About Colm and PlanPotential


I’m Colm Flynn from PlanPotential and I help clients make better plans in business or in life. 

I have over 20 years experience with a number of companies ranging from large Multinationals to medium sized Irish businesses to small startups in a range of industries including Medical Devices, Cosmetics, Electronics and Agri-Food. And in that time I learned and implemented some of the best practices in the planning of Supply Chains, Production and Business Startup. Now with PlanPotential I am making that experience available to businesses and individuals through group, 1 to 1 or online training.

A little about myself. Over the years I have worked with a number of major companies including Pfizer, Howmedica, Procter & Gamble, Stryker, and Analog Devices. I have a Masters in Supply Chain Management from Dublin Institute of Technology (now Technological University of Dublin) a degree in Production Management from the University of Limerick and a Postgrad in Innovation and Enterprise Development from Trinity College Dublin. More importantly I’m a father and my family and I live near Clonmel in Co. Tipperary, Ireland.


I have set up PlanPotential because I believe most companies are not realising the full potential of their planning departments. I identified a need for training and coaching of planning and supply chain teams.  In my experience the planning department is the key department in the factory. In a properly functioning planning department, you will sit as the hub through which all the information in the company flows. Through PlanPotential I can help you identify those issues and put in place the required steps to help your planning function optimise your factory.


For companies with new and inexperienced production planners PlanPotential will provide training, expertise and mentorship to help them meet their full potential so that they can quickly start to deliver optimized plans and generate savings for your business.

But over the years I have also volunteered on the boards of local companies and charities. And Interestingly I have gained possibly the most personal satisfaction and fulfillment from helping those organisations. So I want to bring my experience not only to larger established companies but also to these smaller organisations and to individuals.

Accordingly I also offer services to help entrepreneurs to plan their startup or individuals to plan their lives and careers. We have also recently launched a training module for transition years students to help instil the benefits of good planning at that early age.

I firmly believe that one of the greatest contributing factors to the struggles we encounter in business or in life is a failure to plan, and perhaps more importantly a failure to know how to adapt those plans when circumstances change.


If you want more information on planning or want help to improve your planning processes contact PlanPotential.