Video: Lean Case Studies Across Different Industries – Manufacturing, Government and Healthcare

This short video highlights four case studies from different industries that have had success applying Lean principles and concepts to their organization. Omark Industries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lean_manufacturing Appvion: https://amzn.to/3QQjNiV (Lean CEO book) City of Denver (Colorado): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puaT1KBY7Pg Virginia Mason Institute: https://www.virginiamasoninstitute.org/resource/surgical-setup-reduction-improves-patient-outcomes/ Watch the video below, or go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRtekUSXmYI

Video: Applying Lean Thinking and Process Improvement to Nonprofits and NGOs Case Studies

This short video highlights four different examples of nonprofits and NGOs applying Lean principles and concepts to social challenges in the local community. St. Bernard Project (New Orleans, LA) Learn more at https://planet-lean.com/lean-construction-new-orleans-katrina/ Food Bank For New York City Learn more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EedMmMedj3M Free Geek (Portland, OR) Learn more at http://www.sustainableengineer.org/free-geek-named-2021-excellence-in-sustainable-development-award-winner/ Project C.U.R.E. (Houston, TX) […]

Conference Volunteers Help Thrift Store Streamline Operations

The IISE Annual Conference Volunteering Event is a yearly project started in 2012 where members attending the annual conference volunteer to assist a nonprofit agency in the conference’s host city. The 2022 event took place May 21st at the Southcenter Store of the Habitat for Humanity of Seattle-King County in Tukwila, Washington. 23 volunteers offered their time […]

Process Improvement in Education, Nonprofit and Government Sectors with Tracy O’Rourke

In the Lean Six Sigma for Good podcast, Tracy O’Rourke shares her background with over 20 years of process improvement experience, working with nonprofits, government, education, military and the for-profit sector. She teaches Lean and Six Sigma at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), is the co-host of the podcast and video series, Just-in-Time Cafe, and is […]

Applying Lean Thinking to Make the World a Better Place with Orange Sky Laundry – Lean Global Connection

Orange Sky Laundry is a not-for-profit organization that provides a platform for every day Australians and New Zealanders to connect through a regular laundry and shower service, especially those who don’t have housing (homelessness) or are financially-constrained. The focus is on creating a safe, positive and supportive environment for people who are too often ignored […]

Using Six Sigma to Amplify Diversity and Equity with Joy Mason – JIT Cafe

Overwhelmed!! That’s the word Joy E. Mason hears most often when she asks leaders how they feel about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Leaders are finding themselves overwhelmed by recent demographic and cultural shifts and the uncertainty of what to do next. Unfortunately, traditional DEI training doesn’t appear to have the answers that leaders desperately […]