Applying Lean Six Sigma at the State of Nebraska with Shayne Daughenbaugh

In this episode of The Lean Solutions podcast, Patrick Adams interviews Shayne Daughenbaugh on his unique journey into process improvement as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt that lasted 5 years with the State of Nebraska, and his new venture into consulting. He shares his experiences leading successful organizational change within government, focusing on streamlining […]

What Christian Leaders can Learn from Lean

Andrew Parris and Don Pope note some striking parallels between Lean and Christian/biblical principles, even though Lean has roots in Buddhist and Japanese teachings and culture. Through “tireless experimentation” the founders of Lean discovered timeless and universal principles that produced tangible results. Toyota systematized these principles and practices a management system that we now call […]

CEA Showcase: Reducing Homelessness with Trinity Rescue Mission

One of our most fantastic stories is about our partnership with Trinity Rescue Mission (TRM), and increasing participation in their Lifeline program. After careful study of the program organization and interviews with participants, the project team suggested policy and procedural changes. With TRM’s implementation of these improvements, participation in the Lifeline program increased to 75 […]

Backpacks for Kids Partnership with Toyota Dealers and Manufacturing Helps Foster Families

A partnership between Frankfort Toyota and the Toyota Christian Fellowship at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) came together to help Foster families prepare for the new school year. Their goal, provide 250 backpacks for local school children and distribute to families in surrounding communities. In the video, they established some documents to make sure the […]

University of North Florida, Community Excellence Alliance help nonprofits learn to do more with less

Like many community-service organizations, Trinity Rescue Mission was hurting. It was 2011. The economy had not recovered from the recession. Providing food, shelter and hope for homeless people in Jacksonville was harder than ever. “We needed help,” says Matt Heavener, Trinity’s development director. To Trinity’s rescue came a brainy collaboration of servant leaders and college […]

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