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Mr. Darrin Taylor

Title:

Lecturer in Management & Principal Lead at Academy of Lean Enterprise Excellence

School/ Department:

Business - Management And Organisation

Telephone:

+353 0 51834129

Room Name/ Num:

E.10c 1977 - Business Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Darrin is a Lecturer in Management at the WIT Business School; he is a member of the RIKON Centre and Co-Founder & Principal Lead of the Academy of Lean Enterprise Excellence; and he is Joint Programme Director of the WIT Lean Enterprise and Operational Excellence programme portfolio:

- Master of Business in Lean Enterprise Excellence

- Higher Diploma in Business in Operational Excellence

- Diploma in Lean Fundamentals

Darrin is a member of the steering committee of Lean Business Ireland; and Advisor to the Board of Directors of Lean Construction Ireland.

Research

Darrin's research interests are in Lean, Operational Excellence, Enterprise Excellence, Leadership, and Strategy.

For his most recent publication see: https://doi.org/10.1080/14783363.2018.1429258  

Teaching

Darrin joined the WIT Business School in 2004 and has lectured a variety of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of Management, Strategy, Leadership, Operations, and Lean.

He presently delivers modules in Lean & OpEx on the Master of Business in Lean Enterprise Excellence; the Executive Master of Business Administration; the Higher Diploma in Business in Operational Excellence; and the MSc in Construction Project Management. He also provides Research Supervision on the Lean Masters and MBA.

Professional

Darrin has extensive experience in management and consultancy roles having spent more than a decade working in industry before embarking in 2004 on an academic career at WIT. Darrin worked in manufacturing for two of those years and spent the remainder working in the services sector. In his role as Operations Manager for an Online Tourist Information & Booking Services enterprise, Darrin was responsible for managing all internal and external operations, the management of key supply networks, and the management of client relationships. In addition, Darrin managed the company's legal and financial affairs including due diligence on several rounds of investment encompassing venture capital funds, Enterprise Ireland equity funds, and private equity investors. Subsequently, Darrin established and led his own consultancy firm that operated as a strategic partner to a leading Media & Communications company for the latter's online operations and communications and those of its corporate and State clients, as well as managing the accompanying supply networks and key client relations.