiming For Leading Edge in Professionalism

    Our article appeared in the Irish Examiner on January 29th, 2018. The article…

Only Two EU Countries are Ready for GDPR

  With just over 100 days to go before GDPR comes into force, this Irish…

Leading Edge founder’s new firm to offer expert business advice to ‘lonely’ chief executives

We are delighted to have our article about ReganStein published in the Sunday Business Post…

How Lean Training Can Revolutionise the Construction Industry

Qualified Lean Green Belt Cohort receiving their Certificates. In January 2017 DPS Cork Operations as…

Scatter Diagrams

What is a Scatter Diagram? The scatter diagram also known as X-Y graph, scatter plot,…

Beating Blue Monday

As if January isn’t bad enough, today, Monday, January 15th 2018, has been marked one…

2018 Quality Improvement Workshops for Community-based Health and Social Services

We are delighted to announce that our partnership with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA) continues to grow and we…

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…

Galway Hospital Pharmacy – Lean in

  Our article in the Hospital Pharmacy News examined how the pharmacy team at University…

eBook Download – Impact of Brexit on the Irish Economy?

We’re very excited to announce our first eBook titled, “Impact of Brexit on the Irish…

Sustainable Agriculture Award for Donal

We would like to congratulate Donal Sheehan on being honoured for Sustainable Agriculture excellence at…

A Young Farmers Perspective – Do You Agree?

Let’s start with a history of where farming was and how far it has come…

Announcement – New Senior Consultant

  Leading Edge Group is delighted to welcome our new Senior Consultant, Terry O’Hare. Terry…

Core Competencies of Public Health in Canada

  A comprehensive public health system is made up of practices that collaborate well with…

Delighted to Announce New Senior Consultant

  Leading Edge Group is delighted to welcome our new Senior Consultant, Barry O’Brien. With…

What Is a Flow Chart?

    What Is a Flow Chart? A flowchart is a visual representation of a…

€688k cash injection in Business Transformation programme at Bord Na Mona

  Photo credit: Independent.ie Enterprise Ireland has given Bord Na Mona €688k to support their…

Paul Akers Speaking on Lean Thinking in Iceland

Pictured, L-R: Paul Akers and Tom Barry Tom Barry (who recently took part in our…

$1m savings achieved from Aquatera’s Continuous Improvement Programme

Following on from Aquatera becoming the first North American winner of our International Continuous Improvement Excellence…

Introducing Continuous Quality Improvement to Community Based Organizations

The Leading Edge group recently partnered with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA) with a…

Lean Dairy Farm Survey Results

Thank you for taking the time to complete our “How Lean is your Farm” survey…

Survey – How Lean is your Farm?

Are you a dairy farmer? If so, we would like to hear from you and…

National Ploughing Championships Day 2

We had an excellent time at the National Ploughing Championships yesterday. Such a great turnout! We are…

Empower your Staff Through Continuous Learning

We exist in a time where the pace of change is faster than before. Keeping…

Enter our Daily Draws at the National Ploughing Championships

We are very excited for the National Ploughing Championships which are kicking off tomorrow in Screggan, Co.Offaly…

What is Organizational Culture?

Organizational Culture is the sum of the systems, processes, values, beliefs and behavior of the organization.…

National Ploughing Championships 2017

We are delighted to announce that we will be attending the National Ploughing Championships, which are…

Leading Edge Group Nominated for Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2017

I am delighted to announce that Leading Edge Group have been nominated in two categories…

Lean Dairy Farm Video goes Viral with over 106,000 views

The Leading Edge Group and the Ryan Family are embarking on a Lean journey to…

ReganStein offers a fresh approach to managing Business Projects and Tasks

  ReganStein are delighted to announce today the official launch of its services in Ireland.…

Make Everything Visual For All To See and Learn

  What is Visual Management? It is the use of visual aids (displays, metrics and…

Measure and It Gets Done

  What gets measured gets done because you are paying attention to it and gathering…

Share Your Vision and Direction for the Company

  As a business leader, it is your responsibility to develop long-term goals that foster…

If You Don’t Communicate You Will Fail

  What is Workplace Communication? “It is the transmitting of information between one person or…

What is a Farm “Gemba”?

What is “Gemba”? Go See. In a nutshell, that’s what Gemba means – Go See.…

Be Creative in Rewarding Your Staff

A great employee reward system can improve engagement and keep staff focused on what matters…

€2.4m savings achieved from Ornua’s Continuous Improvement Programme recognised by the Leading Edge Group

Leading Edge Group are delighted to announce that Ornua today became the first recipient of the…

Why Do Continuous Improvement Initiatives Fail?

Continuous Improvement (CI) often known as Kaizen is an ongoing effort to improve products, services,…

O’Donnell Live!

O’Donnell Live! Our senior consultant Pat O’Donnell from Galway, Ireland, is going on the airways…

Top 10 Perils of a Hard Brexit

Whilst there is no question that Britain is set to leave the UK, the manner…

Continuous Quality Improvement in Public Health

The latest consultation document for Ontario Public Health units of February 2017, highlights the need…

Why Are Companies Afraid to Obtain Feedback From their Staff?

In this context, feedback is the helpful information sent to the organization by its employees…

How can Irish industry protect itself from Brexit?

News of Brexit has sent shockwaves through Irish industry, with many businesses bracing themselves for…

Empowering the Front Line through Continuous Improvement

Most organizations depend heavily on the human factor. Hospitals for example employ frontline workers who…

Get Your Business Brexit-Lean

Attended a Brexit event on Friday organised by InterTradeIreland and Cork Chamber. There was a…

Impact of Brexit on Irish agri-food industry

The UK’s decision to leave the EU has prompted fear and doubt within various sectors…

There’s more money in dairy farming than construction

Photo credit: Irish Independent I read a very interesting article yesterday in the Irish Independent…

ReganStein – Expertise as you need it!

I are delighted to announce that ReganStein is now part of the Leading Edge Group of companies.…

Lean Dairy Farm Website Launch

Lean transformation of supermarket chains such as Tesco in the 1990’s have ultimately extended back…

22nd Anniversary Celebrations

I am delighted to announce the 22nd anniversary of the Leading Edge Group which commenced…

10 Steps to Embedding a Successful Lean Farm Improvement Culture

I have outlined ten steps to embedding a successful Lean farm improvement culture below. 1.…

Women In Business Forum

As part of Enterprise Ireland’s Trade Mission to Canada, the Irish Canada Women in Business…

Who won the International Excellence Award for 2017?

We are delighted to announce that Ornua Co-operative Limited have been awarded the Leading Edge…

What is the potential financial impact of Brexit on the Irish Economy?

Given the close economic and cultural ties shared by the UK and Ireland it is…

2017 International Excellence Award to be announced Friday, June 9th

The Leading Edge Group Excellence Award adjudication panel will be shortly announcing the winner of…

Reducing costs on the farm

Great discussion with a leading farm advisor in New Zealand last night on the range…

Leading Edge Group announces new Lean training contract with City of Mississauga

Leading Edge Group was recently successful in winning a 3-year contract to work with the…

Welcome to our Knowledge Centre!

Leading Edge Group are very excited to announce that our Knowledge Centre is live! This…

Enterprise Excellence Ireland 2017

We are very excited to be attending the Enterprise Excellence Ireland Event in Croke Park…

5 Habits of Successful Managers

  There are many characteristics that make managers successful. In the day-to-day routine of your…

Leading Edge Group and HealthCareCAN Partnership

Leading Edge Group and HealthCareCAN Announce Expanded Partnership Toronto, Ontario – April 26th, 2017. Leading…

Standard Work – A Key Lean Tool

Our Director of Healthcare Services, Jane Bishop, introducted an exciting game which Leading Edge Group plays…

We’re Hiring – Part Time Process Analyst

The Leading Edge Group are currently looking for part-time process analyst (available on a project…

Tools Repository – Steve Hardgrave, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

In my last post I talked about some of the challenges of sharing files amongst…

Ireland Canada Trade Briefing

We were delighted to present at yesterday’s Ireland Canada Trade Briefing. This event was run…

Managing global continuous improvement programmes is like a Spiders Web!

One of the most challenging things I’ve encountered in managing continuous improvement (CI) projects is…

Flashback to 2012: Reeling in the Years – When Canadian Ambassador Visited Our HQ

Joe Aherne & Canadian Ambassador, Loyola Hearn in LEG HQ in 2012 Flashback to the 9th November 2012,…

Key Performance Indicators for Production Monitoring

Lean manufacturing focuses on eliminating sources of waste and continuously looking for ways to improve…

New Collaboration for the Leading Edge Group

The Leading Edge Group has partnered with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Management…

Free Lean Seminar – Building a Winning Organization

DATE: January 30, 2014 WHEN: Thursday, January 30, 2014 – 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE:…

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