Lean Thinking in Government: The State of Iowa


Government agencies throughout Iowa are applying the kaizen event methodology and lean principles to streamline the workflow and find permanent solutions to chronic problems.

A case study of a kaizen event held at Iowa Veterans Home is discussed, which achieved the following results over the last few years.

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The article also discusses the implementation of lean within state government, including the critical early involvement with private sector partners. There is also a timeline of implementation.

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Read the entire article at: https://www.lean.org/common/display/?o=816


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