Improvement Results

The State of Washington’s Results page hosts a variety of reports and information on Lean efforts in their state.  Take a look and see if you find anything which may be on your list of projects to work on.  The groundwork may already be out there for a solution to your project.

http://results.wa.gov/what-we-do/measure-results/results

Lean Webinar

Webinar on Kaizen event considerations. Had some highlights about reverse Lean considerations with Kaizen work. Slide deck will be shared.

https://leonardogroupamericas.lpages.co/3-steps-to-better-kaizen/

Friday Forums for Continuing Education

The Bureau of Education & Training (BET) will be offering Friday Forums, a continuing education program for Lean Green and Black Belts.

Each forum will include a workshop about a Lean tool or technique, as well as time for peer problem-solving and idea generation.

Please join us on:

Friday, September 8
9:00-10:30am
BET Training Center, 130 Pembroke Rd. Concord
Workshop topic: “Evaluating value: Red, Green, Yellow…What is Orange?”
No cost, but pre-registration is required – use the self-service calendar on the Lean website http://lean.nh.gov/
Pre-requisite: NH Green Belt or Black Belt program

We’ll be announcing subsequent dates and topics in the near future.

Questions or recommended topics for future forums?  Please contact Kate McGovern at mary.mcgovern@nh.gov.

Innovation Before Automation

The State of Ohio’s LeanOhio initiative describes the benefits of process improvement prior to the implementation of new technology in this publication:

http://lean.ohio.gov/Portals/0/docs/info/LeanOhio_Innovate_Before_You_Automate_july2015.pdf

 

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.  The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”

– Bill Gates