Real Lean Transformation


Published: 1 February 2010

Laboratories are not the same as manufacturing environments. But Lean can and should be applied to labs. A generic approach will not work but careful adaptation of the techniques based on a thorough understanding of Lab processes will deliver significant benefits in terms of productivity or speed or both.  While most of the key principles of Lean apply, there are many unique challenges involved in effectively implementing them in laboratories.

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Published: 11 January 2010

In recent years we have seen much of the traditional manufacturing industries in Europe relocate to the lower cost economies such as those in Asia. Governments across Europe are looking to the Services sector to replace the jobs which are being lost. Leaders speak of the “Knowledge Economy” or the “Smart Economy” as the way forward.

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Published: 3 December 2009

Choosing a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system can be a daunting task for many organisations. How do you ensure that you evaluate and select the most appropriate system from the vast range of systems available in the market?

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Published: 30 November 2009

Galway based company BSM was awarded the Irish Exporters Association Services Export Award 2009, at a dinner at the Concert Hall, RDS in Dublin last Thursday (26 November 2009). An Taoiseach Brian Cowen was guest speaker at the ceremony and presented the awards. 

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Published: 20 November 2009

Stories of disastrous ERP projects are enough to ensure sleepless nights for CEOs or CIOs looking at the prospect of implementing a new ERP system. So what should you do to ensure that your project is a success? 

This OPINION piece written by John Donagher, Senior IS Consultant, lists 10 characteristics of successful implementations to get you started.


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Published: 7 November 2009

'One of the critical success factors in ERP system selection is the insistence of the organisation on a focused demonstration of the ERP system prior to the evaluation of a preferred vendor'.  

This Opinion written by Senior IS Consultant  Martin Commins examines the Importance of Focused System Demonstrations in the Selection of ERP Systems.


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Published: 1 November 2009

BSM are sponsoring Maree Senior Men’s Basketball team for the 2009/2010 season. Maree Basketball Club are based in Oranmore and the Senior Men's team have just been promoted to play National League Division 1. 

Pictured below from left to right in home and away sets are: Liam Conroy; Maurice Hannon, Managing Director,  BSM Ireland; Una Finn, Chairperson Maree Basketball Club; Darren Callanan, Captain, Maree Senior Men's Team.


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Published: 8 September 2009
BSM has delivered its ERP Implementation Awareness Training workshop to the largest non-life insurance company in Saudi Arabia. The objective of the training was to help the project team to gain a common understanding of what an ERP implementation project would involve and to build a sense of shared ownership for the impending ERP implementation project.
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Published: 5 September 2009

BSM ran a very successful Lean Lab Event in July 2009 attended by over 40 representatives from the Irish pharmaceutical industry. The event was run in conjunction with Wyeth Medica, Newbridge, Ireland.

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Published: 1 September 2009

"Thinking Lean - An Intro to Lean in the Laboratory" - this is the title of a new BSM article just published in Lab Manager Magazine. The author of this article is Tom Reynolds, BSM Operations Practice Director.

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