More Lean in Iowa Government

Is Iowa the only state with a concerted, identified effort to improved quality, cost, and service, even having a “Lean Day Proclomation”?  Just read a post from Jamie Flinchbaugh on Mark Graban’s blog.  Jamie will be speaking at the Lean Government Exchange in June in Des Moines, IA.  Glad to see Iowa government continuing to [...]

By |2009-04-20T10:35:46+00:00April 20th, 2009|Government, People|0 Comments

Air Force going lean, also likes acronyms

Stumbled on this article which was posted on Thursday (7/17/08) about the Air Force District of Washington and its efforts to improve operations.  The article lists these five areas of focus: Productivity, Assets Availability, Response Time, Safety, and Energy Conservation. These desired effects guide improvement initiatives that contribute to the demands of the warfighter—our most [...]

By |2008-07-19T20:14:37+00:00July 19th, 2008|Government|0 Comments

State of Iowa sheds pounds!

I was impressed to read an entry on the Lean Insider blog about the Government of the State of Iowa taking on lean initiatives. They have improved processes, reduced long wait/lead times for government approvals, reduced re-work and process steps, and eliminated backlogs of work. Read more of the above article to see further information [...]

By |2007-11-13T17:35:03+00:00November 13th, 2007|Culture, Government|0 Comments