Welcome to
ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet

Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything. A country’s ability to improve its standard of living over time depends almost entirely on its ability to raise its output per workerPaul Krugman Nobel Prize for Economics 2008.

The mission of the ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet is to raise the output of every worker in Ireland, through our various Learning, Development and Knowledge Sharing initiatives with a focus on advanced methodologies and technology.

ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies.

Our Promoting Agency

The Irish Centre for Business Excellence is a not-for-profit organization established by leading companies in Ireland with a deep commitment to continuous improvement. We are a knowledge-sharing network of cross sectoral businesses who are committed to helping each other.

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Upcoming Events

Developing High Performing Mentors for C.I. Projects

Next event: 29/03/2019

Venue: North West

ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet is offering this 1 day workshop to help process improvement champions and mentors drive the speed of execution for..

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Lean Sigma Yellow Belt

Next event: 28/01/2019

Venue: CAMMS – Cork Institute of Technology

Candidates pursuing the Lean Sigma Practitioner Programme will be capable of applying lean principles and tools to drive improvements and show measura..

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Lean Sigma Black Belt

Next event: 17/01/2019

Venue: Cork

A certified Lean Sigma Black Belt is a professional who is an expert in Lean and Six Sigma philosophies and principles, including supporting systems a..

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Best Practice Visit Kerry Gold (Ornua)

Next event: 16/04/2019

Venue: Kerrygold Park, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork


Start Time: 10.00am

10.00 am to 11.00 am Enterprise Excellence Site Presentation

11.00am to 12.30..

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“We have had a long and proud history of mutual involvement with ICBE.
We’ve been awarded the Shingo bronze on two occasions and a key part of our success has been our ability to dip into the ICBE network and discover best practice. We have really been able to

take the knowledge sharing on board and reflect that in the way we do business in New Ross. It’s been a powerful plus to have ICBE there for us. They were a significant partner for us and introduced us to others on the Shingo journey. It provided access and sharing of information and similarly we have opened our doors to other companies.
Its shared knowledge and shared learning – that’s the ethos that ICBE has created.
I think it provides a safe, non-competitive environment for competitors to share best practice, to wear the green jersey for Ireland, and it is one of the reasons Ireland is a hub for awards.”
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Jim O’Neill

Site CI Manager

“I would certainly recommend ICBE membership.
It’s been good for us, it has offered us opportunities to network, to get funded training, to come to events and conferences and get

to hear the greatest and the best talk about what they do. I would endorse companies becoming involved.”
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Sean Feeney

Director, Supply Chain & OE

“The best practice visits are vital for us. Going to see what other companies are doing – using other companies bench marks so we can bring back tools or systems that they are using. Also, the Call for Support is brilliant. We can

send in an email and get feedback from other companies who have experience in your project as well. We can get groups of people to go on these visits.”
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Claire O’Mahony

CI Manager