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Erica Presents at Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

Head of Aspire Erica Bassford, was recently invited to speak at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition in Dublin on 26th January.

Her presentation, entitled ‘Succeeding With Lean – The Human Element’ examined what happens when:

  • Your Lean journey falters
  • You can’t break Production and Engineering out of their silos
  • Your Front Line Managers don’t seem to be focussed on the most important things for the business

Based on her experience developed over 15 years of working with clients who have been frustrated with exactly these challenges, Erica then focussed on the key drivers for getting Lean programmes back on track and on the road to success.

To see the presentation in full, check out this 10 minute video.




It must be said that the concept of change management which LI were asked to bring in was a very big ‘ask’. Their work on the floor was very beneficial to change management. LI try to problem solve by using the workforce. This has to be done tactfully. They achieved it. They had the respect of the people on the floor and the management which is a major credit.

Peter Barnett, CFO, KR Castlemaine

Before LI came we were a family run company and things had been done the same way for a hundred years. There was a lot of apprehension but the LI team had such a great way with people they won us over. People took to them. LI were great for our company and the systems they introduced are still in place.

Lesley Kercheval, Production Manager, KR Castlemaine