NH Lean Network Meeting

Posted by Candice Weingartner on September 15th, 2017

Please join us for our quarterly Lean Network Meeting today, Friday, September 15 from 1:30-3:30 PM at the Department of Safety (33 Hazen Dr, Concord NH).  We will provide an update from the Lean Executive Committee as well as an fun, interactive demo of Visual Management.  As always, please allow time for networking after the meeting.  If you haven’t already registered, please do so here:

https://das.nh.gov/EventCalendar/EventCalendar.aspx?EventOwner=lean&EventType=all

We’ll see you there!

Webinars available from LEI

Posted by Heather Barto on September 1st, 2017

The Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) has a variety of webinars available for viewing or downloading. Webinars vary from basic coaching strategies, healthcare and use of Lean, and much more. A perfect way to continue your education with Lean information.

https://www.lean.org/Events/WebinarHome.cfm

Additionally, LEI has a blog discussing Lean practices within the emergency preparedness venue.

https://www.lean.org/LeanPost/Posting.cfm?LeanPostId=786

 

NH Lean and Automobiles

Posted by Heather Barto on August 29th, 2017

A Keene, NH newspaper wrote an article on Grappone Automotive Group’s CEO; Amanda Grappone Osmer where she talks about learning of Lean, changing culture, and the way they do business. It’s not all just about cars! Article_Grappone

Lean Webinar Archives

Posted by Candice Weingartner on August 28th, 2017

The Lean Enterprise Institute offers a varied selection of archived webinars that are an hour or less.  Topics covered include Lean Leaders, Visual Management Tools, Improvement and Coaching Kata and more!

Find the archives here:

https://www.lean.org/Events/WebinarHome.cfm

Even Federal Agencies Want More Lean

Posted by NHDES on August 21st, 2017

The EPA needs to do more Lean.

So says July 31, 2017 EPA’s Office of Inspector General report on a recent audit they conducted on EPA.  They are not doing enough Lean, even with their “Lean Into Change” initiative, starting at the end of 2014.

The results of this study surprise many as EPA has a strong Lean Program, which involves training and projects or Kaizen events.

This report recognizes that Lean is powerful method that can be used to avoid costs and save time, among many other positive benefits.

Read More at Report: EPA Needs to Institutionalize Its “Lean” Program to Reap Cost and Time Benefits

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