Steve Halpin

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Steve is an operations professional with an excellent track record over 20 years working with multinational organisations in the UK, Ireland and Denmark. With a Mechanical Enginneering background (UCD), he has had a fast moving career in an Operations & Supply Chain environment.

Steve discovered ‘lean thinking’ in the early 90’s and having seen the impact this had on his operation within weeks, he has been a strong advocate ever since.

Steve has coached and mentored in manufacturing, finance, sales, call centres, logistics operations, food and drink, engineering, healthcare, pharmaceutical, airlines, newspapers and even a legal practice.

Lean is all about engaging the workforce on building excellent processes that deliver great value, and applies in all sectors and across all disciplines.

Steve enjoys helping learners to understand and apply lean thinking to their specific work environment.

With changes in the market, technology, the economy and competition, the opportunity for process improvement is ever-present.

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Continuous improvement needs to be encouraged. If we make a process better, we enjoy the success. If we fail, we learn from our failures.

My most successful consultancy project started with an almighty failure from which we all learnt a lot more than had it been a success.

- Steve Halpin

Student Testimonials

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The course delivery was very good and the tutors presentation skills and knowledge excellent.  The course showed how the introduction of 5S and lean to the workplace creates a better working environment that is clean, organised and well maintained.  Also that it cuts down on waste, reduces errors and increases efficiency

– Tom Myers, Quality Assistant, Essentra Packaging Ireland Ltd

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The class interaction and participation kept me focused. Compared to a lot of courses that are death by powerpoint, this had the right balance

– Lisa Gilligan, Purchasing Administrator, Irish Distillers Ltd

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Steve’s presentation made the 5S concepts easy to understand

– Edel Dawson, Quality Manager, Essentra Packaging Ireland Ltd

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With 4 children, Steve finds the challenges of Lean in the home almost as challenging as those in the workplace!

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Who is responsible?

We had another publicly highlighted case from our health service recently. It would be nice to think that the ‘individual responsible’ will be offered any support to deliver his or her recommendations to improve this situation. The...

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Is Lean Thinking for Everyone?

This question often comes up in Lean discussions. I think it has been best answered by W. Edwards Deming. “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you are doing” William Edward...

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