SNS Manufacturing Exhibition

Supply Network Shannon

The inaugural SNS Manufacturing Exhibition in association with ULearning Skillnet & SMILE Resource Exchange will take place on Wednesday morning, May 29th, 2013 in Westpark, Shannon, Co. Clare.

The format of the event is a table top exhibition of manufacturing companies in the Munster region coupled with Seminars in Process & Resource Efficiency via Supply Network Shannon, ULearning Skillnet & SPeco Services as well as a SMILE Resource Exchange event. Read more

Irish–EU Presidency Driving Competitiveness Event

29th May 2013, Dublin Castle, Ireland

Irish EU Presidency Driving Competitiveness Even

Lean Works! Irish and International companies have been achieving significant cost reductions, increased service levels and becoming more competitive using Lean Tools and techniques, working with their people, their suppliers and their customers. Lean is about doing more with less, focusing on efficiency and effectiveness across all aspects of a business, service and manufacturing. Read more

SaaS and AlmirLive

Software as a service (or SaaS) is a way of delivering applications over the Internet—as a service to customers. SaaS applications are sometimes called Web-based software. Instead of installing and maintaining software, you simply access via the Internet, freeing yourself from complex software and hardware management. AlmirLive is SaaS software and brings all the advantages of SaaS to your organisation. AlmirLive customers have no hardware or software to buy, install, maintain, or update. Access to applications is easy: You just need an Internet connection.

  • Affordable: all you need is an Internet connection and your existing PCs and laptops.  With AlmirLive there is no big up front capital expenditure.
  • Fast Implementations and Deployments: with AlmirLive you just login, begin setting up and loading data. Dramatically reducing the time and cost to go live.  All you need is a web browser and an internet connection.
  • Easily Expand: AlmirLive allows you to easily expand to multiple locations  using internet on existing hardware. Read more

ECS Circuits Ltd ISO 9001:2008 Certification

ECS Circuits Ltd, the Printed Circuit Board specialists have successfully achieved certification to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System standard.


Richard Connolly and Dave Morrison established ECS Circuits Ltd in 1993, based on a need that they identified at that time for a company to better support the Irish and UK electronics sector. Situated in Dublin, the ECS team of 10 people have significant experience in the PCB industry. The core business of ECS is the supply of printed circuit boards and printed circuit assembly. PCB Layout, Component Kitting, and Cable assembly services are also a key feature of their development plans. Read more

Overall Equipment Effectiveness


Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is lean methodology that can provide benefits to a business in a number of key areas including increasing output and improved labour utilization.

However as energy costs are rising many businesses are utilizing OEE as a means to ensure their operations are energy efficient as an additional benefit of OEE. Read more