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 […]

Gov. Ricketts Highlights Process Improvement Successes during State’s Coronavirus Response

Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services (DAS) highlighted process improvement successes in Nebraska state government related to the State’s coronavirus response.  The Center of Operational Excellence (COE) is a division within DAS and leads an enterprise-wide effort to instill a culture of continuous improvement throughout state government.  The COE utilizes Lean […]

Talent Acquisition Team Uses QDIP Board to Improve Job Application Processing

At the Nebraska State Personnel, the Talent Acquisition Team setup a visual management board to track errors (Quality), filling temp resources time (Delivery), daily application WIP (Inventory) and daily applications reviewed (Productivity), called a QDIP board. The daily review of these metrics helped reduce the number of daily applications from 800 applications down to around […]

State of Nebraska Center of Operational Excellence highlights Lean Six Sigma Successes

Governor Pete Ricketts and the State of Nebraska’s Center of Operational Excellence (COE) highlighted recent examples of how the COE is improving the operations of state agencies. The COE serves as the hub that is working with state agencies to train state teammates on how to improve the operations of government, identify waste, and deliver better […]