Lean Implementation in Micro & Small Enterprises Book of Cases 2020

The book was compiled and edited by Darrin Taylor – lecturer in Management at the WIT School of Business and Principal Lead of the WIT-RIKON Academy of Lean Enterprise Excellence. Darrin was commissioned by Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Office to develop the book, which comprises 22 case companies from a variety of sectors and from across the country, to detail real and relatable stories from companies that undertook the LEO Lean For Micro Programme.

The book is an invaluable reference for Micros and SMEs beginning, or interested in undertaking, their Lean journey to better engage their people, to improve their efficiencies, and to increase their productivity and overall competitiveness.


Book Picture

Pictured at the launch are Darrin Taylor, WIT School of Business, Breda Fox, LEO Galway and Richard Murphy, Enterprise Ireland. Photo credits: Martina Regan, courtesy of Local Enterprise Offices.

Darrin Taylor is a founding member of Lean Business Ireland (, a Special Advisor to the board of directors of Lean Construction Ireland (, Chair of the South East Lean Network (Ireland’s first and longest-running Regional Lean Network) and has assisted in the establishment of all of the other regional Lean networks around the country. Darrin is a Joint Programme Director of the WIT Master of Business in Lean Enterprise Excellence ( and lectures on the WIT (Online) Diploma in Lean Fundamentals (

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