Miami-Dade County Uses Six Sigma to Reduce Time to Assist Domestic Violence Victims from 16 to 2 days

As part of the county’s strategic plan, Miami-Dade County in Southeast Florida launched a Six Sigma Green Belt DMAIC project to reduce the # of days to provide direct relief assistance payments to domestic violence victims. This project supports the County’s 2020 strategic plan under the following objectives: HS1: Basic needs of vulnerable Miami Dade […]

Improving a Florida County’s Inspection Process

Brevard County completed two Lean Six Sigma improvement projects focusing on inspection efficiencies. The goal was to make the process of home inspections as seamless as possible. After working with the Lean Six Sigma group and making some changes with their processes they have had the following outcomes: Customers can schedule their own inspections and […]

Improving a Florida County’s Inspection Process

Permit inspections are usually part of the long and arduous construction process, but the inspections themselves don’t have to be long and arduous as well. The Brevard County (Florida) Building Inspector recently completed two Lean Six Sigma improvement projects focusing on inspection efficiencies. Selected County employees were organized into teams to dissect and examine every […]

Rise Against Hunger Awarded Inaugural IISE Excellence in Sustainable Development

by Brion Hurley Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief nonprofit organization founded in 1998 that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030. To date, they have packaged 450 million meals in 74 countries. Related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, RAH’s effort […]

City of Coral Gables Looking Inward and Outward

The City of Coral Gables (FL) IT department worked together on response times and efficiencies with a Lean Six Sigma improvement project. The process empowered their team to look inward and outward, identifying opportunities that could make a difference over a short period of time. One initiative was to dedicate assigned IT liaisons to each […]

Brevard County Using Lean Six Sigma to Create a Better Tomorrow

Since October 2015, Brevard County (Florida) Government has worked on institutionalizing Lean Six Sigma as a way to help create a better tomorrow. Leading the Lean Six Sigma initiatives out of the County Manager’s Office is Special Projects Coordinator Katherine Wall.  Lean Six Sigma successes to date include: The Development Application Process: Successfully reduced site plan […]

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