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Colorado DOT Successes from Everyday Lean

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This video presentation shares the journey of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) as they worked to achieve department goals using Lean methods across their 200+ offices. They also share success stories from their “Lean Everyday Ideas” program that is a key to their improvement efforts and culture change. They discuss the process of how ideas are submitted and how they are vetted.

Improvements they shared include:

  • Reduced Aviation Fuel Excise Tax processing down to 2 steps
  • Improved safety and time to install a 25′ guardrail section with only one person
  • Color-coded file systems in HR to save time and reduce errors
  • Improved process for contractors to submit bids
  • Improving mower safety during roadside maintenance for heavy equipment operators
  • Improved recycling of vinyl banners

Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3WCLOWMPdA

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