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.

Lean Webinar

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

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
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
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

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:


“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