home | services available | directory of firms | case studies | contact us | useful links | how to register 

Directory of Firms

The search facility on the home page is really flexible - you can search for a business adviser by name of firm, name of principal, town, postal code or even telephone number.

You can also search for specific skills, qualifications or areas of expertise.





John Hickey & Associates

Principal: John Hickey MSc FCMA



contact details:
  John Hickey & Associates
Co. Kilkenny     Ireland
tel: +353 86 2417 689
mob: +353 86 2417 689
email: hickeyj@iol.ie


Key Services Offered:
Improving manufacturing, management accounting and reporting. Understanding and improving manufacturing, service or administration processes. Applying lean manufacturing to reduce inventory and solve key manufacturing problems.

Core Experience of Principal:
Management Accounting, Financial Control, Operations, Manufacturing Excellence, General Management, Supply Chain Improvement, Annualised Hours, Creative Change, Employee Involvement, High Performance Work Organisation, Total Quality Management, Change Leadership, Business Start-up, Due Diligence, Inventory Reduction, Plant Layout, Cost Control, Forecasting, Strategic Planning, Annual Budgeting, Cost Analysis, Variation Reduction, Lead Time Improvement, Cycle Time Reduction, Cash Flow Improvement, Continuous Improvement, Business Analysis, Product Improvement Programme, Design for Six Sigma, Outsourcing, Coversion Cost Reduction, Core vs Non-core Analysis, Baseline Analysis, Budgets, Behavioural Safety, Capital Budgeting, TS16949, QS9000, Project Management, Business Development, Labour Relations, Productivity Improvement, Labour Efficiency, Equipment Efficiency, Equipment Uptime, Poka-Yoke, FMEA, Kanban, 5S, Housekeeping, Safety, Takt Time, Defect Reduction, Defect Prevention, Cost Reduction, Cost Reduction and Business Efficiency, Demand Management, Manufacturing/Operations Management, Productivity and Quality Improvement, Enterprise Resource Planning (MRP II), Cell Manufacturing, Team Working, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, New Product Introduction (NPI), Just in Time (JIT), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Set Up Time Reduction (SMED), Customer Focus, Sales Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP), Business KPI's.


Qualifications & Accreditations:
F.C.M.A.(Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), M.Sc(Mgmt)-(University of Dublin Trinity College), Six Sigma Black Belt(Six Sigma Academy), Lean Expert(Lean Enterprise), Certified Facilitator in TQM (Total Quality Management), Certified Facilitator in Behavioural Safety. Accredited Associate, Institute for Independent Business (AInstIB).

Industry Sectors worked in:
Automotive, engineering, food processing, investment casting, foundry, aluminium foundry, aerospace hot forging, aerospace machining, CNC machining, surface grinding, software, business services, printing, meat processing


We have a demonstrable record of improving business financial performance by driving productivity, quality and customer service, Manufacturing, Management Accounting, Reporting, Six Sigma (which is both a philosophy and a set of tools that lead to process improvement through understanding processes and reducing ther variation within them - the process can be manufacturing, service or administrative), Lean Manufacturing (reduces Inventory and exposes and solves key manufacturing problems)

    top - home - services available - directory of firms - case studies - contact - links - how to register                          site design and hosting - Net Communications