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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

Best Practice Visit to Boston Scientific Galway

Next event: 21/11/2018

Venue: Boston Scientific Galway


Start Time: 10.00am

10.00 am to 11.00 am Enterprise Excellence – Site Presentation

11.00am to ..

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ICBE Wellbeing Event

Next event: 29/11/2018

Venue: Kilkea Castle Castledermot Co Kildare

Resilient people demonstrate great flexibility, high energy, mental agility and consistently perform at their highest level.

They have..

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Best Practice Visit to Abbott Sligo

Next event: 22/11/2018

Venue: Sligo Abbott Ireland Cabury Point Finisklin Business & Technology Park Co Sligo Ireland F91 A2A4


Start Time: 10.00am

10.00 am to 11.00 am Enterprise Excellence - Site Presentation

11.00am to 12...

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8 Step Practical Problem Solving & A3 Reporting Workshop

Next event: 04/12/2018

Venue: Waterford

This interactive workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and problem-solving skills required to address the true root cause of problems ..

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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