John Mannion gave great insights into the background of Lean principles, where is originated from and how was adopted. John all discussed how 3 of the main areas to focus on with Lean are time effort and money. He also highlighted the importance of the customer journey and how to break down the journey to see where there are inefficiencies.

Brian McAuley shared his experience about his practical implementation of some Lean principles for his business. He spoke about how well his ‘Lean to Micro’ Programme mentor worked with him on implementing the principles. Brian also told us about the significant difference Lean principles has made to his business in terms of productivity, waste reduction and an increase in profits.

There were also a number of questions from meeting attendees which were well addressed by the panel.