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Shannon Chamber Mid-West Lean Network Conference

Updated: Apr 14, 2023

Berka Solutions was shortlisted for A3 Storyboard at Lean Conference Future-proofing a business through Lean is the focus of Shannon Chamber’s Mid-West Lean Network Conference.


Future-proofing a business through Lean is the focus of Shannon Chamber’s Mid-West Lean Network Conference.

With the global economic environment posing challenges for companies in the domestic and export markets, Shannon Chamber has been busy assembling a panel of impressive speakers to demonstrate how companies can future-proof their businesses by using lean principles.

The conference includes an A3 Project Storyboards’ Street event, sponsored by LBS Partners, which is a very dynamic way of showing how companies are solving problems within their organizations.

The ‘Street Event’ will include displays of nine shortlisted A3 storyboards that have been submitted by:

  • Atlantic Aviation Group – Material returns to stock.

  • Edwards Lifesciences – Output increase by 500% on Cleanroom Manufacturing Process.

  • Edwards Lifesciences – Problems as Gifts – Using the A3 approach during enforced downtime to transform the process.

  • Cook Medical – The Plastic Stents manufacturing business unit project.

  • Analog devises Limerick – Analog intends to half its carbon footprint by 2030 and has a carbon neutrality goal of zero by 2050.

  • Berka Solutions Ltd. – Operational Excellence Program for SMEs.

  • Zimmer Biomet Oranmore – PPK Rosler Risk Reduction.

  • Zimmer Biomet Oranmore – G7 Hip Cup Anodising Process Capability Improvement – Using Lean methodology to reduce the rework rate from the anodising process from 22% to 3%.

  • Zimmer Biomet – Rework for two tones and blotching on the anodised surface.

Each project storyboard will outline the process the company used to attain a solution for their identified problem, with each milestone recorded and an overall quantifiable benefit derived. The storyboards will outline how the judging criteria – problem, process, milestone, and benefit – were met. Conference attendees will select the winner via an online voting system in the auditorium.

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