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 […]

Managing Demand Variation with Lean to Help Asylum Seekers to the Netherlands

The Dutch Immigration and Naturalization (IND) Agency in The Netherlands is seeing a significant increase in the number of refugees. This increase in tens of thousands of applications is due to the current geopolitical situation, with conflict and poverty ravaging several countries. They have embarked on a lean journey with an internal team and begun […]

Interviews at the 2021 State of Nebraska Operational Excellence Summit with Patrick Adams – Lean Solutions Podcast

The state of Nebraska launched the Center of Operational Excellence in 2016 to change the culture in state government and train state teammates in Process Improvement. Since May 2016, the COE has facilitated 575 process improvement projects, saving over 630,000 of work that has led to being able to put more of a focus on […]

UC San Diego Hosts Process Palooza 2021 to share and celebrate process improvement

Tracy O’Rourke kicks off the 4th annual Process Palooza 2021. Presenters include Chancellor Pradeep Khosla and Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth H. Simmons from University of California San Diego (UCSD). They discuss how continuous improvement was useful in shaping the university’s strategic plan and forming a response to COVID-19. They also share a virtual expo to […]

Innovation in Africa – The Women’s Bakery

Peak Academy Black Belt graduate, Madeleine Binsfrahm, took her Process Improvement and Innovation training to her colleagues at The Women’s Bakery (TWB) – an organization that supports vulnerable women in Rwanda through extensive training and provides affordable, quality bread to the community.  The staff have tackled process mapping exercises, developed visual management tools in the form of […]

Optimizing Processes in Louisville, Kentucky

In Louisville, Kentucky, Greg Fischer, businessman and Six Sigma Black Belt, became mayor in 2010. He initiated the transformation of public service through two strategic actions: LouieStat: An organizational performance review program that uses the total quality management approach of plan, do, check, act (PDCA) for problem-solving. Office of Performance Improvement (OPI): A centralized team […]

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