Colorado DOT Shares Concept to Project (C2P) Improvement System

At the 2020 Colorado Lean Network virtual conference, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) discussed their Concept to Project (C2P) approach. They first assessed the current state of CDOT projects, and found over 200 projects, most without project charters or business cases. They started by establishing a project charter template, vetting process and funding process. […]

Lean in Lean Thinkers to Root Out Racial Inequity

Christopher Chapman, Senior Lean Transformation Coach, calls on lean thinkers to leverage our skills to eradicate the waste of racism in our businesses, worker lives, their families, their community and society. Lean thinkers: We have plenty of experience using humble inquiry and other problem-solving tools to root-out non-valued-activities in our organizations. Now we need to […]

80% Reduction in Cycle Time Achieved through Improving the Import and Export Process

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the world-leading centre of excellence in accurate measurement standards, science and technology. NPL was experiencing consistent problems with their logistical team that couriers their packages; packages to customers were lost or delayed, and important paperwork relating to importing and exporting of goods was not being managed.  After a Voice […]

Wisconsin organizations collaborate to reduce poverty using continuous improvement

Poverty Outcomes Improvement Network Team (POINT) is a first-time, regional driven, initiative focusing on introducing continuous improvement methodology to nonprofits so that they can learn the tools and apply them to their systems and processes in order to accelerate change, improve outcomes and ultimately reduce poverty in Northeast Wisconsin. It was an 18-month initiative, funded […]